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Black in the 80s cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Black in the 80s 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 Black in the 80s stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Black in the 80s focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Black in the 80s that are on here as well.

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Ahmir-Khalib Thompson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s, Backstage Pass - Ahmir Khalib Thompson, known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove, is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist, and record producer. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman for ...more

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Barry Sobel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
227, The Ellen Burstyn Show, Black in the 80s - Barry Sobel is an American actor and comedian.

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Billy Dee Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Double Dare, The Jacksons: An American Dream, General Hospital: Night Shift - William December "Billy Dee" Williams, Jr. is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars film franchise, as well as ...more

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Bokeem Woodbine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Saving Grace, Black in the 80s, Battery Park - Bokeem Woodbine is an American film and television actor.

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Carl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s - Carl Thomas is an American Grammy-nominated R&B singer.

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Christopher Reid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s, Celebracadabra, Kid 'n Play - Christopher Reid, formerly known as Kid, is an American actor, comedian, and former rapper.

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Chuck D is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s - Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. He helped create politically and socially conscious rap music in the mid-1980s as ...more

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Coby Bell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Burn Notice, Third Watch, The Game - Coby Scott Bell is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his roles as professional football player Jason Pitts on the The CW/BET comedy-drama The Game and NYPD officer Tyrone ...more

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Common is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Hell on Wheels, Black in the 80s - Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known by his stage name Common, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Chicago, Illinois. Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? ...more

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Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s - Cornel Ronald West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. The son of a Baptist minister, West ...more

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Cree Summer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Rugrats, Tiny Toon Adventures, Inspector Gadget - Cree Summer Francks, best known as Cree Summer, is an American Canadian actress, voice actress, and singer. She is best known for her role as college student Winifred "Freddie" Brooks ...more

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Damon Dash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s - Damon Dash also known by Dame Dash is an American entrepreneur. Dash is Jay-Z's former manager and business partner at Roc-a-Fella Records, and in 1999, he organized a tour for Jay-Z which made ...more

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Darryl McDaniels is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
The Great Debate, I Love the '70s: Volume 2, Black in the 80s - Darryl "D.M.C." Matthews McDaniels is an American musician. He is one of the pioneers of hip hop culture and founding members of the hip hop group Run–D.M.C.

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Dawnn Lewis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
A Different World, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, The 10th Kingdom - Dawnn Lewis is an American actress and singer, known for her roles as Cheryl in the 1988 movie I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Jaleesa Vinson-Taylor on the NBC television sitcom A Different World, and ...more

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Deborah Cox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special, Black in the 80s, Vanity Insanity - Deborah Cox is a Canadian R&B singer-songwriter and actress. Her 1998 song "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" held the record for longest-running number one single on Billboard's Hot ...more

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Donnie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s, Video Soul - Donnie Simpson is a longtime American radio DJ as well as a television and movie personality. He hosted The Donnie Simpson Morning Show on Washington, D.C. radio station WPGC-FM from March 1993 ...more

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Elise Neal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
seaQuest DSV, Loving, All of Us - Elise Neal is an American film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Yvonne Hughley in the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys and Hallie in the horror film Scream 2. Neal ...more

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Emmanuel Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Webster, The Surreal Life, 100 Greatest Kid Stars - Emmanuel Lewis is an American actor, best known for playing the title character in the 1980s television sitcom Webster. He is 4 ft 3 in tall. Lewis graduated from Midwood High School in 1989 and ...more

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Frankie Faison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
The Wire, Banshee, The Langoliers - Frankie Russel Faison, often credited as Frankie R. Faison, is an American actor known for his role as Deputy Commissioner Ervin Burrell in HBO's TV series The Wire.

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Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
truTV Presents: World's Dumbest..., The Great Debate, I Love the '70s: Volume 2 - Godfrey C. Danchimah, Jr., professionally known as Godfrey, is an American comedian and actor who has appeared on BET, VH1, Comedy Central, and feature films, such as Soul Plane, Original ...more

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Hill Harper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
CSI: NY, Covert Affairs, City of Angels - Frank Eugene Harper, known professionally as Hill Harper, is an American film, television and stage actor, and author. He is best known for his portrayal of Will Beckford in the 2000 film The

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Ja Rule is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s - Jeffrey Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, and actor from Queens, New York. Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its ...more

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John Henton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Living Single, The Hughleys, Black in the 80s - John Henton is an American actor and comedian.

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Keith Boykin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s, My Two Cents - Keith Boykin is an American broadcaster, author and commentator. He was editor of The Daily Voice, a CNBC contributor, and a co-host of the BET TV talk show My Two Cents.

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Louis Gossett, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Roots, Touched by an Angel, Backstairs at the White House - Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, and his ...more

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Mario Van Peebles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Rude Awakening, Black in the 80s, Sonny Spoon - Mario Van Peebles is an American film director and actor best known for directing New Jack City in 1991. He is the son of film-maker Melvin Van Peebles.

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MC Hammer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
The Surreal Life, Hammerman, Black in the 80s - Stanley Kirk Burrell, known professionally as M.C. Hammer, is an American rapper, dancer, entrepreneur, spokesman and occasional actor. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from ...more

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MC Lyte is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s, Hip Hop Honors, Lyric Café - MC Lyte is an American rapper who first gained fame in the late 1980s, becoming the first solo female rapper to release a full album with 1988's critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock. She has long ...more

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Robert Townsend is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
The Parent 'Hood, Black in the 80s, The Late Show - Robert Townsend is an American actor, comedian, film director, and writer. He is best known for directing the films Hollywood Shuffle, Eddie Murphy Raw, The Meteor Man, and various other films ...more

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Sarah Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s - Sarah Jones is a Tony- and Obie Award-winning American playwright, actress, and poet. Called "a master of the genre" by The New York Times, Jones has written and performed four ...more

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Sir Mix-a-Lot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
The Great Debate, Black in the 80s, The Watcher - Anthony Ray, better known by his stage name Sir Mix-a-Lot, is an American MC and producer based in Seattle, Washington.

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Tim Reid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
It, WKRP in Cincinnati, Sister - Timothy L. "Tim" Reid is an American actor, comedian and film director best known for his roles in prime time American television programs, such as Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati, ...more

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Tonya Pinkins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
All My Children, Black in the 80s, University Hospital - Tonya Pinkins is an American television, film and theater actress and author known for her portrayal of Livia Frye on the soap opera All My Children and for her roles on Broadway. She has been ...more

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Vanessa Bell Calloway is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
The District, Rhythm & Blues, Equal Justice - Vanessa Bell Calloway is an American actress who has appeared in a number of films, including Biker Boyz, Love Don't Cost a Thing, What's Love Got to Do with It, Coming to America, and Cheaper ...more

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Vernon Reid is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s - Vernon Alphonsus Reid is an English American guitarist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader. Best known as the founder and primary songwriter of the rock band Living Colour, Reid was named No. ...more

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Warrington Hudlin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s - Warrington W. Hudlin, Jr. is an American film director, producer, and actor. He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, the son of Helen, a teacher, and Warrington W. Hudlin, Sr., an insurance ...more

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Chris Spencer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s, Black Poker Stars Invitational, Significant Others - Chris Spencer is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He was the first host of the syndicated late night talk show Vibe, based on the magazine of the same name. He has gone on to ...more

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Valarie Pettiford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Another World, Half & Half, Anatomy of Hope - Valarie Pettiford is an American stage and television actress, dancer, and jazz singer. She received a Tony nomination for her role in the broadway production Fosse. She is also known for her ...more

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Constance L. Rice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Constance L. “Connie” Rice is a prominent American civil rights activist and lawyer. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Advancement Project in Los Angeles. She has received more ...more

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Kwamé is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s - Kwamé is an American rapper who enjoyed brief popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He is currently a music producer, sometimes credited as K-1 Million or K1 Mil.

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Michael Dyson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s - Michael Eric Dyson is an American academic, author, and radio host. He is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University. Described by Michael A. Fletcher as "a Princeton PhD and a child ...more

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Lisa Velez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Lisa Velez Taina, Black in the 80s - Lisa Velez is a musician.