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The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two African American boys from Harlem who are taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman named Phillip Drummond and his daughter Kimberly, for whom their deceased mother previously worked. During the first season and first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred as the Drummonds' housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett.

  1. Jeff Harris

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  2. Bernie Kukoff

    Creator

Top Billed Cast

  1. Dana Plato

    Dana Plato

    Kimberly Drummond

  2. Conrad Bain

    Conrad Bain

    Phillip Drummond

  3. Todd Bridges

    Todd Bridges

    Willis Jackson

  4. Gary Coleman

    Gary Coleman

    Arnold Jackson

  5. Danny Cooksey

    Danny Cooksey

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Diff'rent Strokes

Season 8

1985 | 19 Episodes

Season 8 of Diff'rent Strokes premiered on September 27, 1985.

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Diff'rent Strokes
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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m, 24m

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