• User


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. Bernie Kukoff


  2. Jeff Harris


Series Cast

  1. Conrad Bain as Phillip Drummond

    Conrad Bain

    Phillip Drummond

    189 Episodes

  2. Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson

    Gary Coleman

    Arnold Jackson

    189 Episodes

  3. Todd Bridges as Willis Jackson

    Todd Bridges

    Willis Jackson

    189 Episodes

  4. Dana Plato as Kimberly Drummond

    Dana Plato

    Kimberly Drummond

    147 Episodes

  5. Mary Jo Catlett as Pearl Gallagher

    Mary Jo Catlett

    Pearl Gallagher

    67 Episodes

  6. Charlotte Rae as Edna Garrett

    Charlotte Rae

    Edna Garrett

    50 Episodes

  7. Danny Cooksey as Sam McKinney

    Danny Cooksey

    Sam McKinney

    43 Episodes

  8. Shavar Ross as Dudley Ramsey

    Shavar Ross

    Dudley Ramsey

    43 Episodes

  9. Dixie Carter as Maggie McKinney

    Dixie Carter

    Maggie McKinney

    25 Episodes

  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 8

1985 • 19 Episodes

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

The Front Page

(8x19, March 7, 1986) Season Finale

View All Seasons

Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes

Content Score 


Almost there...

Looks like we're missing the following data in en-US or en-US...

  • Video

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page


Want to rate or add this item to a list?