Diff'rent Strokes was a beloved sitcom that aired for seven seasons on NBC and an eighth on ABC (1978-1986). The series starred Conrad Bain as widower "Philip Drummond," who adopts young brothers "Arnold" and "Willis Jackson," played by Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges.
Diff'rent Strokes Cast: Then & Now
The family comedy explored the misadventures of the "Jackson" brothers in their new home, alongside "Drummond" daughter "Kimberly" (Dana Plato) and a housemaid—a role re-cast three times over the eight seasons. The show also launched a spin-off, The Facts of Life, with actress Charlotte Rae (maid "Edna") in 1979.
Notably, in the decades that followed Diff'rent Strokes, child stars Gary Coleman and Dana Plato experienced personal troubles and tragically passed away young. Most stars of the 1970s and '80s sitcom have also passed on, but Todd Bridges and much of the supporting cast are still with us today.
In this gallery, we'll take a look at what happened to the Diff'rent Strokes cast and where the surviving stars are now. Enjoy!