Question: Is the actor who plays Gordon on Sesame Street the same same actor who played Willie Dynamite in a 1970s movie? — Van E., Philadelphia, Pa.

Televisionary: Well, one of the Gordons is, Van, though Roscoe Orman worked an entirely different kind of street in the 1973 blaxploitation film Willie Dynamite. Unless Gordon's been padding his take-home with a second line of work, that is.