was born in San Francisco, California in 1965. He became the first African-American child actor to have a recurring role on a successful TV series, The Waltons
. He also appeared on Little House on the Prairie
, and in the landmark miniseries Roots
. He was a regular on the Barney Miller
before landing his best-known role as Willis on Diff'rent Strokes.
Bridges has a brother and sister who are both actors, Jimmy Bridges and Verda Bridges. His father, James Bridges, Sr., became one of the first prominent black Hollywood agents, while his mother, Betty A. Bridges, was also an actress and later became one of Hollywood's greatest managers and acting coaches.
Today, Todd is a working actor, director, and producer and he and his brother James Jr., have partnered to establish their own production company, Little Bridge Productions. Todd is married and has a son, Spencir, and a daughter, Bo.Sarah Tomlinson
is a Los Angeles-based journalist and writer. Her articles and music reviews have appeared in publications including The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Salon.com, Spin.com and The Huffington Post. She is the co-author, with Tila Tequila, of “Hooking Up with Tila Tequila,” and the co-author, with actor Todd Bridges, of “Killing Willis.” She has also written two as-yet-unpublished novels, “Because the Night,” and “Sizzle.” Visit her online at www.sarahtomlinson.com and follow her alter ego, Duchess of Rock, on Twitter, http://twitter.com/duchessofrock.