Kadeem Hardison Biography: Movies, Age, Height, Net Worth, Wife, Nationality, Parents, Height

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Kadeem Hardison is a talented actor, director, and producer who has entertained audiences for over three decades.

He rose to fame as the witty and charming Dwayne Wayne on the popular sitcom A Different World, a spin-off of The Cosby Show.

He has also starred in movies such as White Men Can’t Jump, Drive, Vampire in Brooklyn, and Made of Honor.

He is currently playing the role of Bowser, a veteran bounty hunter, in the Netflix series Teenage Bounty Hunters.


  • Full name: Kadeem Ameer Hardison
  • Date of birth: July 24, 1965
  • Age: 58 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor, director, and producer
  • Height: 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m)
  • Parents: Bethann Hardison (mother) and Donald McFadden (father)
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Chanté Moore (ex-wife)
  • Children: Sophia Hardison (daughter)
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

Kadeem Hardison, who turned 58 in 2023, was born on July 24, 1965, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA.

He is the only child of Bethann Hardison, a former model and a pioneer for diversity in the fashion industry, and Donald McFadden, an antique and fine art collector.

He attended Saint Ann’s School, a progressive private school in Brooklyn Heights, where he developed his interest in acting. He participated in several school plays and joined the drama club.

He also took acting classes at the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Roundabout Theatre Company. He graduated from high school in 1983 and decided to pursue a career in acting.

Personal Life

Kadeem Hardison married singer Chanté Moore on November 17, 1997. They met at a charity event in 1996 and fell in love.

They had a daughter named Sophia, born on February 27, 1996. However, their marriage did not last long, and they divorced in 2000.

They remained friends and co-parents to their daughter. Hardison has not been romantically linked to anyone since his divorce. He is currently single and focused on his career and his daughter.


Kadeem Hardison began his acting career in 1981 when he appeared in an episode of the ABC Afterschool Special titled A Movie Star’s Daughter.

He then landed a recurring role as Eric Dean in the NBC soap opera The Guiding Light from 1983 to 1984. He made his film debut in 1984, playing the role of Simon in the comedy film Beat Street.

He also appeared in several other films in the 1980s, such as Go Tell It on the Mountain, Krush Groove, Def by Temptation, and School Daze.

However, his breakthrough role came in 1987, when he was cast as Dwayne Wayne, a math whiz and aspiring engineer, in the NBC sitcom A Different World, a spin-off of The Cosby Show.

He played the role for six seasons, from 1987 to 1993, and became one of the show’s most popular and beloved characters.

He also directed several show episodes and won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series 1992.

After A Different World ended, Hardison continued to work in film and television. He starred in several movies, such as White Men Can’t Jump, Drive, Vampire in Brooklyn, Panther, The Sixth Man, Blind Faith, 30 Years to Life, Made of Honor, and Showtime.

He also appeared in many T.V. shows, such as Between Brothers, Abby, Girlfriends, The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris, Greek, House, K.C. Undercover, Love Is, and Black Monday. He also produced and directed projects like The Dark Party, Bratz, and Culture Clash.

In 2020, he joined the cast of the Netflix series Teenage Bounty Hunters, playing the role of Bowser Jenkins, a veteran bounty hunter who mentors two teenage twins who join his business.

The show received positive reviews and was praised for its humour, action, and diversity.

Net Worth

According to various sources, Kadeem Hardison has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

He has earned wealth from his successful acting, director, and producer career.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @kadeemhardison
  • Twitter handle: @KadeemHardison


  • A Different World
  • White Men Can’t Jump
  • Drive
  • Vampire in Brooklyn
  • Made of Honor
  • Teenage Bounty Hunters

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