Ross, born in New York and raised in Macon, Georgia, is best known as Dudley Johnson on the NBC sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, having been chosen from over 250 other boys who auditioned for the role. He also portrayed the character Reggie in the 1985 film Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. Besides acting, Ross owns his own film production company, Tri-7 Entertainment, and was pastor of the Alive Church in Los Angeles for four years.
He and his wife, Jacqueline, have been married since December 1992. They have two children: a son, Seven Shavar Ross, born in August 1993, and a daughter, Chelsea Lynn Ross, born in February 2005.
- Shavar Ross at the Internet Movie Database