Lewis in 1987
Emmanuel Darnell Lewis
March 9, 1971
Lewis is a practitioner of taekwondo. His height has only changed by 6 inches (15 cm) since his childhood appearances in Webster, making him relatively short. He has been diagnosed with dwarfism.
Friendship with Michael Jackson
Lewis had a strong friendship with Michael Jackson for several years. The two met when Jackson invited Lewis to the set of the Thriller music video, teaching him dance moves. Their friendship went public in 1984 when both attended the 26th Annual Grammy Awards. Subsequently, they spent more time in public together. After Jackson's hair caught on fire while filming a Pepsi commercial, the singer moved into Lewis' house after being discharged from the hospital. He stayed there for several months.
From his role on the television series Webster, Lewis was nominated for four Young Artist Awards. In 1984, he was nominated for Best Young Actor in a Comedy Series for Webster and lost to Rick Schroder of Silver Spoons. In 1985, he was nominated for the same award but it went to Billy Jayne of It's Not Easy. In 1986, he was nominated for Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Series which Marc Price ended up winning for his performance in Family Ties. In 1987, he was nominated for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a Television Comedy or Drama Series which Kirk Cameron of Growing Pains won.
Lewis appeared as himself on a TV child stars episode of The Weakest Link in 2001. He was voted off in the third round.
On November 9, 2014, Lewis appeared on Ken Reid's "TV Guidance Counselor" podcast. The episode was recorded live at the Davis Square Theater in Somerville, Massachusetts, as part of the 2014 Boston Comedy Festival.
- Webster (1983–1989) TV series
- The Love Boat (1984) episode "Only the Good Die Young"
- A Christmas Dream (1984) TV special
- Lost in London (1985) (TV)
- Emmanuel Lewis: My Very Own Show (1987) (TV)
- The New Adventures of Mother Goose (1995) (TV)
- Family Matters (1997) episodes "Odd Man In" and "Beauty and the Beast"
- Moesha (1998) (TV)
- Malcolm & Eddie (1999) (TV)
- The Weakest Link (TV Child Stars Edition) (2001) (TV)
- The Surreal Life (2003) (TV)
- Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
- My Super Sweet Sixteen (2005) (TV)
- One on One (2005) (TV)
- Kickin' It Old Skool (2007) (Film)
- The Surreal Life: Fame Games (2007) (TV)
- The Lil Flex Show (2008) (TV)
"City Connection", a song performed by Lewis, was very popular in Japan in 1981 reaching number 2 on the Oricon chart.
- "City Connection" (シティコネクション, Shity Konekushon) (1981 July 5)
- B side: City Connection (English Version)
- Lyrics: Mickey Sugar, Composer: Danny Long (pseudonym of Daiko Nagato), Arranger: Michel SHIMIN, Yuka Sato
- "Love is DANDAN" (恋はダンダン, ”Koi wa Dan Dan") (1981 October 5)
- Lyrics: Junko Shiratori, composer: Daiko Nagato, Arranger: Masao Nakajima
- "Emmanuel Lewis: As the Pint-Size Webster, He Reached New Heights". People. 28 November 1994. Retrieved 2012-10-10.
- Jo-Carolyn Goode "Emmanuel Lewis More than Meets the Eye" Houston Style Magazine 2016 http://stylemagazine.com/news/2015/mar/11/emmanuel-lewis-more-meets-eye/
- Internet Movie Database. "Emmanuel Lewis - Awards". Cite journal requires
- Zach Galifianakis (February 12, 2013). "Oscar Buzz Edition Part 2". Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. 2:34 minutes in. Funny or Die.
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