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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

    Questlove

    Black in the 80s, Backstage Pass
    Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born January 20, 1971), known professionally as Questlove (stylized as... more on Wikipedia
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    Barry Sobel

    Barry Sobel

    227, The Ellen Burstyn Show
    Barry Sobel (born July 11, 1959) is an American actor and comedian.
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    Billy Dee Williams

    Billy Dee Williams

    Double Dare, The Jacksons: An American Dream
    William December "Billy Dee" Williams Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist,... more on Wikipedia
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    Bokeem Woodbine

    Bokeem Woodbine

    Saving Grace, Black in the 80s
    Bokeem Woodbine (born April 13, 1973) is an American actor. He won a Black Reel Award and was... more on Wikipedia
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    Carl Thomas

    Carl Thomas

    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

    Christopher Reid

    Black in the 80s, Celebracadabra
    Christopher Reid (born April 5, 1968), formerly known as Kid (shortened from his original MC... more on Wikipedia
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    Chuck D

    Chuck D

    Black in the 80s
    Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), known professionally as Chuck D, is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Coby Bell

    Coby Bell

    Burn Notice, Third Watch
    Coby Scott Bell (born May 11, 1975) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as... more on Wikipedia
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    Common

    Common

    Hell on Wheels, Black in the 80s
    Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name... more on Wikipedia
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    Cornel West

    Cornel West

    Black in the 80s
    Cornel Ronald West (born June 2, 1953) is an American philosopher, political activist, social... more on Wikipedia
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    Cree Summer

    Cree Summer

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

    Damon Dash

    Black in the 80s
    Damon "Dame" Anthony Dash (born May 3, 1971), is an American entrepreneur, record executive,... more on Wikipedia
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    Darryl McDaniels

    Darryl McDaniels

    The Great Debate, I Love the '70s: Volume 2
    Darryl Matthews McDaniels (born May 31, 1964), better known by his stage name DMC, is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Dawnn Lewis

    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
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    Deborah Cox

    Deborah Cox

    Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special, Black in the 80s
    Deborah Cox (born July 13, 1974) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actress, and record... more on Wikipedia
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    Donnie Simpson

    Donnie Simpson

    Black in the 80s, Video Soul
    Donnie Simpson (born January 30, 1954) is a longtime American radio DJ as well as a television... more on Wikipedia
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    Elise Neal

    Elise Neal

    seaQuest DSV, Loving
    Elise Demetria Neal (born March 14, 1966) is an American actress. Her big break came with... more on Wikipedia
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    Emmanuel Lewis

    Emmanuel Lewis

    Webster, The Surreal Life
    Emmanuel Lewis (born March 9, 1971) is an American actor, best known for playing the title... more on Wikipedia
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    Frankie Faison

    Frankie Faison

    The Wire, Banshee
    Frankie Russel Faison (born June 10, 1949), often credited as Frankie R. Faison, is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Godfrey

    Godfrey

    truTV Presents: World's Dumbest..., The Great Debate
    Godfrey C. Danchimah, Jr. (born July 21, 1969), professionally known as Godfrey, is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Hill Harper

    Hill Harper

    CSI: NY, Covert Affairs
    Francis Eugene "Hill" Harper (born May 17, 1966) is an American actor and author. He is known... more on Wikipedia
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    Ja Rule

    Ja Rule

    Black in the 80s
    Jeffrey Bruce Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule (), is... more on WikipediaSpotify buy button
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    John Henton

    John Henton

    Living Single, The Hughleys
    John Henton (born November 23, 1960) is an American actor and comedian.
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    Keith Boykin

    Keith Boykin

    Black in the 80s, My Two Cents
    Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) is an American progressive broadcaster, author and... more on Wikipedia
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    Louis Gossett, Jr.

    Louis Gossett, Jr.

    Roots, Touched by an Angel
    Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor. He is best known for his... more on Wikipedia