What happened to Ben Powers who played Keith on the '70s sitcom Good Times?
After Good Times Ben Powers guest starred on a number of shows and popular TV dramas of the 80s including Gimme a Break, Flamingo Road, The Greatest American Hero, The New Odd Couple and Laverne Shirley.
He also appeared in films including Cheech Chong's Next Movie, Things Are Tough All Over and The Man Who Loved Women as well as a number of made-for-TV movies. He was a regular on Mike Hammer, which was his last credited acting gig in 1985.
Rumors of drug and alcohol abuse had pestered Powers while he lived in Los Angeles as an actor. He allegedly moved out of Los Angeles because of a lawsuit surrounding an alleged battery charge. Sources suggest that Powers is currently being treated for mental and health issues in a hospital in North Providence, Rhode Island.
Of interest, 72-year-old actor Stacy Keach, best known as Mike Hammer, talked about his arrest in London for illegal drug possession and his overwhelming passion for the theater. According to Keach, getting arrested for illegal drug possession was the best thing that ever happened to him.