Is Emmanuel Lewis dead or still alive?
Emmanuel Lewis is an actor, who is probably still best known for portraying the title character in the popular 1980s sitcom “Webster”. He is also widely recognized for his later engagements, and appearances in the TV series “The Love Boat” and “One on One”.
Emmanuel Lewis’ Early Life
Emmanuel was born on the 9th March 1971, in New York City’s borough of Brooklyn, and is the youngest of five children raised by a single mother, Margaret Lewis, as his parents separated when he was only two years old, and who served as a computer-science professional. He is of American nationality and of black ethnicity, while his zodiac sign is Pisces. Emmanuel went to Midwood High School from which he matriculated in 1989, then continued his education at Clark Atlanta University, from which he graduated in 1997, earning his degree in theater arts.
Despite not being diagnosed with any disorder, Emmanuel Lewis’ height is only 3 ft 6 inches, but he became involved in the world of acting by accident – one day he was jogging with a friend who suggested that his mother contact the Shuller Talent Agency. As soon the agents saw Emmanuel, they offered him a contract, and shortly afterwards he began appearing in various TV commercials and advertisements, actually over 50 commercials, in collaboration with brands such as Campbell’s Soup, Colgate, Burger King and Life Cereal, among plenty of others.
His real acting debut occurred when he appeared in the Papp New York Shakespeare Festival Production’s stegeplay “The Changeling Boy”.
Emmanuel Lewis as Webster
In 1983 young Emmanuel was cast for the title role of Webster in the eponymous ABC’s sitcom. The show follows the life of a young African-American boy, Webster Long who, after his parents are killed in a car accident, is adopted by his wealthy godfather and his upper crust socialite wife. The series was aired between 1983 and 1989, during which Lewis appeared in all 150 episodes through the show’s six seasons. For his great performances, he was honored with four consecutive People’s Choice Awards for the Favorite Young TV performer, between 1984 and 1987. It is certain that this role is still one of the most recognizable and most memorable of Emmanuel Lewis’ acting engagements.
— Emmanuel Lewis (@TheReal_ELewis) October 19, 2015
Apart from “Webster”, Emmanuel Lewis has also added several other notable on-camera appearances to his professional acting portfolio – he also appeared in TV movies “A Christmas Dream” (1984), “Lost in London” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” both in 1985. During the 1990s, Lewis appeared in the 1995 TV movie “The New Adventures of Mother Goose”, and had also starred in the TV series “Family Matters” and “Moesha”. His last on-camera acting appearance occurred in 2007, when he played himself in the comedy movie “Kickin’ It Old School”.
Emmanuel Lewis in Japan
He had huge success in Japan, where he appeared not only as an actor but as a singer as well. Under his own record label, Emmanuel Lewis Entertainment, he released two singles in Japan, entitled “Love is DANDAN” and “City Connection”, of which the latter peaked at No. 2 on the Oricon chart.
Emmanuel Lewis’ Net Worth
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this 47-year old American actor has accumulated so far? How rich Emmanuel Lewis is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Emmanuel Lewis’ net worth, as of mid-2018, revolves around the sum of $600,000, primarily acquired through his acting career mainly from 1983 ’til 2007, as well as through his business endeavors.
Is Emmanuel Lewis alive?
His absence from Hollywood caused the controversial question “Is Emmanuel Lewis Dead or Alive?” The answer is – Yes, he is alive! Emmanuel guided his career towards other endeavors which, aside from his own record label, also include a car wash service and a limo company.
Is Emmanuel Lewis married? More about his personal life
Despite his often on-camera appearance, Emmanuel somehow manages to keep his personal life quite private, and far from the media’s eye. As far as it is publically known, Lewis is not married and hasn’t welcomed any children. Details about any romantic connections are unknown to the public as well.
Emmanuel is moderately active on several popular social media networks, such as Twitter and Instagram on which he has been followed by more than 2,000 fans altogether.
Apart from being an actor, businessman and entrepreneur, Emmanuel Lewis is also a trained martial artist – he is a Tae Boo trainee of Billy Blanks as well as a holder of black belt in karate.