Darryl M. Bell (sometimes credited as Daryl Bell; born May 10, 1963) played the role of Ron Johnson on A Different World in Seasons 1-6. Darryl is also well known for his role as Big Brother X-Ray Vision in the 1988 Spike Lee film School Daze. Darryl also starred on the short-lived UPN network sitcom Homeboys in Outer Space as Morris Clay.
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. He is in a 20-year-long committed relationship with actress Tempestt Bledsoe, who co-starred in ADW's parent series, The Cosby Show. The couple appeared together in the Fox reality TV series Househusbands of Hollywood, that debuted in August 2009.
Darryl graduated from the Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey in May 1981, where he was one of four African American students, accounting for 1% of the school's enrollment.
Darryl's father, Travers J. Bell Jr., was the founder of the first black firm on the New York Stock Exchange.
- ↑ The Obenson Report, 12/21/2008 (accessed 2/16/2009)
- ↑ Weaver, Maurice. "Darryl Bell Gets Caught Up In A World Of Success", Chicago Tribune, January 29, 1989. Accessed June 29, 2012. "Bell`s own education at Del Barton (sic), an all-boys Catholic preparatory boarding school in New Jersey run by Benedictine monks, was nothing like the atmosphere at A Different World`s fictional Hillman College, a historically black institution. 'As I look back, there were some very hard times for me being one out of four black students, out of 400 students at Del Barton,' says Bell, a talkative student but never the class clown."
- ↑ https://www.nytimes.com/1988/01/27/obituaries/travers-j-bell-jr-46-founder-of-only-black-firm-on-exchange.html