The days when families crowded around the TV together to watch sitcoms have become a thing of the past, what with the dominance of reality TV and the ability to watch whatever you want on your personal devices. During sitcoms’ heyday in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, primetime was filled with positive and affirming Black characters on series enjoyed by viewers of all races. In many cases, unbeknownst to most watchers, the African-American characters on these shows were played by actors of Caribbean birth and descent.
How many of your favorite sitcom stars have Caribbean roots? A lot more than you think.