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Gary Coleman

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Gary Coleman
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Birth name Gary Wayne Coleman
Born February 8, 1968 in Zion, Illinois, USA
Died May 28, 2010 in Provo, Utah, USA from a brain hemorrhage
Notable Roles Diff'rent Strokes: Arnold Jackson
Notable Episodes
Awards 3 Young Artist Awards, USA



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Diff'rent Strokes Arnold Jackson 1978–1986 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Jeffersons Raymond 4x22 - Uncle George and Aunt Louise February 18, 1978
Good Times Gary James 5x24 - That's Entertainment, Evans Style April 3, 1978
Good Times Gary James 6x05 - Florida Gets a Job October 7, 1978
Hello, Larry Arnold Jackson 1x10 - The Trip (2) March 30, 1979
The Facts of Life Arnold Jackson 1x01 - Rough Housing August 24, 1979
Hello, Larry Arnold Jackson 2x01 - Feudin' and Fussin' (2) September 28, 1979
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Hieronymous Fox 1x11 - Cosmic Wiz Kid November 15, 1979
Hello, Larry Arnold Jackson 2x07 - Thanksgiving Crossover (2) November 28, 1979
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Hieronymous Fox 1x16 - A Blast for Buck January 17, 1980
The Facts of Life Arnold Jackson 2x01 - The New Girl (1) November 19, 1980
Silver Spoons Arnold Jackson 1x07 - The Great Computer Caper November 6, 1982
Amazing Stories Arnold Jackson 1x10 - Remote Control Man December 8, 1985
Simon & Simon Lewis Peoples 6x08 - Like Father, Like Son November 13, 1986
227 Mr. Bigg 5x17 - Knock It Off January 27, 1990
Married... with Children Inspector 8x16 - How Green Was My Apple February 6, 1994
The Wayans Bros. Himself 1x01 - Goop-Hair-It-Is January 11, 1995
Martin Mad Dog No Good 3x20 - High Noon March 9, 1995
Unhappily Ever After The Devil 2x12 - Hot Wheels December 20, 1995
Married... with Children Himself 10x26 - The Joke's on Al May 19, 1996
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Arnold Jackson 6x24 - I, Done (2) May 20, 1996
Homeboys in Outer Space Snafu 1x20 - How the West Was Lost or, Daddy's Home May 6, 1997
The Wayans Bros. Himself 5x10 - Marlon Joins a Cult December 10, 1998
The Simpsons Himself (voice) 11x09 - Grift of the Magi December 19, 1999
The Simpsons Himself (voice) 11x22 - Behind the Laughter May 21, 2000
Son of the Beach 1x12 - Attack of the Cocktopuss September 5, 2000
The Simpsons Himself (voice) 12x02 - A Tale of Two Springfields November 5, 2000
The Jamie Foxx Show Cupid 5x09 - Cupid December 10, 2000
The Simpsons Himself (voice) 12x13 - Day of the Jackanapes February 18, 2001
The Drew Carey Show Drew's Double 6x21 - What's Wrong with This Episode IV March 28, 2001
The Hughleys Himself 4x08 - Whatchoo Stalkin' About, Willis? October 29, 2001
The Rerun Show Security Guard 1x02 - The Facts of Life: Shoplifting/The Jeffersons: A Bedtime Story August 6, 2002
Son of the Beach Saltine Cracker 3x11 - The Long Hot Johnson August 27, 2002
The Parkers Himself 4x08 - It's Gary Coleman November 11, 2002

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Kid from Left Field Jackie Robinson "J.R." Cooper September 30, 1979 NBC Sunday Night at the Movies
Lucy Moves to NBC V.P. of Programming February 8, 1980
Scout's Honor Joey Seymour September 30, 1980
The Kid with the Broken Halo Andy LeBeau April 5, 1982 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
The Kid with the 200 I.Q. Nick Newell February 6, 1983 NBC Sunday Night at the Movies
The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins D.C. Collins February 10, 1984
Playing with Fire David Phillips April 14, 1985 NBC Sunday Night at the Movies
Like Father, Like Son Ignatius December 1, 1998
A Carol Christmas Christmas Past December 7, 2003

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Hollywood Squares (1998) October 7-11, 2002


Series Episode Airdate
Diff'rent Strokes 7x23 - Street Smarts March 23, 1985 (story)

Awards and Accolades

Young Artist Awards

(3 Wins in 7 Nominations)