Gary Coleman Net Worth

Gary Coleman Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Gary Coleman net worth is
$75 Thousand

Gary Coleman Wiki Biography

Gary Coleman was a well known actor, who is mostly known for his roles in such shows and movies as “Diff’rent Strokes”, “Playing with Fire”, “Married…with Children”, “My Wife and Kids” and others. Gary’s life was quite difficult, and he has even tried to commit suicide twice. In 2007 he met his future wife, Shannon Price. Unfortunately, their marriage did not last long as they divorced after a year. In 2010 Gary died when only 42 years old. Gary’s net worth was $75,000. Although he earned a lot for being an actor, Coleman also had some serious financial problems and that is why the sum is not that big.

Gary Coleman Net Worth $75,000

Gary Wayne Coleman, known as Gary Coleman, was born in 1968, in Illinois. Gary was adopted at a very young age. His childhood was not easy as he suffered from different diseases and was only able to grow to 1.40m in height. What is more, Coleman experienced kidney transplants twice. In 1974 Gary’s career as an actor began, when he appeared in Harris Bank’s commercial. Later he acted in “Medical Center”. From that time Gary Coleman’s net worth began to grow, and as he gained more attention, he received invitations to act in “The Jeffersons”, “The Little Rascals” and also “Good Times”. These appearances added to Coleman’s net worth.

One of Gary’s most successful roles was that of Arnold Jackson in the television show called “Diff’rent Strokes”. The show ran from 1978 until 1986. Gary’s character became very popular and gained him a lot of attention. Acting in this show, of course, was the main source of Gary Coleman’s net worth. In addition to this, Gary appeared in “On the Right Track”, and “The Kid with the Broken Halo” where he had an opportunity to work with Michael Lembeck, Lisa Eilbacher, Robert Guillaume, Mason Adams and others. Gary also appeared in such video games as “Postal 2” and “The Curse of Monkey Islan”. This also made Coleman’s net worth grow. In 2003 Gary decided to stand as a candidate for the governorship of California. Despite the fact that he was quite famous, he did not become California’s governor.

What is more, Gary was also interested in trains and supported the company called “Amtrak”. This made him more famous as well. Lastly, it could be said that Gary Coleman was a really talented and successful actor. Unfortunately, he had a lot of problems in his life. Diseases and psychological issues did not allow him to enjoy his life and career completely. It is a pity that the world lost such a talent when he was quite young. He could have achieved much more in his life, but nevertheless Gary will still be remembered and respected for a very long time. One should agree that Gary really gave a lot to the movie and television industries and that he should be acclaimed for his contributions.

Full NameGary Coleman
Net Worth$75 Thousand
Date Of BirthFebruary 8, 1968, Zion, Illinois, United States
DiedMay 28, 2010, Provo, Utah, United States
Place Of BirthZion
Height4 ft 7 in (1.42 m)
ProfessionActor, Voice Actor
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseShannon Price (m. 2007–2008)
ParentsW.G. Coleman, Edmonia Sue
NicknamesGary Wayne Coleman
AwardsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite Young TV Performer
NominationsTV Land Most Heart Warming Pet-Human Relationship Award, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, People's Choice Award for Favorite Young Motion Picture Performer, TV Land Quintessential Non-Traditional Family Award
MoviesOn the Right Track, The Kid with the Broken Halo, Midgets vs. Mascots, Jimmy the Kid, Church Ball, Scout's Honor, The Kid with the 200 I.Q., An American Carol, A Carol Christmas, A Christmas Too Many, Like Father, Like Santa, Save Virgil, Party, Fox Hunt, The Little Rascals, Timmy's World at Night
TV ShowsThe Rerun Show, Married... with Children, Waynehead, Homeboys in Outer Space, Diff'rent Strokes, The Gary Coleman Show, America 2-Night
1Short stature
1[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.
2[on working on Church Ball] Working with the cast was interesting. Many of them were quiet in perspective and kind of inwardly funny not outwardly funny. Some were very serious and dedicated to the craft of movie making. The others were just here to make their characters live and bring a little bit of levity and character development to to the film.
3[When asked why he is volatile with his friends, especially his wife]: No! I don't have a volatile relationship with anybody! If we have our discussion and [most of the time] the men lose, if I lose or if she loses... she goes that way, I go that way.
4His first commercial in 1974 for a Chicago bank: You should have a Hubert doll.
5In 2001 interview: I would not give my first 15 years to my worst enemy, And I don't even have a worst enemy.
6I still have the desire to do the job of acting. It's just a matter of whether I'll be allowed to do the job of acting that remains to be seen. There are only so many brick walls that I'm willing to beat my head on.
7I parody myself every chance I get. I try to make fun of myself and let people know that I'm a human being, and these things that have happened to me are real. I'm not just some cartoon who exists and suddenly doesn't exist
8I don't hurt or want for visibility, but people seem to forget pretty easily.
9I want to escape that legacy of Arnold Jackson. I'm someone more. It would be nice if the world thought of me as something more.
10When Diff'rent Strokes (1978) got canceled, I was enormously thrilled and was very much looking forward to starting the rest of my life.
11My parents were as much under the thumb of everyone else [and the network, and all the people that are part of the Hollywood machine] as I was. I have worked on episodes of Diff'rent Strokes (1978) 15 hours straight. And everyone was looking the other way and no one said anything.
12By 1981, I got tired of the doing the show [Diff'rent Strokes]. I didn't wanna do it anymore. But there was nothing I could do about that, because the contract was already signed. So, I was a little bitter about that because I didn't wanna be there. The character [Arnold Jackson] wasn't growing up, and he wasn't interesting to me anymore.
13[on the death of Diff'rent Strokes (1978) co-star Dana Plato] "It's very unfortunate that Dana is no longer with us... she was a wonderful woman, but her death was a welcome, though sad, piece of closure to "Diff'rent Strokes". The possibility of a reunion show no longer exists now... and thank God!"
14[When asked by Howard Stern if he has had oral sex] "No! that's not a place for a young woman's face to be."
1Currently resides in a small town in Utah. [July 2005]
2Political analyst for All Comedy Radio, currently working as a commentator covering the Michael Jackson trial. [March 2005]
3Submitted papers to run in California's gubernatorial recall election. Election takes place October 7th, 2003. [August 2003]
4He played the same character (Arnold Jackson) in seven different series: Diff'rent Strokes (1978), Hello, Larry (1979), The Facts of Life (1979), Silver Spoons (1982), Amazing Stories (1985), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) and Robot Chicken (2005).
5Son of W.G. Coleman.
6A cartoon version of Coleman appears in an episode of Family Guy (1999), where he is pretending to be "Stewie".
7He became an actor when spotted in Zion, Illinois by a scout for television producer Norman Lear, who casted him in 1970s sitcoms such as Good Times (1974) and The Jeffersons (1975).
8The 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.
9Filed for bankruptcy in 1999. In order to earn money, he worked as a security guard.
10Hospitalized in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a seizure on the set of The Insider (2004) on February 26, 2010.
112007: Being portrayed as a character in the new Broadway musical "Avenue Q". The role is being played by on Broadway actress/singer Haneefah Wood and in London's West End by actor/singer Giles Terera.
12Has been portrayed by Dave Chappelle.
132005: Ranked #10 in E's cutest child stars all grown-up.
14Ranked #1 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
15Finished eighth among the replacement candidates in the election to recall California Governor Gray Davis. He received more votes than fellow celebrity candidates Mary Carey, Gallagher, and Angelyne.
16As of August 2003, is a candidate for governor of California in the recall election scheduled for October 2003. Has proposed a universal health insurance system based on a $30 flat monthly fee. The required $3,500 filing fee was paid by an alternative newspaper in the San Francisco Bay area.
17Appeared on The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) in early 1993 and announced he had tried to commit suicide by taking sleeping pills twice.
18Appeared on Court TV on November 2, 2000 in front of Mills Lane where Coleman was charged with assault and battery in 1999, while he was working as a security guard. Tracy Fields, a bus driver and fan of Coleman's work on Diff'rent Strokes, approached him and requested his autograph while he was shopping for a bulletproof vest in a Hawthorne California mall. Coleman refused to give her an autograph, and an argument ensued where Fields reportedly mocked Coleman's lackluster career as an actor after being turned off by his rude and defensive behavior. Coleman responded by punching Fields in her face several times in front of several witnesses. Coleman was arrested and later testified that he felt threatened by Fields tone and posture, and claimed that he was defending himself saying; "She wouldn't leave me alone. I was getting scared, and she was getting ugly." Coleman pleaded no contest to assault and battery, received a suspended jail sentence, and was ordered to take anger management classes as well as pay Fields' $1,665 hospital bill for her broken nose and bruised face.
19He sued his adoptive parents, Willie and Sue Coleman, over misappropriation and the pilfering of his trust fund in 1989. At the peak of his career in the early 1980s, in addition to movie and TV appearances, he made $70,000 per episode of "Diff'rent Strokes", a total of around $18 million in earnings! Coleman's parents set up a trust fund for his money, yet they carefully structured the arrangement to name themselves as paid employees of Coleman's production company so they could live off Coleman's salary. When the court finally dissolved the trust fund in 1986 upon Coleman turning 18, his parents' share was worth $770,000, while Coleman himself had only $220,000. Coleman then successfully sued both his parents and managers for $3.8 million in losses and won a $1,280,000 settlement. Afterwords, Coleman (feeling used and betrayed) never saw or spoke to his foster parents or former accountants and managers ever again.
20Discovered by a talent scout for Norman Lear, who signed him for a part in a TV revival of "The Little Rascals," which never got produced.
21Had his first kidney transplant in 1973. His second in 1984.
22May 2000: Announced that he is going to run for the US Senate seat from California against incumbent Dianne Feinstein on the HECK (Homelessness, Education, Crime, and Killers) platform.
23Briefly owned a video game arcade in Fisherman's Village near Santa Monica, California.


Robot Chicken2011TV SeriesArnold Jackson / Barry the Banana / Nazi
The Horrible Terrible Misadventures of David Atkins2010TV SeriesGary Coleman
Midgets Vs. Mascots2009Gary
An American Carol2008Bacon Stains Malone
The Great Buck Howard2008Gary Coleman
A Christmas Too Many2007VideoPizza Guy
Codename: Kids Next Door2006TV SeriesAndy Le Beau
Church Ball2006Charles Higgins
Drake & Josh2004TV SeriesGary Coleman
Save Virgil2004ShortGary Coleman The Devil
A Carol Christmas2003TV MovieGhost of Christmas Past
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Gary Coleman
Son of the Beach2000-2002TV SeriesSaltine Cracker Barker
The Rerun Show2002TV SeriesSecurity Guard
Baby Bob2002TV SeriesGary Coleman
Night of the Living Doo2001TV ShortGary Coleman (voice)
My Wife and Kids2001TV SeriesGary Coleman
The Drew Carey Show2001TV SeriesDrew's Double
The Flunky2000Gary Coleman
The Jamie Foxx Show2000TV SeriesCupid
The Simpsons1999-2000TV SeriesGary Coleman
Shafted!2000Mister Gary Coleman
Shasta McNasty1999TV SeriesGary Coleman
Like Father, Like Santa1998TV MovieIgnatius
Dirty Work1998Gary Coleman
The Curse of Monkey Island1997Video GameKenny Falmouth (voice)
Waynehead1996-1997TV SeriesKevin
Homeboys in Outer Space1997TV SeriesSnafu
Fenway1996TV MovieTyler Lewis
Married with Children1994-1996TV SeriesReverend Property Inspector
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1996TV SeriesArnold Jackson-Drummond
Fox Hunt1996Murray Lipschitz, Jr.
Unhappily Ever After1995TV SeriesThe Devil
Martin1995TV SeriesMad Dog No Good
The Wayans Bros.1995TV SeriesGary Coleman
Party1994ShortThe Liar
The Ben Stiller Show1992TV SeriesGary Coleman
2271990TV SeriesOtis P. Bigg
Simon & Simon1986TV SeriesLewis Peoples
Diff'rent Strokes1978-1986TV SeriesArnold Jackson
Amazing Stories1985TV SeriesArnold Jackson
Playing with Fire1985TV MovieDavid Phillips
The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins1984TV MovieD. C. Collins
The Kid with the 200 I.Q.1983TV MovieNick Newell
Jimmy the Kid1982Jimmy
Silver Spoons1982TV SeriesArnold Jackson
The Gary Coleman Show1982TV SeriesAndy Le Beau
The Kid with the Broken Halo1982TV MovieAndy LeBeau
On the Right Track1981Lester
The Facts of Life1979-1980TV SeriesArnold Jackson
Scout's Honor1980TV MovieJoey Seymour
Lucy Moves to NBC1980TV MovieV.P. of Programming
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979-1980TV SeriesHieronymous Fox
Hello, Larry1979TV SeriesArnold Jackson
The Kid from Left Field1979TV MovieJackie Robinson 'J.R.' Cooper
Good Times1978TV SeriesGary James
America 2-Night1978TV SeriesLittle Wayne Coleman
The Jeffersons1978TV SeriesRaymond Jefferson
The Little Rascals1977TV MovieStymie
Medical Center1974TV SeriesJames


Diff'rent Strokes1985TV Series story by - 1 episode


Party1994Short associate producer


Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003"Child Stars on Your Television"


19th Annual Trumpet Awards2011TV Special in memory of
Robot Chicken2011TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
The Surreal Life2004TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


The New Hollywood Squares1986-1987TV SeriesHimself
Gary Coleman: For Safety's Sake1986Video documentary shortHimself
The 7th Annual Black Achievement Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1982-1985TV SeriesHimself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Children's Program
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Mr. T1984TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1978-1982TV SeriesHimself
The Regis Philbin Show1982TV SeriesHimself
Hour Magazine1982TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite Young Television Performer
The John Davidson Show1980-1981TV SeriesHimself
Anson and Lorrie1981TV MovieHimself / Various
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special & Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself
The 7th Annual People's Choice Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite Young Television Performer
The Big Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite Young Television Performer
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Children's Program
Paul Lynde at the Movies1979TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Salute to Pearl Bailey1979TV MovieHimself
The 5th Annual People's Choice Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Explains Voting Process
Entertainment Tonight2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Nitro Circus2009TV SeriesHimself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Divorce Court2008TV SeriesHimself
Today1980-2008TV SeriesHimself
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sundance Celebrity Swag Hunt2007Documentary shortHimself
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes'2006TV MovieHimself
Negermagasinet2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor
101 Even Bigger Celebrity Oops2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Terrell Owens / Magazine Stand Owner
The Child Star Jinx2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Chasing the Edge2004Documentary shortHimself
BET Comedy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Surreal Life2004TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be Governor of California: The Debating Game2003TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Star Dates2003TV SeriesHimself
Postal 22002Video GameHimself (voice)
The Screen Savers2002TV SeriesHimself
The Parkers2002TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2002TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist
Frank McKlusky, C.I.2002Himself (uncredited)
After They Were Famous2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHimself
The Hughleys2001TV SeriesHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Fall Brawl2000TV MovieHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Electric Playground2000TV Series documentary
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 22000TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The Wayans Bros.1998TV SeriesHimself
MADtv1995-1998TV SeriesHimself
The Naked Truth1998TV SeriesHimself
The Beth Littleford Interview Special1998TV SpecialHimself
Vibe1997TV SeriesHimself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHimself
The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show1997TV SeriesCelebrity Hockey Player
The Parent 'Hood1997TV SeriesHimself
Horror Kung-Fu Theatre1997TV SeriesHimself
The Best of Ed's Night Party1996VideoHimself
Saturday Night Live1995TV SeriesHimself
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
TV's All Time Favorites1995TV MovieHimself
The Word1994TV SeriesHimself
Raging Slab & Gary Coleman: Anywhere But Here1993ShortHimself
The Jackie Thomas Show1993TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Couch Potatoes1989TV SeriesHimself
It's Howdy Doody Time1987TV SpecialGary Coleman

Archive Footage

Vanilla Ice Archive2012DocumentaryHimself
Lucy Moves to NBC: A Remembrance2012Video documentary shortOn set footage / Outtakes & clips from 'Lucy Moves to NBC'
50 Greatest Wedding Shockers2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
Entertainment Tonight2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
20 to 12008-2009TV Series documentaryHimself / Arnold Jackson
Biography2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself / Arnold Jackson (segment "American TV Icon")
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesElf / Himself
Negermagasinet2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Greatest2005TV Series documentaryHimself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHimself - #49: Coleman Punches Fan
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentaryArnold Jackson / Himself
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003TV SeriesHimself
Tupac: Resurrection2003DocumentaryHimself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Simpsons2000TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

1984Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Movie Made for TelevisionThe Kid with the 200 I.Q. (1983)
1983People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Young TV Performer
1983Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Comedy SeriesDiff'rent Strokes (1978)
1982People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Young TV Performer
1981People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Young TV Performer
1981Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young ComedianDiff'rent Strokes (1978)
1980People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Young TV Performer
1980Special AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Contribution to Youth Through Entertainment

Nominated Awards

2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsQuintessential Non-Traditional FamilyDiff'rent Strokes (1978)
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsQuintessential Non-Traditional FamilyDiff'rent Strokes (1978)
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Pet-Human RelationshipDiff'rent Strokes (1978)
1984Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Comedy SeriesDiff'rent Strokes (1978)
1982Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorOn the Right Track (1981)
1982Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst New StarOn the Right Track (1981)
1982Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Comedian - Motion Picture or TelevisionDiff'rent Strokes (1978)
1981Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Television SeriesDiff'rent Strokes (1978)
1980Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Juvenile Actor in a TV Series or SpecialDiff'rent Strokes (1978)

Known for movies

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