If you liked the TV series “Webster”, you are familiar with the lead actor, Emmanuel Lewis. The cute little boy was even known as the face of Burger King! However, after the end of the series, he seems to have disappeared into thin air. What happened to Emmanuel Lewis and what is the reason behind his height?
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Early life and education
Emmanuel Lewis was born on March 9, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. His mother is Margaret Lewis, who worked as a computer scientist, and he is the youngest of four children. his brothers’ names his Roscoe and Chris and his sister is called Lizziebeth.
His father is not mentioned, but when he was two, his parents divorced. He attended Midwood High School, graduating in 1989. He then moved to Los Angeles, California to continue his acting career, and although he enrolled at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1989, his acting commitments meant that he didn’t. t graduated in 1997, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts.
Lewis started his acting career when he was a child after he was asked by his actor friend if he wanted to work in the entertainment industry.
Lewis’ mother contacted the Schuller Talent Agency which specialized in hiring talented kids to act in commercials, and he was immediately hired and began appearing in various advertisements for toys, juices, cars and, most notably, Burger king. In a short time Lewis was a star of more than 50 commercials. His commercial for toothpaste brand Colgate is even featured in the 1984 movie “Splash”!
He made his TV debut in 1982 when he appeared in the TV movie version of Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, before quickly appearing on several TV talk shows such as “The Phil Donahue Show” and “The Tonight Show.” “. ”.
The following year, he landed the lead role in the TV series “Webster,” staying on the show until it ended five seasons later, even winning the People’s Choice Award for his portrayal of the adopted boy, Webster.
In 1984 he portrayed Billy in the TV movie “A Christmas Dream”, and the following year he appeared in the television movie “Lost in London”. After “Webster” ended in 1989, he took a break from acting until 1995, when he appeared in “The New Adventures of Mother Goose.” Three years later, he had a guest role in the TV series “Moesha”, in which he played David. In 2005, he portrayed himself in the TV series “One on One”.
As of April 2020, his last feature film appearance was a cameo in the comedy film “Kickin’ It Old School” in 2007. In 2014, he was a guest on “TV Guidance Counselor”, a Ken Reid podcast.
Lewis was raised by a rather strict family, which is the main reason why he didn’t follow the destructive path of many child actors. His mother would have driven him to work and home every day, and she would restrict any activity that could lead to substance or alcohol abuse — she was even present during the filming of “Webster.” She reportedly once got into an argument with his co-workers who constantly picked him up and carried him to the set like a child.
He has kept his private life away from the media, so his romantic connections are unknown, including whether he is married, dating, and whether he has children.
He has a huge fan base not only in the US but also in Japan. He traveled to that country three times to host meet-and-greets and to shoot a TV movie called “Samurai in New York”, which aired on a Japanese television channel. Lewis is also known as a singer in Japan and his single reached number 2 on the Japanese Oricon chart.
Lewis is the founder of the music label Emmanuel Lewis Entertainment.
He is a martial arts expert and even has a black belt in karate! He studied Tae-Bo through Billy Blank’s fitness course and is also good at taekwondo.
He was a close friend of the late superstar singer Michael Jackson. The two met while shooting a video for Jackson’s song “Thriller,” after which Lewis accompanied Jackson to the Academy Awards Presentations and The Emmy Awards Show. The two liked to dress the same and were often seen together on television. Jackson even lived with Lewis for a while after he burned his hair while filming a Pepsi commercial.
Lewis is a close friend of stand-up comedian Marc Price, and the two have made several public appearances together.
He is often confused with fellow actor and “Diff’rent Strokes” star Gary Coleman, due to their numerous similarities, including short stature.
Lewis is not a big fan of social media and only has a profile on Twitter, with less than 2000 followers.
Lewis made a small fortune acting in commercials, TV series, and feature films. As of April 2020, his net worth is estimated around $1 million.
Lewis is an African American weighing 35 kg and a short height of only 1.3 m. He had stated that there is no known scientific reason for his height and that he has no medical condition – his body simply stopped growing . In fact, Lewis is one of the shortest actors in Hollywood! He has short black hair and dark eyes.