• 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

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthApril 17, 1957, July 24, 1965
SpouseBrenda Casey, Chanté Moore
FactFormer brother-in-law of LaTendre Moore.

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 is popular for his acting career, particularly for his role of Dwayne Wayne in the “A Different World” American sitcom.

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 is 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 did not 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 afterwards deleted.

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, “CBS Schoolbreak Special” in 1992, and “A Different World” in 1987. 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 total of 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.

Kadeem Hardison

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, 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 is 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 has 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 has been to Europe on only two occasions so far, and hasn’t yet visited Asia or Africa. He is a big lover of animals, and has stated that he has 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 good music, and usually has his headphones on his head whenever he is doing something by himself – while he grew up listening to rap, he has since transitioned to blues and jazz (but still occasionally listens to rap).

Appearance and net worth

Kadeem is currently 54 years old. He 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 $2 million, 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 is receiving on the internet.

He launched his Twitter account in May 2010 and has gathered almost 50,000 followers, and tweeted nearly 4,000 times. His Instagram account currently counts more than 115,000 people following him. while he’s uploaded nearly 300 pictures onto it – Kadeem is running a Facebook page as well, which counts more than 3,100 fans.

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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1Former brother-in-law of LaTendre Moore.
2Former son-in-law of Larry Moore.
3Went to Junior High School 104 in New York City with fellow actors Robert Downey Jr., Jon Cryer and Erica Gimpel.
4Is 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.
5In a late 1980s interview with a Dutch youth magazine, he said that actress Cree Summer was his true love.
6Daughter Sophia Hardison. was born in 1996, with ex-wife, Chanté Moore.
7Son of Bethann Hardison, a former model who now has her own modeling agency
8Was mentioned in the thank you of A Different World (1987) co-star Cree Summer's 1999 debut album "Street Faerie".




K.C. Undercover2015-2017TV SeriesCraig Cooper / Craig Cooper
Queen of Hearts2016/IShortBook
Supernatural2016TV SeriesRussell Lemmons
B.C. Butcher2016Narrator
Sister Switch2015Gregory Cole
Android Cop2014Sgt. Jones
Some Other Time2013Cyrus Wainwright
Beyond: Two Souls2013Video GameCole Freeman
Cult2013TV SeriesPaz
The Dark Party2013Jeff
Family Guy2012TV Series
Parenthood2012TV SeriesRichard Gilchrist
Ricochet2011TV MovieBob Worley
The Hop Off2011ShortCharles Lee
Escapee2011Detective Pars
Ghost Whisperer2010TV SeriesDean
Cold Case2009TV SeriesAndrew 'Huxtable' Garrett '09
Greek2009TV SeriesBrian Howard
Everybody Hates Chris2007-2009TV SeriesJudge Harry Watkins
The Sweep2008Tyrone
Under One Roof2008TV SeriesJamal
Made of Honor2008Felix
Bratz2007Sasha's Dad
Girlfriends2007TV SeriesEldon Parks
House M.D.2006-2007TV SeriesLawyer Howard Gemeiner
My Name Is Earl2006TV SeriesOwner
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story2006TV MovieJoseph Barrino
Just for Kicks2006TV SeriesCharles Atwood
Love Hollywood Style2006Ice Pop
The Cassidy Kids2006Dennis Peabody
One on One2005TV SeriesDirector
Static Shock2000-2004TV SeriesRubberband Man / Adam Evans
Face of Terror2004Jefferson
Who's Your Daddy?2004VideoAndy Brookes
Dunsmore2003Walter Taylor
Biker Boyz2003T.J.
Abby2003TV SeriesWill Jefferies
Livin' Large2002TV SeriesHost (2002-2003)
Red Skies2002TV MovieRiley
Thank Heaven2001Billy Ferrell
Instinct to Kill2001Lance Difford
Fire & Ice2001TV MovieMichael Williams
30 Years to Life2001Bruce
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child2000TV SeriesClown
Just Shoot Me!2000TV SeriesTad Gallo
Dancing in September2000Winston
Between Brothers1997-1999TV SeriesCharles Gordon
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven1998-1999TV SeriesSkull Cowboy
Fantasy Island1998TV SeriesMichael Wilkinson
Linc's1998TV Series
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998TV SeriesPerry
Blind Faith1998Eddie Williams
Drive1997Malik Brody
Fox After Breakfast1997TV SeriesGuest
The Sixth Man1997Antoine Tyler
Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesMarc Hamilton
Vampire in Brooklyn1995Julius Jones
Living Single1995TV SeriesMarcus Hughes
Renaissance Man1994Pvt. Jamaal Montgomery
Captain Planet and the Planeteers1994TV SeriesGoki
A Different World1987-1993TV SeriesDwayne Cleophus Wayne
Roc1992TV SeriesRev. Adams
Out All Night1992TV SeriesDean
CBS Schoolbreak Special1992TV SeriesHenry Brooks
White Men Can't Jump1992Junior
DuckTales: The Movie Special1990TV MovieHost
Def by Temptation1990'K'
Saturday Morning Videos1990TV SeriesHost
Dream Date1989TV MovieJim Parker
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988Willie
School Daze1988Edge
Spenser: For Hire1987TV SeriesBobby Waters
Enemy Territory1987A-Train
American Playhouse1985TV SeriesRoyal
The House of Dies Drear1984TV MovieMac Darrow
The Cosby Show1984TV SeriesPhillip Washington
Beat Street1984High School Student (scenes deleted)
Go Tell It on the Mountain1984Royal
ABC Afterschool Specials1981TV Series


K.C. Undercover2015-2016TV Series 2 episodes
The Dark Party2013
A Different World1992-1993TV Series 4 episodes


The Dark Party2013screenplay
A Different World1992-1993TV Series story by - 2 episodes


The Dark Party2013co-executive producer
CBS Schoolbreak Special1992TV Series co-executive producer - 1 episode


Rappin'1985performer: "Snack Attack", "Courtroom"


Restoring the Spirit of Los Angeles2014Documentary short special thanks


Unsung Hollywood2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHimself
Radio Disney Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHimself
The Boondocks2010TV SeriesHimself / Bald Actor
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHimself
TV Land Confidential2005-2007TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Interviewee
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
I Was a Network Star2006TV Movie documentary
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Birth of a Nation: The Making of 'School Daze'2005Video documentary shortHimself
College Daze2005Video documentary shortHimself
Making a Mark2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Dunsmore'2005Video documentary shortHimself
My Coolest Years2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - 'B-Boys & B-Girls'
TV's Most Memorable Weddings2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-1995TV SeriesHimself
1995 VH1 Honors1995TV MovieHimself
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Comic Relief V1992TV SpecialHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988-1992TV SeriesHimself
Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS, and You1992Video shortHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990-1992TV SeriesHimself
Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake1991TV MovieHimself
The 12th Annual Black Achievement Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Sesame Street1991TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1990TV SeriesHimself
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1990TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Show1990TV SeriesHimself
After Hours1990TV SeriesHimself
22nd NAACP Image Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
21st NAACP Image Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy
One to Grow On1982TV Series shortHimself


Won Awards

2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialLife Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)
1992Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesA Different World (1987)
1991Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesA Different World (1987)

Nominated Awards

2012Best FilmAmerican Black Film FestivalGrand Jury PrizeThe Dark Party (2013)
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SpecialCBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)
1988Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in a New Television Comedy SeriesA Different World (1987)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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