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Although popularly known as one of the actors who portrayed "Lionel Jefferson" on the long-running sitcom The Jeffersons (1975), Damon Evans is an accomplished singer and stage performer. Born in Baltimore, he graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, USA on a Reader's Digest Scholarship. After graduation he attended the Boston ... See full bio »

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American Playhouse Sportin' Life
The Jeffersons Lionel Jefferson
Roots: The Next Generations Alex Haley, ages 17-25
Breakfast with the Arts Himself / Sportin' Life


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 2000 Going the Distance
Adoptive Parent
 2000 Third Watch (TV Series)
- Spring Forward, Fall Back (2000) ... Moses
 1993 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sportin' Life
- Porgy and Bess (1993) ... Sportin' Life
 1985 Turk 182
Subway Cop
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Alex Haley, ages 17-25
- Part VI (1939-1950) (1979) ... Alex Haley, ages 17-25
 1975-1978 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Lionel Jefferson
- Lionel Gets the Business (1978) ... Lionel Jefferson
- 984 W. 124th Street, Apt. 5C (1977) ... Lionel Jefferson
- The Jefferson Curve (1977) ... Lionel Jefferson
- George's Legacy (1977) ... Lionel Jefferson
- The Grand Opening: Part 2 (1977) ... Lionel Jefferson
 1976 The Tenth Level (TV Movie)
Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
 1991 Breakfast with the Arts (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- American Night with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic ... (performer: "Selections from 'Porgy and Bess'")
 1977 The 31st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "I'm Still Here", "You'll Never Walk Alone")
Hide Hide Show Show Self (9 credits)
 2006 Living in TV Land (TV Series documentary)
- Sherman Hemsley (2006) ... Himself
 1987-1998 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Porgy and Bess: An American Voice (1998) ... Himself
- Celebrating Gershwin: 'S Wonderful (1987) ... Himself
 1995 Evening at Pops (TV Series documentary)
 1991 Breakfast with the Arts (TV Series)
Himself / Sportin' Life
 1978 The Jim Nabors Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (1978) ... Himself
 1977 The 31st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Host, Presenter & Performer
 1977 Soul Alive (TV Series)
- Episode dated 23 April 1977 (1977) ... Himself
 1977 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Actor
- Episode #16.85 (1977) ... Himself - Actor
 1976 Captain Kangaroo (TV Series)
- Episode dated 3 December 1976 (1976) ... Himself
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 2013 Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (TV Movie documentary)
Sportin' Life

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He acted in Georges Bizet and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "Carmen Jones," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Paula Ingram, Gregg Baker, and Clive Rowe in the cast. Simon Callow was director.

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Although he played Dorian Harewood's son in Roots: The Next Generations (1979), he is almost 10-months his senior in real life. See more »

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