• Kadeem Hardison is an actor and director best known for his role as Dwayne Wade in “A Different World”.
• His net worth is estimated to be around $2 million as of late-2018.
• He is the only child of catwalk model Bethann Hardison and Donald McFadden, an antique and fine art collector.
• He made several guest appearances and had a few film projects before getting his main roles in “A Different World” and “Between Brothers”.
• He was married to singer Chante Moore for three years, and is a close friend of actor Darryl Bell.

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Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthApril 17, 1957, July 24, 1965
SpouseBrenda Casey, Chanté Moore
FactIn a late 1980s interview with a Dutch youth magazine, he said that actress Cree Summer was his true love.

Who is Kadeem Hardison?

Kadeem Hardison was born on 24 July 1965, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is an actor as well as a director, probably best known for his role as Dwayne Wade in “A Different World”, which is a spin-off from the sitcom “The Cosby Show”.


The Net Worth of Kadeem Hardison

How rich is Kadeem Hardison? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He also starred in the Disney Channel series “K.C. Undercover”, playing Greg Cooper until the show’s end in 2018. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Kadeem is the only child of catwalk model Bethann Hardison, who is known as one of the pioneers of diversity in the fashion industry. His father Donald McFadden was an antique and fine art collector. Little is known as to how he developed a passion for acting, but he started his career in the early 1980s, appearing in small roles in “ABC Afterschool Specials”, and “American Playhouse”.

While taking in television projects, he also had a few small parts in films, before getting his first big break in the series “A Different World” as Dwayne Cleophus Wayne, in  the sitcom originally focused on the character Denise Huxtable played by Lisa Bonet, along with the students of the fictional black college, Hillman College. After Lisa left the show during the first season, it focused more on Dwayne Wayne and Whitley Gilbert, played by Jasmine Guy. The show has a lot of connections to “The Cosby Show”, and characters from that series made appearances throughout its run. Hardison would stay with the show for a total of 138 episodes – its entire run until the sixth season.

Career Prominence

Kadeem made several guest appearances and had a few film projects before getting his second main role in the series “Between Brothers”, which focused on four African-American men in their late 20s, starring alongside Dondre T. Whitfield. However, the show was short-lived as it only ran for two seasons and 17 episodes before it was cancelled.

In 2003, he had another main role in the series “Abby”, cast as Will Jeffries in the show focused on television producer Abigail “Abby” Walker, played by Sydney Tamiia Poitier, and her relationship with ex-boyfriend Will Jeffries. Despite the heavy promotion, the show attracted few viewers and  negative responses, especially for the show’s heavy reliance on sexual humor, and it was cancelled after 10 episodes. During this time, Hardison had another project in “Static Shock”, voicing Adam Evans for seven episodes, and made guest appearances in popular shows such as “My Name is Earl”, and “House”.


Later Career and KC Undercover

Kadeem focused on further guest roles during the latter part of his career, in “Greek”, “Cold Case”, “Ghost Whisperer” and “Family Guy” among others, until securing a recurring role in “Cult” in 2013, playing the character Paz. The show focused on a production assistant who investigates mysterious disappearances that are linked to a television show named “Cult”, but it aired for only one season before its cancellation.

In 2015, Kadeem had another notable role, this time in the show “K.C. Undercover”, a Disney Channel comedy series starring Zendaya as a teenager named K.C. who becomes a spy; in the show, he plays K.C.’s father. “K.C. Undercover” would run for a total of three seasons before the show reached its inevitable conclusion, meantime he also made a guest appearances in “Supernatural” and “Love Is_____”, and also had a few film projects during this period, including in “B.C. Butcher” which is a horror comedy film that he narrated, and in “Android Cop”, a science fiction film that is a parody of “RoboCop”.

Personal Life

For his personal life, it is known that Hardison married singer Chante Moore in 1997, but they divorced after three years and a child. Chante is known for various musical releases, including the album “Precious” and the song “Chante’s Got a Man”. She later became more of a television personality in the latter part of her career. Kadeem is also a close friend of actor Darryl Bell, since their appearances in the show “A Different World”. The two have worked together on other projects, including “House Husbands of Hollywood”.

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General Info

Full NameDwane Casey
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthApril 17, 1957, July 24, 1965
Height1.88 m, 1.81 m
Weight88 kg
ProfessionBasketball player, Coach, Screenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Television Director
EducationUniversity of Kentucky
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseBrenda Casey, Chanté Moore
ChildrenJustine Casey, Zachary Casey, Sophia Hardison
ParentsBethann Hardison, Donald McFadden
SiblingsDonnie Casey, Nadine Casey, Michael McFadden Hardison, Gretchen Hardison, Nydia Hardison, John Hardison, Caroline Hardison, Myles Hardison


AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special
MoviesThe 6th Man, Made of Honor, White Men Can't Jump, Vampire in Brooklyn, Def by Temptation, School Daze, Renaissance Man, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Biker Boyz, Panther, 30 Years to Life, Instinct to Kill, Beat Street, Escapee, Who's Your Daddy?, Android Cop, Drive, Showtime, Life Is Not a Fairytale: Th...
TV ShowsCult, Abby, Between Brothers, A Different World, One to Grow On, K.C. Undercover

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1Former brother-in-law of LaTendre Moore.
2Former son-in-law of Larry Moore.
3Went to Junior High School 104 in New York City with fellow actors Robert Downey Jr., Jon Cryer and Erica Gimpel.
4Is very famous in The Netherlands because of his character in A Different World (1987). The Dutch know exactly what is meant by "Dwayne Wayne glasses" since everyone wanted them back in the '90s.
5In a late 1980s interview with a Dutch youth magazine, he said that actress Cree Summer was his true love.
6Daughter Sophia Hardison. was born in 1996, with ex-wife, Chanté Moore.
7Son of Bethann Hardison, a former model who now has her own modeling agency
8Was mentioned in the thank you of A Different World (1987) co-star Cree Summer's 1999 debut album "Street Faerie".




K.C. Undercover2015-2017TV SeriesCraig Cooper / Craig Cooper
Queen of Hearts2016/IShortBook
Supernatural2016TV SeriesRussell Lemmons
B.C. Butcher2016Narrator
Sister Switch2015Gregory Cole
Android Cop2014Sgt. Jones
Some Other Time2013Cyrus Wainwright
Beyond: Two Souls2013Video GameCole Freeman
Cult2013TV SeriesPaz
The Dark Party2013Jeff
Family Guy2012TV Series
Parenthood2012TV SeriesRichard Gilchrist
Ricochet2011TV MovieBob Worley
The Hop Off2011ShortCharles Lee
Escapee2011Detective Pars
Ghost Whisperer2010TV SeriesDean
Cold Case2009TV SeriesAndrew 'Huxtable' Garrett '09
Greek2009TV SeriesBrian Howard
Everybody Hates Chris2007-2009TV SeriesJudge Harry Watkins
The Sweep2008Tyrone
Under One Roof2008TV SeriesJamal
Made of Honor2008Felix
Bratz2007Sasha's Dad
Girlfriends2007TV SeriesEldon Parks
House M.D.2006-2007TV SeriesLawyer Howard Gemeiner
My Name Is Earl2006TV SeriesOwner
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story2006TV MovieJoseph Barrino
Just for Kicks2006TV SeriesCharles Atwood
Love Hollywood Style2006Ice Pop
The Cassidy Kids2006Dennis Peabody
One on One2005TV SeriesDirector
Static Shock2000-2004TV SeriesRubberband Man / Adam Evans
Face of Terror2004Jefferson
Who's Your Daddy?2004VideoAndy Brookes
Dunsmore2003Walter Taylor
Biker Boyz2003T.J.
Abby2003TV SeriesWill Jefferies
Livin' Large2002TV SeriesHost (2002-2003)
Red Skies2002TV MovieRiley
Thank Heaven2001Billy Ferrell
Instinct to Kill2001Lance Difford
Fire & Ice2001TV MovieMichael Williams
30 Years to Life2001Bruce
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child2000TV SeriesClown
Just Shoot Me!2000TV SeriesTad Gallo
Dancing in September2000Winston
Between Brothers1997-1999TV SeriesCharles Gordon
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven1998-1999TV SeriesSkull Cowboy
Fantasy Island1998TV SeriesMichael Wilkinson
Linc's1998TV Series
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998TV SeriesPerry
Blind Faith1998Eddie Williams
Drive1997Malik Brody
Fox After Breakfast1997TV SeriesGuest
The Sixth Man1997Antoine Tyler
Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesMarc Hamilton
Vampire in Brooklyn1995Julius Jones
Living Single1995TV SeriesMarcus Hughes
Renaissance Man1994Pvt. Jamaal Montgomery
Captain Planet and the Planeteers1994TV SeriesGoki
A Different World1987-1993TV SeriesDwayne Cleophus Wayne
Roc1992TV SeriesRev. Adams
Out All Night1992TV SeriesDean
CBS Schoolbreak Special1992TV SeriesHenry Brooks
White Men Can't Jump1992Junior
DuckTales: The Movie Special1990TV MovieHost
Def by Temptation1990'K'
Saturday Morning Videos1990TV SeriesHost
Dream Date1989TV MovieJim Parker
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988Willie
School Daze1988Edge
Spenser: For Hire1987TV SeriesBobby Waters
Enemy Territory1987A-Train
American Playhouse1985TV SeriesRoyal
The House of Dies Drear1984TV MovieMac Darrow
The Cosby Show1984TV SeriesPhillip Washington
Beat Street1984High School Student (scenes deleted)
Go Tell It on the Mountain1984Royal
ABC Afterschool Specials1981TV Series


K.C. Undercover2015-2016TV Series 2 episodes
The Dark Party2013
A Different World1992-1993TV Series 4 episodes


The Dark Party2013screenplay
A Different World1992-1993TV Series story by - 2 episodes


The Dark Party2013co-executive producer
CBS Schoolbreak Special1992TV Series co-executive producer - 1 episode


Rappin'1985performer: "Snack Attack", "Courtroom"


Restoring the Spirit of Los Angeles2014Documentary short special thanks


Unsung Hollywood2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHimself
Radio Disney Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHimself
The Boondocks2010TV SeriesHimself / Bald Actor
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHimself
TV Land Confidential2005-2007TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Interviewee
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
I Was a Network Star2006TV Movie documentary
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Birth of a Nation: The Making of 'School Daze'2005Video documentary shortHimself
College Daze2005Video documentary shortHimself
Making a Mark2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Dunsmore'2005Video documentary shortHimself
My Coolest Years2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - 'B-Boys & B-Girls'
TV's Most Memorable Weddings2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-1995TV SeriesHimself
1995 VH1 Honors1995TV MovieHimself
Soul Train Comedy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Comic Relief V1992TV SpecialHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988-1992TV SeriesHimself
Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS, and You1992Video shortHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990-1992TV SeriesHimself
Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake1991TV MovieHimself
The 12th Annual Black Achievement Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Sesame Street1991TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1990TV SeriesHimself
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1990TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Show1990TV SeriesHimself
After Hours1990TV SeriesHimself
22nd NAACP Image Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
21st NAACP Image Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy
One to Grow On1982TV Series shortHimself


Won Awards

2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialLife Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)
1992Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesA Different World (1987)
1991Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesA Different World (1987)

Nominated Awards

2012Best FilmAmerican Black Film FestivalGrand Jury PrizeThe Dark Party (2013)
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SpecialCBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)
1988Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in a New Television Comedy SeriesA Different World (1987)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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