If you grew up during the 1970s and 1980s, then you may know Emmanuel Lewis, an American actor who starred in the sitcom, Webster. Lewis became a huge star after captivating the American with his talent and charm.
Despite his height, he managed to become a mega star and his popularity grew during the sitcom’s 6-year run.
But over the last few years, his fans have wondered what happened to him, especially with some folks claiming that he’s dead.
So what is he doing right now? Let’s find out.
What is Lewis Doing Now?
Lewis hasn’t featured in any movie or Television series since 2013 when he made an appearance in “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.” He has managed to keep a low profile, which is why some folks believe that he passed away.
But he has gone on tour with Marc Price and even done a number of promotional appearances with him. Lewis also featured in the Self Made With Dee Brown show back in 2022.
Currently, he is still running Emmanuel Lewis Entertainment Enterprises, Inc. where he is training the young generation to become the next icon and moguls.
According to Linkedin, he is the CEO of Global Entertainment Media Company and the Authentically Organic, LLC.
Emmanuel also does cameo appearances for his fans. He has been surprising his fans with personal videos for their anniversaries, birthdays, and other special events.
Emmanuel Lewis the Child Star
Born on March 9, 1971, Lewis grew up in Brooklyn with his siblings Roscoe, Lizziebeth, and Chris Lewis.
He finished his high school studies in 1989 and managed to get a bachelor’s degree in 1997 from Clark Atlanta University.
Due to his busy career, he could only attend school in the Fall while focusing on his career in Summer, Spring, and Winter.
Before becoming an actor, he was a singer. His single “City Connection” was a hit both in the U.S. and Japan where it ranked second on their Oricon Chart.
But his role as “Webster” is what made him a superstar. The television series made him the most popular child star of his era.
Lewis’s Height has increased by 6 Inches since Childhood
Aged 52, Lewis weighs about 35kgs and stands 4 ft. 3 in. tall. His height has only increased by 15 cm since he was a kid.
But he is healthy and has no condition that can explain his height. Lewis has a perfect body and takes good care of himself.
Learn more here: Why Is Emmanuel Lewis So Short?
Lewis is an athlete who loves taekwondo: in fact, he has a black belt.
Lewis has managed to keep his life private over the last 4 decades. In fact, we don’t even know if he is married or dating someone at the moment, but he doesn’t have kids.
Is He Still Acting?
No, Lewis was active between 1980 and 2013. While running with his actor pal, Lewis was asked if he wanted to become an actor.
And since he had the face for commercials, his mum contacted Schuller Talent Agency, a kids acting agency, and the rest is history.
After being signed, he featured in several commercials and advertised lots of products. Some of Lewis’s popular advertisements include the Colgate, Campbell Soup, and Burger King adverts.
He made guest appearances in a number of Television series and movies before getting his huge break in Webster.
Lewis featured in Love Boat and Lost in London, before landing his role as Webster at age 12. Emmanuel was offered to play a 5 year old boy because he was 4 ft. 3 inches tall.
ABC aired the series between 1983 and 1987. Webster was quite popular among young viewers and they managed to air 150 episodes.
Lewis Featured in Lil Jon’s Music Video
After Webster, he took a break from acting before starring in the New Adventure of Mother Goose in 1995.
He appeared in Family Matters, Moesha, Good vs. Evil and Malcolm & Eddie. Lewis also took part in the 2001 The Weakest Link where he was voted out.
Other than his 2 hit singles, did you know that he appeared in Lil Jon’s music video? He appeared at the 30-second mark of the “I Don’t Give A F” music video.