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Haywood Nelson

In November 2007
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Birth dateMarch 25, 1960(age 56)
Place of birthNew York City, New York, United States

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Haywood Nelson (born March 25, 1960 in New York City) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Dwayne Nelson on the television series What's Happening!!, and its spin-off series What's Happening Now!!

Haywood was a child star, appearing in many national commercials; he also appeared on Broadway in a successful show, "Thieves," At the age of 14, he also guest starred on "Sanford and Son" (1972) as Grady's grandson; at 15, he was in the cast of a spin-off of Sanford and Son called "Grady" (1975). The show was short-lived. The next year, in 1976, at the age of 16, he landed the role of Dwayne on "What's Happening!!" (1976).

Haywood Nelson still works in entertainment, although mainly behind the scenes; he has worked in talk shows, TV shows and interview programs.

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