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  • A Different World (1987–1993)
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    TV Series | 60 min | Comedy
A Different World (1987–1993)
TV-PG
TV Series | 60 min | Comedy

A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.
Seasons
6   |   5   |   4   |   3   |   2   |   1   See all
Creator
Bill Cosby (created by)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Sep 24, 1987

Release date (First episode)
Sep 24, 1987 (United States)

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Cast

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357 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Jasmine Guy
Whitley Gilbert Whitley Gilbert   See fewer
143
Kadeem Hardison
Dwayne Wayne Dwayne Wayne   See fewer
143
Darryl M. Bell
Ron Johnson Ron Johnson   See fewer
134
Charnele Brown
Kim Reese Kim Reese   See fewer
122
Cree Summer
Freddie Brooks Freddie Brooks   See fewer
122
Glynn Turman
Colonel Brad Taylor Colonel Brad Taylor   See fewer
122
Dawnn Lewis
Jaleesa Vinson Jaleesa Vinson   See fewer
119
Lou Myers
Vernon Gaines Vernon Gaines   See fewer
114
Sinbad
Coach Walter Oakes Coach Walter Oakes   See fewer
77
Jada Pinkett Smith
Lena James Lena James   See fewer
47
Ajai Sanders
Gina Devereaux Gina Devereaux   See fewer
44
Cory Tyler
Terrence Taylor Terrence Taylor   See fewer
31
Mary Alice
Lettie Bostic Lettie Bostic   See fewer
30
Karen Malina White
Charmaine Brown Charmaine Brown   See fewer
26
Lisa Bonet
Denise Huxtable Denise Huxtable   See fewer
23
Bumper Robinson
Dorian Heywood Dorian Heywood   See fewer
23
Patrick Y. Malone
Terrell Walker Terrell Walker   See fewer
23
Marisa Tomei
Maggie Lauten Maggie Lauten   See fewer
22
Michael Ralph
Spencer Boyer / Clint / Frank / Don / Tyrone Spencer Boyer / Clint / Frank / Don / Tyrone   See fewer
19
Gary Dourdan
Shazza Zulu Shazza Zulu   See fewer
15
Bee-Be Smith
Gloria Gloria   See fewer
13
Rueben Grundy
Ernest Bennett Ernest Bennett   See fewer
13
12
Andrew Lowery
Matthew Matthew   See fewer
12
Kim Wayans
Allison Allison   See fewer
11
Loretta Devine
Stevie Rallen Stevie Rallen   See fewer
10
Alisa Gyse Dickens
Kinu Owens / Choir Member / Singer Kinu Owens / Choir Member / Singer   See fewer
10
Diahann Carroll
Marion Gilbert Marion Gilbert   See fewer
9
Dominic Hoffman
Julian Day / Kent Souje Julian Day / Kent Souje   See fewer
9
Jenifer Lewis
Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport / Susan Clayton Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport / Susan Clayton   See fewer
9
Patti LaBelle
Adele Wayne Adele Wayne   See fewer
8
Joe Morton
Byron Douglas III Byron Douglas III   See fewer
7
Bebe Drake
Velma Gaines Velma Gaines   See fewer
7
Maurice Davis
Randall Adams Randall Adams   See fewer
6
Josephine Premice
Desiree Porter / Erdine Abernathy Desiree Porter / Erdine Abernathy   See fewer
6
Brandon Quintin Adams
Dion / Tino Dion / Tino   See fewer
5
Roger Guenveur Smith
Prof. Howard Randolph Prof. Howard Randolph   See fewer
5
5
Ron O'Neal
Mercer Gilbert / Quentin Mercer Gilbert / Quentin   See fewer
5
5
Amir Williams
J.T. Rallen J.T. Rallen   See fewer
4
Phylicia Rashad
Clair Huxtable Clair Huxtable   See fewer
4
Don Reed
Chip St. Charles Chip St. Charles   See fewer
4
Phill Lewis
Sam Lee Sam Lee   See fewer
4
LaRita Shelby
Leslie Wilkins Leslie Wilkins   See fewer
4
Kevin Vavasseur
Gregory Gregory   See fewer
4
Roscoe Lee Browne
Dr. Barnabus Foster Dr. Barnabus Foster   See fewer
4
Kimble Jemison
Nerdy Student / Cadet Nerdy Student / Cadet   See fewer
4
Rosalind Cash
Dean Hughes Dean Hughes   See fewer
4
Ron Mokwena
Mbubunni Mbubunni   See fewer
4
Harold Sylvester
Woodson Wayne Woodson Wayne   See fewer
4
Jonell Green
Dashawn Curtis Dashawn Curtis   See fewer
4
Terrence Williams
Byron / Boy #1 / Dancer #3 Byron / Boy #1 / Dancer #3   See fewer
4
Tracy Harrison
Suzanne Taylor Suzanne Taylor   See fewer
4
Bill Cosby
Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable   See fewer
3
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Rudy Huxtable Rudy Huxtable   See fewer
3
Hugh W. Allen
Quincy Lee Tolleson Quincy Lee Tolleson   See fewer
3
Toy Newkirk
Bianca Bianca   See fewer
3
Robert Guillaume
Dean Winston / Prof. Murphy Dean Winston / Prof. Murphy   See fewer
3
Matthew Dickens
Airport Employee / Guy #1 Airport Employee / Guy #1   See fewer
3
3
Eartha Robinson
Libby Hall Step Captain / Loretta / Theressa's Friend Libby Hall Step Captain / Loretta / Theressa's Friend   See fewer
3
Edafe Okurume
Dion / Tutor Dion / Tutor   See fewer
3
3
Tamara Taylor
Dwayne's Date / Extra / Roast Attendee Dwayne's Date / Extra / Roast Attendee   See fewer
3
Debbie Allen
Dr. Langhorne / Debbie Allen Dr. Langhorne / Debbie Allen   See fewer
3
Ted Ross
Dean Harris Dean Harris   See fewer
2
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Theo Huxtable Theo Huxtable   See fewer
2
Claudette Wells
Peggy Harley Peggy Harley   See fewer
2
Paris Vaughan
Colette Colette   See fewer
2
Richard Roundtree
Clinton Reese Clinton Reese   See fewer
2
2
Kelly Jo Minter
Charisse Charisse   See fewer
2
Art Evans
Mr. Johnson Mr. Johnson   See fewer
2
Jaime Cardriche
Winston 'The Meat Locker' Woodson Winston 'The Meat Locker' Woodson   See fewer
2
Linda Hoy
News Anchor / Waitress News Anchor / Waitress   See fewer
2
Galyn Görg
Melissa Swazey / Monica Gilbert Melissa Swazey / Monica Gilbert   See fewer
2
Al Fann
Diner Employee / Sgt. Herndon Carruthers Diner Employee / Sgt. Herndon Carruthers   See fewer
2
Frank Jenkins
Dr. Abbott Dr. Abbott   See fewer
2
Bridgid Coulter
Bettina Bettina   See fewer
2
Tisha Campbell
Josie Webb Josie Webb   See fewer
2
Juan Pope
Guy #1 Guy #1   See fewer
2
2
Julia Waters
Backup Singer #1 / Dancer #3 Backup Singer #1 / Dancer #3   See fewer
2
Max Miller
Boy #2 / Dancer #4 Boy #2 / Dancer #4   See fewer
2
Maxine Waters Willard
Backup Singer #2 / Dancer #2 Backup Singer #2 / Dancer #2   See fewer
2
Gilbert Gottfried
Sergeant Sergeant   See fewer
2
Oren Waters
Dancer #1 / John Wayne Dancer #1 / John Wayne   See fewer
2
Ron Robinson
Antonio Antonio   See fewer
2
2
Lewis Dix Jr.
Earl Rabney / Kim's Dance Partner Earl Rabney / Kim's Dance Partner   See fewer
2
Vanessa Bell Calloway
Danielle Vinson / Lily Connors Danielle Vinson / Lily Connors   See fewer
2
Aydiee Vaughn
Alpha Delta Rho Pledge #2 / Girl #2 Alpha Delta Rho Pledge #2 / Girl #2   See fewer
2
2
2
2
Kiki Shepard
Dr. Sutherland / Vanna Black Dr. Sutherland / Vanna Black   See fewer
2
Aaron Seville
Guy / Little Brother Humpty Guy / Little Brother Humpty   See fewer
2
2
Nestor Carbonell
Malik Velasquez Malik Velasquez   See fewer
2
Orlando Jones
Troy Douglas Troy Douglas   See fewer
2
Michael Warren
Rev. Soams Rev. Soams   See fewer
2
Tom Wright
John Holtworth John Holtworth   See fewer
2
Roxanne Beckford
Courtney Courtney   See fewer
2
Barbara Montgomery
Imogene Douglas Imogene Douglas   See fewer
2
Marques Houston
Eli Black Eli Black   See fewer
2
2
Ahmad Stoner
Olufemi Dakar Olufemi Dakar   See fewer
2
Thomas Hobson
Boy #1 / Boy #2 Boy #1 / Boy #2   See fewer
2
Jerome Jones
Crayton Adams Crayton Adams   See fewer
2
Tyrone Batista
Guy / Student Guy / Student   See fewer
2
Jerry Gaona
Boy #2 / Boy #3 Boy #2 / Boy #3   See fewer
2
Erica Reed
Althea Hicks Althea Hicks   See fewer
2
Vernee Watson
Carla Meyers Carla Meyers   See fewer
1
Conroy Gedeon
Mercer Gilbert Mercer Gilbert   See fewer
1
Kristoff St. John
E.Z. Brooks E.Z. Brooks   See fewer
1
David Alan Grier
Prof. Byron Walcott Prof. Byron Walcott   See fewer
1
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Professor Lawrence Professor Lawrence   See fewer
1
Troy Byer
Monica Walters Monica Walters   See fewer
1
Reggie Johnson
Michael Oku Michael Oku   See fewer
1
Earle Hyman
Russell Huxtable Russell Huxtable   See fewer
1
Zakes Mokae
Marcus Mpepo Marcus Mpepo   See fewer
1
Raymond St. Jacques
Prof. Charles Moseley Prof. Charles Moseley   See fewer
1
Damon Wayans
Marvin Haven Marvin Haven   See fewer
1
Arthur Adams
Dr. Cordell Overby Dr. Cordell Overby   See fewer
1
Kenneth Ransom
Rick Evans Rick Evans   See fewer
1
Guy Killum
Virgil Virgil   See fewer
1
Dean Howell
Michael Michael   See fewer
1
Jill Ito
Hostess Hostess   See fewer
1
Roxie Roker
Dean Barksdale Dean Barksdale   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Katie Rich
Cougar Cougar   See fewer
1
1
Diane Almeida
Madeleine Madeleine   See fewer
1
Luise Heath
Dr. Mason Dr. Mason   See fewer
1
Albert Hall
Chaplain Chaplain   See fewer
1
Heavy D
Self Self   See fewer
1
1
1
Ann Hearn
Manager Manager   See fewer
1
T.J. Evans
Alex Webb Alex Webb   See fewer
1
Whoopi Goldberg
Dr. Jordan Dr. Jordan   See fewer
1
K. Todd Freeman
Novian Winters Novian Winters   See fewer
1
1
Larry Linville
Sen. Hutchinson Sen. Hutchinson   See fewer
1
1
John Woodard
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
1
Sharon Brown
Angela Atkins Angela Atkins   See fewer
1
1
Eugene Williams
Frat Guy Frat Guy   See fewer
1
Leila Danette
Ms. Pruitt Ms. Pruitt   See fewer
1
1
James Avery
The Pin Punisher The Pin Punisher   See fewer
1
Theresa Randle
Elizabeth James Elizabeth James   See fewer
1
Tempestt Bledsoe
Vanessa Huxtable Vanessa Huxtable   See fewer
1
Ann Weldon
Velma Gaines Velma Gaines   See fewer
1
Brandi Royale Petway
Little Whitley Little Whitley   See fewer
1
1
1
Ahmad Rashad
Dr. Zander Dr. Zander   See fewer
1
Julius Carry
Larry Beaujolais Larry Beaujolais   See fewer
1
LaVerne Anderson
Priscilla Priscilla   See fewer
1
1
Khandi Alexander
Theressa Stone Theressa Stone   See fewer
1
Joseph C. Phillips
Lt. Martin Kendall Lt. Martin Kendall   See fewer
1
Kenneth Washington
Mercer Gilbert Mercer Gilbert   See fewer
1
1
1
Stanley Brock
Santa Claus Santa Claus   See fewer
1
Mary Testa
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
1
Scott Williamson
Jim Howell Jim Howell   See fewer
1
1
1
Brad Johnson
Mr. Wess Mr. Wess   See fewer
1
Beverly Todd
Julia Reeves Julia Reeves   See fewer
1
1
Kevin Hicks
Reggie Reggie   See fewer
1
Von Washington
Bruce Murphy Bruce Murphy   See fewer
1
Nigel Gibbs
Officer Officer   See fewer
1
Cyndi James Gossett
Amber Waves Amber Waves   See fewer
1
1
Raven-Symoné
Olivia Kendall Olivia Kendall   See fewer
1
Robert Hooks
Phillip Dalton Phillip Dalton   See fewer
1
Tanya Boyd
Col. Taylor's Former Student Col. Taylor's Former Student   See fewer
1
James Randolph
Avery Hobson Avery Hobson   See fewer
1
1
Thom Keane
Leone Leone   See fewer
1
Rory Nix
Actor Actor   See fewer
1
Paulette Braxton
Ron's Date Ron's Date   See fewer
1
Pillow
Self Self   See fewer
1
1
Josef Powell
Shane Wayne Shane Wayne   See fewer
1
Michael Milhoan
Fireman Fireman   See fewer
1
1
Victoria Cameron
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
Alice Arthur
Girl #1 Girl #1   See fewer
1
1
1
Viva Vinson
Janetta Janetta   See fewer
1
David P. Lewis
Security #1 Security #1   See fewer
1
George C. Simms
Ernie Miles Ernie Miles   See fewer
1
Loretta Chandler
Girl #2 Girl #2   See fewer
1
Lance Reed
Football Player Football Player   See fewer
1
Rif Hutton
Security #2 Security #2   See fewer
1
1
1
Charon Aldredge
Corrine Corrine   See fewer
1
1
A.J. Johnson
Girl #3 Girl #3   See fewer
1
1
1
N.B.M. Party
Jackson Action Rappers Jackson Action Rappers   See fewer
1
Lanyard A. Williams
Man at Adoption Fair Man at Adoption Fair   See fewer
1
Rondell Sheridan
South Central Looter #1 South Central Looter #1   See fewer
1
1
1
Jeanine Jackson
Melissa Brulay Melissa Brulay   See fewer
1
Kenneth Mars
Ridley Ridley   See fewer
1
Janet Borrus
Beverly Hills Looter #1 Beverly Hills Looter #1   See fewer
1
Judy Nazemetz
Beverly Hills Looter #2 Beverly Hills Looter #2   See fewer
1
Kathleen Wirt
Beverly Hills Looter #3 Beverly Hills Looter #3   See fewer
1
James Ma
Shopkeeper Shopkeeper   See fewer
1
Vince Howard
Peacemaker Peacemaker   See fewer
1
1
Wesley Jonathan
South Central Looter #3 South Central Looter #3   See fewer
1
Michael DeLorenzo
Ramon Duarte Ramon Duarte   See fewer
1
1
Vincent Craig Dupree
Jerk at Bar Jerk at Bar   See fewer
1
Thomas Mikal Ford
Lamar Collins Lamar Collins   See fewer
1
Taimak
Garth Parks Garth Parks   See fewer
1
1
Damon Whitaker
Ron's Barber Ron's Barber   See fewer
1
1
John Ashley Hamilton
Dr. Settle Dr. Settle   See fewer
1
Heavy D & The Boyz
Themselves - Guest Appearance Themselves - Guest Appearance   See fewer
1
Eriq La Salle
Prof. Paul Mann Prof. Paul Mann   See fewer
1
Alfonso Ribeiro
Zach Duncan Zach Duncan   See fewer
1
Tony Burton
Cap Connors Cap Connors   See fewer
1
Alex Désert
Livingston Livingston   See fewer
1
Obba Babatundé
Frank Benning Frank Benning   See fewer
1
Denise Nicholas
Carol Garrison Carol Garrison   See fewer
1
1
Juanita Jennings
Desk Sergeant Desk Sergeant   See fewer
1
Cliff Emmich
Desk Sergeant Desk Sergeant   See fewer
1
Lee Weaver
Ray Nay Ray Nay   See fewer
1
Christopher Carter
Alvin Dix Alvin Dix   See fewer
1
Sam Vlahos
Mr. Santos Mr. Santos   See fewer
1
Jeanne Carr
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
1
1
John H. Francis
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare   See fewer
1
Lebo M.
Self Self   See fewer
1
Joe Costanza
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
1
Kevin Hunter
Ricardo Ricardo   See fewer
1
1
Reed R. McCants
Chuck Lance Chuck Lance   See fewer
1
Stephanie Pope
Girl #2 Girl #2   See fewer
1
Senait Ashenafi
Rachel Johnson Rachel Johnson   See fewer
1
Wayne King
Mover Mover   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
Torri Whitehead
Megan Lewis Megan Lewis   See fewer
1
Slam
Kinu's Partner Kinu's Partner   See fewer
1
1
1
Halle Berry
Jaclyn Jaclyn   See fewer
1
Blair Underwood
Zelmer Collier Zelmer Collier   See fewer
1
Paul Benedict
Mr. Ludlow Mr. Ludlow   See fewer
1
Debbi Morgan
Lisa Westin Lisa Westin   See fewer
1
Clyde Kusatsu
Kinishiwa Representative Kinishiwa Representative   See fewer
1
Ja'net DuBois
Brenda Hanes Brenda Hanes   See fewer
1
Michael Ensign
Auctioneer Auctioneer   See fewer
1
1
1
Candy Ann Brown
Professor Burton Professor Burton   See fewer
1
Frantz Turner
Marcus Anderson Marcus Anderson   See fewer
1
1
1
Yvette Holland Vasquez
Shelby Walters Shelby Walters   See fewer
1
Edgar Godineaux
Braxton Brother #2 Braxton Brother #2   See fewer
1
Chantal Rivera-Batisse
Alpha Delta Rho Pledge #1 Alpha Delta Rho Pledge #1   See fewer
1
Jonathan Webb
Braxton Brother #1 Braxton Brother #1   See fewer
1
Dean Cain
Eddie Eddie   See fewer
1
Carol Ann Susi
Desk Sergeant Desk Sergeant   See fewer
1
Ron Canada
Grover James Grover James   See fewer
1
Ernie Sabella
Campus Security Campus Security   See fewer
1
Marcia Wallace
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
1
Trina McGee
Gennifer Gennifer   See fewer
1
1
Gerrit Graham
Henry Krum Henry Krum   See fewer
1
Anita Morris
Joni Brooks Joni Brooks   See fewer
1
Allen Payne
Lance Rodman Lance Rodman   See fewer
1
Peter Jason
Mr. Schmect Mr. Schmect   See fewer
1
Jana Marie Hupp
Lennox Baylor Lennox Baylor   See fewer
1
1
Alaina Reed-Hall
Claims Officer #5 Claims Officer #5   See fewer
1
Wayne Federman
A&M Wolf A&M Wolf   See fewer
1
Annie Korzen
Customer Customer   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Anne Gee Byrd
Maude Mitchell Maude Mitchell   See fewer
1
Leonard Lightfoot
Ted Selman Ted Selman   See fewer
1
1
Victor Love
Lionel Walker Lionel Walker   See fewer
1
Hakeem Abdul-Samad
Mice 2 Men Mice 2 Men   See fewer
1
Tom Alan Robbins
Record Executive Record Executive   See fewer
1
Adam Gifford
Ticket Scalper Ticket Scalper   See fewer
1
1
Luisa Leschin
Ms. Lopez Ms. Lopez   See fewer
1
1
Clinton Jackson
Steve Rocklin Steve Rocklin   See fewer
1
Tajh Abdul-Samad
Mice 2 Men Mice 2 Men   See fewer
1
Carey Eidel
Store Manager Store Manager   See fewer
1
Chris Smith
Michael Wilson Michael Wilson   See fewer
1
The Boys
Mice to Men Mice to Men   See fewer
1
Fitz Houston
Grieving Customer Grieving Customer   See fewer
1
Lacy Darryl Phillips
Singer #1 Singer #1   See fewer
1
Billy Kane
Murphy Murphy   See fewer
1
Bilal Abdul-Samad
Mice 2 Men Mice 2 Men   See fewer
1
1
Chris Kelly
Billy Thomas Billy Thomas   See fewer
1
Khiry Abdul-Samad
Mice 2 Men Mice 2 Men   See fewer
1
Graham Timbes
Shopper #2 Shopper #2   See fewer
1
Adia Joëlle
Wedding Guest Wedding Guest   See fewer
1
Leslie Uggams
Dr. Eileen Redding Dr. Eileen Redding   See fewer
1
Monica Calhoun
Yolanda Yolanda   See fewer
1
Billy Dee Williams
Langston Paige Langston Paige   See fewer
1
Tupac Shakur
Piccolo Piccolo   See fewer
1
Marla Gibbs
Principal Shaw Principal Shaw   See fewer
1
Lena Horne
Lena Horne Lena Horne   See fewer
1
T.K. Carter
Darnell Gaines Darnell Gaines   See fewer
1
John Marshall Jones
Otis Curtis Otis Curtis   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Marquise Wilson
Ron Jackson Jr. Ron Jackson Jr.   See fewer
1
Jeri Gray
Tutor Tutor   See fewer
1
1
Dawn Robinson
Henrietta Henrietta   See fewer
1
Maxine Jones
Charity Charity   See fewer
1
Adrienne Kapuki Jones
Double Dutch Girl (uncredited) Double Dutch Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
22
Rugg Williams
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
2
Eric Reed
Choir Singer (uncredited) Choir Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Michael D. Jones
Hilllman College Student (uncredited) Hilllman College Student (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Suli McCullough
Clarence Peel (uncredited) Clarence Peel (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Michael Peters
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Joseph Michael Roth
Jewelry Store Clerk (uncredited) Jewelry Store Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Roseanne Barr
Looting Wife (uncredited) Looting Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Tom Arnold
Looting Husband (uncredited) Looting Husband (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Jermaine Dupri
D.J. (uncredited) D.J. (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Richa Chandra
Venice Beach Girl (uncredited) Venice Beach Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Sergio Kato
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
1
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