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Throwback Footage Shows Trump's Early Cameos on TV Shows, Movies


Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump may be making the rounds on various TV talk shows of late, but do you remember the real estate mogul in these quirky roles from decades ago?

In 1985, two years before the release of his bestseller, The Art of the Deal, he was movin' on up with The Jeffersons in an episode titled, “You’ll Never Get Rich.”

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In 1994, he appeared with then-wife Marla Maples on Will Smith's sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.

He appeared twice with Carrie and company on Sex and the City in 1998 and 1999, playing himself.

Rebecca Sun, senior writer for The Hollywood Reporter, told Inside Edition: “He always played himself. That was how strong his brand was. Whenever you were looking for a rich guy he was the go-to guy and he was happy to do it.”

Trump has also appeared on the silver screen, including a dubious role in the 1989 film Ghosts Can Do It, which earned the presidential contender a Razzie award for "worst supporting actor."

In 1992, he had a quick cameo in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, where Macaulay Culkin’s character, Kevin McCallister bumped into Trump in the lobby of the Plaza Hotel, which he owned at the time. 

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Trump showed off his current wife, Melania, in the 2001 Ben Stiller cult comedy Zoolander.

The Donald has even served as the inspiration for fictional characters, like the bombastic Biff Tannen from the Back To The Future films, according to screenwriter Bob Gale.

There's even a character on Sesame Street inspired by the mogul, who goes by the name Donald Grump.

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