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Netflix and Jamie Foxx are teaming up again. In August 2020, he appeared in the hit Netflix movie Power Project, and now Foxx will be showcasing his talent for comedy in Dad Stop Embarrassing Me. Dad Stop Embarrassing Me is a sitcom about a single dad and cosmetic brand owner who must figure out how to be a father when his teenage daughter comes to live with him. This fun series also has Jamie Foxx, similar to his In Living Color days, playing multiple characters. The Dad Stop Embarrassing Me cast also features an In Living Color reunion between Foxx and David Alan Grier.
The Dad Stop Embarrassing Me cast features a mixture of Hollywood vets, newcomers, and lesser-known actors. Foxx is a multi-hyphen entertainer, so most people are already familiar with his work, but newcomers like Kyla-Drew, who plays Foxx’s character’s daughter Sasha, maybe less recognizable. Here’s where you might have seen the Dad Stop Embarrassing Me cast before.
Jamie Foxx (Brian Dixon And Various Characters)
Jamie Foxx plays Brian Dixon, a single dad raising his daughter. He’s an overprotective and enthusiastic father. Therefore, he often ends up doing embarrassing things to protect his daughter and show her love. Foxx also plays several other characters, including Rev. Sweet Tee, Cadillac Calvin, and Rusty. Foxx’s early work includes being in the In Living Color cast. He then had his own series called The Jamie Foxx Show.
Foxx has also appeared in the films Any Given Sunday, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Collateral, Dreamgirls, and Horrible Bosses. Jamie Foxx has also appeared in the movies Django Unchained, Baby Driver, Just Mercy, Project Power, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Jamie Foxx earned his first Academy Award for portraying Ray Charles in Ray. In 2020, Foxx lent his voice to the Pixar film Soul. He voiced the lead character Joe Gardner. Foxx is also a very accomplished musician and has hits like “Blame It," “Gold Digger, “ and “Slow Jamz.” Foxx also currently hosts the Fox game show Beat Shazam with his daughter Corinne Foxx, who is also a producer on Dad Stop Embarrassing Me.
David Alan Grier (Pops Dixon)
Pops Dixon is Brian’s father and the grandfather of Sasha. David Alan Grier is a comedy legend and best known for his work on the sketch comedy show In Living Color. He also played a sitcom dad in The Carmichael Show. Grier’s TV credits include The Resident, The Cool Kids, A Series Of Unfortunate Events, My Wife and Kids, Life with Bonnie, Damon, Martin, and Happily Ever After: Fairy Tale for Every Child.
David Alan Grier’s film credits include Coffee & Kareem, the Clifford the Big Red Dog movie, The Big Sick, Peeples, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Jumanji, Tales from the Hood, Boomerang, and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.
Kyla-Drew (Sasha Dixon)
Kyla-Drew plays Brian’s strong-willed teen daughter Sasha. She comes to live with him. Based on the trailer, it seems like Sasha will be dealing with her embarrassing dad and growing pains, like dating teenage boys. Kyla-Drew is only sixteen years old, but she’s been acting since she was eight. She’s already accumulated some impressive acting credits.
Kyle-Drew appeared in episodes of the CW's 90210 reboot, How I Met Your Mother, Jessie, Castle, NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, Raven’s Home, and The Good Doctor. She also had a recurring role on the gone-too-soon Netflix series No Good Nick. She also appeared as a series regular in the Nickelodeon show Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. And she had a role in the Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman film Prisoners.
Porscha Coleman (Chelsea Dixon)
Porscha Coleman plays Chelsea Dixon, Sasha’s aunt, and Brian’s sister. She helps guide Brian on how to raise Sasha, while trying to remain the “cool” aunt. She’s a straightforward character and not afraid to go head-to-head with her older brother. Porscha Coleman has appeared on episodes of My Wife and Kids, Boston Public, The Parkers, 7th Heaven, and Bones.
Coleman has also appeared in the series Paradise City, Silicon Valley, Switched at Birth, and Good Girls. She also had roles in the films Woman Thou Art Loosed and the Disney Channel Original Film Pixel Perfect.
Jonathan Kite (Johnny Williams)
Jonathan Kite plays Johnny, Brian’s best friend. He’s also a cop and a dad. In an interview with NBC New York, Kite mentions that Dad Stop Embarrassing Me will address some of the issues with cops, especially in Atlanta where the series was filmed, so the character Johnny should be focal in those episodes.
Kite is best known for playing Oleg in 2 Broke Girls. Oleg was the very pervy fry cook at the diner where the two main characters worked. He played that character for all six seasons. Jonathan Kite has also appeared in episodes of The Suite Life on Deck, Raising Hope, Wizards of Waverly Place, Black Dynamite, and Cleopatra in Space.
Heather Hemmens (Stacy Collins)
Heather Hemmens plays the recurring character Stacy Collins. Roswell, New Mexico fans will recognize Hemmens for her role as Maria DeLuca. Heather Hemmens has appeared in episodes of CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, The Haves and the Have Nots, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Vampire Diaries.
She has also had main or recurring roles on If Loving You is Wrong, Yellowstone, and Hellcats.
Valente Rodriguez (Manny)
Valente Rodriguez plays the recurring character Manny. He’s a friend of the Dixon family. Rodriguez plays Principal Gutierrez on High School Musical: The Musical-The Series. Valente Rodriguez is best known for his role as Ernie on George Lopez. On the big screen, he appeared in the films Erin Brockovich, Gotta Kick It Up, The House Bunny, The Ugly Truth, It’s Complicated, and Instant Family.
Valente Rodriguez has also appeared in episodes of Adam Ruins Everything, Murphy Brown, Cristela, The Mentalist, Shameless, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. And in 2011, he had a series regular role on Happily Divorced as Cesar, an employee at Fran's flower shop.
Miracle Reigns (Zia)
Miracle Reigns plays recurring character Zia on Dad Stop Embarrassing Me. Along with acting, Reigns is a singer and has released some songs and music videos, including the singles “Hard Times” and “Young N Restless.” As a relative newcomer, Reigns has only appeared in a few acting projects, including short films Locked In and Nameless. She also appeared in the drama movie Searching for Life.
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me will be her first major TV project.
Make sure to add Dad Stop Embarrassing Me to your 2021 TV schedule. It could be one of the 2021 Netflix TV series worth binging, especially for the talented Dad Stop Embarrassing Me cast and Jamie Foxx’s brand of humor. Stream Dad Stop Embarrassing Me on Netflix. (opens in new tab)
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