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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 / Cuba Gooding Jr. / ...
- No Country for Old Dogs (2011) ... Arnold Jackson / Barry the Banana / Cuba Gooding Jr. / ... (voice)
 2010 The Horrible Terrible Misadventures of David Atkins (TV Series)
Gary Coleman
- Welcome to Atkins Land (2010) ... Gary Coleman
 2009 Midgets Vs. Mascots
 2008 An American Carol
Bacon Stains Malone
 2008 The Great Buck Howard
Gary Coleman
 2007 A Christmas Too Many (Video)
Pizza Guy
 2006 Codename: Kids Next Door (TV Series)
Andy Le Beau
- Operation S.A.F.E.T.Y. (2006) ... Andy Le Beau (voice)
 2006 Church Ball
Charles Higgins
 2004 Drake & Josh (TV Series)
Gary Coleman
- The Gary Grill (2004) ... Gary Coleman
 2004 Save Virgil (Short)
Gary Coleman / The Devil
 2003 A Carol Christmas (TV Movie)
Ghost of Christmas Past
 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Gary Coleman
 2000-2002 Son of the Beach (TV Series)
Saltine Cracker / Barker
- The Long Hot Johnson (2002) ... Saltine Cracker
- Attack of the Cocktopuss (2000) ... Barker
 2002 The Rerun Show (TV Series)
Security Guard
 2002 Baby Bob (TV Series)
Gary Coleman
- House of the Rising Son (2002) ... Gary Coleman
 2002 Moby: We Are All Made of Stars (Video short)
Gary Coleman
 2001 Night of the Living Doo (TV Short)
Gary Coleman (voice)
 2001 My Wife and Kids (TV Series)
Gary Coleman
- Perfect Dad (2001) ... Gary Coleman
- Mom's Away: Part 2 (2001) ... Gary Coleman
 2001 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Drew's Double
- What's Wrong with This Episode IV (2001) ... Drew's Double
 1999-2001 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Gary Coleman
- Day of the Jackanapes (2001) ... Gary Coleman (voice)
- A Tale of Two Springfields (2000) ... Gary Coleman (voice)
- Grift of the Magi (1999) ... Gary Coleman (voice)
 2000 The Flunky
Gary Coleman
 2000 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
- Cupid (2000) ... Cupid
 2000 Shafted!
Mister Gary Coleman
 1999 Shasta McNasty (TV Series)
Gary Coleman
- Little Dude (1999) ... Gary Coleman
 1998 Like Father, Like Santa (TV Movie)
 1998 Dirty Work
Gary Coleman
 1998 The Naked Truth (TV Series)
Gary Coleman
- Born to Be Wilde (1998) ... Gary Coleman
 1997 The Curse of Monkey Island (Video Game)
Kenny Falmouth (voice)
 1997 Homeboys in Outer Space (TV Series)
 1996-1997 Waynehead (TV Series)
- Bummed Out (1997) ... Kevin
- To Be Cool or Not to Be (1997) ... Kevin
- Dad's a Spaz (1996) ... Kevin
- Brothers and Bros. (1996) ... Kevin
- Demon of the Dozens (1996) ... Kevin
 1996 Fenway (TV Movie)
Tyler Lewis
 1996 Fox Hunt
Murray Lipschitz, Jr.
 1994-1996 Married with Children (TV Series)
Reverend / Property Inspector
- The Joke's on Al (1996) ... Reverend
- How Green Was My Apple (1994) ... Property Inspector
 1996 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Arnold Jackson-Drummond
- I, Done: Part 2 (1996) ... Arnold Jackson-Drummond
 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)
Gary Coleman
- Goop-Hair-It-Is (1995) ... Gary Coleman
 1994 Party (Short)
The Liar
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series)
Gary Coleman
- With Garry Shandling (1992) ... Gary Coleman
- With Flea (1992) ... Gary Coleman
 1990 227 (TV Series)
Otis P. Bigg
- Knock It Off (1990) ... Otis P. Bigg
 1986 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Lewis Peoples
- Like Father, Like Son (1986) ... Lewis Peoples
 1978-1986 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Arnold Jackson
- The Front Page (1986) ... Arnold Jackson
- The Photo Club (1986) ... Arnold Jackson
- The Big Bribe (1986) ... Arnold Jackson
- Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown (1986) ... Arnold Jackson
- Arnold's Tangled Web (1986) ... Arnold Jackson
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Arnold Jackson
- Remote Control Man (1985) ... Arnold Jackson
 1985 Playing with Fire (TV Movie)
David Phillips
 1984 The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins (TV Movie)
D. C. Collins
 1983 The Kid with the 200 I.Q. (TV Movie)
Nick Newell
 1982 The Gary Coleman Show (TV Series)
Andy Le Beau
- Easy Money/Take My Tonsils -Please- (1982) ... Andy Le Beau (voice)
- You Oughtta' Be in Pictures/Derby Daze (1982) ... Andy Le Beau (voice)
- Fouled Up Fossils/Going, Going, Gone (1982) ... Andy Le Beau (voice)
 1982 Jimmy the Kid
 1982 Silver Spoons (TV Series)
Arnold Jackson
- The Great Computer Caper (1982) ... Arnold Jackson
 1982 The Kid with the Broken Halo (TV Movie)
Andy LeBeau
 1981 On the Right Track
 1979-1980 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Arnold Jackson
- The New Girl: Part 1 (1980) ... Arnold Jackson
- Rough Housing (1979) ... Arnold Jackson
 1980 Scout's Honor (TV Movie)
Joey Seymour
 1980 Lucy Moves to NBC (TV Movie)
V.P. of Programming
 1979-1980 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Hieronymous Fox
- A Blast for Buck (1980) ... Hieronymous Fox
- Cosmic Whiz Kid (1979) ... Hieronymous Fox
 1979 Hello, Larry (TV Series)
Arnold Jackson
- Thanksgiving Crossover: Part 2 (1979) ... Arnold Jackson
- Feudin' and Fussin': Part 2 (1979) ... Arnold Jackson
- The Trip: Part 2 (1979) ... Arnold Jackson
 1979 The Kid from Left Field (TV Movie)
Jackie Robinson 'J.R.' Cooper
 1978 Good Times (TV Series)
Gary James / Gary Daniels
- Florida Gets a Job (1978) ... Gary James
- That's Entertainment, Evans Style (1978) ... Gary Daniels
 1978 America 2-Night (TV Series)
Little Wayne Coleman
- Episode #1.17 (1978) ... Little Wayne Coleman
 1978 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Raymond Jefferson
- Uncle George and Aunt Louise (1978) ... Raymond Jefferson
 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 »

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


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[after filing for bankruptcy in August 1999] I can spread that blame all the way around for this. A lot of people are responsible for my insolvency. From me, to my accountants, to my adoptive parents, to my agents, to my lawyers... and back to me again. See more »


The brain hemorrhage that eventually led to his death, was a result of a fall at his home in Utah (on May 26th) that put him into a coma. His ex-wife Shannon Price, who was with him at his home at the time of the fall, made the 911 call. It was also Price who eventually made the decision to take Coleman off life support. See more »


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