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Shavar Ross
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Attended Le Lycee' Francais de Los Angeles, Excelsior, Bel-Air Prep
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Television has changed so much. I would love to see more panel/focus group discussions on race issues. TV news organizations should consider this. People of all races and religions should communicate with each other more.
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My wife back in her news anchoring days. ❤️
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‪#‎WaybackWednesday‬ This is the episode that made me want to go to college..literally. ‪#‎Amen‬ Episode: A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste. I really miss ‪#‎ShermanHemsley‬ (he always reminded me of my father). And did you know Clifton Davis wrote The Jackson 5's hit song, "Never Can Say Goodbye"?
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“Shake It Off” has inspired countless cover versions, but the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia may top everyone with its new music video, done in honor of Child Life Month. <3
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Starting on Wednesday, Facebook is rolling out a new feature for suicide prevention. The social media site is partnering with Now Matters Now, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Save.org and Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention, a ...
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March 4th! Happy Birthday to: Bobbi Kristina, Chaz Bono, Miriam Makeba, Kevin Johnson, Rick Perry, Ron Moss, Bobby Womack, K. Michelle, Patricia Heaton, Mykelti Williamson, Jenna Boyd...
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My interview with Honor The Dash, an inspirational blog.
Q1: What is your purpose? I believe my main purpose in life is to be at ultimate peace with God and myself while living on this earth. The older I get, the more...
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Apollo Education Group, parent company of The University of Phoenix announced bad earnings Wednesday. Enrollment is half of what it was 5 years ago. The stock fell over 20%.
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Because their tuition and fees are too darn high. 
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#LoveLife. Life is cool. Enjoy the process. :)
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#Lovethis #mademelaugh After 30 years, my "Reckless" fans are still screamin' with me! #fridaythe13th #part5 thanks for sharing guys. :) #saturdaythe14th
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c. 1982. Age 11. I loved growing up in West Hollywood, California. All my friends were Russian, Jewish, Hispanic, Asian, White and Black (African-American). 1st Place Bruins! We were like Shaq and Kobe!
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Actor.Director.Screenwriter.Editor.Photographer.Blogger
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  • Tri-Seven Entertainment
    Actor.Director.Screenwriter.Editor.Photographer.Blogger, present
  • ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, Most major movie studios.
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Los Angeles, California
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South Bronx, Macon Georgia, and Hollywood, California - New York, Los Angeles, Georgia, Oklahoma
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Introduction

Shavar Malik Ross (born March 4, 1971) is an American actor, film directorscreenwriterfilm producereditorphotographer, author, and entrepreneur. He is perhaps best known for his recurring television roles as Dudley Ramsey on the NBC sitcomDiff'rent Strokes, and as Weasel on the ABC sitcom Family Matters.

Biography

Ross was born in the South Bronx, New York. His parents separated when he was 6 years old. His mother took Shavar and his sister to Macon, Georgia, while his father went to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

In 1979, while visiting his father in California during his school's Christmas vacation, Shavar was discovered by top children's agent Evelyn Shultz. In 1980, Ross landed his first recurring television role on NBC's Diff'rent Strokes as "Dudley Ramsey", the best friend of Gary Coleman's character, "Arnold Jackson". Two years later, Ross became a voice actor for Hanna-Barbera. Another recurring role was as T.C.'s son on the long lived detective drama Magnum P.I.[1] which many believe to be the finest show ever [2]. He had another recurring role on the hit ABC TV series Family Matters as "Weasel". Ross has appeared in over 100 film and episodic television projects throughout his career, including such films as the fifth installment of the Friday the 13thmovie series Friday the 13th: A New Beginning in 1985 as "Reggie".

Additionally, in 1996, after completing four years of Bible School at The Ministry Training Institute; an auxiliary of Crenshaw Christian Center, Ross founded The Alive Church, a non-denominational Christian church in Los Angeles, and was its pastor for four years.

Shavar is a film director and operates his own film and television production company, Tri-Seven Entertainment.[3] His first short film, Soul to Take (2003), garnered him an Internet distribution deal with Russell Simmons' media company Simmons/Lathan Media Group. His second short film, A Taste of Us (2004), dealt with the civil unrest of the 1960's segregation in the south and was originally made as a pilot presentation for the TV One Network. Lord Help Us[4] (released nationally in May 2007), an inspirational urban romantic comedy starring American Idol‘s Nadia Turner, Oscar nominee Margaret Avery (The Color Purple), Debra Wilson (MADtvScary Movie 4), comedian Joe Clair (BET's Rap CityTake the Cake), Grammy-Award winning singer Al Jarreau and many others marked his feature film directorial debut.

Shavar is also the founder and editor-in-chief of ShavarRoss.com, a new infotainment blog established in July of 2009. The site is both personal and informative, covering a plethora of topics with hopes of inspiring its readers to bring out the best in their own personal lives.

Shavar resides in Los Angeles and has been married since 1992 and has two children named Seven Shavar Ross (born August 24, 1993) and a daughter Chelsea Lynn Ross (born February 26, 2005).

In May 2006, Ross appeared on an E! Child Stars Special, Geeks Freaks, and Sidekicks, where he revealed that during the taping of the very special episode of Diff'rent Strokes in which he was molested, he was going through a similar experience in real life; he was being "touched" by a family friend inappropriately while he was asleep.[5]

In 2008 he played a "prosperity preacher" on David Alan Grier's show Chocolate News on Comedy Central.

In the February 4, 2010 "Verna" episode of NBC's 30 RockTina Fey's character Liz mentions his "Dudley" character to Frank: "..the episode of Diff'rent Strokes about Dudley's dad has proven incontrovertibly that smoking destroys your health and leads to ridicule from Willis."

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2 Beautiful Children and a Lovely Wife
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  • Le Lycee' Francais de Los Angeles, Excelsior, Bel-Air Prep
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