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Haywood Nelson (born March 25, 1960 in New York City) played the part of Haywood Marshall, Grady's grandson in the NBC-TV Sanford and Son spinoff series Grady He is best known for having portrayed Dwayne Nelson on the television series What's Happening!!,[1] and its spin-off series What's Happening Now!!

Haywood was a child star, appearing in many national commercials; he also appeared on Broadway in a successful show, Thieves. At the age of 14, he also guest starred on Sanford and Son (1972) as Grady's grandson; at 15, he was in the cast of a spin-off of Sanford and Son called Grady (1975). The show was short-lived. The next year, in 1976, at the age of 16, he landed the role of Dwayne on What's Happening!!(1976).

Haywood Nelson still works in entertainment, although mainly behind the scenes; he has worked in talk shows, TV shows and interview programs.


  1. 'Flashback Fridays: Haywood Nelson', by Kenya N. Byrd, Essence Magazine, 8/7/2009 [1]

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