Gary Coleman Net Worth

How much was Gary Coleman worth?

Net Worth:$75 Thousand
Profession:Professional Actor
Date of Birth:February 8, 1968
Country:United States of America
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About Gary Coleman

American actor, comedian, and writer Gary Wayne Coleman, who was born on February 8, 1968, has a $75k estimated net worth. Gary Coleman was a child actor who made appearances in McDonald’s and Hallmark commercials as well as guest-starring roles on sitcoms including Good Times and The Jeffersons. Coleman then went on to become one of the highest-paid child actors in the sitcom Diff’rent Strokes in the late 1970s and early 1980s (1978–1986).

American actor, comedian, and writer Gary Coleman had an estimated net worth of $75 thousand dollars at the time of his death, in 2010. Coleman was one of the highest-paid child actors in the late ’70s early ’80s earning as much as $100,000 per episode on Diff’rent Strokes.

Gary Coleman made millions of dollars during his career, but his wealth declined as he aged. From 2007 till the year of his death in 2010, he was wed to Shannon Price.

Coleman was chosen to star in a version of Little Rascals that never progressed past the pilot stage by renowned sitcom producer Norman Lear after he saw him in a commercial.

At age 10, Coleman was cast in the NBC sitcom Diff’rent Strokes as Arnold Jackson, a bright inner-city child who was adopted along with his older brother Willis (Todd Bridges) by a successful businessman named Philip Drummond (Conrad Bain). What You Talkin’ ‘Bout, Willis? became a great hit, and Coleman was the most well-liked child star in America, earning a sizable salary and becoming well-known for his charm and catchphrase. 

In order to keep viewers interested, Strokes soon lost favor and turned to storytelling tricks. The eighth and last season of the program, which was moved to ABC, finished in 1986.

The Kid With the Broken Halo, Jimmy the Kid, The Kid From Left Field, Scout’s Honor, and The Kid With the 200 I.Q. are just a few of the made-for-TV and feature films Coleman appeared in while he was still on Diff’rent Strokes. The Kid With the Broken Halo later spawned the 1982 animated series The Gary Coleman Show, in which Coleman voiced a young angel. It only had one season, and none of Coleman’s films were big box office successes.

Despite Coleman’s breakthrough on Diff’rent Strokes, he struggled to maintain it, getting mostly tiny cameos, frequently playing himself or Arnold, in TV shows and low-budget films. He ultimately got employment as a security guard and later bought an arcade, but he was never able to work steadily in any one industry. Coleman’s fame was revived toward the end of his life because to appearances in reality series like The Surreal Life and Divorce Court.

Coleman was born with a congenital kidney condition that necessitated multiple surgeries and a lifetime of dialysis, limited his growth, left him significantly shorter than usual in height, and left him looking perennially young. Following Different Strokes, Coleman had financial hardship. In a 1993 lawsuit against his parents, Coleman was granted $1,280,522.

The actor, who was 25 at the time, sued his parents in 1989, claiming they had stolen more than $1 million from him, according to Variety. In his later years, Coleman struggled with money issues and was frequently arrested for violent crimes, including allegations of altercations with his wife Shannon Price.

Death of Gary Coleman

Coleman fell at his Utah home on May 26, 2010, and was taken to the hospital. He was identified as having a brain hemorrhage, and despite his condition first seeming to get better, he eventually slipped into a coma and required life support. On May 28, 2010, Coleman passed away. Gary Coleman was valued $75,000 at the time of his passing in 2010.

Notable TV & Film Roles

  • Midgets vs. Mascots (2009)
  • An American Carol (2008)
  • Church Ball (2006)
  • A Carol Christmas (2003)
  • The Kid With the 200 I.Q. (1983)
  • Jimmy the Kid (1982)
  • The Gary Coleman Show (1982)
  • The Kid With the Broken Halo (1982)
  • On the Right Track (1981)
  • Scout’s Honor (1980)
  • The Kid From Left Field (1979)
  • Diff’rent Strokes (1978-1986)
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