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Grady Demond Wilson (born October 13, 1946) is an American actor, now a minister. He was best known for his role opposite Redd Foxx as Fred Sanford's long-suffering son, Lamont Sanford, in the 1970s NBC-TV sitcom Sanford and Son. The New York City-raised Wilson was called to audition for Sanford and Son and won the role of Lamont Sanford. Wilson played Lamont through the run of the series, and in fact became the de facto star when Redd Foxx walked off the show in 1974 and his character was written out for the rest of the season. Foxx returned the following year and the pair worked together until the show's cancellation in 1977. Another interesting fact about the show is that the character played by Whitman Mayo was named Grady Wilson. Grady Demond Wilson is Demond Wilson's birth name. He would later bow out of the 1980 short-lived series revival. He did not attend Redd Foxx's funeral in 1991 due to other commitments. Both on- and off- the set, Demond shared a close bond with Foxx, during the show's six season run.

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