"Gary Wayne Coleman" was an United States/American actor known for his childhood role as Arnold Jackson (character)/Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986) and for his small stature as an adult. He was described in the 1980s as "one of television's most promising stars". After a successful Child actor/childhood acting career, Coleman struggled financially later in life. In 1989, he successfully sued his parents and business advisor over misappropriation of his assets, only to declare bankruptcy a decade later.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actors! More Gary Coleman on Wikipedia.