Haywood Nelson est un Acteur Américain né le 25 mars 1960 à New York (Etats-Unis)
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Haywood Nelson (born March 25, 1960 in New York City) is an American actor. He is best known for having portrayed Dwayne Nelson on the television series What's Happening!! from 1976-1979, and its spin-off series What's Happening Now!! 1985-1988.
Nelson was a child star, appearing in many national commercials and in a movie, Mixed Company. From 1973 to 1974 he performed on Broadway alongside Marlo Thomas in Thieves. At the age of 14, he guest starred on Sanford and Son (1972) as Grady's grandson; at 15, he was in the cast of a spin-off of Sanford and Son called Grady (1975). The show was short-lived. The next year, in 1976, at the age of 16, he landed the role of Dwayne on What's Happening!!, the first African-American teen sitcom. As a "teenage heartthrob" on a popular television series, Nelson was one of the first African-American teen idols.
Nelson still works in entertainment, although mainly behind the scenes; he has worked in talk shows, TV shows and interview programs. He is a member of the Church of Scientology.
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