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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, 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, as well as acting in the movies Brian's Song, ...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