Diff'rent Strokes

The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two African American boys from Harlem who are taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman named Phillip Drummond and his daughter Kimberly, for whom their deceased mother previously worked. During the first season and first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred as the Drummonds' housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett.

TitleDiff'rent Strokes
First Air DateNovember 3rd, 1978
Last Air DateMarch 7th, 1986
GenreComedy
NetworkNBC
Production CompaniesNorman Lear/Tandem Productions, Embassy Pictures, Embassy Television
ProducerBlake Hunter
Number of Seasons8 Seasons
Number of Episodes189 Episodes
Plot Keywordswealthy, orphan, manhattan, new york city, sitcom, child care
Dana Plato
Dana Plato
Kimberly Drummond
Conrad Bain
Conrad Bain
Phillip Drummond
Todd Bridges
Todd Bridges
Willis Jackson
Gary Coleman
Gary Coleman
Arnold Jackson
Danny Cooksey
Danny Cooksey
Mary Jo Catlett
Mary Jo Catlett
Arnold et Willy
Il mio amico Arnold
Different Strokes