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Raj From What's Happening!! Is Totally Into Rob Zombie, Almost Played Kunta Kinte

Sitcom fanatics of a certain age no doubt remember Ernest L. Thomas, who spent three seasons in the late '70s playing scrawny teenager Raj on ABC's breakout hit What's Happening!! Surprisingly, Thomas did not have himself cryogenically frozen after What's Happening!! was canceled in 1979, and the actor (who spent his years prior to Happening!! working on Broadway) went on to make memorable appearances in such high profile fare as Malcolm X, In the Heat of the Night, Martin, Everybody Hates Chris, and Funny People. I spoke to Ernest recently about his lengthy and varied career, one that apparently had no specific help from Burt Reynolds and will continue [...]