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  Gary Coleman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coleman is most famous for the role of Arnold Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes, a United States sitcom which ran on NBC from 1978 to 1985 and then switched to ABC for a final season in 1986.
Coleman was born with a congenital kidney disease causing nephritis (an autoimmune destruction of the kidney), which halted his growth at an early age, leading to a notably small stature (4' 8") which became his most distinguishing feature.
Coleman was a candidate for governor in the 2003 California recall election.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gary_Coleman   (1280 words)

 Untitled Document
His smallness proved to be a professional advantage when he began appearing in Chicago-area TV commercials; even at the age of 9, he could still pass as a precocious five-year-old.
Silverman cast Coleman as Arnold Jackson on the upcoming sitcom Diff’rent Strokes, which moved to NBC along with Silverman in the fall of 1978.
Gary Coleman's TV appearances are largely confined to a series of late-night commercials for a "psychic" telephone service.
www.americanpopcultureencyclopedia.com /gary_coleman.htm   (257 words)

 Gary Coleman Artist - Bio
Gary Coleman’s art career had a long gestation period, its academic inception going back to grade school where his preoccupation with drawing contributed to his earning a second try at first grade.
Gary minored in art and majored in English at San Jose State University, with the intention of becoming a suffering writer.
Coleman headed off to Paris where he was accepted into the prestigious Beaux Arts to study drawing and painting.
www.garycolemanartist.com /bio.htm   (514 words)

 Court TV Online - T R I A L S
Coleman's lawyers are expected to argue he acted in self-defense.
Coleman turned himself in to the Hawthorne police the following day and was charged with battery, a misdemeanor charge.
Coleman's short stature is the result of a lifelong battle with kidney problems.
www.courttv.com /archive/trials/coleman   (505 words)

 The Gary Coleman Picture Pages
Gary Coleman (born February 8, 1968 in Zion, Illinois) is an American actor.
Coleman is most famous for the role of Arnold Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes, an American sitcom which ran on NBC from 1978 to 1986.
Coleman is a character (not an actor) in the hit 2003 Broadway musical, Avenue Q, which won the 2004 Tony Award.
www.superiorpics.com /gary_coleman   (656 words)

 Gary Coleman @ Filmbug UK
Coleman had a congenital kidney defect known as nephritis that has halted his growth leading to his notably small stature (4' 8"), which has become his visual and acting trademark.
Coleman famously sued his own parents over misappropriation of his trust fund for $3.8 million and won a $1,280,000 rulling on February 23, 1993.
Coleman said he felt threatened by her insistence and punched her in the head.
www.filmbug.co.uk /db/30162   (394 words)

 CANOE -- JAM! Movies - Artists - Coleman, Gary: Coleman delivers
Coleman, 35, was hired by Arizona-based game developers Running With Scissors to lend his voice and likeness to the hyper-violent splatterfest, the sequel to a 1997 game that was pulled off the shelves of many retailers and banned outright in more than five countries.
Coleman, who had been working as a shopping mall security guard at the time, maintains to this day he was acting in self-defence.
Coleman figures violent video games like Postal 2, in which players can bloodily massacre scores of innocent bystanders if they so choose, can even be a form of stress relief after the rigours and frustrations of a hard day.
jam.canoe.ca /Movies/Artists/C/Coleman_Gary/2003/05/01/757352.html   (777 words)

 Bio for Gary Coleman on MSN Movies
African-American child star Gary Coleman grew up in Zion, IL, where his father worked for a pharmaceutical firm and his mother was a nurse.
Within a year of Diff'rent Strokes' debut, Gary Coleman Productions was formed, for the purpose of starring the youngster in theatrical features like On the Right Track (1981) and made-for-TV movies like Scout's Honor (1980) and The Kid With the Broken Halo (1982).
Gary Coleman's later TV appearances were largely confined to a series of late-night commercials for a "psychic" telephone service.
entertainment.msn.com /celebs/celeb.aspx?mp=b&c=163806   (395 words)

 Gary Coleman: Deloitte : Moneyweb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
GARY COLEMAN: Well, first of all, as a foreigner I look at South Africa and, really, while you’re classified as an emerging market, you’ve got some very unique characteristics around here.
GARY COLEMAN: Well, I think probably higher — only because I’ve been with a number of large European companies that are in the €30bn range.
MONEYWEB: Gary Coleman is with Deloitte and, as I said earlier, we met in that icy cold wasteland called Davos.
www.moneyweb.co.za /moneyweb_radio/mny_power_hour/308857.htm   (1372 words)

 Gary Coleman Wanted for Assaulting Fan - Jul 30, 1998 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The 30-year-old Coleman, now employed as a security guard, was shopping for a bulletproof vest in a Hawthorne, California, uniform store, when he was accosted by an autograph hound.
That's when Coleman allegedly snapped, accusing the woman of giving him "attitude." He handed her back the paper and made a racial slur, Lt. James McInerny of the Hawthorne police said.
Coleman reportedly continued pummeling the woman until an off-duty cop who was also in the store pulled them apart.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,3385,00.html   (381 words)

 CNN.com - Gary Coleman on California ballot - Aug. 7, 2003
Gary Coleman, child star of the sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has placed his name among a host of other celebrities in the running for California governor.
Coleman's candidacy was engineered by the East Bay Express, an Oakland-area newspaper, which paid his $3,500 filing fee, collected the necessary petition signatures and is promoting his candidacy in protest of the scheduled vote aimed at recalling Gov. Gray Davis.
On Diff'rent Strokes from 1978 to 1986, Coleman played Arnold Drummond, who, along with his brother, Willis (played by Todd Bridges), was adopted by a wealthy man after their mother, the man's maid, died.
www.cnn.com /2003/ALLPOLITICS/08/06/candidate.coleman   (450 words)

 Gary Coleman vs. Webster @ WWWF Grudge Match
True, maybe Coleman learned a few things on the street, but Webster was raised by Alex Karras, one of the most feared lineman in NFL history.
Coleman's waste-filled blood will slow him down, Webster can dodge the first few shots, and move in behind him for the fight-ending lower-back rabbit punches.
While Coleman will be writhing on the ground in agony, Webster will take his little size 1 shoe and use it to stomp on Coleman's throat, effectively ending the fight within 2 minutes.
www.grudge-match.com /History/coleman-webster.shtml   (893 words)

 Gary Coleman Arrested   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On July 30, 1998; Gary Coleman allegedly punched a woman (Tracy Fields) several times after he had generously signed her an autograph on a piece of paper and she gave it back to him and asked him to write a little more on it.
Coleman was buying a bullet-proof vest for his security job at a local mall.
Coleman made the plea just as the case was going to the jury.
www.screamingpickle.com /humor/fromweb/garycoleman/garycoleman.htm   (313 words)

 I'm Just Wild About Gary
Rather, it was the alternative newspaper the East Bay Express that drafted the 4' 8" actor from the famed sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes." Writes Chris Thompson of East Bay Express: "When Arnold Schwarzenegger is a serious contender to run the biggest state in the Union, you know we've all passed through the looking glass.
Critics may charge that Coleman is too unstable for the job--in 1998 he struck an autograph-seeking fan (he says he felt threatened by Tracy Fields, a 205-lb bus driver) and was sentenced to anger-management classes.
Coleman, now 35, has been acting since the early 1970s, doing commercials and guest appearances on "Good Times" and "The Jeffersons" before hitting it big as Arnold Jackson on "Diff'rent Strokes" in 1978.
www.weeklystandard.com /Content/Public/Articles/000/000/002/992nftub.asp   (603 words)

 Gary Coleman Sentenced for Fan Abuse - Feb 04, 1999 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Former Diff'rent Strokes star Gary Coleman was sentenced to 90 days in jail Thursday after pleading no contest to slugging an autograph-seeking fan.
Coleman will spend a year on probation and must also pay a $400 fine.
Coleman, now a mall security guard, managed to keep his license to practice--he could have lost that if convicted for the autograph-request-gone-wrong.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,4285,00.html   (349 words)

 Coleman, Gary originally of Diff'rent Strokes; now actor, spokesman, columnist
Gary Coleman discusses his current role as a columnist, and says he'd love to play a bad guy in the movies.
I write "Coleman Confidential." It's a column in which I answer questions on anything from bestiality to auto repair.
GC) If somebody had said "Gary Coleman or Robert DeNiro," I would have definitely said, "Take DeNiro." Now Gary Oldman, a character actor like he plays in his roles, is something I'd love to do.
www.thecelebritycafe.com /interviews/gary_coleman.html   (1278 words)

 USATODAY.com - Gary Coleman would elect to change the past   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gary Coleman, an independent candidate for California governor, greets people on Sunset Boulevard.
Coleman, 35, is so bitter about those cute-kid years of fame on the 1978-1986 NBC show Diff'rent Strokes that even hearing the phrase "child star" makes him bristle.
Even though Coleman thinks California is a mess, his acting career is stalled, and he longs for a simpler life back home in Illinois, he can't seem to leave.
www.usatoday.com /life/2003-09-03-coleman_x.htm   (514 words)

 The Gary Coleman Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gary Coleman should be flogged for agreeing to do this show.
I believe this concept was loosely based on a TV-movie in which Coleman appeared with the lead actor from Benson.
I remember Gary was an angel trying to earn his wings and Benson was his supervisor/head angel/God.
www.jumptheshark.com /g/garycoleman.htm   (400 words)

 TV.com: The New Home of TV Tome
(May 2000) Gary announced that he is going to run for the US Senate against present California Senator Diane Feinstein on the HECK (Homelessness, Education, Crime, and Killers) platform.
Gary finished 8th out of 135 official candidates in the 2003 California Gubernational Election.
Gary stated he would vote for Arnold Schwarzenegger, who received the most votes and was elected Governor.
www.tv.com /gary-coleman/person/3696/summary.html   (305 words)

 Gary Coleman Confirmed for Postal Movie - Kotaku
Desi said he's "working with" Boll on the script for the movie and that it won't be based on either of the game's plot but more on the mythos that surrounds the franchise.
Although he couldn't talk a lot of detail, he did confirm that Gary Coleman would be in the movie playing himself.
besides, the whole gary coleman move is an overused technique for a cheap laughs...
www.kotaku.com /gaming/postal/gary-coleman-confirmed-for-postal-movie-132764.php   (616 words)

 eastbayexpress.com | News | Gary for Governor!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After all, it's not as if he'd never considered elected office before; in 2000, Coleman declared his intention to challenge Dianne Feinstein for her Senate seat, but lost interest after a few days.
So three weeks ago, we called Coleman's agent and asked whether Gary would consider running for governor, and within 48 hours, we heard back from the man himself.
Still, the people spoke with breathtaking speed: Gary Coleman was their man. We FedExed the documents down to Southern California, and Gary signed his declaration of candidacy before a notary public.
www.eastbayexpress.com /issues/2003-08-06/recall.html   (866 words)

 Gary Coleman Show, The @ Toonarific Cartoons
The Gary Coleman Show was based on the TV movie The Kid with the Broken Halo, which starred Coleman as an apprentice angel trying to earn his wings.
In the cartoon, Coleman played Andy LeBeau (his character in the movie) and was on a mission to complete 28 good deeds before entering heaven.
The animated Andy LeBeau wasn’t nearly as endearing as the real life Gary Coleman, and The Gary Coleman Show gained premature admittance into cartoon heaven after fourteen episodes.
www.toonarific.com /show.php?show_id=1410   (192 words)

 Fallen Heroes Memorial: Army Cpl. Gary B. Coleman
Coleman was on patrol in Balad, Iraq when the vehicle he was driving flipped over into a canal trapping him inside the vehicle.
He was the kind of person I wish everybody would have known, as I'm sure he would have touched everybody's life the way he did mine.
FallenHeroesMemorial.com is a contribution by Tim Rivera to the families of the fallen.
www.fallenheroesmemorial.com /oif/profiles/colemangaryb.html   (1052 words)

 Leave Gary Coleman ALONE!! [v.3: Gary The Hero]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gary Coleman will never go away, that is because he is super.
Gary Coleman was on Diff'rent Strokes, And so was Mr.
If you would like to write Gary Coleman a formal written apology, which I stronly urge you to do, write to him at this address.
www.robotfrank.com /garycoleman.html   (368 words)

 the GARY COLEMAN page!
In the hole's place used to be a little boy named Gary.
We admired him for overcoming kidney disease and we cherished the happiness he brought us through his television show and numerous made-for-tv movies.
The Gary Coleman Show Page: I didn't even know there was a Gary cartoon!
members.tripod.com /~kiersten/coleman.html   (450 words)

 RouterGod » Gary Coleman Explains Priority Queuing
RouterGod is pleased to bring another in the guest lecture series, Priority Queuing by the former star of Different Strokes and current shopping mall security guard, Gary Coleman.
Coleman arrived dressed very nicely and was a pleasure to work with, unlike other child celebrities we’ve interviewed who we won’t mention (Danny Bonaduce).
At first we thought someone was playing a prank on us, ringing our doorbell and running off, but after the sixth time we noticed Gary standing there with an angry expression.
www.routergod.com /garycoleman   (558 words)

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