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Fred Berry

Fred Berry Fred Berry (actor).jpg Born Fred Allen Berry March 19, 1951 St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. Died October 21, 2003 (aged 52) Los Angeles, California, U.S. Cause of death Stroke, Diabetes, Natural Causes Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California, U.S. Occupation Actor, street dancer Spouse(s) Franchesska Berry (1976-1976) Franchesska Berry (1978-1980) Carol Ann Ross (1984-1991) Darlene Bitten (1994-1999) Essie Berry (1999-2003) Children DeShannon Berry[1] Portia Berry-Allen Fred Berry, Jr. From TV's What's Happening!! (1977). Seated, L-R: Fred Berry, Ernest Lee Thomas, and Haywood Nelson (back to camera). Standing: Shirley Hemphill. Fred Allen Berry (March 19, 1951 – October 21, 2003) was an American actor and street dancer. He was best known for the role of Fred "Rerun" Stubbs on the 1970s television show What's Happening!! Before starring on What's Happening!! he was a member of the Los Angeles-based dance troupe The Lockers, with whom he appeared on the third episode of Saturday Night Live. He also appeared on the dance music show Soul Train, and was featured in the program's signature line dance segment doing the memorable early 1970s dance step "the slo-mo". What's Happening!! aired from 1976 to 1979. He reprised his role as Rerun in the series What's Happening Now!! but he was only on that show for one season. Berry asked for more money than the rest of the cast (believing he was the reason people tuned in). Berry's widow, Essie Berry, told Urbanite magazine at Georgia State University that their unwillingness to pay Fred Berry his due in both shows led to their early cancellations. During the 1990s, Berry became a Baptist minister and lost 100 lbs after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Berry was married five times to four different women, the first of whom he married twice. On October 21, 2003, Berry died at his Los Angeles home, where he was recovering from a stroke. He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. Filmography Hammer (1972) What's Happening!! as Fred "Rerun" Stubbs (1976-1979) Battle of the Network Stars III as Himself (1977) Vice Squad as Sugar Pimp Dorsey (1982) A Stroke of Genius (1984) Alice, one episode (1984) What's Happening Now!! as Fred "Rerun" Stubbs (1985-1986) "I Wonder Who She's Seeing Now" by The Temptations, music video (1988) The Howard Stern Show (1992) In Living Color as Himself (1993) Martin (1993), one episode, as Himself (1993) Murder Was the Case: The Movie (1995) In the Hood (1998) Big Money Hustlas as Bootleg Greg (2000) The Freshest Kids: A History of the B-Boy as Himself (2001) Bum Runner (2002) Scrubs, one episode, as Fred "Rerun" Stubbs (2003) I Love the '70s as Himself (2003) Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star as Himself (2003) In the Land of Merry Misfits (2005)


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Born:
Mar 19, 1951
Movie/TV Credits:
15
First Appeared:
In the series Donny & Marie 1976-01-23
Latest Project:
Movie Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003-09-05
Known For
Poster of Scrubs
Poster of In Living Color
Poster of Vice Squad
Poster of Alice
Filmography
Movie Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Self 2003-09-05
Movie Bum Runner Can Man 2002-12-07
Series Scrubs Fred Berry 2001-10-02
Movie Rerun's Comedy Jam 1999-02-16
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie In the Hood Uncle Paul 1998-01-01
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Series In Living Color Unknown 1990-04-15
Series What's Happening Now!! 1985-09-07
Movie Vice Squad Sugar Pimp 1982-01-22
Series What's Happening!! 1976-08-05
Series Donny & Marie Unknown 1976-01-23
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20
Series The Brady Bunch Hour Unknown 1976-11-28
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31