Webster: Where are they now? 

This section contains the most recent picture of each cast member that I could find along with what they have done since Webster. There was a Webster 'reunion' on the Sinbad show in January 1998, if anyone has any photos from this show or the actual show on tape - please e-mail me.

Emmanuel Lewis in Denny's commercial

Emmanuel Lewis was born March 9th, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York. The youngest son of Margaret Lewis, a former computer-science professional, Emmanuel attended regular public schools in Brooklyn until his busy acting career took him to Hollywood. He has four siblings. His acting career began one day when he was jogging with an actor-friend and asked him if he wanted to be in the business. The friend suggested that Emmanuel's mother contact the Shuller Talent Agency, which handles gifted children for TV commercials. He thought that Emmanuel had the perfect face and personality for commercials. The friend proved right. Emmanuel was signed by the agency the minute the agents saw him and before long he was appearing in commercials for such products as fruit juice, cars, stereos, glue, soup, toys, coffee, pudding, pizza, and, of course, Burger King. He did around 50-60 commercials including one for Campbell's Soup and Life Cereal and the 4 Burger King commercials. His Colgate commercial can be seen in the movie 'Splash' when Madison (the mermaid) goes to the mall (it can be seen on the tvs in the background).

The first acting job Emmanuel had that wasn't in a commercial was the part of The Changeling Boy in the Joseph Papp New York Shakespeare Festival Production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Emmanuel also guest-starred on such TV talk shows as "The Tonight Show" and "The Phil Donahue Show" but "Webster" was Emmanuel's first major role on a TV series.

Emmanuel also became one of the biggest stars in Japan as well as America. He made three personal-appearance tours in that country, and a record he made there shot to the top of the charts. He even made a television movie for Japanese television called Samurai in New York.

He has maintained a friendship with music superstar Michael Jackson for many years. It all began when they met at an awards ceremony. After that, Michael insisted that Emmanuel accompany him to such events as "The Emmy Awards Show" and "The Academy Awards Presentations" (they would often dress alike). The two young men spent many happy hours together discussing performing and show business.

Besides Webster, Emmanuel has done guest spots on The Love Boat, In the House, Family Matters (as himself), Malcolm & Eddie (as himself), and Moesha (in the episode "The Short Story"). He also did a 1985 tv movie called Lost in London which co-starred Ben Vereen. He also did 'The New Adventures of Mother Goose Special' with Sally Struthers.

The 42" (3" 6") tall (he says there is no known medical reason for his still-short stature and has grown 6" since the age of 12) Lewis graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a theatre arts degree in 1997. He is said to be looking for another tv series and to possibly go into directing and I wish him well in all his future projects. He is good friends with Marc Price ('Skippy' on Family Ties and now a stand-up comedian) and has gone on tour with him and done various promotional appearances with him. Some photos of Emmanuel Lewis and Marc Price.

He found his own musical label called Emmanuel Lewis Entertainment. He is said to have a black belt in karate and is a martial arts expert. He also is a student of Billy Blanks' Tae-Bo.

Emmanuel guest starred on the new original USA Network thriller called GvsE. In the August 1st 1999 episode, he played an...uh...explosive character proving that not only Good things come in small packages.

In February 2002, he appeared in a commercial for Denny's.

August 2008: Now 37 and living in Atlanta, Lewis owns a label, Flex Floss Entertainment, and has a black belt in karate.

Internet Movie Database Entry for Emmanuel Lewis

Alex Karras

Alex Karras was born July 15, 1935 in Gary, Indiana. His father was a physician, his mother a housewife, and there were five other children in his family. Alex was a natural athlete when he was a boy and was named to the high school All-American team in 1953. After graduation, Alex attended the University of Iowa, where he was an All-American for four years and played defensive tackle. He was drafted into professional football by the Detroit Lions in 1958 and became an All-Pro in 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1967, and 1968. In 1970, 'The Mad Duck' (as Alex was nicknamed) was named to the all-time Lion team and also to the all-time Big Ten Team.

After he retired from professional football, Alex joined ABC's sports department as a sportscaster and worked for several years with veteran sportscaster Howard Cosell on Monday Night Football. His first acting assignment was a small role in the film Paper Lion (playing himself) which starred Alan Alda. Roles in such films as Mel Brook's Blazing Saddles (his best-remembered blow is still his one-punch knockout of a horse), Babe, and Porky's, as well as his wonderful portrayal of the bodyguard in the comedy smash hit Victor Victoria won him a fine reputation as an actor.

When Alex and Susan Clark were married in 1980, they formed their own production company (called Georgian Bay Productions - which also co-produced Webster) and produced three telefilms for CBS. The films, Jimmy B and Andre, Word of Honor, and Maid in America all met with critical as well as public acclaim.

He wrote two autobiographies - Big Boys Cry Too and Alex Karras by Alex Karras on his life and being a player of the Detroit Lions. He had a problem with gambling (having been suspended from the NFL in 1963 due to gambling on games and for associating with unsavory types) and alcohol problems during his life. He started a youth program to help trouble youths with drug and alcohol problems. He was also a professional wrestler for a short period of time.

He was married to Susan Clark since 1980 and they have one daughter named Katie. He was married to Joan Jurgenson from 1958 until 1975 when they divorced. They had five children together.

Although they own a Sherman Oaks, California production company and occassionally act--Karras played Tom Arnold's father on 1997's The Tom Show; Clark was on a Canadian TV series in 1988--they stay out of Hollywood's glare. Says friend Catherine Lincoln: They're taking time "to really enjoy life."

Karras died on October 10, 2012, from complications caused by kidney failure. He was 77.

Alex Karras, former NFL lineman, actor, dies at 77

Internet Movie Database Entry for Alex Karras

Susan Clark

Susan Clark was born March 8th, 1940 in Sarnia, Ontario Canada. Susan began her acting career when she was 12 years old. When her family moved to Toronto, Susan worked at the Toronto Children's Players Theater and when she was 15, she made her professional debut in a production of the musical Silk Stockings, which starred veteran motion-picture star Don Ameche.

Determined to become the best actress possible, Susan persuaded her parents to let her go to England to study at the famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. After two years, Susan became a member of an English repertory theater group and acted in a wide variety of classical and modern plays. She made her London stage debut in a play called Poor Bitos, but in spite of good reviews from critics, left eh show to return to Canada when her father became ill.

Back in Canada, Susan began working with the Canadian Broadcasting Company and appeared in numerous television dramas there. After performing in a much-acclaimed production of a play called Abelard and Heloise, Susan was offered an exclusive ten-year contract with Universal Studios in Hollywood. Accepting the offer, Susan was soon appearing in such successful films as Madigan with Henry Fonda and Richard Widmark, Coogan's Bluff with Clint Eastwood, Tell Them Wiillie Boy Is Here with Robert Redford, Night Moves with Gene Hackman, Valdez Is Coming with Burt Lancaster, and Airport '76 with George Kennedy.

The role Susan feels was her best, however, was that of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, the great Olympic gold medalist and pro golfer, in the made-for-TV film Babe. Susan won an Emmy award for the part and also met her future husband, Alex Karras, who also played in the film.

Susan's acting career continued to grow after she appeared in Babe. She received a second Emmy nomination for her work in the made-for-TV film Amelia Earhart; then starred in the films The North Avenue Irregulars for Walt Disney Studios; Murder by Decree with Donald Sutherland; Promises in the Dark with Marsha Mason; Double Negative with Anthony Perkins; The Choice, which won a CAC dramatic special award; and the popular comedy Porky's.

She was married to Bob Joseph from 1970 until 1973 when they divorced. She has been married to Alex Karras since 1980 and they have one daughter named Katie.

She appeared in the critically acclaimed movie Butterbox Babies for which she garnered a 1996 Gemini nomination for Best Actress and the 1998 tv series, Emily of New Moon.

In addition to her busy schedule as a mother, actress and production executive, Clark works actively for environmental and social justice issues.

Although they own a Sherman Oaks, California production company and occassionally act--Karras played Tom Arnold's father on 1997's The Tom Show; Clark was on a Canadian TV series in 1988--they stay out of Hollywood's glare. Says friend Catherine Lincoln: They're taking time "to really enjoy life."

She was married to Alex Karras from 1980 until his death in 2012.

Internet Movie Database Entry for Susan Clark

Henry Polic II

Henry Polic II was born February 20, 1945. He has made a few tv appearances following Webster including being the host of the 1986 tv series Double Talk. He has also done voices for cartoons such as Batman: The Animated Series and and I Yabba-Yabba Do!, a 1993 TV movie. His specialties include foreign and regional accents, ballroom dancing and baritone singing. In 1996, he worked at Florida State University (where he was an alum) as a guest artist, playing Scrooge in the School of Theatre's Production of A Christmas Carol. He has done numerous other theatre work, a listing can be found here.

He died on August 11, 2013 of cancer.

Veteran Actor Henry Polic II Dies at Age 68

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Eugene Roche

Eugene Roche was born September 22, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts.

(AP) Eugene Roche, a paunchy character actor who played the kitchen-cleaning "Ajax man" in commercials and had memorable roles in such television shows as "All in the Family" and "Magnum P.I" has died at age 75.

Roche died Wednesday (July 28th, 2004) after suffering a heart attack in an Encino hospital, family friend Timothy Wayne said Friday. He had been hospitalized Monday for tests after suffering a mild heart attack at his home in Sherman Oaks, Wayne said. Roche's name may not be familiar to most audiences, but his face surely was.

Plump and jovial with glinting eyes, Roche costarred on TV's "Webster" as a lovable landlord, and was Archie Bunker's neighborhood nemesis Pinky Peterson on "All in the Family."

Roche, born in Boston, also played the curmudgeonly "old school" private investigator Luther Gillis on "Magnum P.I.," the sly attorney E. Ronald Mallu on the sitcom "Soap" and the newspaper editor Harry Burns on "Perfect Strangers."

One of his most memorable movie roles was in 1971's "Slaughterhouse-Five," based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Roche played a likable POW named Edgar Derby, who amid the scorched remains of a firebombed Dresden picks up an intact porcelain figurine as a souvenir and is promptly executed for looting by his German captors.

Survivors include his wife, Anntoni, and their nine children.

Internet Movie Database Entry for Eugene Roche

Cathryn Damon was born September 17, 1933 in Seattle, Washington. She was in several tv movies before Webster and the sitcom Soap as Mary Dallas Campbell. Her last role was in the movie She's Having a Baby as Gayle Bainbridge.

Sadly, she died May 4th, 1987 in Los Angeles, California of cancer.

Internet Movie Database Entry for Cathryn Damon

Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen was born October 10th, 1946 in Miami, Florida.

Ben Vereen's unique ability to blend rare talent with a strong sense of social consciousness has enabled him to take on impressive musical, comedic and dramatic roles with finesse and excellence.

A year after suffering a near-fatal accident, Vereen made his triumphant return to Broadway in 1993 as 'The Chimney Man' in the musical "Jelly's Last Jam." Says Clive Barnes of the New York Post, "Ben Vereen -- unquestionably one of the finest performances seen on Broadway." After appearing on Broadway in "Sweet Charity," "Hair," and "Jesus Christ Superstar," Vereen channeled his intensity into a lead performance in the long-running hit, "Pippin." For this portrayal he won the prestigious Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and a Drama Desk Award. Vereen also starred in the Broadway musical "Grind" and in the San Francisco production of "I'm Not Rappaport," Herb Gardner's poignant, Tony Award-winning comedy about aging in America. Most recently, Vereen graced the Broadway stage starring as 'The Ghost of Christmas Present' in the Madison Square Garden production of "A Christmas Carol" to outstanding reviews.

Live audiences remain Ben Vereen's first love. His exhilarating one-man show earned him the highest honors awarded by the American Guild of Variety Artists: "Entertainer of the Year," "Rising Star," and "Song and Dance Star." He is the first person to win three of these AGVA awards in one year. He continues to headline on showroom stages of Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, and throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean Islands.

Vereen has recently appeared in guest spots on "Touched by an Angel" and "Second Noah," has co-starred on "The Nanny," "New York Undercover," "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," and "Star Trek - The Next Generation." In 1992, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his part in the CBS mini-series, "Intruders: They Are Among Us." Vereen also had a recurring role on the syndicated television series "Silk Stalkings," as well as his own television series, "Tenspeed and Brownshoe," created by Stephen J. Cannell, followed by recurring roles on "J.J. Starbuck," and "Booker." Previously, he had a recurring role as 'Uncle Phillip' on the ABC-TV hit series, "Webster." His role in the television docudrama "Louis Armstrong - Chicago Style" led to several widely acclaimed roles, including the unforgettable 'Chicken George' in the Emmy Award-winning mini-series "Roots." Vereen followed these achievements with his own network special, "Ben Vereen: His Roots," which won seven Emmy Awards. He also appeared in "The Jesse Owens Story," and the CBS mini-series, "Ellis Island," for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. On film, Vereen portrayed the quintessential entertainer in "All That Jazz." In "Funny Lady," the tender sequel to "Funny Girl," Ben performed a routine as the vaudeville character, 'Burt Robins.'

An integral part of Vereen's career is the lecture circuit, where he has become one of the nation's most in demand speakers. Vereen addresses audiences of all ages, speaking a corporate functions, universities and high schools, churches, conventions, and community gatherings around the country. His topics range from overcoming adversity, arts and education, black history, motivation and the importance of continuing education.

Vereen has also been widely honored for his humanitarian activities. He was awarded the prestigious Victory Award in 1990, received the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award in 1983, received Israel's Humanitarian Award in 1978, and for two consecutive years - 1978 and 1979 - the NAACP handed Vereen it's prestigious Image Award. Ben has received Honorary Doctorates from Boston's Emerson College, Brooklyn's St. Francis College, and most recently, from Chicago's prestigious Columbia College. In addition, Vereen has served as chairman of several renowned organizations including The American Heart Association and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Association. In 1991, Vereen spearheaded his own organization, Celebrities for A Drug Free America, which raised more than $300,000 for drug rehabilitation centers, educational programs, and inner city community-based projects.

Biography from the very informative and well-done Official Ben Vereen Web Site

Internet Movie Database Entry for Ben Vereen

Jack Kruschen

Jack Kruschen Jack Kruschen, a versatile character actor whose six decades in movies and television included an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for his 1960 role in "The Apartment," died on April 2. 2002, at the age of 80, following a long illness. News of his death, which was reported by the show business publication Variety, did not appear in major newspapers at the time.

Known to many television viewers as Papa Papadapolis in the 1980's series "Webster," he was one of the stalwarts of radio, television and the movies, often playing tough guys early in his career and irascible but lovable neighbors later on.

Jack Kruschen was born in Winnipeg, Canada, on March 20, 1922. He was discovered by CBS while acting in a student operetta production at Hollywood High School. His first job was on a Christmas radio special.

After working for the Armed Forces Radio Service during World War II, he returned to network radio, doing voice characterizations for "The Danny Thomas Show," "Dragnet," "Sam Spade," "Gunsmoke" and other popular shows of the late 1940's and early 50's.

Mr. Kruschen appeared on television almost from its inception, portraying cowboys, detectives or criminals in programs like "The Adventures of Superman," "Zorro," "Bonanza," "The Rifleman" and "Wanted: Dead or Alive." He assumed similar roles in many of his 75 films, playing a Southern bigot in "Cape Fear" (1962) and a gangster in Elvis Presley's "Follow That Dream" (1962).

He was nearly ubiquitous in television in the 1970's and 1980's, appearing in episodes of many medical dramas, police shows and situation comedies, often returning to the same programs in several different roles.

It was his role as Dr. Dreyfuss, the bemused and benevolent neighbor of Jack Lemmon who saves a suicidal Shirley MacLaine in "The Apartment," that presaged his success as the warm patriarch on "Webster" (1985 to 1987). In 1994 he played another Greek grandfather - one who dies while visiting the sitcom family - in an episode of "Full House." His final role was in the 1997 film "'Til There Was You."

Internet Movie Database Entry for Jack Kruschen

What A Character! Jack Kruschen

Chad Allen

Chad Allen was born June 5th, 1974 in Cerritos, California.

Following Webster, Chad Allen stared as Matthew Cooper in the top-rated and highly acclaimed CBS Television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Allen portrayed series star Jane Seymour's teenage son on the show.

Allen is widely known for his role as the smooth-talking Zach in the series My Two Dads and as David Witherspoon in the series Our House. He also had recurring roles in St. Elsewhere and Webster.

His television credits also include the films Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Smart Story on the CBS Television Network, Lights Out, The Case of the Silk King, Code of Vengeance, The Bad Seed, Help Wanted: Kids and A Death in California. He starred in Straight Up, an anti-drug and alcohol educational series of specials, and guest starred in the series The Wonder Years, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Hunter, Highway to Heaven and Simon & Simon.

On stage, he starred in the Los Angeles productions of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All To You, A Man Called Peter and Oliver!. He recently co-starred with Jane Seymour in the television film Praying Mantis.

Allen is one of the founding members of The Creative Outlet Theatre, a company that is committed to providing a "creative outlet" for talented young actors in the Los Angeles area. Through this company, Allen recently produced and acted in the hit Neil Simon play Biloxi Blues at the Court Theatre in Hollywood.

Allen has worked for such causes as Angels' Flight, M.A.D.D., the American Diabetes Association, The March of Dimes, Project Angel Food and the Autistic Children's Foundation. He was recognized by Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley was an outstanding volunteer for his contributions to the American Cancer Society. He was born in Orange County, California, and currently lives in Malibu. In his free time, Chad enjoys scuba diving, playing racquetball and riding his motorcycle around Southern California. His birth date is June 5th.

Much more information and pictures can be found at: The Unofficial Chad Allen Page

Internet Movie Database Entry for Chad Allen

Gabe Witcher who played Tommy, the Weasel, on Webster also had a brief, but crucial, spot on an episode of TV's “My Two Dads.” According to a web page, he played the violin at Farm Aid, on-stage with Willie Nelson and Beck.

Internet Movie Database Entry for Gabe Witcher

Carl Steven who played Roger on Webster appeared as 'Matthew' in the tv series Weird Science. He has also appeared in Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home!, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Teen Wolf, Not My Kid, Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story, Out of This World (tv sitcom), Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael, and Never Forget.

Internet Movie Database Entry for Carl Steven

Danny McMurphy who played 'Andy' on Webster was the voice of Donald, the Junior Ghostbuster in the animated series: The Real Ghostbusters and Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters.

Internet Movie Database Entry for Danny McMurphy

Nick DeMauro has made several tv appearances pre and post Webster (where he played Benny). He has appeared in Arthur 2: On the Rocks, Columbo: Columbo Goes to the Guillotine, Down the Drain, Hard to Kill, T-Force, Vampire in Brooklyn. His more recent tv appearances include a 1994 episode of ER, 1997 NYPD Blue episode, and 1998 episode of Melrose Place.

Internet Movie Database Entry for Nick DeMauro

Corin "Corky" Nemec was born Joseph Charles Nemec IV in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 5th, 1971. He goes by the name Corin Nemec now, but has also been credited as Corky Nemec.

Corin Nemec's name comes from his nickname, Corky, given to him as a child by his grandmother. After being born in Little Rock, he later moved to Atlanta. He now lives in California. His first acting parts were in the series' "Webster" (as Nicky Papadopolis) and "Sidekicks". He then got a in "Tucker: The Man and His Dream", directed by Francis Cuppola, followed by lead roles in "I Know My First Name Is Steven" and "My Son Johnny", and the title part in the TV series "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" (later changed to just "Parker Lewis").

His most recent projects are the 1999 movies: Waylon & Buzz and Foreign Correspondents. He was also in a 2/15/99 episode of L.A. Doctors.

Corin Nemec's personal web site

Corky - the coric nemec shrine

Internet Movie Database Entry for Corin Nemec

Christophe Burton played "Danny" on Webster in many episodes. He was born June 16, 1976 in Arizona.

Here is some additional information as e-mailed to me by his mother:

He was also "Steven" on 'Who's the Boss?'. Other guest appearances include "Highway to Heaven..2 different episodes, "Golden Girls", "Police Story", "Mama's Family" and he played Corey Haim's little brother in "License to Drive" and starred in "Mr. Bill's Real Life Adventure" Billy Bill, with Peter Scolari (HBO and video) to name a few!!!!"The Right Stuff" was his first movie at age 6..Gus Grissom's son!

Chris's brother, Brian Burton played a gangster in the "Webtouchables" episodes with his brother. He was also in "Mama's Family", "Golden Girls" and "Who's the Boss". He did a lot of modelling in San Francisco...covers for Macy's magazines in San Francisco and also Mervyns.

Where are they now? They still live in southern CA. Chris works with Calvary Commmunity Church and Found ..helping kids straighten out their lives and getting to know the Lord. He also works for a production company.

Brian is a web entrepeneur..Their cousin, Joy Gohring now has her own comedy show on Oxygen Network.... That's all folks...

Internet Movie Database Entry for Christopher Burton

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