A Different World (1987 - 1993)

A Different World

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A spin-off of 'The Cosby Show' finds Denise Huxtable on her own at Hillman College. Although Denise only remained at school for one year, several of her core of classmates stuck it out for the sitcom's six-year run.

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1992, NBC, 25 episodes

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1991, NBC, 25 episodes

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1990, NBC, 25 episodes

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1989, NBC, 25 episodes

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1988, NBC, 22 episodes

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1987, NBC, 22 episodes


Lisa Bonet
as Denise Huxtable
Dawnn Lewis
as Jaleesa Vinson
Kadeem Hardison
as Dwayne Wayne
Jasmine Guy
as Whitley Gilbert
Darryl M. Bell
as Ron Johnson
Marisa Tomei
as Maggie Lauten
Loretta Devine
as Stevie Rallen
Amir Williams
as J.T. Rallen
Patrick Malone
as Terrell Walker
as Walter Oakes
Mary Alice
as Lettie Bostic
Glynn Turman
as Col. Clayton Taylor
Cree Summer
as Winifred `Freddie' Brooks
Charnele Brown
as Kim Reese
Lou Myers
as Vernon Gaines
Karen Malina White
as Charmaine Brown
Ajai Sanders
as Gina Devereaux
Joe Morton
as Byron Douglas III
Gary Dourdan
as Shazza Zulu
Cory Tyler
as Terrence Johann Taylor
Bumper Robinson
as Dorian Heywood
Bill Cosby
as Dr. Cliff Huxtable
Jenifer Lewis
as Susan Clayton
Phylicia Rashad
as Clair Huxtable
LaRita Shelby
as Leslie Wilkins
Diahann Carroll
as Marion Gilbert
Don Reed
as Chip St. Charles
T.K. Carter
as Darnell Gaines
Raymond St. Jacques
as Charles Moseley
The Boys
as Mice 2 Men
Ann Weldon
as Velma Gaines
Ja'Net DuBois
as Brenda Hanes
Senait Ashenafi
as Rachel Johnson
Roscoe Lee Browne
as Prof. Foster
Jonell Green
as Dashawn Curts
Matthew Dickens
as Singer #1
Eartha Robinson
as Libby Hall Step Captain
Al Fann
as Diner Employee
Paris Vaughan
as Collette
Art Evans
as Mr. Johnson
Ron O'Neal
as Dean Hewett
Lewis Dix Jr.
as Kim's Dance Partner
Robert Guillaume
as Dean Winston
Ted Ross
as Dr. Harris
Jaime Cardriche
as Winston "The Meat Locker" Woodson
Hugh Allen
as Quincey
Tempestt Bledsoe
as Vanessa Huxtable
Albert Hall
as Chaplain
Ann Hearn
as Manager
Luise Heath
as Dr. Mason
Michael DeLorenzo
as Ramon Duarte
Leslie Uggams
as Dr. Eileen Redding
Ahmad Rashad
as Dr. Zander
Roseanne Barr
as Looting Wife
as Herself
Edafe Blackmon
as Dion aka I'm Down
Michael Warren
as Rev. Soames
Ahmad Stoner
as Olufemi Dakar
Jill Ito
as Hostess
John Francis
as William Shakespeare
Scott Williamson
as Jim Howell
Candy Ann Brown
as Prof. Burton
Fitzhough Houston
as Grieving Customer
Guy Killum
as Virgil
Joseph C. Phillips
as Martin Kendall
Kenneth Washington
as Mercer Gilbert
Reed R. McCants
as Chuck Lance
Damon Whitaker
as Ron's Barber
James Avery
as The Pin Punisher
Paul Benedict
as Mr. Ludlow
Kiki Shepard
as Vanna Black
Jerome Jones
as Crayton Adams
Linda Hoy
as Waitress
Oren Waters
as Cousin John Wayne
Max Miller
as Dancer #4
Brad Johnson
as Mr. Wess
Arthur Adams
as Cordell Overby
Tanya Boyd
as Col. Taylor's Former Student
Frantz Turner
as Marcus Anderson
Marla Gibbs
as Principal Shaw
Keenen Ivory Wayans
as Prof. Lawrence
Robert Hooks
as Philip Dalton
James Randolph
as Avery Hobson
Frank Jenkins
as Dr. Abbott
Sam Vlahos
as Mr. Santos
Kevin Hunter
as Ricardo
Josef Powell
as Shane Wayne
Clyde Kusatsu
as Mr. Kanemitsu
as Olivia Kendall
Michael Ensign
as Auctioneer
Alex Désert
as Livingston
Orlando Jones
as Troy Douglas
Anne Gee Byrd
as Mrs. Maude Mitchell
Cindi Gossett
as Amber Waves
Damon Wayans
as Marvin Haven
Viva Vinson
as Jonetta
Roxie Roker
as Dean Barksdale
David P. Lewis
as Security #1
George C. Simms
as Ernie Miles
Jan Crawford
as Voice of Diane Kendall
Tom Alan Robbins
as Record Executive
Carol Ann Susi
as Off. Paglia
Maxine Jones
as Charity
Conroy Gedeon
as Mercer Gilbert
V.C. Dupree
as Jerk at Bar
as Rachel
Peter Jason
as Mr. Schmect
Diane Almeida
as Madeleine
Leila Danette
as Miss Pruitt
as Garth
Tamara Taylor
as Dwayne's Date
Clinton Jackson
as Steve Rocklin
Lance Reed
as Football Player
Rif Hutton
as Security #2
Adam Gifford
as Ticket Scalper
Jeri Gray
as Tutor
Kate Rich
as Cougar
Cliff Emmich
as Desk Sergeant
C.J. Jones
as Himself
Luisa Leschin
as Miss Lopez
Larry Linville
as Sen. Hutchinson
Akosua Busia
as Girl in Dorm
James Anderson
as Frat Guy #1
Annie Korzen
as Customer
Jeanine Jackson
as Melissa Brulay
Carey Eidel
as Store Manager
Michael Ball
as Kappa Lambda Nu Pledge #1
Alice Arthur
as Girl #2
Alaina Reed Hall
as Claims Officer No. 5
Bryan Clark
as Shopper #1
Graham Timbes
as Shopper #2
Rob Williams
as Frat Guy #2
Vince Howard
as Peacemaker
Lee Michael
as South Central Looter #2
Wesley Jonathan
as South Central Looter #3
Judy Nazemetz
as Beverly Hills Looter #2
Kathleen Wirt
as Beverly Hills Looter #3
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Series Details

TV Network: NBC
Premiere Date: Sep 24, 1987
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producers: Susan Fales-Hill, Marcy Carsey, Caryn Mandabach, Tom Werner
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