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Eric Monte known as the playwright behind such legendary sitcoms like Good Times, The Jeffersons, All In The Family, and Cooley High. Kenneth Williams popularly known by his stage name, Eric Monte was born in Chicago,Illinois,USA. Kenneth Williams was raised in the projects known as the Cabrini-Green Housing Project. Monte being born into a ... See full bio »
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 2001 Moesha (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That's My Mama (2001) ... (writer)
 1999 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pops Gets Evicted (1999) ... (writer)
 1976-1979 What's Happening!! (TV Series) (suggested by the American International Picture "Cooley High" written by - 65 episodes)
- The Benefit Show (1979) ... (suggested by the American International Picture "Cooley High" written by)
- Dwayne's Debate (1979) ... (suggested by the American International Picture "Cooley High" written by)
- First Class Coach (1979) ... (suggested by the American International Picture "Cooley High" written by)
- The Last Page (1979) ... (suggested by the American International Picture "Cooley High" written by)
- The Thomas Treasure (1979) ... (suggested by the American International Picture "Cooley High" written by)
  Good Times (TV Series) (created by - 133 episodes, 1974 - 1979) (story - 2 episodes, 1974) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1974) (written by - 2 episodes, 1974)
- The Evans' Dilemma (1979) ... (created by)
- The Art Contest (1979) ... (created by)
- Cousin Raymond (1979) ... (created by)
- The End of the Rainbow (1979) ... (created by)
- A Matter of Mothers (1979) ... (created by)
 1976 The Fosters (TV Series) (original script - 1 episode)
- Benjamin's Rebellion (1976) ... (original script)
 1975 Cooley High (written by)
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 1974 Good Times (TV Series) (script supervisor - 13 episodes)
- My Son the Lover (1974) ... (script supervisor)
- The Check Up (1974) ... (script supervisor)
- The TV Commercial (1974) ... (script supervisor)
- Springtime in the Ghetto (1974) ... (script supervisor)
- The Visitor (1974) ... (script supervisor)
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 1974 Good Times (TV Series)
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- Black Jesus (1974) ... Runner
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 2014 Contrast (special thanks) (completed)
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 2014 Unsung Hollywood (TV Series documentary)
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- Cooley High (2014) ... Himself
 2002 TV's Most Censored Moments (TV Special documentary)
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 2002 Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television (TV Movie documentary)
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 2000 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)
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- Good Times (2000) ... Himself
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I was five years old and I loved cowboys - Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, the Lone Ranger - and I had this little broomstick horse. And I was running, riding around like it was a horse. And this big old white guy came up to me. Now that I look back at it, he might not have been that big or that old, but he was definitely white. And he said who are you supposed to be? And I rode back on my little ... See more »

Trivia:

Norman Lear told Eric Monte about a show called "Steptoe and Son" (Sanford and Son) an all white show, to be created shortly after All In The Family took off into stardom. Eric Monte told Norman Lear the show should star Redd Foxx, at the time, Norman Lear had no idea who Redd Foxx was and was insistent upon creating the show with an all white cast- months later, subsequently, Redd Foxx was cast ... See more »

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