Character: Buckwheat Thomas
Birthday: March 4, 1971
Place of Birth: Bronx, New York
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First Short: The Little Rascals (animated series)
Last Short: The Little Rascals (animated series)
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History: Shavar Malik Ross is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his role as Arnold Jackson's friend Dudley on NBC's 1980s television series Diff'rent Strokes. While still portraying Dudley, Ross was hired as a voice actor for Hanna-Barbera, providing both the voices of Buckwheat in the animated adaptation of Our Gang, and Eugene in the animated adaptation of Mork and Mindy.

Ross continued to act into the late 2000's; he began writing, directing, and producing films in 2003. He received a special achievement award for his portrayal of young Booker T. Washington in the television film Booker.

List of Shorts

Other Projects

  • Diff'rent Strokes (1980-1986)
  • Alice (1980-1981)
  • Benson (1981)
  • Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (1982)
  • The Love Boat (1983)
  • Booker (1984)
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
  • MacGyver (1985)
  • Magnum P.I. (1986-1988)
  • Growing Pains (1991)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1992)
  • Family Matters (1992-1994)
  • Soul to Take (2003) (also director, editor, producer, and writer)
  • A Taste of Us (2004) (director, editor, producer, and writer)
  • Lord Help Us (2007) (director, editor, producer, and writer)

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