American actor Gary Coleman is best known for his role as the child artist, Amold Jackson, in the serial ‘Different Strokes’ (1978 – 1986). He reportedly earned up to $ 100,000 per episode. His popular childhood appearances include the serials ‘Medical Centre’ (1974), ‘The Jeffersons’ (1978) and ‘Good Times’ (1978). He also acted in the movie ‘The Kid from Left Field’ (1979). Due to a medical condition, his facial expressions did not mature commensurate to his age and he did not grow beyond 142 cm. As an adult he acted in the movies ‘Fox Hunt’ (1996), ‘A Christmas Too Many’ (2005) and ‘Midgets vs Mascots’ (2009). His voice featured in the primetime animated series titled ‘The Gary Coleman Show’ (1982 – 1983).
Colman wanted to sue the producer of ‘Avenue Q’ for depicting him, but never got down to it. At the end of a successful career he had to struggle financially because of his parents and advisors who misappropriated his wealth.
He was rated as one of the 100 Greatest Child Stars by VH1 and described as one of television’s most promising stars. He had to file for bankruptcy as he failed to clear his medical bills to treat himself for Epidural Hematoma that finally claimed his life.
Two friends—Sam and Mitch—are in need of money to pay for Sam’s dad’s heart surgery. However, they both get fired, after which they come up with a great idea to make money. They start a revenge-for-hire business, which becomes a big success.
Gary Coleman Awards
|Winner||Favorite Young TV Performer||1983|
|Winner||Favorite Young TV Performer||1982|
|Winner||Favorite Young TV Performer||1981|
|Winner||Favorite Young TV Performer||1980|