Unlike his NBC co-stars, Darryl Bell didnâ€™t have an extensive acting career prior to filming A Different World, but he did star in one unforgettable filmâ€”Spike Leeâ€™s School Daze (1988). After Bell bid farewell to his NBC studio, he followed in the footsteps of many of his co-stars and made an appearance on Living Single in 1996. Soon after, the Chicago native found a new home on UPN (now the CW), on the science fiction/fantasy series Homeboys in Outerspace (1996 â€“ 1997). Although the sitcom only lasted one season, Bellâ€™s love for Hollywood wasnâ€™t discouraged.
In 1997, Darryl landed a recurring role on Cosby, the sequel to its original series, The Cosby Show, as Julius. Since then heâ€™s made several cameos on shows like For Your Love (1999) and Beverly Hills S.U.V. (2004). Then, in 2009, Bell and his long-time wife, Tempestt Bledsoeâ€”best known as Vanessa Huxtable on The Cosby Show, and currently starring on NBCâ€™s Guys With Kidsâ€”appeared on the Fox reality show, Househusbands of Hollywood, not to be confused with BETâ€™s current series, Real Husbands of Hollywood.
Ed Note: Darryl Bell and Tempestt Bledsoe are married under common law as they have lived together for 19 years, but never actually walked down the aisle.