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Question: Help me out here. I'm a big fan of The Jeffersons and I always thought the first actor who played Lionel left because of a swelled head, then came back when his solo career didn't take off. But my brother insists it was so that his brother could take over. Who's right?


Answer: Why, you are, Brenda, assuming you mean Mike Evans, who played young Lionel Jefferson on All in the Family and then on its Jeffersons spin-off. He left because of an inflated sense of self rather than a bump on the noggin. However, it's probably nicer to say he suffered from the inexperience of youth rather than to tar him with the ego brush. Of course, the actor himself took it a step further in 1980 and told TV Guide he was darread more

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The Jeffersons: Season 3
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The Jeffersons
Roots: The Next Generation

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Year Title Description
2006 Living in TV Land: Sherman Hemsley Episode, Appearing
1985 Turk 182! Movie, Actor - Subway Cop
1979 Roots TV Show Series, Actor - Alex Haley (young man)
1975 The Jeffersons TV Show Series, Actor - Lionel Jefferson
Heavenly Help TV Show Series, Actor - Rodney Doliphant

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