Darryl M Bell Biography
Darryl M Bell is an American actor best known for his role as Big Brother X-Ray Vision in the 1988 Spike Lee film School Daze and as Ron Johnson Jr. on the NBC sitcom A Different World. Bell also starred on the short-lived UPN sitcom Homeboys in Outer Space as Morris Clay.
Darryl M Bell Age
Bell was born on 10 May 1963, Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Darryl M Bell Parents
She was raised by her father who is Travers J. Bell, Jr who was the founder of the first black firm on the New York Stock Exchange.
Darryl M Bell Wife
He is in a 20-year-long committed relationship with actress Tempestt Bledsoe, who co-starred in the NBC TV comedy The Cosby Show.
The couple appeared together in the Fox reality TV series Househusbands of Hollywood, that debuted in August 2009.
Darryl M. Bell lives with his partner, the actress Tempestt Bledsoe, having been in a relationship since 1993. The couple does not have any children.
Darryl M Bell Net Worth
Darryl M. Bell is an American actor who has a net worth of$1.5 million.
Darryl M Bell Height
Bell is not known to the public but we shall keep you posted for updates.
Darryl M Bell Education
Bell graduated from Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey in May 1981, where he was one of four African American students, accounting for 1% of the schools’ enrollment. Bells father, Travers J. Bell, Jr., was the founder of the first black firm on the New York Stock Exchange.
Bell is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He pledged into the fraternity through Delta Zeta Chapter in Spring 1982. Bell attended Syracuse University.
Darryl M Bell Career
Talking about his professional career, Bell debuted as the main cast actor of the sitcom “A Different World” (1987 – 1993) created by Bill Cosby, portraying Ron Johnson. At first, from 1987 to 1992 the series had high audience ratings, especially in black households.
However, it significantly dropped down from the top 5 to 71st ranking position in 1993, and it was decided to cancel the series, but it is worth saying that Bell managed to earn the reputation of a good actor over that period. Afterward, Bell starred in the comedy action film “Black Scorpion” (1995) directed by Jonathan Winfrey.
The following year, he played the minor role in the sitcom “Living Single” (1996), and then landed the lead role opposite Flex Alexander in the science fiction sitcom “Homeboys in Outer Space” (1996 – 1997) directed by Albert Alarr, Gerry Cohen and Matthew Diamond. His net worth was well established.
Meanwhile, the actor appeared in an episodic role in the series “Cosby” (1997) based on the book “One Foot in the Grave” written by David Renwick. Darryl M Bell In 1999 was seen starring in the music video “For Your Love” released by the English rock band the Yardbirds. In 2004, Darryl Bell starred in the television film “Beverly Hills S.U.V.”, so his net worth was rising steadily.
In 2009, he participated in the reality television series “Househusbands of Hollywood”, starring alongside Billy Ashley, Danny Barclay, Charlie Mattera, and Grant Reynolds. The show focused on the lives of the above-mentioned men as well as their family members, and Darryl M. Bell took part alongside his partner Tempest Bledsoe. To conclude, all the above-mentioned roles have added sums to the total size of Darryl M. Bell’s net worth as well as made him popular.
Darryl M. Bell A Different World
He starred as Ron Johnson Jr. on the NBC sitcom A Different World.*Former “It’s A Different World” actor Darryl M. Bell (who played “Dwayne Wayne’s” friend, “Ron Johnson”) was once sued by his family for mismanaging his late father’s business.
In case you didn’t know, Darryl M Bell comes from a wealthy family and his father, the late Travers Bell Jr., became the first founder of a Black-owned member firm of the New York Stock Exchange in 1971. With only $175K in the capital, he developed Daniels & Bell Inc., a securities firm on Wall Street that was worth nearly 15 million by the time of his passing in 1988, per ISM.
Travers was also a major shareholder in Freedom National Bank and Cocoline Chocolate Co. (the company that made chocolate chips for Nabisco). When Travers passed away at the age of 46 from a heart attack, he left his multi-million dollar business to his son Darryl. However, Darryl ended up losing most of his dad’s millions due to inexperience. As such, his father’s widow and two of his aunts sued him for mishandling the funds.
A Superior Court probate judge in Morris County, N.J. eventually ruled that Darryl M Bell lack of business skills destroyed the multimillion estate left by his father, rather than wrongdoing as charged in a lawsuit. After it was all said and done, Darryl M Bell father’s business plummeted from a net worth of $14.9 million to $1 million. The business owed several debtors, including the IRS, which had a $2.3million stake in the estate at that time,” according to the report.
Darryl Bell Tempestt Bledsoe Wedding
Darryl M Bell and Blesdoe started dating five years after meeting in the sets of A Different World during Bledsoe’s guest appearance on the show in 1989.
They later appeared on reality TV show Househusbands of Hollywood in 2009, which was a Fox Reality Channel series that documented the lives of five househusbands and their wives and families. Darryl M Bell and Blesdoe did the show, but they were not in a husband-wife relationship. The couple has never been married.
The pair have been together for a very long time now, stood by each other through thick and thin and are still happy and in love.
Bledsoe provided her man with the emotional support that every man needs from his partner. Moreover, she also helped him pick up the pieces and stabilize finances after he lost all his inheritance amounting to a total of $14 million due to bad investments. It looks like this couple is to go a long way together till they settle down.
They are going strong as they have what it takes to have a long lasting beautiful relationship. Their similar interests, background and acting career that started when they were young are strengthening their relationship further. Bledsoe once stated in an interview.
Their relationship sure is going on strong for a long time, but no one knows when this couple is getting married for good. There were rumors that the two has possibly tied the knot. Later, Darryl verified that he and Tempestt were definitely ‘NOT’ married and he is not yet ready to make the commitment via Atlanta radio station V-103.
The couple has dated for 23 years now and is living together. But the couple does not have any children from their 23-year long relationship. Bledsoe has been the controller of finance in their household as well as key person to make decisions.
Getting married is not on her list till date nor is her partner insisting on this matter. Any speculation regarding their marriage in the future is also not made currently. However, it is true that they took too long to decide whether or not to say the vows finally. Will their wedding ever happen? For now, it is complicated to tell when, how they are going to get married.
Darryl M Bell Tv Shows
- Househusbands of Hollywood
- Color TV
- Homeboys in
- A Different
- Friday Night