Today’s Guest: Joey Lawrence, actor, “Blossom,” “Gimme A Break,” “Dancing with the Stars”
You’ve gotta give Joey Lawrence credit. He survived being a child and teen TV star, hanging out with Nell Carter for 77 episodes of “Gimme a Break” and “Blossom”—Mayim Bialik— for 114 weekly shows.
After that he spent some time establishing himself as a serious actor, even asking to be known as Joseph Lawrence for a time.
But when he took the unlikely plunge as a contestant on the third season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” Lawrence made his presence felt in the land of grown-ups—he did a three-episode stint on “CSI:NY”—and I suspect its been smooth sailing ever since.
Lawrence and Melissa Joan Hart are currently starring in a new movie on ABC Family, “My Fake Fiance.”