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Gary Coleman

Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes

Photos Gary Coleman Birth name: Gary Coleman
Birth date: 1968/02/08
Date of death : 2010/05/28 (42 years old)
Birth place : Zion (USA)
Height: 1.43 m
Salary : 70.000 $ par épisode (au sommet du succÚs de la série)

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Biography for Gary Coleman

Born in 1968, Gary Coleman was operated on from an early age for a transplant of a kidney. The consequences are quite serious: Gary will keep the size of a child. In any case, that will not prevent him from being a brilliant actor. He gives Arnold all the playful and the naive humor of a child. In 1984, he was once again operated on the kidneys but he continued to play the little rubber. Despite his talent, Gary Coleman will remain the actor of a role. It may appear in Simon & Simon, married, two children, a scandal girl or the Simpsons, Gary mainly interests the media for his extraordinary destiny. The latest news, Coleman would feed political ambitions.

Gary Coleman was an American actor known for his role in the TV series DIFF'RENT Strokes, where he played Arnold Jackson. He was born on February 8, 1968 in Zion, Illinois, and died on May 28, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 42.

Coleman suffered from a congenital kidney disease which made him grow very slowly and gave him a childish aspect which earned him to be chosen for the role of Arnold in Difference Strokes. The series, which was broadcast between 1978 and 1986, was a great success and made Coleman one of the most popular stars of the time.

After the end of the series, Coleman continued to work in the world of entertainment, playing in films and making appearances in other television series. He also recorded a song, "The Young and The Useless", which was a success in Europe. However, he has experienced financial difficulties and was involved in several trials, notably for defamation and for non-payment of food pensions.

In 2010, Coleman died following a cerebral hemorrhage caused by an accidental fall in his house. His death aroused great emotion among his fans and was largely covered by the media. He was buried at the Greenwood Cemetery in Peoria, Illinois.

In summary, Gary Coleman was an American actor known for his role in the TV series Diff'RENT Strokes. Despite financial and legal difficulties in his personal life, he remains one of the most popular actors of his generation.


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Title Role
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003 TV special documentary) Lui-mĂȘme
8th Annual Screen Acteurs Guild Awards (2002 TV special documentary) Lui-mĂȘme
Night of the Living Doo (2001 TV short) Lui-mĂȘme (voix)
The Flunky (2000) Acteur
Shafted! (2000) Acteur
Like Father, Like Santa (1998 Téléfilm) Ignatius
Diff'rent Strokes: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998 TV documentary) Lui-mĂȘme
Dirty Work (1998) Gary Coleman
Monkey Island 3 (1997 video game) Kenny Falmouth (voice)
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997 documentary) Lui-mĂȘme
The Best of Ed's Night Party (1996 video) Lui-mĂȘme
Fox Hunt (1996) Murray Lipschitz, Jr.
Party (1994 short) The Liar, Producteur Associé
S.F.W. (1994) Lui-mĂȘme
It's Howdy Doody Time (1987 Téléfilm) Invité
Playing with Fire (1985 Téléfilm) David Phillips
The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins (1984 Téléfilm) D. C. Collins
Jimmy the Kid (1983) Jimmy
The Kid with the 200 I.Q. (1983 Téléfilm) Nick Newell
The Gary Coleman Show (1982 TV series) Andy Le Beau (voix)
The Kid with the Broken Halo (1982 Téléfilm) Andy LeBeau
On the Right Track (1981) Lester
Scout's Honor (1980 Téléfilm) Joey Seymour
Lucy Moves to NBC (1980 TĂ©lĂ©film) Lui-mĂȘme
The Kid from Left Field (1979 Téléfilm) Jackie Robinson 'J.R.' Cooper
Arnold et Willy (1978 Serie TV) Arnold Jackson/Drummond


Briefly owned a video game arcade in Fisherman's Village near Santa Monica, California.

Is adopted.

Gary announced that he is going to run for the US Senate against present California Senator Diane Feinstein on the HECK (Homelessness, Education, Crime, and Killers) platform. [May 2000]

Had his first kidney transplant in 1973. His second in 1984.

Discovered by a talent scout for Norman Lear who signed him for a part in a TV revival of "The Little Rascals," which never got produced.

He sued his parents over misappropriation of his trust fund. At the peak of his career, he made $70K per episode, a total of around $18 million in earnings! Coleman's parents set up a trust fund for his money, yet structured the arrangement to name themselves as paid employees of Coleman's production company. When the court finally dissolved the trust, the parents' share was worth $770,000, while Coleman himself had only $220,000. Coleman then successfully sued his parents and managers for $3.8 million.

Appearing on TV court in front of Mills Lane, Gary was ordered to pay bus driver Tracy Fields $1665 for hospital bills resulting from a fight stemming from an attempt to get an autograph in a Hawthorne, California mall. Gary said he felt threatened by her insistence and punched her in the head. [2 November 2000]

Has twice attempted suicide with sleeping pills, a fact he revealed on "Geraldo" (1987) in 1993.

Appears in Moby's "We Are All Made Of Stars" music video

As of August 2003, is a candidate for governor of California in the recall election scheduled for October 2003. Has proposed a universal health insurance system based on a $30 flat monthly fee. The required $3500 filing fee was paid by an alternative newspaper in the San Francisco Bay area.

Finished eighth among the replacement candidates in the election to recall California Governor Gray Davis. He received more votes than fellow celebrity candidates Mary Carey, Gallagher, and Angelyne.

He is being portrayed as a character in the new Broadway Musical Avenue Q. The role is currently played by actress/singer Natalie Venetia Belcon (2003).


Lorsque le présentateur Howard Stern lui demande s'il a déjà eu des relations sexuelles par voie orale, il répond : "Non ! ce n'est pas le bon endroit pour le visage d'une femme !"

A propos de la mort de l'actrice Dana Plato (Virginia Drummond dans la sĂ©rie) : "C'est vraiment triste qu'elle ne soit plus lĂ  - c'Ă©tait une femme merveilleuse, mais sa mort a scellĂ© dĂ©finitivement l'arrĂȘt de la sĂ©rie, et clos toute possibilitĂ© de rĂ©unification future"


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