(Summer 1987) He acted in the musical, "Dennis The Musical," in a world premiere Cherry County Playhouse production under the Dome at the Park Palace Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan with Tom Poston in the cast. Pat Paulsen and Neil Rosen were artistic directors.
5' 1½" (1.56 m)
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[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 ...
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.
Red hair and blue eyes