Diff'rent Strokes 1985 | TV Show Watchlist

Premise

A long-running sitcom about a Park Avenue millionaire who adopts two Harlem orphans after the death of their housekeeper mother. The younger brother, Arnold, was an immediate hit, and the precocious lad's frequent query of his sedate, older brother---'Whatchutalkinbout, Willis?'---entered the pop-culture lexicon. The sitcom, on the air for eight years, spun off 'The Facts of Life.'

Cast

Conrad Bain Philip Drummond
Gary Coleman Arnold Jackson
Todd Bridges Willis Jackson
Dana Plato Kimberly Drummond
Charlotte Rae Mrs. Edna Garrett
Nedra Volz Adelaide Brubaker
Janet Jackson Charlene Duprey
Dody Goodman Aunt Sophia
Dixie Carter Maggie McKinney