Andy Berman, who plays Dennis, the bellhop, was a main character during the first season. However, the syndicated versions of this show remove his name and image from the opening credits, making him to appear as a recurring character. This is probably due to the fact that his character disappeared after season 1, and wasn't seen or mentioned afterward.
This show is loosely based on Jamie Foxx's personal life. Jamie Foxx (like his character, Jamie King) was raised in Terrell, Texas. It is also established that Jamie King has little contact with his birth parents, and is raised by his aunt and uncle. In reality, Jamie Foxx was raised by his parents' adoptive parents.