The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two African American boys from Harlem who are taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman named Phillip Drummond and his daughter Kimberly, for whom their deceased mother previously worked. During the first season and first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred as the Drummonds' housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett.
|Alternative Titles||Arnold et Willy, Il mio amico Arnold, Different Strokes|
|First Air Date||1978-11-03|
|Last Air Date||1986-03-07|
|Number of Episodes||189|
|Number of Seasons||8|
|Casts||Dana Plato, Conrad Bain, Todd Bridges, Gary Coleman, Danny Cooksey, Mary Jo Catlett|