Emmanuel Lewis: More Than Meets The Eye

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 3/11/2015, 11:19 a.m.
It has been over two decades since Emmanuel Lewis made his debut on his hit TV show, “Webster”, yet he ...
Emmanuel Lewis

It has been over two decades since Emmanuel Lewis made his debut on his hit TV show, “Webster”, yet he still gets fan mail. The ABC series star reveals, “The only place I can go where I’m not mobbed is my house.”

Lewis, now 44 appears not to have aged much since his sitcom days, a fact that he insists isn’t attributable to any debilitating medical condition. He divides his time between houses in Atlanta and L.A., both of which he shares with his mother and four siblings.

He also had huge fame in Japan; recording a song which topped the Japanese music charts, and starred in a television movie, made for Japanese audiences.

Lewis, who was born in Brooklyn, New York currently stands 3 ft, 6in, in height and keeps in shape through healthy eating and his love for the martial art: Tae Kwon Do. He’s an avid practicer of the art form and is a certified Black Belt. There are two main benefits that Lewis gets from tae known do:

I. Self-Discipline

Taekwondo offers a variety of movements, patterns, strikes, kicks and punches that keep the mind stimulated and the body strong. Learning to control your movements, perfect your forms and memorize patterns takes concentration and focus.

II. Exercise

Taekwondo provides all-around exercise benefits, from stretching to aerobic moves. Regardless of your current physical fitness level, beginners in taekwondo learn basic moves that gradually strengthen and tone the body, increase flexibility and stamina and improve endurance. Each pattern in taekwondo builds on the basics of the pattern before it, gradually offering the student increasing mental and physical challenges. Muscle toning and strengthening, joint range of motion, balance and endurance improve as you perfect your taekwondo skills and aptitude. As your exercise levels and skills progress, you have more energy, strength, coordination and endurance.

In the mid-1990s, Lewis was an active performer on the Tokyo Broadcasting Network, and in 1998, he toured with a stand-up comedy act, in the United States and Canada.

Lewis continues to practice family morals and values, turning down offers to play an urban gang member.

Expanding his talents as an entrepreneur, Lewis, at one point owned a limousine company and a car wash service.

In June of 2000, Lewis created a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar recording studio on his 12-acre Georgian estate giving rise to his record label, Emmanuel Lewis Entertainment. Lewis works with up and coming groups and solo talent.

For more information, visit http://blackdoctor.org