Haywood Nelson

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Haywood Nelson
Born March 25, 1960 in New York, New York, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Grady Haywood Marshall 1975–1976 1
What's Happening!! Dwayne Nelson 1976–1979 1 2 3
What's Happening Now!! Dwayne Nelson 1985–1988 1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Sanford and Son Haywood Marshall 4x25 - The Family Man April 25, 1975
Kojak (1973) Bobby Moore 4x15 - The Godson January 4, 1977
The White Shadow Randy Judd 2x04 - Sudden Death October 8, 1979
The Parkers Himself 2x06 - Whassup with Heyyy? October 9, 2000


  • Starred in various commercials as a child for Campbell's Soup, Libby's, Hot Wheels, Kodak and Polaroid
  • Currently works as a main point advisor for his wife, Khnadya Skye's oil\petroleum technology corporation, SkyeWood
  • Leads an extremely private life
  • Has not spoken or seen his former "What's Happening!!" cast-mates since 2014