Haywood Nelson Bio, Age, Wife, Married, Net Worth, Movies and TV Shows

By | April 11, 2024

Haywood Nelson Biography

Haywood Jr. is an American actor, He is famous for his play as Dwayne Nelson in the TV series What’s Happening!! Nelson has lasted in the entertainment industry for more than forty years.

Haywood Nelson Age

Nelson was born on 25th March 1960, in New York, New York, USA. His real names are Haywood Knowles Nelson, Jr. he is 64 years old as of March 2024.

Haywood Nelson Marriage

Nelson has had three marriages so far, he was married to Khnadya Skye Nelson from 2014 to 2020, then afterwards married Diana Ramos from 1987 to 1998, and later Sheryl Piland between June 13th 1981 to 1984, He has three children from his second marriage.

Haywood Nelson Career

He started his profession at a tender age of six with multiple primary on-camera and voice-over national commercials, among them Lavoris, Hot Wheels, Campbell’s Soup, Polaroid, Rock’em Sock’em Robots, Libby’s, and Johnny Lightning. Nelson has co-featured in very many feature films, among them; Evilspeak, Mixed Company, This Property Is Condemned, You Gotta Pay the Band and If You Give a Dance. Haywood also had a two-year run on Broadway as Thieves. Nelson featured as Bobby Moore in the Kojak episode “The Godson”. At 14 years, he acted as the grandson of Whitman Mayo’s Grady on the TV series Sanford and Son before shifting on to the series Grady in 1975.

At the age of 16 years old he got the role of “Dwayne” in the TV series “Cooley High,” that afterwards became the ABC widely known series “What’s Happening!” for TOY Productions. Nelson was a “teenage heartthrob” on a famous TV series and one of the first Black teen idols. His education in Architectural Design and Electronics Engineering was interfered with when the cast of What’s Happening!! come back together for three seasons of syndication in the series continuation What’s Happening Now!! for Columbia Pictures TV, where he also worked as Technical Director. Haywood later appeared in an urban dramatic Broadway production in New York’s Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall, as himself, in the Paramount picture Dickie Roberts, and in the TV series The Parkers.

Haywood Nelson Net Worth

Nelson has a rough estimate worth of 500 thousand dollars.

Haywood Nelson Movies

  • 1971–74 As the World Turns
  • 1974 Mixed Company
  • 1975 Sanford and Son
  • 1975–76 Grady
  • 1976–79 What’s Happening!!
  • 1977 Kojak
  • 1977 The Brady Bunch Hour
  • 1979 The White Shadow
  • 1981 Evilspeak
  • 1983-84 That Teen Show
  • 1985–88 What’s Happening Now!!
  • 1990 Dragnet
  • 2000 The Parkers
  • 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

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