Toppa Top 10: Ten Sitcom Stars with Caribbean Roots

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October 21, 2014

Honorable Mention: Kelsey Grammer, St. Thomas, USVI (Frasier Crane from “Cheers” and “Frasier,” Sideshow Bob from “The Simpsons”)

Frasier Crane, island bwoy? Though he moved at age two with his mother to Florida, Kelsey Grammer spent his earliest days on St. Thomas in the USVI. Maybe now Sideshow Bob‘s dreads make a little bit more sense. (For more Simpsons Caribbean connections, see here).


The late Franklin Seales, who played Dexter Stuffins, the Stratton family accountant and uncle to Alfonso Ribeiro’s “Alfonso,” was born on St. Vincent.


Among the many TV roles played by Jamaican-American actress Sheryl Lee Ralph was Deidre “Dee” Mitchell, the stepmom on Moesha.


Karyn Parsons, the actress who played Hilary Banks, is said to be of Trini extraction on her mother’s side.