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Bilal Abdul-Samad

Bilal Abdul-Samad was born on April 17, 1979 in Carson, California, USA as Bilah Dinari Abdul-Samad. He is an actor, known for A Different World (1987), My Two Dads (1987) and The Boys (1992). See full bio »

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Known For

A Different World
A Different World Mice 2 Men
My Two Dads
My Two Dads Back-Up Trio
The Boys
The Boys Emmanuel


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 1992 The Boys (TV Movie)
Emmanuel (as Bilal)
 1992 A Different World (TV Series)
Mice 2 Men
- Just Another Four-Letter Word (1992) ... Mice 2 Men
 1987 My Two Dads (TV Series)
Back-Up Trio
- 'Tis the Season (1987) ... Back-Up Trio
 1987 Amen (TV Series)
Choir member
- Thelma's Birthday (1987) ... Choir member (uncredited)
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 1988-1992 Soul Train (TV Series)
- The Boys/Das EFX (1992) ... Himself (as The Boys)
- The Whispers/The Boys/Terry Steele (1990) ... Himself (as The Boys)
- The Boys/Breathe/Desiree Coleman (1989) ... Himself (as The Boys)
- The Commodores/Brenda Russell/The Boys (1988) ... Himself (as The Boys)
 1989-1991 Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series)
- Episode dated 17 May 1991 (1991) ... Himself (as The Boys)
- Episode dated 17 February 1989 (1989) ... Himself (as The Boys)
 1990 Big Break (TV Series)
Himself - The Boys
- Episode #1.14 ... Himself - The Boys
 1990 Motown 30: What's Goin' On! (TV Special)
 1989 The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards (TV Special)
Himself - The Boys (uncredited)
 1989 Showtime at the Apollo (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 April 1989 (1989) ... Himself (as The Boys)
 1989 21st NAACP Image Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Performer
 1988 Lou Rawls Parade of Stars (TV Series)
- Episode dated 17 December 1988 (1988) ... Himself (as The Boys)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Bilal | The Boys

Did You Know?


Performed in the late 1980s with his three brothers (Khiry Abdul-Samad, Hakeem Abdul-Samad and Tajh Abdul-Samad) as The Boys. They had a hit record with "Dial My Heart" in 1989.

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