Todd Bridges

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Todd Bridges
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Birth name Todd Anthony Bridges
Born May 27, 1965 in San Francisco, California, USA
Sometimes credited as Todd A. Bridges
Notable Roles Willis Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes
Notable Episodes
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Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Fish Loomis 1977–1978 1 2
Diff'rent Strokes Willis Jackson 1978–1986 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Everybody Hates Chris
(credited as Todd A. Bridges)
Monk 2007–2009

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Barney Miller Truman Jackson 1x13 - The Hero May 1, 1975
Little House on the Prairie Solomon Henry 3x18 - The Wisdom of Solomon March 7, 1977
The Waltons Josh 6x02 - The Stray September 22, 1977
The Love Boat Michael, Jr. 2x06 - Mike and Ike / The Witness / The Kissing Bandit October 21, 1978
Hello, Larry Willis Jackson 1x10 - The Trip (2) March 30, 1979
The Facts of Life Willis Jackson 1x01 - Rough Housing August 24, 1979
Hello, Larry Willis Jackson 2x01 - Feudin' and Fussin' (2) September 28, 1979
Hello, Larry Willis Jackson 2x07 - Thanksgiving Crossover (2) November 28, 1979
The Facts of Life Willis Jackson 2x13 - Bought and Sold March 11, 1981

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Weakest Link Newsmakers Edition October 22, 2001
Hollywood Squares October 7-11, 2002
Hollywood Squares September 8-12, 2003

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Young Artist Awards

(2 Nominations)


  • His mother, Betty was an actress, director & manager, and her father, James was a talent agent
  • Has two brothers: Zero and Jimmy, and a sister, Verda
  • Is the uncle of actresses Penny Bae, Brooke Marie and Rachel Bridges.
  • Has a son, Spencir (born in July of 1998) with his ex-wife, Dori
  • Struggled with a crack cocaine addition
  • In 1989, Todd was arrested & tried for attempted murder; he was later acquitted of all charges