Thursday, June 3, 2010

Whatever happened to the rest of the "Diff'rent Strokes" cast?, part two

Yesterday we talked about the core "Diff'rent Strokes" cast, and today we're taking a look at a few of the actors who played secondary characters on the show. Sorry, we weren't able to track down The Gooch.

Dixie Carter’s Maggie married Mr. Drummond in 1984, and brought along her son, red-headed moppet Sam (Danny Cooksey, who went on to appear in "Terminator 2" -- seriously) – “Diff’rent Strokes’” Cousin Oliver. She was replaced the next year by former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley. Carter passed away in April. Cooksey appeared in an indie film that’s currently in post-production, "DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSeNse." The movie also stars the late Andrew Koenig (“Boner” on “Growing Pains”), whose disappearance sparked a worldwide media frenzy in February.

And how about Arnold’s pal Dudley, Shavar Ross? He’s acted sporadically over the years, most recently as a preacher on Comedy Central’s “Chocolate News” in 2008.

Who were your all-time favorite and least-favorite "Diff'rent Strokes" characters?


Anonymous said...

least favorite: mr. horton. forever.

for years, i went into a ptsd-induced fugue whenever i would see gordon jump on tv. i came out of it through "seinfeld" and the maytag commercials.

demoncat said...

never liked Sam. and also did not care for pearl for loved both Addie and mrs. Garret. Pearl thought was too head strong and bossy. Sam was added only for the cute kid factor.