Known for his Tony Award-nominated work in the Broadway musical, Raising and for playing the role of Michael Evans on the television show, Good Times.
He won a Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his role in the play, Dude.
He released an album in 1975 called When You're Young and In Love, and its title track was a top 10 hit.
His family inspired a play he wrote called Grandma's Hands.
He reunited with the cast of Good Times, including Jimmie Walker, in a 2006 reunion special.