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'Webster' is 40 years old?!?



Emmanuel Lewis/Webster publicity photoTechnically, only Emmanuel Lewis is 40 years old today. The TV show Webster, which aired from 1983 to 1989, just seems that dated.

Lewis (real name? Emmanuel Lewis! Oh that joke never gets old) was born March 9, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York. He got his start by acting in commercials, of which he appears in as many as 60 (particularly ones for Life cereal, Campbell's Soup and Burger King). He was just 3-foot-six inches tall and 12 years old when he took the starring role in Webster -- and has only grown six inches taller since then. Bizarrely enough, there's no known medical reason for his short stature.

Want to catch him in current work? Good luck. Lewis has rarely acted since Webster went off the air, though he's trying to turn his career toward directing. His last film credit was a cameo in 2007's Kickin' It Old Skool.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 10:29am]


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