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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 2 November 1975Moore, Oklahoma, USA
Birth NameJr. Daniel Ray Allen Cooksey
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Danny Cooksey was born on November 2, 1975 in Moore, Oklahoma, USA as Jr. Daniel Ray Allen Cooksey. He is an actor, known for Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), The Lorax (2012) and Diff'rent Strokes (1978). He has been married to Amber Cooksey since 1998. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Amber Cooksey (1998 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Red Hair
Course, Raspy Voice

Trivia (8)

Shocked Johnny Carson (c. 1982) when he sang the country hit "Hey, Bartender (Draw 1, Draw 2, Draw 3 More Glasses of Beer)" at age 7 on The Tonight Show (1962).
Performed lead vocals in the heavy metal band Bad 4 Good, which released one album, "Refugee," on August 18, 1992. The album was written with and produced by Steve Vai, guitarist for Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Alcatrazz, and many others.
Moved with his mother from Oklahoma to Los Angeles in 1980 to pursue a career singing country music. This led to an audition, and eventually a role on Diff'rent Strokes (1978).
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.
His wife and daughter sing in their spare time.
Has two children with wife Amber: Zoe Leigh Cooksey (born circa 1998) and Jackson Paul Cooksey (born on February 25th, 2011).
His wife, Amber Leigh Cooksey, is an actress and make-up artist.
Danny has a nearly 2-year-old daughter, Zoe, with wife Amber, a make-up artist and actress. [June 2000]

Personal Quotes (2)

[on his late Diff'rent Strokes (1978) co-star, Dana Plato] She was always very jovial and extremely nice. Occasionally she brought her baby to the set. Every minute I recall with her, she was happy and funny and smiling and playful.
[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 were only for looking - the trains were Gary's baby... Gary also had the full-on arcade version of "Spy Hunter," which in 1985 was a big deal.

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