• Kadeem Hardison is an American actor, most popular for his role in the sitcom "A Different World"
• He began acting at a young age and has appeared in numerous movies, TV series, and video games since 1981
• He married singer Chante Moore in 1997, but the couple divorced in 2000; they have one daughter together
• Kadeem enjoys collecting toys, travelling, listening to music, and is a lover of animals
• He has a net worth of over $2 million and is active on social media, with over 50,000 followers on Twitter

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Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthApril 17, 1957, July 24, 1965
SpouseBrenda Casey, Chanté Moore
FactIs very famous in The Netherlands because of his character in A Different World (1987). The Dutch know exactly what is meant by "Dwayne Wayne glasses" since everyone wanted them back in the '90s.

Kadeem Hardison Wiki Biography

Kadeem Hardison was born in New York City, USA, on 24 July 1965, so under the zodiac sign of Leo and holding American nationality – he’s popular for his acting career, particularly for his role of Dwayne Cleophus Wayne in theAmerican sitcom “A Different World” .

Childhood and Education

Kadeem spent his entire childhood in New York City alongside his father Donald McFadden and mother Bethann Hardison – Donald worked as an antique collector while Bethann was one of the first African-American models to grace the catwalk.

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Although his parents were not into movies or TV series, Kadeem began watching TV on his own while his parents were at work – he soon discovered that he was very passionate about acting, and began participating in his high school’s plays. He was somewhat popular at school, mostly thanks to his attractive mother who worked as a model, and although not much is known about Kadeem’s education, it’s believed that he did not enroll at college after matriculation, but rather chose to focus on his acting career. Kadeem’s parents were very supportive of his decision, and didn’t force him to enroll at college.

Career of an actor

Kadeem’s career was launched in 1981 when he appeared in a single episode of the “ABC Afterschool Specials” TV series – he was 16 at the time, and although he didn’t win any roles in the next three years, this marked the beginning of his rise to stardom. The year 1984 saw him appear in the popular “The Cosby Show” TV series, while he also won his first movie roles in “The House of Dies Drear”, “Go Tell It On the Mountain”, and “Beat Street”, although his scenes in the latter were edited out.

During the next 15 years until 2000, Kadeem appeared in numerous movies, including “Enemy Territory” shot in 1987, “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” in 1988, “Renaissance Man” in 1994, and “Dancing in September” in 2000. Some of numerous TV series he appeared in during that period include “American Playhouse” in 1985, “A Different World” in 1987, and “CBS Schoolbreak Special” in 1992. It was his role of Dwayne Cleophus Wayne in “A Different World” which made him popular – he was part of the main cast, and appeared in a 138 episodes from 1987 to 1993. Kadeem continued winning roles in numerous movies and TV series after 2000.

Some of the most popular TV series he could have been seen in include “Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child” in 2000, “Abby” in 2003, “Life is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story” in 2006 – he appeared in two episodes of “House” in 2006, in two episodes of “Everybody Hates Chris” in 2007, lent his voice to a character in “Family Guy” in 2013, and his latest role was as Spencer in “Black Monday” in 2019. Kadeem has been credited with many movie roles after 2000 as well – some of the most popular movies he was cast to play in include “Showtime” in 2002, “Who’s Your Daddy” in 2004, “Escapee” in 2011, and “Android Cop” in 2014 while his latest movie role is in the “Paddleton” comedy drama movie shot in 2019, and TV film “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home” in 2020.

However, he had a main role as Bowser Jenkins in the series “Teenage Bounty Hunter” in 2020, and appeared in episodes “Green-ish”, “The Lincoln Lawyer” and  “Moonhaven”, all in 2022.

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Kadeem has also lent his voice to the Cole Freeman character in the “Beyond: Two Souls” video game.

Love life and wife

Not much is known about Kadeem’s personal life, as he prefers to stay away from the media’s attention, however, as he is a popular actor, some things have still been shared with the public. Kadeem married Chante Moore in 1997; the two first met two years before that at a party for the Soul Train Music Awards,, and began dating shortly afterwards – Chante is an American singer, and it was her voice that attracted Kadeem in the first place.

She gave birth to their daughter Sophia in 1996 before they exchanged their wedding vows, and the family seemed to be living a happy life together, however, Kadeem and Chante divorced in 2000 for unknown reasons. Rumor has it that the popular actor is currently secretly seeing someone, but Kadeem hasn’t commented on the matter and judging by his social media accounts, he’s currently single, was once married, and has one child, a daughter named Sophia.

Likes and interests

Kadeem’s very passionate about acting and has been focused on it his entire life, but there are still several other things he enjoys doing and is good at.

Kadeem loves toy figurines, and has gathered numbers throughout the years – he’s already become an avid collector, and is not planning on selling these but rather keeps them for his own satisfaction. He enjoys travelling, and his job of an actor has made it possible for him to go around the US, however, he’s been to Europe on only two occasions so far, and hasn’t yet visited Asia or Africa. He’s a big lover of animals, and has stated that he’s had dogs in his life since 1989 – his last dog was Chong and Kadeem uploaded a video of him on his Instagram account as a ‘goodbye’, shortly after Chong passed away.

Kadeem is very fond of listening to music, and usually has his headphones on his head whenever he is doing something by himself – he grew up listening to rap, but has since transitioned to blues and jazz as well.

Appearance and net worth

Kadeem has short black hair and a beard, brown eyes, and is 5ft 11ins (1.82m) tall while his weight is unknown. According to authoritative sources, Kadeem’s current net worth has been estimated to be more than $3 million as of mid-2024, and is steadily rising thanks to his acting career.

Social media presence

Just as most other celebrities, Kadeem is very active on multiple social media networks, as he enjoys the attention he’s receiving. He launched his Twitter account in May 2010 and his Instagram account not long afterwards – Kadeem is running a Facebook page as well, which counts more than 3,100 fans.

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General Info

Full NameDwane Casey
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthApril 17, 1957, July 24, 1965
Height1.88 m, 1.81 m
Weight88 kg
ProfessionBasketball player, Coach, Screenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Television Director
EducationUniversity of Kentucky
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseBrenda Casey, Chanté Moore
ChildrenJustine Casey, Zachary Casey, Sophia Hardison
ParentsBethann Hardison, Donald McFadden
SiblingsDonnie Casey, Nadine Casey, Michael McFadden Hardison, Gretchen Hardison, Nydia Hardison, John Hardison, Caroline Hardison, Myles Hardison


AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special
MoviesThe 6th Man, Made of Honor, White Men Can't Jump, Vampire in Brooklyn, Def by Temptation, School Daze, Renaissance Man, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Biker Boyz, Panther, 30 Years to Life, Instinct to Kill, Beat Street, Escapee, Who's Your Daddy?, Android Cop, Drive, Showtime, Life Is Not a Fairytale: Th...
TV ShowsCult, Abby, Between Brothers, A Different World, One to Grow On, K.C. Undercover

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