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A Different World Cast List

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A Different World cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the A Different World main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these A Different World stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from A Different World focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on A Different World that are on here as well.

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    Ajai Sanders

    A Different World
    Ajai Sanders (born Angela Marie Wilson; April 24, 1967) is an American actress and stand-up... more on Wikipedia
  • Cree Summer2

    Cree Summer

    Rugrats, Tiny Toon Adventures
    Cree Summer Francks (born July 7, 1969) is an American-Canadian actress, voice actress,... more on Wikipedia
  • Aries Spears3

    Aries Spears

    The Proud Family, Mad TV
    Aries Spears (born April 3, 1975) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer from New... more on Wikipedia
  • Darryl M. Bell4

    Darryl M. Bell

    A Different World, Homeboys in Outer Space
    Darryl M. Bell (sometimes credited as Daryl Bell; born May 10, 1963) is an American actor best... more on Wikipedia
  • Blair Underwood5

    Blair Underwood

    Sex and the City, L.A. Law
    Blair Erwin Underwood (born August 25, 1964) is an American television, film, and stage actor... more on Wikipedia
  • Dawnn Lewis6

    Dawnn Lewis

    A Different World, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
    Dawnn J. Lewis (born August 13, 1961) is an American actress, singer, voice actress and... more on Wikipedia
  • Glynn Turman7

    Glynn Turman

    The Wire, A Different World
    Glynn Russell Turman (born January 31, 1947) is an American stage, television, and film actor... more on Wikipedia
  • Jasmine Guy8

    Jasmine Guy

    Dead Like Me, A Different World
    Jasmine Guy (born March 10, 1962) is an American actress, director, singer and dancer. Guy is... more on Wikipedia
  • Bumper Robinson9

    Bumper Robinson

    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
    Larry C. "Bumper" Robinson II (born June 19, 1974) is an American actor and voice actor. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • Kadeem Hardison10

    Kadeem Hardison

    A Different World, Cult
    Kadeem Hardison (born July 24, 1965) is an American actor and director. He is best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Karen Malina White11

    Karen Malina White

    A Different World, The Proud Family
    Karen Malina White (born July 7, 1965) is an American film and television actress. White is... more on Wikipedia
  • Lisa Bonet12

    Lisa Bonet

    The Cosby Show, A Different World
    Lilakoi Moon (born Lisa Michelle Bonet, November 16, 1967) is an American actress. Bonet is... more on Wikipedia
  • Loretta Devine13

    Loretta Devine

    Grey's Anatomy, A Different World
    Loretta Devine (born August 21, 1949) is an American actress and singer, best known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • Lou Myers14

    Lou Myers

    A Different World
    Lou Myers (born on September 26, 1935 – died February 19, 2013) was an American actor. Myers... more on Wikipedia
  • Marisa Tomei15

    Marisa Tomei

    A Different World, Game Over
    Marisa Tomei (, Italian: [toˈmɛi]; born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. She is the... more on Wikipedia
  • Mary Alice16

    Mary Alice

    A Different World, The Women of Brewster Place
    Mary Alice Smith (born December 3, 1941), known professionally as Mary Alice, is an African... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary Dourdan17

    Gary Dourdan

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Swift Justice
    Gary Dourdan (born Gary Robert Durdin: December 11, 1966) is an American actor. He is known... more on Wikipedia
  • Sinbad18


    A Different World, The Redd Foxx Show
    David Adkins (born November 10, 1956), better known by his stage name Sinbad (), is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Ted Ross19

    Ted Ross

    A Different World, Sirota's Court
    Theodore Ross Roberts (June 30, 1934 – September 3, 2002), known as Ted Ross, was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Jada Pinkett Smith20

    Jada Pinkett Smith

    Gotham, Hawthorne
    Jada Pinkett Smith (born September 18, 1971) is an American actress, comedian,... more on Wikipedia
  • Vernee Watson-Johnson21

    Vernee Watson-Johnson

    A Different World, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
    Vernee Watson-Johnson (born Vernee Christell Watson; September 28, 1949) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Charnele Brown22

    Charnele Brown

    A Different World
    Charnele Ann Brown (née Dozier; born October 30, 1960) is an American actress, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam23

    Keshia Knight Pulliam

    The Cosby Show, Tyler Perry's House of Payne
    Keshia Knight Pulliam (born April 9, 1979) is an American actress. She is known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • Raven-Symoné24


    The Cosby Show, That's So Raven
    Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman (; born December 10, 1985), also known as Raven, is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Roseanne Barr25

    Roseanne Barr

    Roseanne, Roseanne's Nuts
    Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and... more on Wikipedia