Lionel Jefferson is a fictional character in the American situation comedy, All in the Family and it's spin-off The Jeffersons. He is the son of George Jefferson and Louise Jefferson. Three actors play Lionel. D'Urville Martin plays Lionel in the two pilot episodes of All in the Family from the late 1960s but the episodes are not put on television. Mike Evans plays Lionel in All in the Family and the first season of The Jeffersons. Damon Evans plays Lionel after Mike Evans left but Mike came back to play the character in 1979.