A former child star
who became famous in the Roots
miniseries and later, in the television show Diff'rent Strokes
. Bridges was a drug addict
and in 1990 was acquitted on charges of shooting a drug dealer
He played a crack dealer
on the TV show, After Diff'rent Strokes: When the Laughter Stopped
, which chronicled the sordid downward trajectories of the young stars.