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Todd Bridges

Author, Director & Actor Known for "Diff'rent Strokes"; Substance Abuse Recovery Advocate

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Todd Bridges Biography

Todd Bridges has seen and done it all. Bridges has lived and worked amongst some of the most famous and influential individuals in the world. For over twenty-five years, he has victoriously survived a rapidly changing business. He experienced his second rise to fame, as "Juice" on “The Young and the Restless.”

Bridges' career began and rocketed when he was only six years of age, forcing his family to relocate from a quiet, friendly neighborhood in San Francisco to the fast-paced stardom of Los Angeles, California in the early 70s. His mother, actress Betty A. Bridges, and father, the late James Bridges, Sr., came to Hollywood in search of the American dream. Betty went on to work quite a bit as an actress while James Sr. became one of the first prominent black Hollywood agents. Betty later became one of Hollywood's greatest managers and acting coaches, whose list of clients (soon to become stars) included her oldest child, Jimmy Bridges, her daughter Verda Bridges, Todd (of course), Nia Long (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Love Jones), Regina King (Jerry Maguire), Lamont Bentley (Moesha), and Aaron Meeks (Soul Food).

It all began one day while watching Redd Foxx display his comic genius on “Sanford and Son.” Bridges, then six, realized his dream of becoming an actor. He exclaimed excitedly to his mother, "I want to do that", pointing to the television set. He had asked on his own to enter a business which, during that time, was very limited for black artists. Nevertheless, Bridges went on to make some remarkable strides in the industry, pioneering the way for other young, black actors. His first job was a Jell-O commercial, which starred the entire Bridges family. He later accomplished over 60 national commercials.

Bridges was the first black child actor to become a recurring regular on the hit series, “The Waltons,” and “Little House on the Prairie” with the late great Michael Landon. He went on to guest star on “Barney Miller,” which eventually gained a spin-off show, starring Abe Vigoda. The spin-off was titled “Fish” and Bridges became a series regular for four years. Norman Lear, who spearheaded the success of Tandem Productions, with such shows under his belt as “The Jeffersons,” “Good Times,” “All in the Family” and “The Facts of Life,” sought to create a new type of show that would cross the racial boundaries set in Hollywood in the early years of television. He began with the new kid in town, Gary Coleman, and a TV veteran, Conrad Bain, from the hit show, “Maude.” The wheels were spinning and “Diff'rent Strokes” was born. The show originated with a wealthy white businessman who adopted his housekeeper's black child after she passed away. There was only one problem. Who would the creators find to match wits with the sassy Gary Coleman? Conrad Bain then suggested the creation of an older brother character to keep up with "Arnold's" wisecracks, a strong young actor capable of bouncing the ball back in his court. No one portrayed such qualities as Todd Bridges.

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Todd Bridges Biography

Todd Bridges has seen and done it all. Bridges has lived and worked amongst some of the most famous and influential individuals in the world. For over twenty-five years, he has victoriously survived a rapidly changing business. He experienced his second rise to fame, as "Juice" on “The Young and the Restless.”

Bridges' career began and rocketed when he was only six years of age, forcing his family to relocate from a quiet, friendly neighborhood in San Francisco to the fast-paced stardom of Los Angeles, California in the early 70s. His mother, actress Betty A. Bridges, and father, the late James Bridges, Sr., came to Hollywood in search of the American dream. Betty went on to work quite a bit as an actress while James Sr. became one of the first prominent black Hollywood agents. Betty later became one of Hollywood's greatest managers and acting coaches, whose list of clients (soon to become stars) included her oldest child, Jimmy Bridges, her daughter Verda Bridges, Todd (of course), Nia Long (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Love Jones), Regina King (Jerry Maguire), Lamont Bentley (Moesha), and Aaron Meeks (Soul Food).

It all began one day while watching Redd Foxx display his comic genius on “Sanford and Son.” Bridges, then six, realized his dream of becoming an actor. He exclaimed excitedly to his mother, "I want to do that", pointing to the television set. He had asked on his own to enter a business which, during that time, was very limited for black artists. Nevertheless, Bridges went on to make some remarkable strides in the industry, pioneering the way for other young, black actors. His first job was a Jell-O commercial, which starred the entire Bridges family. He later accomplished over 60 national commercials.

Bridges was the first black child actor to become a recurring regular on the hit series, “The Waltons,” and “Little House on the Prairie” with the late great Michael Landon. He went on to guest star on “Barney Miller,” which eventually gained a spin-off show, starring Abe Vigoda. The spin-off was titled “Fish” and Bridges became a series regular for four years. Norman Lear, who spearheaded the success of Tandem Productions, with such shows under his belt as “The Jeffersons,” “Good Times,” “All in the Family” and “The Facts of Life,” sought to create a new type of show that would cross the racial boundaries set in Hollywood in the early years of television. He began with the new kid in town, Gary Coleman, and a TV veteran, Conrad Bain, from the hit show, “Maude.” The wheels were spinning and “Diff'rent Strokes” was born. The show originated with a wealthy white businessman who adopted his housekeeper's black child after she passed away. There was only one problem. Who would the creators find to match wits with the sassy Gary Coleman? Conrad Bain then suggested the creation of an older brother character to keep up with "Arnold's" wisecracks, a strong young actor capable of bouncing the ball back in his court. No one portrayed such qualities as Todd Bridges.

Todd Bridges Videos

  • Todd Bridges GETS PERSONAL and you'll love him for it.
    Todd Bridges of Diff'rent Strokes opens up about: Showbiz Kids, fame, racial profiling, Black Lives Matter, and where he is now. #ToddBridges has...

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  • How to book Todd Bridges?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Todd Bridges for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Todd Bridges, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Todd Bridges or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Todd Bridges?

    Booking fees for Todd Bridges, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Todd Bridges, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Todd Bridges?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Todd Bridges for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Todd Bridges for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Todd Bridges or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Todd Bridges or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Todd Bridges is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Todd Bridges for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Todd Bridges generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brandon Kyle Goodman, Naomi Ackie, Ariana DeBose, Daveed Diggs and Trevor Stuurman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Todd Bridges for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Todd Bridges GETS PERSONAL and you'll love him for it.
    Todd Bridges of Diff'rent Strokes opens up about: Showbiz Kids, fame, racial profiling, Black Lives Matter, and where he is now. #ToddBridges has a bigger story than you think. You're getting the...

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