Marques Houston Says He Made More Money On ‘Sister, Sister’ Than As a Singer

by Jeremy Spirogis
Tia and Tamera Mowry and Marques Houston in

Sister, Sister stays some of the beloved sitcoms from the 90s and whereas everybody loves Tia and Tamera Mowry’s portrayals of a fictionalized model of themselves, there’s one other character on the present that everybody remembers: Roger Evans.

Tia and Tamera Mowry and Marques Houston in 'Sister, Sister'
Tia and Tamera Mowry and Marques Houston in ‘Sister, Sister’ | Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

Singer and actor Marques Houston starred as Evans for 5 seasons and is remembered for his infatuation with the twins – which all the time led them to giving him the boot with their well-known phrase, “Go home Roger!” Houston revealed over a decade after the present ended that he made extra money appearing on Sister, Sister than he made from his singing profession.

Marques Houston on ‘Sister, Sister’

Houston had been appearing for a while and made his debut as an actor within the 1992 animated comedy movie Bébé’s Kids because the voice of Khalil, the oldest and largest tyrant of his siblings. His breakout position was as Roger Evans on Sister, Sister.

His character appeared from the primary season and he was made a recurring character. Though he didn’t make an look on each episode, he was a central character. Evans lived subsequent door to Tia and Tamera and served as their annoying and nosey neighbor who had a crush on the twins. He additionally attends the identical faculty because the twins. 

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The phrase “Go home Roger” turned a staple and was sometimes yelled in unison towards Evans after his advances to the twins have been shot down. He did finally date every of the twins at one time or one other. At one level, he matures and has a development spurt and turns into extra viable to each the twins and different ladies in school. 

As the twins get older, Evans turns into extra of an in depth friend and confidant and even grows right into a love curiosity for a brief time period. Evans’ character was written out of the present in the course of the fifth season, however he returned for a visitor look within the collection finale. 

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Houston sang on the present a number of occasions, a number of with Tia and Tamera who even have the singing capacity. 

Marques Houston says he earned extra money from ‘Sister, Sister’ than from music

Houston was appearing on Sister, Sister whereas his music profession was nonetheless on the rise. He landed the position when he was 12-years-old. He advised Vlad TV in a 2017 interview that the success of Sister, Sister, and his first album together with his group Immature was simultaneous, creating extra fanfare. 

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But regardless of the entire success, Houston says the massive cash he earned got here primarily from appearing and his recurring position on Sister, Sister on the time. The cash was extra constant and the surroundings was extra structured in his expertise. As lengthy as scores for the collection are good, an actor can have a long-running present. But with music, it’s much less predictable. 

“Television is kind of like working a 9-5. You get there, you do your certain amount of hours where you can work because you’re a kid or a minor, and then you go home,” Houston defined. “You get paid every week. As far as music…a show can get canceled.”

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Houston stated that being in a three-member group for many of his profession additionally affected his wage because the income have been break up 3 ways after being recouped by administration and the document label. He was capable of earn extra money by means of touring and he credit his supervisor for guaranteeing that they had nice contracts.

But general, the cash he made from Sister, Sister on a weekly foundation throughout its run was assured and as soon as the present went into syndication he earned much more.

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