Diff’rent Strokes

Jim 1970s

Aired: 1978-86
Diff'rent Strokes


DAD: Phillip Drummond (Conrad Bain) / Widower

DAD’S JOB: Corporation President

KIDS: Kimberly Drummond (Dana Plato), Arnold Jackson (Gary Coleman), Willis Jackson (Todd Bridges)

WHERE’S MOM?: Drummond adopted dying maid’s kids / Kimberly’s mom died.

STAND-IN “MOM”: Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae)

The source of most “troubled child actor” stories. Based on the outcome of their growing up, maybe Conrad Bain could qualify as the worst Single TV Dad; even worse than Dr. Quest or Flipper’s Porter Ricks!