If you're a Todd Bridges fan, now's your chance to chat with him live from his home! Behind the Curtain is excited to have Todd join the growing list of celebrities who will be starring in live webinars from their living rooms, allowing their most dedicated fans the chance to ask questions, purchase personalized & autographed photos, and even the possibility of winning unique memorabilia from the star.
Todd Anthony Bridges career has spanned 25 years and is still going strong. Inspired by comedic genius, Redd Foxx ,Todd decided to become an actor. His first job, a Jell-O commercial starred the entire Bridges family. He later completed 60 national commercials. Todd is famously known for his role as Willis Jackson on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, and for his recurring role as Monk on the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. He was a comedic commentator from 2008-2013 on the television series TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest....
Bridges was born May 27, 1965, in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Betty Alice Pryor, an actress, director, and manager, and James Bridges, Sr., an agent.
Todd Bridges has pioneered the way for many black actors. He was the first black child actor to have a reoccurring role on The Walton’s and Little House on the Prairie. He appeared in one episode of the landmark miniseries Roots. He was a regular on the Barney Miller spinoff Fish. His role as big brother, Willis Jackson on the long-running sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, made his name. Diff’rent Strokes brought to the American TV audience for the first time a racially-mixed cast.
Since 2015, Bridges has been the host of a live game show, Lovers or Losers: The Game Show, at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bridges wrote a book, Killing Willis: From Diff'rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted, discussing his childhood sexual abuse, drug addiction, criminal charges, and efforts to establish a public identity independent of the character, "Willis," he portrayed. He appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on April 28, 2010, to discuss the troubled past he chronicles in his memoir.