. . . . . . . . Where Are They Now? . . . . . . . .
Today we are catching up with Emmanuel Lewis, the
former child star known as the title character on
Webster. It's been over 20 years since Webster went
off the air, leaving us to wonder where is the 4'3"
actor these days? Find out now!
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a
visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Fred Dryer: Football player and actor, played for the Los
Angeles Rams in the NFL, starred in the TV series "Hunter"
Jessica Tandy: Played Miss Daisy in the movie "Driving
Miss Daisy", appeared in "The Birds"
Anthony Zerbe: He has appeared in "The Omega Man", "Rooster
Cogburn", "Licence to Kill" and many other movies
(Answer at the bottom)
BIRTH DATE: March 9, 1971, Brooklyn, New York
CLAIM TO FAME: He is best known for playing the title
character in the 1980s television sitcom Webster.
FAMILY LIFE: Lewis' parents divorced when he was two. His
mother Margaret is a computer programmer. He has one sister
and two brothers: Lizziebeth (b. 1964), Roscoe (b. 1968),
and Chris (b. 1970).
INFO: His acting career began at the age of nine with roles
in national and regional commercials, including one for the
successful Jell-O Pudding campaign featuring Bill Cosby. He
was chosen to appear in a bunch of national commercials for
Burger King, which led to him landing the leading role on
After Webster, Lewis enrolled in Clark Atlanta University
and earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Theatre Arts. He
also continued working in television throughout the '90s,
making guest appearances on various series including Family
Matters, In the House, Moesha, Malcolm & Eddie and Good vs.
TRIVIA: Graduated from Midwood High School in 1989 and then
Clark Atlanta University in 1997.
Is 4 ft 3 in tall.
Is the youngest of four children.
Ranked #6 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
Remained friends with Michael Jackson up until his death,
though they rarely saw each other.
Has been parodied on Robot Chicken, in which he is named
"Manny Moe", mocks Gary Coleman, and appears in reality
programming with other celebrities.
There is no medical reason found as to why he remained so
Became a household name overseas in the mid-1980?s when he
released the song titled City Connection.
Has appeared in variety shows, such as Circus of the Stars
and Bob Hope?s Christmas Special.
Founded a production company, Emmanuel Lewis Entertainment
Enterprises, in 1985.
Won the People's Choice Award for Best Young Television
Performer for his work on Webster three years in a row.
WHERE IS HE NOW: Lewis has made several appearances as
himself in films and on television over the years. He
appeared in the 2003 David Spade feature Dickie Roberts:
Former Child Star and in the 2007 comedy Kickin It Old
Skool. He participated in the 2007 season of the VH1
reality series of The Surreal Life.
He has also made appearances on several TV series
documentaries, including Child Star Confidential, I Love
the 80's 3-D, Black in the 80s, and E! True Hollywood Story.
Nowadays, he splits his time between Atlanta and Los Angeles.
He spends his free time fishing and doing karate, in which
he has a Black Belt.
WRITE TO EMMANUEL LEWIS: Sorry, no address found.
Video Clips of Emmanuel Lewis
2007 Kickin It Old Skool...Emmanuel Lewis
1998 Moesha (TV series)...David
The Short Story
1995 The New Adventures of Mother Goose (TV movie)...Publisher
1983-1989 Webster (TV series)...Webster Long
1985 Lost in London (TV movie)...Davey Williams
1984 The Love Boat (TV series)...Timmy
Only the Good Die Young/The Light of Another Day/Honey Beats the Odds
1982 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV movie)...Human child
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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE
Fred Dryer - ALIVE
Jessica Tandy - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 06/07/1909 Died: 09/11/1994
Anthony Zerbe - ALIVE
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Alexandru Caragea, 58, Romanian politician.
Tuviah Friedman, 88, Israeli Nazi hunter.
Luis Jimenez Mata, 45, Mexican politician, Mayor of
Santiago Amoltepec, shot.
Charles Muscat, 48, Maltese footballer.
Ellen Stewart, 91, American theater director.
Mariusz Woyna-Orlewicz, 97, Polish cross country skier.
Zoltan Berczik, 73, Hungarian table tennis player and coach.
Susana Chavez, 36, Mexican poet and human rights activist,
Kozo Haraguchi, 100, Japanese track and field athlete,
Audrey Lawson-Johnston, 95, American-born British RMS
Lusitania passenger and last survivor.
John Modinos, 84, Cypriot opera baritone, heart failure.
David Nelson, 74, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie
and Harriet), colon cancer.
Knut Olsen, 57, Norwegian journalist and television presenter,
Won-il Rhee, 50, South Korean digital art curator, heart
Ze'ev Segal, 64, Israeli jurisprudent.
Kenneth Stevenson, 61, English Anglican prelate, Bishop of
Lietta Tornabuoni, 79, Italian film critic, complications
from a fall.
Marcel Trudel, 93, Canadian professor, author and historian
on New France, cancer.
Naseerullah Babar, 82, Pakistani soldier and politician,
Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (1976?1977) and Interior
John Dye, 47, American actor (Touched by an Angel).
Cookie Gilchrist, 75, American football player, cancer.
Joe Gores, 79, American novelist and screenwriter.
John Gross, 75, British literary critic.
Miklos Hofer, 79, Hungarian architect.
Bora Kostic, 80, Serbian footballer (Red Star Belgrade).
Alberto Leon, 37, Spanish mountain bike rider, involved in
Operacion Galgo, suicide.
Juanito Navarro, 86, Spanish actor, heart failure.
Gideon Njoku, 63, Nigerian footballer and coach, cardiac
Abraham Ortiz Rosales, Mexican politician, Mayor of Temoac,
Bosko Petrovic, 75, Croatian vibraphonist and music
Vivek Shauq, 47, Indian actor, comedian, writer and singer,
Maria Elena Walsh, 80, Argentine musician, poet and writer
("Manuelita la tortuga"), after long illness.
John J. Ward, 90, American Roman Catholic prelate,
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles (1963?1996).
Margaret Whiting, 86, American pop singer ("A Tree in the
Meadow", "Moonlight in Vermont"), natural causes.