Conrad Bain dies at 89, leaves lasting legacy for ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ role

Conrad Bain (Photo: TMZ)

Conrad Bain (Photo: TMZ)

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Actor Conrad Bain, who famously played father figure Phillip Drummond on “Diff’rent Strokes,” has passed away. He was 89.

According to, Bain family sources said Bain died Monday night at a retirement home in Livermore, Calif. from natural causes.

TMZ spoke with Bain’s daughter Jennifer, who said, “He was an amazing person. He was a lot like Mr. Drummond, but much more interesting in real life. He was an amazing father.”

Bain, who became a household name starring opposite Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges on the iconic 80s series, is survived by his three sons and one daughter. He also has a surviving twin brother Bonar Bain.

Bain’s daughter says he spent his last few days with his family. He would have turned 90 on February 4th.