American comedian and actor Gary Coleman is considered as televisions’ one of the most promising stars. He gained fame by playing the part of Arnold Jackson in “Diff’rent Strokes.” Though he was a successful child actor in spite of his success, he faced a significant financial crisis. He charged his parents and business adviser for misappropriation of his assets. Unfortunately, we lost such a talent quite early in his 42 years only. Here is a quick summary of the life, career, and achievements along with the net worth of Gary Coleman in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Gary Wayne Coleman is his birth name. He was born in 1968 on the 8th February in Illinois. He was an adopted child of Edmonia Sue, a nurse practitioner, and W.G. Coleman, a fork-lift opener. He was full of medical complications like glomerulosclerosis, etc. which stunted his growth to a 4 ft 8 inch. His face also retained its natural features. He had kidney issues which forced him to go for kidney transplants twice in 1973 and 1984. He required frequent dialysis.
His life was not happening as he tried to commit suicide twice by pills overdose. Previously staying in Colorado then he went to Los Angeles. In the year 2005, he moved from there to the Santaquin town. He spent there till his end. Coleman and Shannon Price met on the set of “Church Ball” in 2007 and married after many months, but eventually, they got divorced in August of 2008.
But still, in his last days, he and Price stayed together under the common-law marriage. He had to undergo a heart surgery which was another step towards his ill-health. He and his wife often involved themselves in domestic violence. Most of the time it was Shannon who was arrested for violence, but in Jan 2010, Gary was arrested on the same ground, though he was released the very next day. His death was a sad affair for many.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His career started with his role in a commercial of Harris Bank. “Medical Center” was his next work that carried on his career. “Good Times,” “The Jeffersons” and “The Little Rascals” are some of the names of series where he was invited to work. He also made an appearance in “The Kid with the Broken Halo,” “On the Right Track,” etc.
In his acting career, he has come across big personalities like Lisa Eilbacher, Mason Adams, Michael Lembeck, Robert Guillaume, etc. Such interactions helped him in his life. ‘The Curse of Monkey Islan’ and ‘Postal 2’ are some of the famous names of video games in which Gary appeared. In the year 2003, he decided to act as a candidate for governor of California, but he lost.he also had high interest in trains and contributed to the group called “Amtrak” by donating for the sick children.
Net Worth & Earnings
Gary Coleman had a net worth of $75 thousand. His source of wealth was mainly his acting career, and it started to rise with his work in “Medical Center.”
Coleman contributed a lot in the field of television and movies which makes him remembered and respected till date. He worked without expecting any reward instead of his performance.