Three-time People's Choice Award winner Emmanuel Lewis returns to primetime television in The WB's The Surreal Life, starring as a series regular for the first time since he played the title role in the 1980s hit series Webster.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Lewis began his career at the age of 9, when he started doing national and regional commercials. Among his first jobs was a Jell-O Pudding commercial, part of the successful campaign featuring Bill Cosby. He had already appeared in over 50 commercials when he was tapped to do a series of national spots for Burger King. Those spots won him a CLIO award for Best Male Actor and also landed him the leading role on Webster. In 1985, 1986 and 1987, Lewis won the People's Choice Award for Best Young Television Performer for his work on Webster.
After Webster, Lewis enrolled in Clark Atlanta University and earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Theatre Arts. He also continued working in television throughout the '90s, making guest appearances on various series including Family Matters, In the House, Moesha, Malcolm & Eddie and Good vs. Evil.
Lewis next appears in the upcoming David Spade feature Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, where he will star alongside The WB's Alyssa Milano.
Lewis splits his time between Atlanta and Los Angeles. When not working, he enjoys fishing and loves music. In addition, he is a Black Belt in karate… Expand
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