Haywood Nelson (I)


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Haywood Nelson is best known for his role as Dwayne from the legendary TV show, What's Happening!! His character Dwayne was a pretty-boy who is a little shy, friendly, a down-to-earth teen, who was likable and with his catch phrase, "Hay, Hay, Hay," became a favorite memorable character by all who watched him then and now. Haywood arguably became ... See full bio »

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What's Happening!! Dwayne Nelson
(1976-1979)
What's Happening Now! Dwayne Nelson
(1985-1988)
Sanford and Son Haywood Marshall, Grady's Grandson
(1975)
Grady Haywood Marshall
(1975-1976)

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 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Haywood Nelson
 1990 Dragnet (TV Series)
Lyle Peters
- The Book (1990) ... Lyle Peters
 1985-1988 What's Happening Now! (TV Series)
Dwayne Nelson
- Adventures of Kangaroo Kincaide (1988) ... Dwayne Nelson
- Members Only (1988) ... Dwayne Nelson
- Man in Motion (1988) ... Dwayne Nelson
- Shirley's Debt (1988) ... Dwayne Nelson
- The Fabulous Fortunes (1988) ... Dwayne Nelson
 1981 Evilspeak
Kowalski
 1979 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Randy Judd
- Sudden Death (1979) ... Randy Judd
 1976-1979 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Dwayne Nelson
- The Benefit Show (1979) ... Dwayne Nelson
- Dwayne's Debate (1979) ... Dwayne Nelson
- First Class Coach (1979) ... Dwayne Nelson
- The Last Page (1979) ... Dwayne Nelson
- The Thomas Treasure (1979) ... Dwayne Nelson
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series)
Dwayne
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... Dwayne
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
Bobby Moore
- The Godson (1977) ... Bobby Moore
 1975-1976 Grady (TV Mini-Series)
Haywood Marshall
- The Weekend (1976) ... Haywood Marshall
- Grady Takes a Wife (1976) ... Haywood Marshall
- Bureaucracy (1976) ... Haywood Marshall
- The Strike (1976) ... Haywood Marshall
- The Meterman (1976) ... Haywood Marshall
 1975 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Haywood Marshall, Grady's Grandson
- The Family Man (1975) ... Haywood Marshall, Grady's Grandson
 1974 Mixed Company
Freddie
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Jerry Smith (1971-1976)
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Hold on to that. You have an autograph. I'm going to be famous some day. [after handing in an assignment to his English teacher in high school] See more »

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Has twice portrayed characters that shared his first or last name. In What's Happening!! (1976) and its spin-off, What's Happening Now! (1985), he portrayed Dwayne Nelson. In a guest appearance on Sanford and Son (1972) and that show's spin-off Grady (1975), he played Grady's grandson Haywood. See more »

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