Haywood Nelson Actor, Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Prince, and Net Worth

Haywood Nelson Bio | Wiki

Haywood Nelson ( Full Name: Haywood Knowles Nelson Jr.) is a preeminent American actor, digiologist, producer, and writer. He is prominently known for his role in the television series What’s Happening!! portraying Dwayne Nelson.

The series aired for three years from 1976 to 1979. Furthermore, Jaywood is also known for its spin-off series What’s Happening Now!! that also aired for three years from 1985 to 1988.

Haywood Nelson Age

He was born on March 25, 1960, in New York City, New York, United States. Haywood is 62 years old.

Haywood Nelson Height

He is a man of average stature. Haywood stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in (Approx 1.68m).

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Haywood Nelson Family | Parents | Siblings

He was born in New York City, New York, United States to a loving father and a supportive mother. Besides, Haywood has a sibling brother named Gary Nelson. However, he has not uttered paramount intel with reference to his devoted parents or brother. Therefore, Haywood’s parent’s and brother’s whereabouts are currently not available. He started his career at the age of six with many principal on-camera and voice-over national commercials. This includes Dean Witter, Burger King, Milk, Duncan Hines, Kodak, Aurora AFX, Johnny Lightening, Rock’em Sock’em Robots, Hot Wheels, Polaroid, Libby’s, Campbell’s Soup, and Lavoris.

Haywood Nelson Wife | Spouse | Diana Ramos

He is currently divorced. Haywood was previously married to his ex-wife called Khnadya Skye. She is also an actress. The two tied the knot in 2014. They remained married for six years until their divorce in 2020. Before that, he was married to his second wife named Diana Ramos. They were married from 1987 to 1998. Earlier, Haywood was married to his first wife called Sheryl Piland. They exchanged their wedding vows in 1981. Unfortunately, their marriage only lasted for three years until divorcing in 1984.

Haywood Nelson Education

Haywood attended Mineola High School. Later, he enrolled in college and had his studies in Architectural Design and Electronics Engineering interrupted when the cast of What’s Happening!! was re-united for 3 seasons of the series continuation What’s Happening Now!!

Haywood Nelson Actor

He appeared as a co-star in several feature films. This includes This Property Is Condemned, Mixed Company, If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band, and a featuring role in Evilspeak. Furthermore, Haywood guest starred as Bobby Moore on Kojak in the episode “The Godson”. He went on to guest star at the age of 14 as the grandson of Whitman Mayo’s Grady in the television series Sanford and Son.

Haywood Nelson And Prince

A viral meme claimed that he and musician Prince were half-brothers. However, that incorrect information was based on a wrong interpretation. A variety of rumors regarding Prince’s life and career immediately sprang up in the wake of his death on April 21, 2016. Among the rumors that started floating around the internet was the claim that his half-brother was Haywood. Prince had eight brothers and sisters. One of his siblings was called Duane Nelson. This was also the name of the character Haywood portrayed on the show What’s Happening!! However, it was spelled Dwayne.

Haywood Nelson Movies And TV Shows


  • As the World Turns (1971-1974) as Jerry Smith
  • Mixed Company (1974) as Freddie
  • Sanford and Son (1975) as Haywood Marshal
  • Grady (1975-1976) as Haywood Marshall
  • What’s Happening!! (1976-1979) as Dawyen Nelson
  • Kojak (1977) as Bobby Moore
  • Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) as Himself
  • The Parkers (2000) as Himself
  • Dragnet (1990) as Lyle Peters

Haywood Nelson Net Worth

Having been working professionally as an actor for a total experience of nearly five decades now, he has managed to garner good affluence in his career thus far. Online resources estimate Haywood’s net worth to be $15,114,441.

How Old Is Haywood Nelson

He is 62 years old. Haywood was born on March 25, 1960, in New York City, New York, United States. Thus, he relishes and commemorates his birthday on March 25 each and every year.

Is Haywood Nelson Related To Prince

He is not related to musician Prince. This was just a misunderstanding from online rumors that circulated at the musician’s death on April 21, 2016.

How Much Is Haywood Nelson Worth

From his years of experience working as an actor professionally for forty-nine years, it goes without saying that he has earned himself good fortune. Haywood is estimated to be worth $15,114,441.

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