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Net Worth:
$2 Million
Jul 24, 1965 (58 years old)
5 ft 11 in (1.81 m)
United States of America
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  1. Early Life
  2. Career
  3. Personal Life

What is Kadeem Hardison's Net Worth?

Kadeem Hardison is an American actor who has a net worth of $2 million. Kadeem Hardison began his professional acting career in the early 80s, appearing in an ABC "Afterschool Special". Throughout the 80s and early 90s, he went back and forth between film and television work, appearing in such projects as "Go Tell It On the Mountain", "The Cosby Show", "Spenser for Hire", "School Daze", "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka", and "White Men Can't Jump". In 1987, he was cast in the role that would make him a household name around the world, as Dwayne Wayne on "The Cosby Show" spin-off "A Different World". His sense of fashion, and his iconic eyewear, made his character one of the most easily recognizable on television. He also directed episodes of the popular series.

Early Life

Hardison was born on July 24, 1965 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He was born to parents Donald McFadden, who was an antique and fine art collector, and Bethann Hardison, a runway model. His mother was a pioneering model as she was one of the first major African-American models. She became an advocate for diversity in the fashion industry.


Hardison began his acting career in 1981. That year, he appeared in an episode of "ABC Afterschool Specials." In 1984, he appeared in an episode of "The Cosby Show" and also booked roles in "Beat Street," The House of Dies Drear," and "Go Tell It on the Mountain." In 1985, he appeared in the film "Rappin'" and also in an episode of "American Playhouse."

Hardison booked a starring role on the sitcom "A Different World" as character Dwayne Wayne. In 1987. "A Different World" was a spin-off series of "The Cosby World." The show followed the life of students attending a fictional historically black college in Virginia and addressed issues and topics that were generally avoided by "The Cosby Show," such as race relations, sexual topics, and HIV/AIDS. Hardison remained on the show for its entire six season run until it ended in 1993.

While on "A Different World," Hardison continued acting in other films and shows as well. He appeared in two episodes of "Sesame Street" in 1990 and 1991and in the films "Enemy Territory," "School Daze," "Def by Temptation," and "White Men Can't Jump." In 1994, he voiced a character in "Captain Planet and the Planeteers." He also appeared in an episode of "Living Single" in 1995. In 1997, he booked a main cast role in "Between Brothers" as character Charles Gordon. He remained on the show until 1999.

In 2000, he appeared in the film "Dancing in September." In 2001, he appeared in four films – "30 Years to Life," "Fire & Ice," "Instinct to Kill," and "Thanks Heaven." From 2002 to 2003, he hosted a number of episodes of  "Livin' Large." In 2003, he appeared in the first season of  "Abby." From 2000 to 2004, he voiced a character in seven episodes of "Static Shock."

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Throughout the second half of the 2000s, he appeared in episodes of various series like "Just for Kicks," "My Name is Earl," "House," Girlfriends," "Under One Roof," Everybody Hates Chris," "Greek," "Cold Case," and "Ghost Whisperer." He also appeared in films like "Life is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story," "Bratz," "Made of Honour," and "The Sweep."

In 2012, he appeared in an episode of "Parenthood" and also voiced a character in an episode of "Family Guy." In 2013, he booked a recurring role in the series "Cult." He also voiced a character in the video game "Beyond: Two Souls." From 2015 to 2018, he booked a main cast role as Craig Cooper in "K.C. Undercover." The show also starred Zendaya, Trinitee Stokes, and Tammy Townsend. In 2016, he appeared in an episode of "Supernatural" and also had roles in the films "B.C. Butcher" and "Queen of Hearts." In 2018, he appeared in the first season of "Love Is _" and in the holiday television film, "The Christmas Pact."

In 2019, he booked a role in the comedy film "Paddleton." He also had a recurring role in "Black Monday" as the character Spencer and appeared as the narrator on the 2019 album "Jim Crow: The Musical."  He also appeared in a main character role in "Teenage Bounty Hunters" in 2020. The same year, he appeared in the television film "Psych 2: Lassie Come Home." In 2022, he booked a role in an episode of "Grown-ish" and also appeared as Detective Kinder in two episodes of "The Lincoln Lawyer." The same year, he appeared in the dystopic science fiction series "Moonhaven" as character Arlo.

Personal Life

In 1996, Hardison had a daughter named Sophia with American singer Chanté Moore. They got married a year later in 1997 and remained married until 2000. He has also been romantically connected to Cree Summer and Darlene Tejeiro. He has otherwise been very private about his romantic life. Hardison remains a close friend of actor Darryl Bell, the actor who played his best friend on "A Different World." Hardison briefly appeared alongside Bell on FOX's "Househusbands of Hollywood."

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