Todd Bridges Career and Net Worth
Todd Bridges Career and Net Worth, Is Todd Bridges married?
Todd Bridges is an actor. Todd has approximately $0.25 million in net worth as of this writing. He is popularly known for playing Willis Jackson on the sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes” from 1978 to 1986. Todd later had a role on the sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris”.
He starred in the Nigerian movie “Turning Point” in 2012. He served as a commentator on the cable television series “World’s Dumbest” for four years.
Todd Bridges Early Life
Todd Bridges was born on January 6, 1965 in San Francisco, California. His parents are James Sr. (a talent agent) and Betty Alice Pryoy (an actress and director). His older brother, Jimmy later on became an actor.
Bridges had his first appearance on television in 1975 when she made an appearance in an episode of “Barney Miller” an ABC sitcom. Bridges during that same year played roles in the television movies “The Orphan and the Dude” and “Katherine”. Bridges acted the character of Little Walter in one episode of the crime drama anthology series “Police Story”.
Todd Bridges Television Breakthroughs
The year 1977 was a breakthrough year for Bridges. He appeared in an episode of “Little House on the Prairie” as well as acted Bud Harvey on the notable mini series “Roots”. That same year, he was in the television movie, “A Killing Affair” before landing a main role on “Fish” a spinoff of “Barney Miller” acting the role of one of the racially mixed children of a pair of foster parents topping it with an appearance in episodes of “The Waltons” and “The Love Boat”.
His fame got transformed into national fame with his role on the sitcom, “Diff’rent Strokes”. Bridges acted Willis Jackson- one of African-American brothers taken in by a wealthy white businessman in Manhattan. He acted alongside fellow child actor Gary Coleman who played the role of his brother Arnold. Is Todd Bridges married? He married Bettijo Hirschi on September 25, 2022.
Coleman’s catchphrase, “What’chu talkin’ bout, Willis?, went down as one of the famous in the history of television. Diff’rent Strokes enjoyed quite some success with audiences, it ran for eight seasons until 1986. It spawned a number of spinoffs such as “The Fact of Life”.
Todd Bridges Film Career
Bridges made his debut in movies with a minor role in “She’s Out of Control”. He made appearances in a number of films including; “The SOunds of SIlence”, “Homeboy”, “Gangstaz”,”The Climb”, “Dumb Luck” and “Curse of the Maya”. He appeared in one of his notable film roles ever in “Turning Point”, a Nigerian drama.
Todd Bridges Personal Life
Bridges has a son, Spencir with his ex-wife Dori. His son was also a child actor like his dad, guess, the fruit does not fall far from the tree! Bridges has another child from a past relationship.
He published his memoir titled “Killing Willis: From ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted” in 2008. He chronicles a very challenging childhood, experience with sexual abuse and drug addiction in the book.