POLITICS ON THE SET

When I worked on The Cosby Show, I wasn’t politically active. However, I was opinionated and then as now, I had a very big mouth. Somehow, I avoided politics on the set…almost. One of the fun things about working...

DE-FUND MY ALMA MATER

I have stood by and with my alma mater, the University of Maryland, through numerous trials and tribulations – the tragic 1986 drug-induced death of All-American basketball player Len Bias the summer between my sophomore and junior years, sex...

THE STARS

One of the terrific things about being on The Cosby Show was meeting genuine stars. I met a lot of famous people – I mean, truly famous people, not people like me who were trying to become famous. Actually,...

THE COSBY SHOW FINALE

The contradiction between how I was treated behind the scenes on the Cosby Show and how I was treated away from the show was never more clear, or more true than during the Cosby Show finale. That Martin Kendall was...

ABSOLUTE SCRUBBINESS

My complete and utter scrubbiness, my absolute expendability, was made crystal clear to me toward the end of my second season on the show. One of the good things that came from my staying out of my dressing closet,...

AND THE WINNER ISN’T…

La La Land a.k.a. Hollywood, a.k.a. the land of gentrified hypocrisy.   In the category of “Most deliciously ironic moment of the entire Oscars,” the winner is – oh, wait, it’s a tie: the moment when the so-called Hollywood...

SCRUB STATUS CONFIRMED

There were a few major slights, but mostly it was a parade of little things that confirmed my scrub status. For instance, there was the day one of the guys on the set refused to get me water. I...

LIFE AS A SCRUB

Being on The Cosby Show made me a household name. Wherever I went people would say, “Hey, there’s, uhm, what’s-his-name from the Huxtables.” So, perhaps not a household name, but a recognizable face and certainly a recognizable voice. “I...

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