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Gary Coleman (I) (1968–2010)

Without a doubt Gary Coleman was THE child TV star of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A refreshingly confident little tyke with sparkling dark, saucer-like eyes and an ingratiating, take-on-anyone burst of personality, the boy charmed the pants right off of TV viewers the minute he was glimpsed in national commercials. Amazed by how mature he came... See full bio »


(age 42) in Provo, Utah, USA

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 2011 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Arnold Jackson / Barry the Banana / Nazi
- No Country for Old Dogs (2011) ... Arnold Jackson / Barry the Banana / Nazi (voice)
 2004 Drake & Josh (TV Series)
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 2002 Baby Bob (TV Series)
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 2001 Night of the Living Doo (TV Short)
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 2000 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
- Cupid (2000) ... Cupid
 1999-2000 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Gary Coleman
- Grift of the Magi (1999) ... Gary Coleman (voice)
 1999 Shasta McNasty (TV Series)
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- Little Dude (1999) ... Gary Coleman
 1998 Like Father, Like Santa (TV Movie)
 1997 The Curse of Monkey Island (Video Game)
Kenny Falmouth (voice)
 1996-1997 Waynehead (TV Series)
- Bummed Out (1997) ... Kevin
- Dad's a Spaz (1996) ... Kevin
- Brothers and Bros. (1996) ... Kevin
- Demon of the Dozens (1996) ... Kevin
 1995 Unhappily Ever After (TV Series)
The Devil
- Hot Wheels (1995) ... The Devil
 1995 Martin (TV Series)
Mad Dog No Good
- High Noon (1995) ... Mad Dog No Good
 1995 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
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 1994 Party (Short)
The Liar
 1990 227 (TV Series)
Otis P. Bigg
- Knock It Off (1990) ... Otis P. Bigg
 1985 Playing with Fire (TV Movie)
David Phillips
 1982 Jimmy the Kid
 1982 The Gary Coleman Show (TV Series)
Andy Le Beau (voice)
 1981 On the Right Track
 1980 Scout's Honor (TV Movie)
Joey Seymour
 1980 Lucy Moves to NBC (TV Movie)
V.P. of Programming
 1979 The Kid from Left Field (TV Movie)
Jackie Robinson 'J.R.' Cooper
 1978 Good Times (TV Series)
Gary James
- Florida Gets a Job (1978) ... Gary James
- That's Entertainment, Evans Style (1978) ... Gary James
 1978 America 2-Night (TV Series)
Little Wayne Coleman
- Episode #1.17 (1978) ... Little Wayne Coleman
 1977 The Little Rascals (TV Movie)
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
- Appointment with Danger (1974) ... James
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Other Works:

2001: TV commercial for Orkin exterminating service. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 9 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


4' 8" (1.42 m)

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I parody myself every chance I get. I try to make fun of myself and let people know that I'm a human being, and these things that have happened to me are real. I'm not just some cartoon who exists and suddenly doesn't exist See more »


Had his first kidney transplant in 1973. His second in 1984. See more »


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