Haywood Nelson

Haywood Nelson
Haywood Nelson  American Actor

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Haywood Nelson is a 63 year old American Actor. Born on 25th March, 1960 in NYC, he is famous for What`s Happening! in a career that spans 1974–present. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Haywood Nelson has been in 2 on-screen matchups, including Bever-Leigh Banfield in What's Happening Now! (1985) and Mariann Aalda in What's Happening Now! (1985).

Haywood Nelson is a member of the following lists: American Scientologists, American film actors and American television actors.


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First Name Haywood
Last Name Nelson
Birthday 25th March, 1960
Birthplace NYC
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame What`s Happening!
Year(s) Active 1974-present, 1974–present

Haywood Knowles Nelson, Jr. (born March 25, 1960) is an American actor. He is best known for having portrayed Dwayne Nelson on the television series What's Happening!! from 1976–1979, and its spin-off series What's Happening Now!! 1985–1988.

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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Haywood NelsonMovie
Dragnet1989Lyle PetersTV Show
What's Happening Now!1985Dwayne NelsonTV Show
Thank God It's Friday1978Man in Disco (uncredited)Movie
The White Shadow1978Randy JuddTV Show
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour1976Dwayne NelsonTV Show
What's Happening!!1976Dwayne NelsonTV Show
Grady1975Haywood MarshallTV Show
Mixed Company1974FreddieMovie
Kojak1973Bobby MooreTV Show
If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band1972RonnieTV Movie
Sanford and Son1972Haywood Marshall, Grady's GrandsonTV Show
As the World Turns1956Jerry Smith (1971-1976)TV Show
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TonyaAug 6, 2012

I had a big crush on haywood nelson. When I was a little girl. Still to this day I still say hey hey hey. I have all the dvds of whats happening.

Diana DurhamMay 19, 2011

I heard years ago that Haywood Nelson is the brother of prince.

DamarisMar 26, 2011

Hello there my name is Damaris. I just wanted to say Happy Belated Birthday...I hope you celebrated it with a bang and safely...only reason why I remember is because mine is the very next day...Well I hope all is well with you and yours...God Bless you and yours...take care..

PhyllisFeb 16, 2010

He was married if he`s not married now. I remember seeing wedding pictures of him in JET magazine.

Robert RickenFeb 2, 2010

Hi Haywood, Regards from your Mineola JHS principal. As ever, proud of you! Bob Ricken

yolandaDec 5, 2009

i was just thinking about old tv shows and haywood nelson happened to come to mind and i wanted to know what he was up to these days

gummiebearSep 30, 2009

Gay or Not he was still a great actor back in the day. He is alright with me

DannAug 7, 2009

If Haywood is gay I`ll take him !!!

unknownJul 28, 2009

he has 3 daughters whom he hardly knows.. and are beautiful and smart *no credit to him*...

TabithaMay 26, 2009

I`ve read a few updates on him and none mention a wife or kids. I`m wondering if he`s gay...not that`s anything wrong with that.

Lia PadillaMay 7, 2009

He is still a very attractive man. It was just so great to know that he and I share the same birth day. I wonder if he is married.

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