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Black in the 80s Cast List

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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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Questlove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s, Backstage Pass
Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born January 20, 1971), known professionally as Questlove (stylized as ?uestlove), is an American musician and music journalist. He is the drummer and joint frontman (with ...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 (born July 11, 1959) 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. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, and singer. Williams is best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars film ...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 (born April 13, 1973) is an American actor. He won a Black Reel Award and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Critics' Choice Television Award for his role as Mike ...more
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Carl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Black in the 80s
Carlton Neron Thomas (born June 15, 1972) 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 (born April 5, 1968), formerly known as Kid (shortened from his original MC name, Kid Coolout), is an American actor, comedian and former rapper. During the peak of his career ...more
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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 (born August 1, 1960), known professionally as Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. As the leader of the rap group Public Enemy, he helped create ...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 (born May 11, 1975) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as professional football player Jason Pitts on The CW/BET comedy-drama The Game and police 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 Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper, actor, writer, philanthropist, and activist. ...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 (born June 2, 1953) is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual. The son of a Baptist minister, West focuses on the role of ...more
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Cree Summer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Cree Summer Rugrats, Tiny Toon Adventures, Inspector Gadget
Cree Summer Francks (born July 7, 1969) is an American-Canadian actress, voice actress, comedian and singer. She is known for playing Winifred "Freddie" Brooks on the NBC sitcom A ...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 "Dame" Anthony Dash (born May 3, 1971), is an American entrepreneur, record executive, film producer, director and actor. Dash is best known as co-founder of Roc-A-Fella along ...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 Matthews McDaniels (born May 31, 1964), better known by his stage name DMC, is an American musician and rapper. He is a founding member of the hip hop group Run–D.M.C., and is considered ...more
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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 J. Lewis (born August 13, 1961) is an American actress, singer, voice actress and songwriter. Lewis is best known for her role as Jaleesa Vinson–Taylor on the NBC television sitcom A ...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 (born July 13, 1974) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Toronto, Cox began performing on television commercials at age 12, and entered ...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 (born January 30, 1954) 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 ...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 Demetria Neal (born March 14, 1966) is an American actress. Her big break came with three 1997 films, appearing in Rosewood, Money Talks and Scream 2. From 1998 to 2002, Neal starred as ...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 (born March 9, 1971) is an American actor, best known for playing the title character in the 1980s television sitcom Webster.
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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 (born June 10, 1949), often credited as Frankie R. Faison, is an American actor known for his role as Deputy Commissioner Ervin Burrell in the HBO series The Wire and as ...more
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Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Black in the 80s Cast List
Godfrey truTV Presents: World's Dumbest..., The Great Debate, I Love the '70s: Volume 2
Godfrey C. Danchimah, Jr. (born July 21, 1969), professionally known as Godfrey, is an American comedian and actor who has appeared on BET, VH1, Comedy Central, and feature films, such as Soul ...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
Francis Eugene "Hill" Harper (born May 17, 1966) is an American actor and author. He is known for his roles on CSI: NY, Limitless, and The Good Doctor.
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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 Bruce Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule (), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor from Queens, New York. Born in Hollis, Queens, he ...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 (born November 23, 1960) 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 (born August 28, 1965) is an American progressive broadcaster, author and commentator. He was editor of The Daily Voice, a CNBC contributor, a CNN political commentator, and a ...more
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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. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor. He is best known for his Academy Award winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a ...more