Lead singer in band Roadkill
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[5/29/2010, on his late Diff'rent Strokes
(1978) co-star, Gary Coleman
] I really looked up to Gary... I'd watch him and learn... We shot in front of a live audience... He took me under his wing... I learned a tremendous amount from him. I would go over to his house and look at his train set. He was really into trains and had a huge room dedicated to his trains, but I couldn't touch them. They ...
Enjoyed a close relationship with his Diff'rent Strokes
(1978) co-star Dana Plato
, partly because both their birthdays fell within the same month (with an 11-year age difference). When she was found dead of a prescription drug overdose in 1999, Cooksey served as one of Plato's pallbearers.