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Danny Cooksey Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Danny Cooksey net worth:
$500,000

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Danny Cooksey Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Daniel Ray Allen Cooksey, Jr. was born on 2 November 1975, in Moore, Oklahoma USA, to Melody Ann and Daniel Ray Allen Cooksey. He is an actor and singer, probably best known for his role as Sam McKinney in the television series “Diff’rent Strokes”.

So just how rich is Danny Cooksey now? According to sources, Cooksey has accumulated a net worth over $500,000, as of mid-2017, earned during his acting and singing career since the mid-‘80s .

Danny Cooksey Net Worth $500,000

Cooksey moved to Los Angeles, California with his mother when he was five years old, to pursue a career in country music. Not long after, he entered the world of entertainment appearing in an episode of the popular TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard” in 1983. The following year he landed a role in the hit NBC sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes”, one of the top rated shows of the late ’70s and early ’80s, being cast as Sam McKinney. He joined the show for its seventh season, remaining until its cancellation in 1986. The role of McKinney earned him his first taste of fame, and a considerable net worth as well.

Meanwhile, he made appearances in other TV series, such as “The Twilight Zone”, “McGyver” and “Pound Puppies”. Following the end of “Diff’rent Strokes”, Cooksey landed a starring role in the CBS sitcom “The Cavanaughs”, playing Kevin Cavanaugh from 1986-1989. The role reinforced his popularity, greatly adding to his wealth. By the end of the decade, he had appeared in series such as “Werewolf” and “Growing Pains”, and also did extensive voice over work, providing his voice for animated series such as “Little Clowns of Happytown”, “Superman” and “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures”. All contributed to his net worth.

Opportunities continued to flow in during the ’90s, when the young actor gained additional popularity for being the voice of Montana Max in the animated series “Tiny Toon Adventures” and “The Plucky Duck Show”, while also providing his voice for other animated series, including “The Little Mermaid”, “101 Dalmations” and “Pepper Ann”. The ’90s also saw Cooksey appearing in one of the most successful films of the decade, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ as John Connor’s friend Tim. He also appeared in the film “Mom and Dad Save The World”, and played Bobby Budnick in the comedy series “Salute Your Shorts”. His wealth grew larger.

Cooksey’s career from the 2000s on was concentrated on voice-over roles only. He provided his voice for characters in animated series such as “Static Shock”, “Invader Zim”, “Xiaolin Showdown” and “Dave the Barbarian”, as well as for a number of video games, including “Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits”, “Quake 4” and “MadWorld”. He later voiced the character of Brad Buttowski in the animated series “Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil” from 2010 to 2012, and Brett/ Chet in the 2012 animated film “The Lorax”, among many other voice roles. His involvement in all these projects considerably increased Cooksey’s fortune.

He is currently involved in voicing the character Stoop Kid in the animated TV film “Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie”, set to be released in 2017.

Aside from his acting career, Cooksey has also pursued a career in music. He was the lead singer in the band Bad4Good, who released one album – the 1992 “Refugee”. In the mid-’90s he was a band member of Lucy’s Mill, and of Arbuckle in 2004. He was also a band member of Shelter Dogs in 2013. His music career has been another source of his net worth.

When it comes to his personal life, Cooksey has been married to actress and make-up artist Amber Leigh since 1998. They have two children together.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie2017TV Movie filmingStoop Kid (voice)
DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSeNse2016Clearberg
Regular Show in Space2014-2015TV SeriesStan / Yoga Instructor / Officer Glenn / ...
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness2011-2014TV SeriesPeng / Villager #2 / Thug #1
Pound Puppies2010-2013TV SeriesJoey Wald / Chucky / Humphrey / ...
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil2010-2012TV SeriesBrad Buttowski
The Lorax2012Brett Chet (voice)
G.I. Joe: Renegades2010TV SeriesYoung Snake Eyes Snake Eyes
The Secret Saturdays2008-2009TV SeriesPaul Cheechoo Dr. Cheechoo
Phineas and Ferb2009TV SeriesThaddeus
Stormrise2009Video GameCoop / Ranger Soldier (voice)
Madworld2009Video GameLeo / Scared Businessman / Killseeker 3 (English version, voice)
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera2008TV SeriesDjango of the Dead
Medal of Honor: Airborne2007Video Game voice
Meet the Robinsons2007Video GameEmperor Stanley (voice)
What's with Andy?2001-2007TV SeriesLik
Xiaolin Showdown2006Video GameJack Spicer (voice)
Casper's Scare School2006TV MovieAdditional Voices (voice)
Bottoms Up2006VideoMinnesota Drunk Slob
Z-Squad2006TV SeriesTheo
Xiaolin Showdown2003-2006TV SeriesJack Spicer
Stump the Band2006Little Joe
24: The Game2006Video GameAdditional USA VO (voice)
Quake 42005Video GameAnderson (voice)
Kim Possible2003-2005TV SeriesJake
Dave the Barbarian2004-2005TV SeriesDave the Barbarian
Static Shock2000-2004TV SeriesHotstreak Francis Stone F-Stop
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault2004Video Game voice
Invader ZIM2001-2003TV SeriesMelvin Pizza Man Agent Disembodied Head ...
Recess: All Growed Down2003Video voice
Need for Speed: Underground2003Video Game voice
Ozzy & Drix2003TV SeriesShane
Rocket Power2003TV SeriesProduction Assistant
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits2003Video GameMaru (voice)
Lloyd in Space2001TV Series
As Told by Ginger2001TV SeriesLifeguard
Pepper Ann1997-2000TV SeriesMilo Kamalani / Baron Von Gus,Wind
The Wild Thornberrys1999TV SeriesWanuug
101 Dalmatians: The Series1997-1998TV SeriesMooch
ABC Afterschool Specials1994-1996TV SeriesJake / Todd
Hey Arnold!1996TV SeriesStoop Kid
Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery1995TV MovieMontana Max (voice)
The Little Mermaid1992-1994TV SeriesUrchin
Are You Afraid of the Dark?1994TV SeriesJosh Dugan
The Ren & Stimpy Show1993-1994TV SeriesVictor
Droopy: Master Detective1993TV SeriesAdditional Voices (voice)
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story1993TV MovieIsaac
Tom & Jerry Kids Show1990-1993TV Series
The Plucky Duck Show1992TV SeriesMontana Max
Mom and Dad Save the World1992Alan Nelson
Salute Your Shorts1991-1992TV SeriesBobby Budnick
The Idiot Box-1992TV SeriesJared Huggins / Prank Caller
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991Tim
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures1990TV SeriesDeacon Logan
The Karate Kid1989TV SeriesAdditional Characters
The Cavanaughs1986-1989TV SeriesKevin Cavanaugh
The Further Adventures of SuperTed1989TV SeriesSuperTed Prince Rajeesh Slim ...
ABC Weekend Specials1989TV SeriesP.J. Funnybunny
Superman1988TV SeriesGeorge
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley1988TV SeriesWendell Malone
Mac and Me1988Jack Jr
Little Clowns of Happytown1987TV SeriesAdditional Voices (voice)
The Little Troll Prince1987TV MovieBu - the Little Troll Prince (voice)
Growing Pains1987TV SeriesNew Ben
Pound Puppies1986-1987TV SeriesCasey / Tiny / Mervin
Werewolf1987TV SeriesDavey Harris
A Smoky Mountain Christmas1986TV MovieJasper
Foofur1986TV Series
MacGyver1986TV SeriesDarin Cooper
My Little Pony 'n Friends1986TV SeriesAdditional Voices (voice)
Riptide1986TV SeriesJordan Bernbaum
Mr. Belvedere1986TV SeriesTommy Sullivan
Diff'rent Strokes1984-1986TV SeriesSam McKinney
The Twilight Zone1985TV SeriesLittle Boy (segment "The Burning Man")
Doris Day's Best Friends1985TV SeriesMr. Cooksey
The Dukes of Hazzard1983TV SeriesTerry Lee

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tiny Toon Adventures1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mr. Belvedere1986TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pet Star2003TV Series documentaryJudge
Wild & Crazy Kids1992TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
Nickelodeon Arcade1992TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1985-1986TV SeriesHimself
Star's Table1986TV SeriesHimself
20th Annual Music City News Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Laugh Busters1984TV MovieHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1984TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tiny Toon Adventures1992TV SeriesMontana Max

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsQuintessential Non-Traditional FamilyDiff'rent Strokes (1978)· Conrad Bain
· Todd Bridges
· Gary Coleman
· Dana Plato
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsQuintessential Non-Traditional FamilyDiff'rent Strokes (1978)· Conrad Bain
· Todd Bridges
· Gary Coleman
· Dana Plato
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in a Cable SeriesSalute Your Shorts (1991)
1992Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Co-starring in a Motion PictureTerminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
1987Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsExceptional Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a Television Comedy or Drama SeriesDiff'rent Strokes (1978)
1986Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in a Television SeriesDiff'rent Strokes (1978)
1985Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy SeriesDiff'rent Strokes (1978)


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#Fact
1Parents are Daniel Ray Allen Senior and Melody Ann Cooksey.
2His wife and his daughter sing in their spare time.
3His wife, Amber Leigh Cooksey, is an actress and make-up artist.
4Has two children with wife Amber: Zoe Leigh Cooksey (born circa 1998) and Jackson Paul Cooksey (born February 25, 2011).
5Enjoyed a close relationship with his Diff'rent Strokes (1978) co-star Dana Plato, partly because both their birthdays fell within the same month (with an 11-year age difference). When she was found dead of a prescription drug overdose in 1999, Cooksey served as one of Plato's pallbearers.
6Moved with his mother from Oklahoma to Los Angeles in 1980 to pursue a career singing country music. This led to an audition, and eventually a role on Diff'rent Strokes (1978).
7Performed lead vocals in the heavy metal band Bad 4 Good, which released one album, "Refugee", on August 18, 1992. The album was written with and produced by Steve Vai, guitarist for Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Alcatrazz, and many others.
8Shocked Johnny Carson (c. 1982) when he sang the country song "Hey Bartender (Draw 1, Draw 2, Draw 3 More Glasses of Beer)" at age 7 on The Tonight Show (1962).

#Quote
1[on his late Diff'rent Strokes (1978) co-star, Gary Coleman] I really looked up to Gary... I'd watch him and learn... We shot in front of a live audience... He took me under his wing... I learned a tremendous amount from him. I would go over to his house and look at his train set. He was really into trains and had a huge room dedicated to his trains, but I couldn't touch them. They were only for looking - the trains were Gary's baby... Gary also had the full-on arcade version of "Spy Hunter", which in 1985 was a big deal.
2[on his late Diff'rent Strokes (1978) co-star, Dana Plato] She was always very jovial and extremely nice. Occasionally, she brought her baby to the set. Every minute I recall with her, she was happy and funny and smiling and playful.

#Trademark
1Raspy voice
2Red hair and blue eyes

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