Canadian twin Conrad Bain is now 79 years old. His only TV appearence since 1990 has been in "The Fresh Prince Of Bel
Air" were he played the role of Mr Drummond. Conrad was also originally involved in the development of Diff'rent
Strokes and he also starred in the 70's sitcom "Maude." He has been married for 50 years with 4 children and is the ONLY Diff'rent
Strokes castmember to appear in every single episode.
Gary has had an interesting, up and down career which has seen much happiness and missery. He was firstcast on
DS (when he was 11 years old) to play a 8 year old. He had been sighned by Tandem productions and had appeared in the Little
Rascles and The Jeffersons. He was born with a kidney prolem which results in the fact that he will always
be small and always have chubby cheeks. He rose to fame in the early 80's and by the end of DS in 1986 he was worth an estimated
18 Million Dollars!
Coleman's riches soon vanished, due to various tax problems etc. He sued his parents for mis-handling
his funds and won 1.1 Million Dollars, though at the same time lost the love of his parents and still couldn't get back most
of his money. In the 90's he had to begin taking normal jobs to support himself- most famously a security guard. In the last
couple of years he has guest appeared on shows like The Simpsons, Fresh Prince, My Wife and Kids. and now also writes an advice
column on ugo.com. Most recently, he has appeared on Moby's music video "We are all made of stars" and will appear in NBC's
the "Rerun" show.
Todd first rose to fame on the sitcom "Fish" spunoff from Barney Miller and so didn't even need an audition to get
the part of Willis on DS. He soon became a teen heart throbe in the early 80's despite his unhappy home life. His first
problems with the law came in 1983 when he was arrested for reckless driving. When DS finished, Todd found it hard to get
other work and took to drink and drugs. He was in prison more than once in the early 90's and was also involved in a shooting
insident but was found not guilty of murder.
In the last couple of years, Todd has had some good luck. He is married with
a child and now acts and Directs movies. He also saved a woman's life last year.
Most recently he has returned to acting in the soap "The Young and The Restless" as well as appearing in Moby's music
video and the "Rerun" show.
Dana Plato had done several commercials before she was picked to play Kimberly on DS. In 1984 she was sacked from
the show when she got pregnant, but returned occasionally in later episodes. ana showed off her talents on DS including singing,
Ice skating, and of course, acting! Dana found things hard after DS, a series of failed relationships and hardships.
She was even turned down for a job cleaning toilets. In the later 90's she appeared in the adult movie "Different Strokes"
which was a lezbian porn film. She appeared on Howard Stern's show in 1999 and was heavily critisised about her life by listeners.
The next day she was found dead- it is unkown wether it was suicide or accidental though the finger of blame has often been
pointed. Dana left behind a son Tyler and generations of addoring fans.
Charlotte Rae, Shavar Ross, Steven Mond, Danny Cooksey, Dixie Carter all to follow soon.