Kids IncorporatedKids Incorporated (also known as "Kids Inc.") was a children's television program that premiered in 1984 on The Disney Channel. Winner of various Young Artist Awards during its nine year run, it is remembered fondly by adults who were in their teens in the 1980s.
The show consisted of a group of young teens (that occasionally shifted every few years as members grew too old to be "Kids" and were replaced) who performed watered-down pop music standards of the era. Along the way, lessons were learned through the conflicts of the kids (e.g. the value of honesty, or why not to cheat on a test.)
The show managed to jump start the major careers of several big name stars. Among the primary cast were:
- Eric Balfour (1991) (Actor, "Six Feet Under")
- Stacy Ferguson (1984-1989) (Singer, group "Wild Orchid and Black Eyed Peas")
- Jennifer Love Hewitt (1989-1991) (Actress, "Party of Five")
- Mario Lopez (1984-1986) (Actor, "Saved by the Bell")
- Martika (1984-1986) (Singer, solo career)
- Renee Sands (1984-1987) (Singer, group "Wild Orchid")
- Shanice (1984) (Singer, solo career)
- Rashaan Patterson (Popular Hollywood backup vocalist)
The show also seems to have launched David Hasselhoff's singing career, when he appeared to serenade the children with his rendition of Do You Love Me?.