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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Year: 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The More Things Change

28 June 2000

Season 1, Episode 2: The More Things Stay the Same

5 July 2000


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Isaiah Washington ... Miles

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter

Richard Roundtree ... Hardy Lester

Alberta Watson ... Judge Olivia Delaney
Richard Chevolleau ... Franco Van Adams

Eva LaRue ... Josefina Alicante (as Eva Larue)
Kevin Mambo ... Smokey

Larry Marshall ... Jeremiah Joseph

Sandra Prosper ... Jana Phillips

Irma P. Hall ... Mama Joe
Ardon Bess ... Uncle Pete
Camila Porter Ramirez ... Kelly Chadway
Peggi Tilbenny ... Sharee Moore
Keesha Danson ... Bird - Age 9
James B. Douglas ... Principal Gordon

Melyssa Ford ... Hoochie Mama
Ron Gabriel ... Harold Shard
Tim Rykert ... Mr. Petrone
Bradley Reid ... Michael

Jason Powell ... Jake Phillips

Debra McCabe ... Police Officer #1
Wayne McNamara ... Server
Uriel Fisher ... Grandmother

Season 1, Episode 3: Heart of the Matter

12 July 2000


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Isaiah Washington ... Miles

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter

Gloria Foster ... Ella Lester

Richard Roundtree ... Hardy Lester

Gary Dourdan ... Jack Van Adams

Eva LaRue ... Josefina Alicante (as Eva Larue)
Kevin Mambo ... Smokey

Larry Marshall ... Jeremiah Joseph

Irma P. Hall ... Mama Joe
Ron Gabriel ... Harold Shard
Colm Magner ... Laurence
David Stevenson ... Narc
Brian Bowman ... Stunt Swat #1 (as Brian A. Bowman)

Montell Jordan ... Himself
Case ... Himself
Warren 'Slim' Williams ... Slim
Jazz ... Band Member #1

Musiq ... Band Member #2
Stevie J. ... Band Member #3
R.L. ... Band Member #4
Joe Bowden ... Band Member #5
Paul Huggett ... Street junkie (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: What Women Want

19 July 2000


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter

Isaiah Washington ... Miles

Richard Roundtree ... Hardy Lester

Kevin Hooks ... Ginder T. Jones

Gary Dourdan ... Jack Van Adams

Mimi Kuzyk ... Judge Drexel
Alexa Zee
Bradley Reid ... Michael

Ed Wheeler ... Cassius Whitney

Marcia Wright ... Fatima

Irma P. Hall ... Mama Joe
Heather Cherron ... Leta

Michelyn Emelle ... Maya
Geoffrey Coulter ... Jury Foreman

Nenna Abuwa ... Naomi (as Nena Abuwa)
Marie V. Cruz ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 5: The Watermelon Theory

26 July 2000


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Gary Dourdan ... Jack Van Adams

Eva LaRue ... Josefina Alicante (as Eva Larue)

Jack Gwaltney ... Scott Leaky

Irma P. Hall ... Mama Joe
Ardon Bess ... Uncle Pete
Donovon Ian H. McKnight ... K.C. (as Donovon Ian Hunter McKnight)
Kevin Rahsaan Grant ... Reggie

Yannick Bisson ... Brian Tedrow
Keesha Danson ... Bird - Age 9 (as Keesha Danso)
Alisha Morrison ... Young Teri
Tanisha Tullock ... Young Max
Maxine Guess ... Teri's Assistant

John Henry Canavan ... Pest Inspector

Andrew Moodie ... William Brock
Eldridge Hyndman ... TV Interviewer

Season 1, Episode 6: Claiming

2 August 2000


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter

Sandra Prosper ... Jana Phillips
Ron Brice ... Baby Bro
Mike Hodge ... Walter Carter #1
Iris Little Thomas ... Gloria Carter (as Iris Little-Thomas)

Irma P. Hall ... Mama Joe
Tanisha Tullock ... Young Max

Jason Powell ... Jake Phillips

Phillip Jarrett ... Floyd Phillips
Kevin Keith ... Cleat

Nelson Tynes ... Thomas
Bruce Hemmings ... Stunt Ba'Bruh

Howard Green ... Stunt Cleat

Season 1, Episode 7: Truth Be Told

9 August 2000


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter

Richard Roundtree ... Hardy Lester
Tyra Ferrell ... Frances Lester

Irma P. Hall ... Mama Joe
Warren 'Slim' Williams ... Slim (as Slim Williams)

Martin Roach ... Gino

Ingrid Hart ... Delois
Sunshine Anderson ... Herself (as Sunshine)
Bruce Tubbe ... Police Officer
Shannon Maracle ... Singer
Dawn Cumberbatch ... Band Member #2
Anthony Albino ... Band Member #3
Sule Michael Heitner ... Band Member #4
Etrick Lyons ... Band Member #5 (as Etric Lyons)

Season 1, Episode 8: Bad Luck

16 August 2000


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Gary Dourdan ... Jack Van Adams

Bokeem Woodbine ... Detective Conrad
Lamont Bentley ... Pruitt

Irma P. Hall ... Mama Joe
Arlene Duncan ... Vanessa
Donovon Ian H. McKnight ... K.C. (as Donovon Ian Hunter McKnight)
Kevin Rahsaan Grant ... Reggie
Richie Favalaro ... Freddy
Bobby Manning ... Snoop Clowny Clown
Jeffry Snape ... Magic Mike (as Jeff Snape)
David Lew ... Clown #1
Nodin Hewitt ... Clown #2
Michael Kennard ... Clown #3

Season 1, Episode 9: Anything You Can Do

23 August 2000

Season 1, Episode 10: Samurai Secrets

30 August 2000


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter

Gary Dourdan ... Jack Van Adams
Kevin Mambo ... Smokey
Gerald Levert ... Himself

Tony Curtis Blondell ... Man

Matt Baram ... Young Man
John Hughes Legend ... Band Member #1
Dave Williams ... Band Member #2 (as David Williams)
Neil Brathwaite ... Band Member #3
Joe Bowden ... Band Member #4
Richard Brown ... Band Member #5

Season 1, Episode 11: Man Trouble

6 September 2000
Teri confronts her friend Brian over his relations with Heather and the double standard for women in the work place. Maxine catches Ahmad with a condom and fights with Kenny over giving him the sex talk.

Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway
Kevin Mambo ... Smokey

Yannick Bisson ... Brian Tedrow
Ardon Bess ... Uncle Pete
Kevin Rahsaan Grant ... Reggie
Donovon Ian H. McKnight ... K.C. (as Donovon Ian Hunter McKnight)

Amy Price-Francis ... Heather Bryant (as Amy Price Francis)
Richard Zeppieri ... Det. Chase
Drew Wilson ... Tim Freeman
Maxine Guess ... Joan
Nicole Hardy ... Keisha Thomas

Ernest Thomas ... Det. Craig Quinn (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 12: The Language of Life

13 September 2000

Season 1, Episode 13: Ordinary Pain

3 January 2001


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter

Tyra Banks ... Nina Joseph

Larry Marshall ... Jeremiah Joseph
James Moody ... Uncle Melvin

Irma P. Hall ... Mama Joe
Donovon Ian H. McKnight ... K.C. (as Donovon Ian Hunter McKnight)
Kevin Rahsaan Grant ... Reggie
James B. Douglas ... Principal Gordon

Johnie Chase ... Davis
Sasha Dindayal ... Judge
Alisha Morrison ... Young Teri
Tanisha Tullock ... Young Max
Keesha Danson ... Young Bird (as Keesha Danso)

Tig Fong ... Thug #1

Layton Morrison ... Thug #2

Darren Marsman ... Thug #3
Errol Gee ... Thug #4

Season 1, Episode 14: Nice Work If You Can Get It

10 January 2001
Teri's anger continues over not making partner then she lands a big client and has two attractive job propositions offered to her. Bird asks Lem to move back in yet not resume their physical relationship but he declines.

Season 1, Episode 15: Little Girl Blue

17 January 2001
Teri learns she didn't make partner at the same time she believes Damon is having an affair with Christine. Lem has trouble with a cookie salesman. Kenny is concerned that Ahmad is spending time with Steve, a gay man.

Season 1, Episode 16: This Crazy Life

24 January 2001

Season 1, Episode 17: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose

31 January 2001

Season 1, Episode 18: Everything Is Unfolding Perfectly

7 February 2001
Ahmad wants to impress a girl named Keisha. Bird and Lem work on co-parenting plus their communication skills. Maxine tries to get speed bumps installed but finds her meeting with an Alderman sabotaged by a family member.

Season 1, Episode 19: A Clear and Present Stranger

14 February 2001

Season 1, Episode 20: Take Me to the Water

21 February 2001


Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: The Aftermath

27 June 2001
Kenny and Bird deal with their injuries from the accident; Damon feels guilty, while Lem is angry; everyone depends on Teri, who eventually has her meeting with the partners of her law firm; Ahmad is determined never to get baptized, thinking that he is under a "baptism curse".

Season 2, Episode 2: Welcome Home

4 July 2001
Kenny finally comes home from the hospital, and turns into a grump; Lem and Bird deal with Lem's lack of sexual interest in her since the accident; Damon's guilt over his part in the accident creates friction with Teri; Lila helps Max run Kenny's Towing business; Keisha lets Ahmad take her to the next level, but he jeopardizes it all trying to be a player; Damon's ex, Christine discovers that he may still be attracted to her; Max finds out the one thing she can do for Kenny that will stop an argument before it even begins. Musical Guest: Kina Cosper

Season 2, Episode 3: Who Do You Know?

11 July 2001
Lem takes Kenny to The Funk Box to 'stimulate his brain', but it backfires when their wives find out; Teri persuades Josefina to get a "pre-nupt" before she marries Carlos; her discussion with Josefina brings up hard feelings about her first husband, Russell, who then decides rather inconveniently to show up at her door; Ahmad and his partner, Richie, have to do a report, but Ahmad gets stuck doing all of the work; Bird's anger over the strip club incident prompts her to challenge Lem to a shocking dare.

Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Michael Jai White ... Russell Banks

Ivo Cutzarida ... Carlos

Eva LaRue ... Josefina Alicante
James B. Douglas ... Principal Gordon

Noah Reid ... Ritchie Stein
P.J. Muirhead ... Marcus
Alicia Bruce ... Dione
Jean-Michel Nadeau ... Waiter (as Jean Michel Nadeau)

Terry McGurrin ... Stranger

Mary Krohnert ... Fiancée
Diana Verlysolonk ... Stripper
Colette Antonio ... Stripper
Anny ... Stripper
Pearl Homes ... Stripper
Brayden Jones ... Daring Student
Curtis Parker ... Redhead

Season 2, Episode 4: God Bless the Child

18 July 2001
Teri begins having panic attacks; Lem's mother, Lynnette tries to work her way back into his life; Keisha is not ready to forgive Ahmad for kissing Callie; a still-injured Kenny takes his frustrations out on his family, leading to an unexpected confrontation with his son. Musical Guest: Dave Hollister.

Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter (credit only)
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Debbi Morgan ... Lynette Van Adams

Alan Van Sprang ... Dr. Caldwell
Dave Hollister ... Himself

Taylor Love ... Kelly Chadway

Tamara Hope ... Callie (credit only)
Nicole Hardy ... Keisha Thomas

Andrea Lewis ... Brigette
Demica Palmer ... Carrie Nicholson

Steve Cumyn ... Doctor
Isys McKoy ... Allison
Greg Ellwand ... Robert

Hamish McEwan ... Allan

Shary Guthrie ... Casey (as Shary-Lee Guthrie)
Mung-Ling Tsui ... Cathy
Terence Mathews ... Young Lem (as Terrence Matthews)
Troy Seivwright-Adams ... Boy
Corwin Hall ... Man

Gloria Slade ... Woman #1
Clive Lashley ... Band Member #1
Michael Pineheiro ... Band Member #2
Deryck C. Roach ... Band Member #3
Roger Williams ... Band Member #4
Charles Bonsu ... Band Member #5

Season 2, Episode 5: Sex and Money

25 July 2001
Teri becomes a partner at a minority law firm, where she is surprised to find out that Damon is starting a sports management company; Kenny is anxious to get back in the saddle with Maxine; Bird decides to get a new car, despite Lem's objections; while celebrating his new enterprise, Damon winds up sleeping with Christine; Ahmad, with Reggie's help, records and copies late-night-cable porn to sell at school for money to go to a concert.

Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Mary Alice ... Mrs. Pettaway
Kevin Rahsaan Grant ... Reggie

Anais Granofsky ... Christine Hughes

Vinessa Antoine ... Monica
Raphael Nash Thompson ... Ray Mason

Yvette McKoy ... Mara Stiller

Elle Downs ... Insurance Executive
Kyle Rivers ... Laurence Freeman
Sandra Caldwell ... Grace
David Eisner ... Norman Spicer
David Calderisi ... Harvey Lynch

Stephen Reich ... Dolph Walgrove
Bradley Reid ... Michael
Tracy Shreve ... Secretary

Season 2, Episode 6: Come Back for the Comeback

1 August 2001
Kenny comes back to work at his towing company, but he's taking a lot of pain pills to help him through the day; after helping out with the towing business, Maxine doesn't want to go back to being just a stay-at-home mom; Faith, the Joseph sisters' wayward cousin, is back in Chicago and in very hot water, but Teri reluctantly agrees to help her; Damon, at his brother's urging, pursues a promising college ball player for his sports management company, and in the process learns a valuable lesson about handling business before pleasure.

Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Cirroc Lofton ... Anthony Carter

Christopher B. Duncan ... Bob Wayne

Taylor Love ... Kelly Chadway

Kathryn Winslow ... Gloria
Kyle Rivers ... Laurence Freeman
Alicia Bruce ... Dione
Patrick Kodjoe ... Lionel Andrews

Tony De Santis ... Agent Verner
Jim Codrington ... Agent Daniels

Clé Bennett ... Chris (as Cle Bennett)

Karen Robinson ... Judge Bolan

Tony Sciara ... Driver
Lisa Branch ... Faith Hunter
Diana Verlysolonk ... Exotic Dancer #1
Colette Antonio ... Exotic Dancer #2
Anny ... Exotic Dancer #3
Pearl Homes ... Exotic Dancer #4

Season 2, Episode 7: Games People Play

8 August 2001
Teri is totally smitten with an attorney/author with whom she went to law school, but then she learns he is the opposing counsel on a case she is handling; Kenny's pain pill problem reaches its tipping point when Lem cuts him off; Kenny and Lila are forced to confront the increasing attraction between them.

Season 2, Episode 8: Life Lessons

15 August 2001
Teri jumps at the chance to represent a senior bank executive who is being sued for sexual harassment by her old law firm, but the case is not quite what it seems; Christine arranges to get Damon some new business, while Damon resists getting help from his father; Ahmad starts flunking math so he can get with the hot new tutor. Musical Guest: Blu Cantrell.

Season 2, Episode 9: The Root

22 August 2001


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Yannick Bisson ... Brian Tedrow
Curtis McClarin ... William
Nicole Hardy ... Keisha Thomas

Anais Granofsky ... Christine Hughes
Raphael Nash Thompson ... Ray Moore

Yvette McKoy ... Mara Stiller

Joyful Drake ... Tamara (as Joyful M'chelle Drake)
Dian Reiley-Doyle ... Mrs. Myles
Yvonne Moore ... Mrs. Solomon
Elio Campbell ... Morris Williams
Carla Bennet ... Margaret Nomura
Stacey Coke ... Salon Client
Neil Brathwaite ... Band Member #1
Dave Williams ... Band Member #2 (as David Williams)
Collin Barrett ... Band Member #3
Shamakah Ali ... Band Member #4
Andrew Craig ... Band Member #5

Season 2, Episode 10: Never Can Say Goodbye

29 August 2001

Season 2, Episode 11: I'm Afraid of Americans

5 September 2001


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter (credit only)
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Philky (as Treach)

Jascha Washington ... Avery

Taylor Love ... Kelly Chadway

Yvette McKoy ... Mara Stiller
Dean McKenzie ... Talib (as Dean Monroe McKenzie)
Doug Hurst ... Khalid (as Douglas Hurst)
Cabral Richards ... Hassan
Jim Codrington ... Police Officer
Michie Mee ... Beverly Gordon
Mai Stanek ... Newscaster

Stephanie Belding ... Gina

Bayo Akinfemi ... Nigerian Panel Member

Phoenix Gonzales ... Panel Moderator (as Phoenix Gonzalez)

Nenna Abuwa ... Philky's Girl
Derrek Peels ... Hassan's Stunt Double

Robert Racki ... Stunt Cop #1

Edward A. Queffelec ... Stunt Cop #2 (as Ed Queffelec)
Willie Barrow ... Himself (as Rev. Willie T. Barrow)
Johnnie Cochran ... Himself
Michael Eric Dyson ... Himself (as Dr. Michael Eric Dyson)
Larry Elder ... Himself

Aaron McGruder ... Himself
Kweisi Mfume ... Himself
John Oakley ... Himself

Michael Pfleger ... Himself (as Rev. Michael Pfleger)

Season 2, Episode 12: Running as Fast as I Can

12 September 2001


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter (credit only)
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Kimberly Scott ... Alderman Teresa Davis

Taylor Love ... Kelly Chadway
Kyle Rivers ... Laurence Freeman

Yvette McKoy ... Mara Stiller
Sandra Caldwell ... Grace
P.J. Muirhead ... Marcus (as Pj Muirhead)

Joyful Drake ... Tamara (as Joyful M'chelle Drake)
Carolyn Scott ... Mrs. Briggs

Eisa Davis ... Rose
Bradley Reid ... Michael
John Devenish ... Journalist
Evan Carter ... Interviewer

Anthony Sherwood ... Carl Thomas
Dan Duran ... TV News Anchor

Season 2, Episode 13: Fly Away Home

19 September 2001


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter (credit only)
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Gary Dourdan ... Jack Van Adams

Irma P. Hall ... Mama Joe

Yvette McKoy ... Mara Stiller

Deborah Cox ... Herself

Vinessa Antoine ... Monica
Carla Bennet ... Margaret Nomura

Kim Roberts ... Shelley
Richard Brown ... Rashon
Araya Mengesha ... Mike

Jeff Clarke ... Ted

Chris Owens ... Jim
Clive Lashley ... Band Member #1 (as Clive A. Lashley)
Tanya Asaki Smellie ... Band Member #2
Michael Pineheiro ... Band Member #3 (as Michael Pinheiro)

Season 2, Episode 14: If You Don't Know Me by Now

26 September 2001


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter (credit only)
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Christopher B. Duncan ... Bob Wayne

A.C. Peterson ... Det. Connor (as Alan C. Peterson)

Marnie McPhail ... Amanda Walker

Taylor Love ... Kelly Chadway
Nicole Hardy ... Keisha Thomas
Raphael Nash Thompson ... Ray Moore

Karen Robinson ... Judge Bolan

Tony Sciara ... Roberto / Driver

Karen LeBlanc ... Sarah Johnson

John Stoneham Jr. ... Lone Figure

Mpho Koaho ... Brandon
Robert McCarrol ... Stewart
Dave Brown ... Martin Kramer
Jason Rouse ... Inmate
Ian Higgins ... Uniformed Guard

Season 2, Episode 15: From Dreams to Nightmares

9 January 2002


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter (credit only)
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Christopher B. Duncan ... Bob Wayne
John Leone
John-Patrick Mavric ... Kevin Tucker

Marnie McPhail ... Amanda Walker

Taylor Love ... Kelly Chadway

Tamara Hope ... Callie

Kathryn Winslow ... Gloria
P.J. Muirhead ... Marcus (as PJ Muirhead)

Karen Robinson ... Judge Bolan
Josh Feuer ... Dexter Blake
Angela Vint ... Samantha Tucker
Leford Lawes ... Billy Johnson
Adrian Traub-Rees ... Pretty Boy

Drake ... Fredrick (as Aubrey Graham)

Jeannette Sousa ... Candy
Robert Thomas ... Guard
Tanya Anthony ... Brenda
Jane Antoni ... Megan

Lloyd Adams ... Inmate #1

Paul Wu ... Inmate #2
Chad Camilleri ... Inmate #3 (as Chad Cameleri)

Season 2, Episode 16: A Taste of Justice

16 January 2002


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter (credit only)
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Philky (as Treach)

Jascha Washington ... Avery (as Jasha Washington)
John-Patrick Mavric ... Kevin Tucker

A.C. Peterson ... Det. Connor (as Alan C. Peterson)

Taylor Love ... Kelly Chadway
Raphael Nash Thompson ... Ray Moore

Yvette McKoy ... Mara Stiller

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee ... Dan Lee (as Paul Lee)
Troy Seivwright-Adams ... Kareem
Clipper Miano ... Riley Lee

Shawn Lawrence ... J.C. Gilbert
Tony Springer ... Buster
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ... Fern
Krista Rae ... Willie's Girlfriend

Don Gough ... Willie Sykes

Nenna Abuwa ... Philky's Girl

Season 2, Episode 17: Help

23 January 2002

Season 2, Episode 18: Lovers and Other Strangers

30 January 2002


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter (credit only)
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Debbi Morgan ... Lynette Van Adams

Obba Babatundé ... Benjamin Chadway

Nicki Micheaux ... Lila

Clark Johnson ... Terrell

Alan Van Sprang ... Dr. Caldwell

Taylor Love ... Kelly Chadway

Brooke D'Orsay ... Justine
Michael Bach ... Mr. Dixon

Phillip Jarrett ... Dr. Wynn
Jodi Farber ... Dr. Morgan
Reuben Thompson ... Quincy
Peter Gail Williams ... Female Therapist (as Petergail Williams)

Vieslav Krystyan ... Male Therapist

India Arie ... Herself

Jennifer Hill ... Maria 'Swing' (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 19: In Transition

6 February 2002


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter (credit only)
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Kenneth Welsh ... Dr. Jackson Pruit
John-Patrick Mavric ... Kevin Tucker
Kevin Rahsaan Grant ... Reggie
Nicole Hardy ... Keisha Thomas

Kathryn Winslow ... Gloria
Raphael Nash Thompson ... Ray Moore

Yvette McKoy ... Mara Stiller

Clé Bennett ... Chris (as Cle Bennett)
Angela Vint ... Samantha Tucker

Tony Sciara ... Al
Diana Verlysolonk ... Police Stripper Vicki
Kwesi Evans ... Tommy
Jeff Ironi ... Driver #1
Bubba ... Driver #2

Kristin Adams ... Michelle

Matt Birman ... Handsome Lawyer (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 20: This Must Be Love

13 February 2002
Maxine has big anniversary plans with Kenny involving concert tickets and a San Francisco trip. It's spoiled when she finds a letter Lila wrote to Kenny. Teri has to delicately handle a female customer who is showing an interest in her.

Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph (as Nicole Parker)

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

James Avery ... Walter Carter

Kenneth Welsh ... Dr. Jackson Pruit

Nicki Micheaux ... Lila

Larry Marshall ... Jeremiah Joseph

Taylor Love ... Kelly Chadway

Anais Granofsky ... Christine Hughes

Raven Dauda ... Cookie

Tony Sciara ... Al
Krystal Foster ... Young Maxine
Alesha Bailey ... Young Bird
Smokee Allen ... Young Teri
Elaine Tennyson ... Gloria Carter

Paulino Nunes ... Detective Franklin
Christopher Davis ... Matthew Hughes
Mary Gyles ... Christine's Mother
Jon B. ... Himself (as Jonathan Buck)
Holly Moore ... Bartender (uncredited)

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Tonight at Noon

26 June 2002

Season 3, Episode 2: Ultimate Power

3 July 2002

Season 3, Episode 3: Past Imperfect

10 July 2002


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Larry Marshall ... Jeremiah Joseph

Kent Faulcon ... Michael King

Tichina Arnold ... Adina

Irma P. Hall ... Mama Joe

Musiq ... Himself

Taylor Love ... Kelly Chadway

Vinessa Antoine ... Monica

Tony Sciara ... Al

Vince Corazza ... James
Bubba ... Randy

Leah Renee ... Jen (as Leah Cudmore)
Alex Cyra ... Athlete (as Alex De Costa)

Tig Fong ... Boxer #1
Leford Lawes ... Boxer #2
Moses Nyarko ... Man
Laurel Mascarenhas ... Violinist
Andrew Stewart ... Bassist
Deryck C. Roach ... Drummer (as Deryck Roach)
Clive Lashley ... Keyboard Player
Omar Lunan ... Vocalist / Keyboard Player

Season 3, Episode 4: Out with the Old...

17 July 2002
Teri clashes with her friend Brian over work differences. Bird enters the Chicago Hair Show and Ahmad films it all including her problems with Zeke Fabulous. Lem tries to help his buddy Jerome put his criminal past behind him.

Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Yannick Bisson ... Brian Tedrow
John-Patrick Mavric ... Kevin Tucker

Michael Warren ... Baron Marks

Charles Malik Whitfield ... Jerome
Angela Vint ... Samantha Tucker
Christopher Bondy ... Richard Kinkirk (as Chris Bondy)
Jack Langedijk ... Bob Jamieson

Scott McCord ... Zeke Fabulous

Doug Lennox ... Dusty
Priscilla Oxendine ... Tina the Secretary (as Priscilla Cinnamon Oxendine)

Damon Runyan ... Cameraman
Toya Alexis ... Vicki (as Latoya Lesmond)
Denise Andreacchi ... Hottie
Dov Mickelson ... Producer

Patricia McKenzie ... Tasha
Jamila Fleming ... Laurel

Cedric Smith ... Alderman Glickman

Kedar Brown ... Announcer (voice) (as Kedar)

Season 3, Episode 5: Empty Spaces

24 July 2002

Season 3, Episode 6: Stranger Than Fiction

31 July 2002

Season 3, Episode 7: Child Safety

7 August 2002
Ahmad sees a drug related murder and his parents aren't sure they want him coming forward as a witness. Kenny learns he can't trust Lem. Damon's new client Kevin found his match in a woman he just met.

Season 3, Episode 8: Let's Do It Again

14 August 2002
After going through marriage counseling Kenny is so inspired he asks Maxine to renew their wedding vows. Teri and Damon move in together but discover they have compatability issues.

Season 3, Episode 9: Big Dreams in Small Spaces

21 August 2002

Season 3, Episode 10: Emotional Collateral

28 August 2002
Macine gets too emotionally involved with a client at the agency. Damon can't deal with the indecisive nature of his relationship with Teri and decides it needs to change.

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: All Together Alone

9 April 2003
Damon's drinking gets worse and he is arrested for drunk driving. Teri convinces him to seek help for his problem. Lem is concerned when a former teacher of Bird reappears and seems intent on keeping his attention on her.

Season 4, Episode 2: Life 101

16 April 2003

Season 4, Episode 3: The New Math

23 April 2003

Season 4, Episode 4: Truth's Consequences

30 April 2003

Season 4, Episode 5: Shades of Grey

7 May 2003


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Terri J. Vaughn ... Eva Holly

Troy Winbush ... Lionel Willock

Fraser McGregor ... Jamie Klein

Taylor Love ... Kelly Chadway

Rosemary Dunsmore ... Judge Barnes
Christine Brubaker ... Mrs. Klein
Adam David ... Mr. Klein

Dylan Bierk ... Gigi
Juliette Powell ... Tiffany

Robert Verlaque ... Dr. Alexander
David Collins ... Chuck
Keira Loughran ... Pointless Juror / Waitress
Avery Saltzman ... Impatient Juror
Glen Gaston ... Stuttering Juror
Henri Bensoussan ... Rabbi
Marthea Jackson ... Lovher - Buttah
Talia Burgess ... Lovher - Chinky
Kienji Hakim ... Lovher - Kenji
Sameerah Terrell ... Lovher - Serenade
Marc Devlin ... Hood #1
Jordan Hughes ... Hood #2

Season 4, Episode 6: My Brother's Keeper

14 May 2003


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams

Boris Kodjoe ... Damon Carter
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Troy Winbush ... Lionel Willock

Tamara Hope ... Callie
Kendahl King

Taylor Love ... Kelly Chadway
James B. Douglas ... Principal Gordon

Tony Sciara ... Al

Al Mukadam ... Teddy Davidson (as Ali Mukaddam)
Sammy Zeifman ... Freshman Reporter

Charles Woods Gray ... Raymond Kenner (as Charles W. Gray)
Wendii Fulford ... Parent #1
James Carroll ... Parent #2

Fulvio Cecere ... Edward Morgan
Richard Banel ... Student #2

Season 4, Episode 7: Attracting Opposites

21 May 2003

Season 4, Episode 8: Sacrifice Fly

28 May 2003

Season 4, Episode 9: Nobody's Child

9 June 2003

Season 4, Episode 10: Falling from Grace

11 June 2003


Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Pagan Poetry

25 February 2004

Season 5, Episode 2: Two to Tango

3 March 2004


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Vernee Watson ... Cassandra DeLeon (as Vernee Watson-Johnson)

Michael Warren ... Baron Marks (credit only)

Kathryn Winslow ... Gloria
Brent Zachery
Kelly Fanson ... Chicago Update Host
Jeff Pustil ... Phil Dobson
Jemeni ... Neecee
Warren Dexter Beatty ... Sy Loomis

Julia Chantrey ... Coffee Girl

Steve Ferguson ... Stage Manager

Taylor Love ... Kelly Chadway
Nyla Crawford Noel ... Jeremiah Van Adams
Divine Earth Essense ... Lily
Jeff Ironi ... New Courier
Paul Taylor ... Franklin Hurd
Victoria Galati ... Female Tango Dancer

Season 5, Episode 3: The Son Also Rises

10 March 2004


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Jim Brown ... Willie White

Michael Warren ... Baron Marks

Juanita Jennings ... Vivian Chadway

Hill Harper ... Kelvin Chadway (as F. Hill Harper)

Tamara Hope ... Callie
Gage Knox ... Randy
Araya Mengesha ... Andre
Jodee Cave ... Lisa

Michelyn Emelle ... IRS Agent

Charlotte Moore ... Teacher (as Charlotte M. Moore)
Michelle Moffat ... History Teacher
Phyllis Brown ... Ms. Davis
Jaime Kawamoto ... Nurse

Season 5, Episode 4: We Plan

17 March 2004

Season 5, Episode 5: Decisions and Choices

24 March 2004

Season 5, Episode 6: A Rock Hard Place

31 March 2004
Teri and Brian take their relationship to an intimate level but decide to keep it private at their work place. Bird discovers the FBI is making inquiries about Baron which creates a distance between Lem and Baron.

Season 5, Episode 7: Survival Techniques

7 April 2004


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Jim Brown ... Willie White

Juan Chioran

Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Charles Miller (as Vondie Curtis Hall)
Bill MacDonald ... Chris DiCarlo

Wes Williams ... Big Chuck (as Wes 'Maestro' Williams)
Mish-Awn Marcano ... Haley
Jemeni ... Neecee
Keenan Macwilliam ... Amina (as Keenan MacWilliam)
Nyla Crawford Noel ... Jeremiah Van Adams

Kiran Friesen ... Waitress
Marvin Karon ... Mr. Link

Sandi Ross ... Mrs. Jenkins

Season 5, Episode 8: Angelitos Negros

14 April 2004


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Terrell Tilford ... Malik Todd

Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Charles Miller (as Vondie Curtis Hall)

Hill Harper ... Kelvin Chadway (as F. Hill Harper)
Rhonda Roberts ... Asia
Nyla Crawford Noel ... Jeremiah Van Adams
Catherine Smith ... Administrator
Jacinda Liburd ... Party Guest #1
Abena Malika ... Party Guest #2
Donavon Drummond ... Donavon

Season 5, Episode 9: Successful Failure

21 April 2004


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Charles Miller (as Vondie Curtis Hall)

Kathryn Winslow ... Gloria

Terrell Tilford ... Malik Todd
Jihmi Kennedy ... Lloyd

Mari Morrow ... Nyla

Juan Chioran ... Dance Instructor

Irma P. Hall ... Mama Joe
Timm Zemanek ... Mr. Gilbert

Jason Michaels ... Cemetery Administrator

Sandi Ross ... Mrs. Jenkins

Diana Platts ... Party Guest

Farzad Sadrian ... Driver #1
Nyla Crawford Noel ... Jeremiah Van Adams

Season 5, Episode 10: Love Me or Leave Me

28 April 2004


Rockmond Dunbar ... Kenny Chadway

Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Lem Van Adams
Aaron Meeks ... Ahmad Chadway

Nicole Ari Parker ... Teri Joseph

Malinda Williams ... Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams

Vanessa Williams ... Maxine Chadway

Kathryn Winslow ... Gloria

C. David Johnson ... Doug Parelli

Mari Morrow ... Nyla
Jihmi Kennedy ... Lloyd

Terrell Tilford ... Malik Todd

Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Charles Miller (as Vondie Curtis Hall)

Tony Sciara ... Al
Martin Keane ... SUV Owner
Russell Ferrier ... Car Owner
Colm Magner ... Officer
Dave Nichols ... Nicholas Willis

Doug Lennox ... Fletcher Irwin
Jemeni ... Neecee
Divine Earth Essense ... Lily
Kelly Fanson ... Chicago Update Host
Jeff Pustil ... Phil Dobson

Steve Ferguson ... Stage Manager
Nyla Crawford Noel ... Jeremiah Van Adams

Jake Simons ... Associate

Season 5, Episode 11: Take It to the Limit

5 May 2004

Season 5, Episode 12: In the Garden

12 May 2004

Season 5, Episode 13: Fear Eats the Soul

19 May 2004

Season 5, Episode 14: Don't Think This Hasn't Been Fabulous

26 May 2004


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