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The Breakout Star Of "Empire" Was In "The Mighty Ducks" And He Was Adorble

Quack, quack, quack, Jamal.

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Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on Empire, is the breakout star of the hit Fox series.

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Even though we all know Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie Lyon, is the star.

But what many might not know about the newly beloved actor is that he starred in The Mighty Ducks in 1992.

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He played Terry Hall, younger brother of the more outspoken Jesse Hall (played by Brandon Quintin Adams), for the Ducks (formerly known as District 5).

But Terry shared a lot with Jamal...

Watch Jussie Smollett on Empire, which airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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