12 Interesting Gary Coleman Facts, You Should Never Miss.

1. Gary Coleman was an American actor, comedian, and writer.

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2. He was best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in the American sitcom Diff’rent Strokes (1978–1986).

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3. Coleman was born in Zion, Illinois, on February 8, 1968.

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4. He was adopted by W. G. Coleman, a forklift operator, and Edmonia Sue, a nurse practitioner.

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5. Coleman began acting at age 10.

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6. He made his film debut in the 1977 comedy film The Kid from Left Field.

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7. Coleman’s first major role was as Arnold Jackson in Diff’rent Strokes.

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8. The show aired for eight seasons on NBC and was a ratings hit.

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9. Coleman’s catchphrase on the show was “Whatchu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?”

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10. After Diff’rent Strokes ended, Coleman’s career declined.

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11. He appeared in a number of made-for-television films and guest-starred on television shows.

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12. Coleman filed for bankruptcy in 1999.

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