*Todd Bridges, most known for his role on the TV series “Diff’rent Strokes,” will be featured on the next episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now.”
Bridges is one of the most famous young actors of the 70’s and 80’s. But after years and years of wild behavior, dangerous antics, countless arrests and rehab visits, he has become the poster child for young stars gone bad.
Bridges once admitted to pimping and drug dealing on the “Oprah Show.” Now, as the sole surviving member of the fictional “Diff’rent Strokes” Drummond family, Todd Bridges talks about how he dealt with those losses and about the most important role of his life, being a father, on the show.
Bridges is best known for playing Willis Jackson on “Diff’rent Strokes.” Before that, he had appeared on “The Waltons” and “Little House on the Prairie.” However, much like his fellow costars Gary Coleman and Dana Plato, Bridges faced tough times following the conclusion of “Diff’rent Strokes.” During his 20s, Todd Bridges battled a crack cocaine addiction which lead to legal issues when he was tried for attempted murder of a Los Angeles area drug dealer.
He has now been sober for twenty years and spends his time being a father to his two children. In this tell-all interview, Bridges talks about dealing with the loss of his cast mates, and how fatherhood has changed his life.
Also on the next “Oprah: Where Are They Now” this Sunday at 8pm/7c on OWN are features on Erin Brockovich and Fabio.