Kadeem Hardison

Kadeem Hardison

  • Highest Rated: 76% White Men Can't Jump (1992)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% Bratz: The Movie (2007)
  • Birthday: Jul 24, 1965
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Best known as slightly geeky would-be ladies' man Dwayne Wayne on the television series A Different World, actor Kadeem Hardison's engaging onscreen persona and easy flair for comedy has earned him steady work as a supporting player in both film and television. Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1965, Hardison became interested in acting when he was in his early teens, and he began studying theater at New York's Eubie Blake Theater, where one of his instructors was Earle Hyman, who later portrayed Grandpa Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Hardison's work with Hyman helped win the young actor a guest spot on a 1984 episode of The Cosby Show, playing opposite Lisa Bonet; the same year, Hardison made his big-screen debut with a small role in the hip-hop musical Beat Street. Hardison made a handful of appearances in movies and television projects over the next two years, but his debut appearance on The Cosby Show earned him a major dividend in 1987, when Denise Huxtable, Lisa Bonet's character on The Cosby Show, was spun-off into her own series, A Different World, and Hardison was cast as fellow student Dwayne Wayne. While Bonet left the show after its first season, Hardison remained in the cast for its entire seven-season run, and directed several during the show's final two seasons. During his down time from A Different World, Hardison continued to work in motion pictures, with supporting roles in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and School Daze and a leading role in the independent horror film Def By Temptation. After A Different World went off the air in 1993, Hardison concentrated on film work, with roles ranging from the horror/comedy Vampire in Brooklyn to the political drama Panther. In 1997, he took another stab at series television on the short-lived sitcom Between Brothers, and began adding more TV guests spots to his resumé, appearing on Touched By an Angel, Just Shoot Me, and the revived Fantasy Island, while still maintaining a busy schedule of film work. In 2008 he played a small role in the romantic comedy Made of Honor, and co-starred in the 2011 horror Ashes, which followed a doctor who unintentionally releases a deadly plague.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Christmas Pact Actor 2018
No Score Yet B.C. Butcher Actor 2016
No Score Yet Android Cop Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Dark Party Screenwriter Jeff Director 2013
No Score Yet Escapee Detective Pars 2011
No Score Yet Ricochet Actor 2011
No Score Yet Ashes Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Sweep (What Up?) Tyrone Producer 2008
15% Made of Honor Felix $46.1M 2008
10% Bratz: The Movie Sasha's Dad $9.9M 2007
No Score Yet Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story JoJo Barrino 2006
No Score Yet Thank Heaven Billy Ferrell 2006
No Score Yet The Cassidy Kids Dennis Peabody 2006
No Score Yet Who's Your Daddy Brookes 2005
No Score Yet Love Hollywood Style Actor 2004
No Score Yet Static Shock Actor 2003
No Score Yet Face of Terror Jefferson 2003
No Score Yet Dunsmore Walter Taylor 2003
23% Biker Boyz T.J. $21.8M 2003
No Score Yet Drive Malik Brody 2002
67% 30 Years to Life Brian 2002
25% Showtime Kyle $38M 2002
No Score Yet Instinct to Kill Lance Difford 2002
No Score Yet Bone Ripper Actor 2001
No Score Yet Fire & Ice Michael Williams 2001
No Score Yet Drive Actor 1998
No Score Yet Blind Faith Eddie Williams 1998
23% The Sixth Man Antoine Tyler 1997
10% Vampire in Brooklyn Julius 1995
27% Panther Judge 1995
12% Renaissance Man Jamaal Montgomery 1994
15% Gunmen Izzy 1993
No Score Yet Dream Date Actor 1993
76% White Men Can't Jump Junior 1992
No Score Yet Def by Temptation 'K' 1990
58% School Daze Edge 1988
64% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Willie 1988
No Score Yet Rappin Moon 1985
50% Beat Street Actor 1984
No Score Yet The House of Dies Drear Mac 1984

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

80% Love Is ____
2018
Norman
  • 2018
No Score Yet K.C. Undercover
2015-2018
Craig Cooper
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
19% 9JKL
2017-2018
Terrance
  • 2017
38% Cult
2013
Paz
  • 2013
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Andrew Garrett
  • 2009
75% Greek
2007-2011
Brian Howard
  • 2009
No Score Yet Girlfriends
2000-2008
Eldon Eldon Parks
  • 2007
91% House
2004-2012
Howard Gemeiner Howard
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet One on One
2001-2006
Director
  • 2005
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Tad Gallo
  • 2000
33% Between Brothers
1997-1999
Charles Winston
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
  • 1997
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Reporter
  • 1995
No Score Yet A Different World
1987-1993
Director Screenwriter Dwayne Wayne
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Himself
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Phillip Washington
  • 1984
14% Love Boat: The Next Wave
1998-1999

QUOTES FROM Kadeem Hardison CHARACTERS

Eddie Williams
It's different in the Village. People just accept things.
John Williams
They don't in the Bronx. They kill you for things like that.