Long before Kadeem Hardison stepped on the set of A Different World in 1987 he was tellinâ€™ it on the mountain and helping White men jump. Even while filming the NBC sitcom, Hardison was telling people Iâ€™m Gonna Git You Sucka while staying Out All Night, so itâ€™s only fitting that the Brooklyn-bred actor expand his filmography after wrapping his Cosby spin-off series.
While starring as Dwayne Wayne on A Different World, Kadeem acted in a combination of 13 film and television roles. One year after the mainstay series ended, he shared the big screen with the beautiful Stacey Dash along with Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, Khalil Kain and Mark Wahlberg as Private Jamaal Montgomery in Renaissance Man (1994). Hardison returned to theaters across the country the following year as Julius Jones in Wes Cravenâ€™s Vampire in Brooklyn (1995). Two years later, the face everybody knew as Dwayne, landed a role in The Sixth Man, acting alongside Marlon Wayans. Since then, Kadeem has acquired 48 roles in film and television including Between Brothers (1997 â€“ 1999), Just Shoot Me (2000), Biker Boyz (2003), Abby (2003), Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006), House M.D. (2006 â€“ 2007) and Family Guy (2012).
In 1996, Hardison had a child with R&B singer, ChantÃ¨ Moore, and quietly married the soulstress the following year. Unfortunately, the marriage was short lived as the couple divorced three years later.