Gary Coleman Biography (1968-)

Born February 8, 1968, in Zion, IL (some sources say Lima, OH); son of W.G (afork-lift operator) and Edmonia Sue (a nurse practitioner) Coleman. Addresses: Agent: The Artists Group, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2490, LosAngeles, CA 90067.; Office: Contemporary Korman, 132 S. Lasky Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer
Birth Details
February 8, 1968
Zion, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Arnold Jackson, then Arnold Jackson-Drummond, Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1978-85 , then ABC, 1985-86
  • Voice of Angel Andy LeBeau, The Gary Coleman Show, 1982-83
  • Movies
  • Jackie Robinson "J.R." Cooper, The Kid from Left Field, NBC, 1979
  • Joey Seymour, Scout's Honor, NBC, 1980
  • Andy LeBeau, The Kid with the Broken Halo, 1982
  • Nick Newell, The Kid with the 200 I.Q, NBC, 1983
  • Title role, The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins, NBC, 1984
  • David Phillips, Playing with Fire, NBC, 1985
  • Ignatius the elf, Like Father, Like Santa, Fox Family Channel, 1998
  • Specials
  • Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, ABC, 1979
  • Paul Lynde at the Movies, 1979
  • Lucy Moves to NBC, NBC, 1980
  • Tom Snyder's Celebrity Spotlight, 1980
  • Anson and Lorrie, 1981
  • Guest, The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, NBC, 1984
  • The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, 1985
  • Life's Most Embarrassing Moments, syndicated, 1986
  • It's Howdy Doody Time: A 40-Year Celebration, syndicated, 1987
  • National Basketball Players Association Awards, syndicated, 1989
  • Robin Leach's Private Files: The Price of Fame, syndicated, 1993
  • TV's All-Time Favorites, CBS, 1995
  • Beth Littleford Interview Special, Comedy Central, 1998
  • Diff'rent Strokes: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 2, Fox, 2000
  • Pilots
  • The Little Rascals, 1978
  • Tyler Lewis, Fenway, ABC, 1996
  • Episodic
  • Gary James, "Florida Gets a Job," Good Times, CBS, 1978
  • George's nephew, The Jeffersons, CBS, 1978
  • Gary James, "That's Entertainment, Evans Style," Good Times, 1978
  • Arnold Jackson, "Rough Housing," The Facts of Life, 1979
  • Hieronymous Fox, "Cosmic Whiz Kid," Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century, 1979
  • Guest host, The Big Show, 1980
  • Hieronymous Fox, "A Blast for Buck," Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century, 1980
  • Arnold Jackson, "The New Girl (1)," The Facts of Life, 1979
  • Arnold Jackson, "The Great Computer Caper," Silver Spoons, 1982
  • "Manager Coach," Cheers, 1983
  • "Remote Control Man," Amazing Stories, 1985
  • Lewis Peoples, "Like Father, Like Son," Simon & Simon, 1986
  • Otis P. Bigg, 227, 1990
  • Himself ("Hairstyling with Bruce" sketch), "Episode with Garry Shandling," The Ben Stiller Show, Comedy Central, 1992
  • Himself at the "The Let-Go Clinic," "Episode with Flea," The Ben Stiller Show, Comedy Central, 1992
  • Himself, "Poker Schmoker," The Jackie Thomas Show, ABC, 1993
  • In Living Color, Fox, 1993
  • Inspector, "How Green Was My Apple," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1994
  • Mad Dog No Good, "High Noon," Martin, 1994
  • Himself, "Goop Hair It Is," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1995
  • Himself, Mad TV, Fox, 1995
  • The devil, "Hot Wheels," Unhappily Ever After, The WB, 1995
  • Arnold Jackson-Drummond, "I, Done," The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1996
  • Himself, "The Joke's on Al," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1996
  • Celebrity hockey player, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, 1997
  • Snafu, "How the West Was Lost or, Daddy's Home," Homeboys in OuterSpace, UPN, 1997
  • Himself, "Rappin' It Up," The Parent 'Hood, The WB, 1997
  • Himself, "Born to be Wilde," The Naked Truth, 1998
  • Himself, "Marlon Joins a Cult," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1998
  • Himself, The Hughleys, ABC, 1998
  • Himself, "Little Dude," Shasta McNasty (also known as Shasta), UPN, 1999
  • Voice of himself, "Grift of the Magi," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1999
  • Voice of himself, "Behind the Laughter," The Simpsons (animated),Fox, 2000
  • Himself, Judge Mills Lane, syndicated, 2000
  • Also appeared in America 2-Night; Tonight Show, Starring JohnnyCarson; Tom.
  • Film Appearances
  • The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, 1979
  • Lester, On the Right Track, 1981
  • Jimmy Lovejoy (title role), Jimmy the Kid, 1983
  • Himself, S.F.W., 1994
  • The liar, Party (also known as Revelations), 1994
  • The Best of Ed's Night Party, Morning Star Entertainment, Inc., 1996
  • Himself, Dirty Work, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1998
  • (Cameo appearance) Shafted!, Seven Guns Productions, 1999
  • The Flunky, 2000
  • Film Work
  • Associate producer, Party (also known as Revelations), 1994
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Kenny Falmouth, The Curse of Monkey Island (also known asMonkey Island 3), 1997
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in music videos, including 'N Sync's "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" (1998) and Kid Rock's "Cowboy."
  • WRITINGS
  • Online Resources
  • Wrote an advice column for UnderGroundOnline (www.ugo.com).

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Entertainment Weekly, August 8, 1997, p. 10; April 21, 2000, p. 12.
    • Jet, February 22, 1999, p. 45; March 15, 1993, p. 35; September 6,1999, p. 53; December 6, 1999, p. 63.
    • Los Angeles Times, February 5, 1999, p. A3.
    • People Weekly, March 25, 1991, p. 34; September 6, 1999, p. 68.
    • US, February 25, 1999, p. 48-52, 93-94.

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