Darryl M. Bell

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Darryl M. Bell
Born(1963-05-10) May 10, 1963 (age 51)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Other namesDaryl Bell
OccupationActor
Years active1987—present
 
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Darryl M. Bell
Born(1963-05-10) May 10, 1963 (age 51)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Other namesDaryl Bell
OccupationActor
Years active1987—present

Darryl M. Bell (sometimes credited as Daryl Bell; born May 10, 1963) is an American actor best known for his role as Brother X-Ray Vision in the 1988 Spike Lee film, School Daze and as Ron Johnson, Jr. on the NBC sitcom, A Different World. Additionally, he starred on the short-lived UPN sitcom, Homeboys in Outer Space as Morris Clay.

Bell is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He pledged into the fraternity through Delta Zeta Chapter in Spring 1982.

Bell attended Syracuse University. He is in a 20-year-long committed relationship with actress Tempestt Bledsoe, who co-starred in the NBC TV comedy The Cosby Show. The couple appeared together in the Fox reality TV series Househusbands of Hollywood, that debuted in August 2009.[1]

Bell graduated from Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey in May 1981, where he was one of four African American students, accounting for 1% of the school's enrollment.[2]

Bell's father, Travers J. Bell, Jr., was the founder of the first black firm on the New York Stock Exchange.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRole
1988School DazeBig Brother X-Ray Vision
1994Mr. WriteLawrence
1999New Jersey TurnpikesBug
2000BrotherYamomoto's Henchman
2013The Dark PartyDanny

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1987-93A Different WorldRon Johnson103 Episodes
1995Black ScorpionE-Z Street
1996Living SingleJohnSeason 3, Dear John
1996-97Homeboys in Outer SpaceMorris Clay21 Episodes
1997CosbyJuliusThree Episodes
1999For Your LoveFloyd Huxtable IIISeasons 2, Van For All Seasons
2004Beverly Hills S.U.V.TV Movie
2009Househusbands of HollywoodHimselfTV Reality Show

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Obenson Report, 12/21/2008 (accessed 2/16/2009)
  2. ^ Weaver, Maurice. "Darryl Bell Gets Caught Up In A World Of Success", Chicago Tribune, January 29, 1989. Accessed June 29, 2012. "Bell`s own education at Del Barton [sic], an all-boys Catholic preparatory boarding school in New Jersey run by Benedictine monks, was nothing like the atmosphere at A Different World`s fictional Hillman College, a historically black institution. 'As I look back, there were some very hard times for me being one out of four black students, out of 400 students at Del Barton,' says Bell, a talkative student but never the class clown."
  3. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1988/01/27/obituaries/travers-j-bell-jr-46-founder-of-only-black-firm-on-exchange.html

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