He is also starring in the Disney Channel series K. Hardison was a starring cast member on the sitcom A Different World as Dwayne Wayne, and a regular cast member of K. Undercover and the short-lived sitcoms Abby and Between Brothers.His career was managed predominantly by his mother, Bethann Hardison. The show was set at fictional, historically-black Hillman College in Virginia.In the second season, Lisa Bonet was let go because she and then-husband Lenny Kravitz were having a baby and the producers were concerned about Denise appearing to be an unwed mother.
Dwayne was tutoring Denise in the study lounge of the girls dorm.
This causes problems with their friendship and Dwayne decides to wipe the slate clean with one last "friendly little kiss between friends". In "That's the Trouble With You All" Whitley arranges a blind date for Dwayne, except for he does know what the girl looks like already.
He and his date run into Julian and Whitley, and Whitley attempts to ruin the date because she is jealous of his obvious interest in the set up.
When it comes time to kiss the slate clean, she is eager to kiss him right on the lips, but he doesn't allow it to happen that way.
When they were quizzing each other for the "Academic Bowl," Dwayne told Whitley that he always thought she was beautiful, until she took her shoes off.