Olivia’s Daddy Archive

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,...

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...

TEMPESTT AND HER F-ING HORMONES!

The only cast member I had friction with was Tempestt Bledsoe, (Vanessa). The cast of the Cosby Show was a family knit as tightly as one of Cliff Huxtable’s famous sweaters. There was no way that I was just...

THE CAST AND MY SECRET CRUSH

I liked Lisa quite a bit. However, the cast member I liked the most was Malcolm Jamal-Warner, (Theo). Malcolm has an endearing quality about him. People want to be his friend. I was no different. He was always friendly and...

KISSING LISA BONET: THOSE LIPS!

In my career, I have been fortunate enough to kiss two of the most beautiful women in Hollywood–three if you count Troy Beyer. I kissed Halle Berry in the film Strictly Business and of course, while on the Cosby...

WELCOME TO THE HUXTABLES

True, I had some fun at Lisa’s expense. However, I also liked Lisa a great deal. She tended on the quiet side, but was sweet and I thought, very kind. She went out of her way to make me...

FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND THE LISA BONET LOOK

In the years since I first laid eyes on Lisa, there had been the film Angel Heart, a horror/thriller in which Lisa starred with Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro. Lisa played a voodoo priestess, who dances around with her...

MEN BEHAVE LIKE COMPLETE IDIOTS

It is simply a fact of life that beautiful women make men behave like complete idiots. I know first hand. Along with the rest of America, The Cosby Show had become my favorite television program. Every Thursday evening, I was parked...

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