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Short Info

MarkHis role as Waldo Faldo on Family Matters

Shawn Harrison was born on October 13, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents were both African American and his father was a factory worker. Shawn has two older sisters. He was educated in the Cleveland public school system and graduated from high school in 1983.

Shawn’s acting career began in 1984 when he was cast as Waldo Faldo in the film “The Last Dragon”. He also had a small role in the film “Lean on Me”. In 1987, Shawn was cast as Mookie in the film “Do the Right Thing”. He also appeared in the films “Mo’ Better Blues” (1990) and “Jungle Fever” (1991).

In 1992, Shawn began appearing as Nate Archibald on the television series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. He appeared in a total of 148 episodes of the show over six seasons. After “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” ended, Shawn had roles in the films “The Sixth Man” (1997) and “Gang Related” (1997). He also had a recurring role on the television series “Smart Guy” from 1997 to 1999.

In 2000, Shawn began appearing as Detective Lennie Briscoe on the television series “Law & Order”. He appeared in a total of 261 episodes of the show over eleven seasons. He also had a recurring role on the television series “Hack” from 2002 to 2004.

Since 2014, Shawn has been starring as Captain Carl Davis on the television series “Sirens”. He has also had roles in the films “The Purge: Anarchy” (2014) and “The Purge: Election Year” (2016).

Shawn is divorced from his first wife, Daphne Maxwell Reid. He has three children with his second wife, Heather Kozar. His net worth is $4 million.

General Info

Full NameShawn Harrison
ProfessionLawyer, Politician
EducationUniversity of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, University of South Florida, 22. Lost in Space, 21. Lost in Space, 20. Pop Goes the Question


MoviesSilent But Deadly, The Old Man and the Seymour, Daniel and the Towers
TV ShowsLegion of Super Heroes, Family Matters

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#Marks / Signs
1His role as Waldo Faldo on Family Matters



Silent But Deadly2012Tyrone
The Old Man and the Seymour2009ShortShawn Harrison
Legion of Super Heroes2006-2008TV SeriesTimber Wolf / Ron-Karr / Security Guard / ...
Girlfriends2002-2004TV SeriesPeaches
Eve2004TV SeriesPeaches
Moesha1996TV SeriesClark
Family Matters1990-1996TV SeriesWaldo Geraldo Faldo / Guy in Towel
The Royal Family1991TV SeriesDavid Lemoan
L.A. Law1990TV SeriesSteadman Jr.
Day by Day1988-1989TV SeriesJ.D.
Punky Brewster1988TV SeriesFranco Grenolli
Daniel and the Towers1987TV MovieSean
The Mighty Pawns1987TV MovieTiny
Kidsongs: I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing1986Video shortMike
Hill Street Blues1985TV SeriesKid


Lord Help Us2007Video associate producer


Circus of the Stars #161991TV Special documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Family Matters1995TV SeriesWaldo Geraldo Faldo


Nominated Awards

1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Co-starring in a Television SeriesFamily Matters (1989)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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