June 14, 2019
We're back in business, baby! Our newest featured celebrity is Danny Cooksey. The name mighty not ring a bell, but the former child actor and now accomplished voice actor's cute character from the last few season of the hit sitcom Diff'rent Strokes will surely get your memory banks working.
Danny has had himself quite a career. Let's see what he's been doing, what he did, and what the future holds for him. I'm just so excited to be back!
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Ethel Waters: Singer and actress, despite segregation she became a great success in the 1920s and 1930s on Broadway, she sang "Stormy Weather" and "Supper Time" among other songs
Robert Young: Starred in the TV series "Father Knows Best" and "Marcus Welby, M.D."
Brock Peters: He played falsely accused Tom Robinson in the movie "To Kill a Mockingbird", he also appeared in "Carmen Jones", "Porgy & Bess", "Star Trek IV" and "Star Trek VI" (as Admiral Cartwright) and other films
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Danny Cooksey, see Then & Now pictures, and find out What He's Been Up To on Celebrity Nooz
BIRTH DATE: November 2, 1975 in Moore, Oklahoma, USA
BIRTH NAME: Daniel Ray Allen Cooksey Jr.
CLAIM TO FAME: Danny Cooksey is an American actor, voice actor, and singer best known for his roles in television shows Diff'rent Strokes, during the final three seasons, and Nickelodeon's Salute Your Shorts.
FAMILY LIFE: Cooksey married make-up artist Amber Leigh in 1998. They have two children - daughter, Zoe Leigh, and son, Jackson Paul.
INFO: In 1979, Cooksey and his mother moved to Los Angeles with the intention of pursuing a career in country music.
Shocked Johnny Carson when he sang the country song "Hey Bartender" at age 7 on The Tonight Show.
An agent saw Cooksey's performance and invited him to audition for Diff'rent Strokes. He joined the cast as Sam McKinney for the last three seasons.
Had a close relationship with his Diff'rent Strokes co-star Dana Plato.
He's an avid fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
TRIVIA: He's left handed.
Performed 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.
He was also a band member of Lucy's Milk in 1996 and Arbuckle in 2004.
In between Bad4Good and Lucy's Milk, Cooksey attempted to form another super group called Sheriff. Sheriff consisted of Cooksey, his friends and former Salute Your Shorts castmates Blake Sennett and Michael Bower and his former bandmate in Bad4Good Zach Young. The Sheriff project was scrapped when they couldn't land a record deal.
In 2013, Cooksey worked with L.A. Country and Western band Shelter Dogs providing guitar and vocals. He still makes sporadic appearances with Shelter Dogs.
WHERE IS HE NOW: Cooksey's career is still going strong, especially with voice acting. His latest project is in an animated pilot Long Gone Gulch, which is currently in post-production.
2017 Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (TV Movie)...Stoop Kid (voice)
2016 DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSeNse...Clearberg
2014-2015 Regular Show (TV Series)...Stan / Yoga Instructor / Officer Glenn / ...
- I See Turtles (2015) ... Stan / Yoga Instructor / Officer Glenn (voice)
- New Bro on Campus (2014) ... Reggie (voice)
2011-2014 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (TV Series)...Peng / Villager #2 / Thug #1
- Kung Fu Club (2014) ... Peng / Villager #2 / Thug #1 (voice)
- Master and the Panda (2012) ... Peng (voice)
- The Kung Fu Kid (2011) ... Peng (voice)
2010-2013 Pound Puppies (TV Series)...Joey Wald / Chucky / Humphrey / ...
- The Truth Is in Hear (2013) ... Joey Wald (voice)
- It's Elementary My Dear Pup Club (2013) ... Chucky (voice)
- Squawk (2012) ... Humphrey (voice)
- Zipper the Zoomit Dog (2012) ... Teen Boy #2 / Volleyball Player (voice)
- I Never Barked for My Father (2011) ... Chip / Biker (voice)
- The K9 Kid (2011) ... Chubby Puppy / Security Guard (voice)
- The Yipper Caper (2010) ... Yipper (voice)
2010-2012 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (TV Series)...Brad Buttowski
2012 The Lorax...Brett / Chet (voice)
2010 G.I. Joe: Renegades (TV Series)...Young Snake Eyes / Snake Eyes
- Return of the Arashikage Part 2 (2010) ... Young Snake Eyes (voice)
- Return of the Arashikage Part 1 (2010) ... Snake Eyes / Young Snake Eyes (voice)
2008-2010 The Secret Saturdays (TV Series)...Dr. Cheechoo / Paul Cheechoo
- And Your Enemies Closer (2010) ... Dr. Cheechoo (voice)
- Where Lies the Engulfer (2009) ... Paul Cheechoo (voice)
- Eterno (2009) ... Dr. Cheechoo (voice)
- The Ice Caverns of Ellef Ringnes (2008) ... Paul Cheechoo (voice)
2009 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)...Thaddeus
- Thaddeus and Thor/De Plane! De Plane! (2009) ... Thaddeus (voice)
2009 Stormrise (Video Game)...Coop / Ranger Soldier (voice)
2009 MadWorld (Video Game)...Leo / Scared Businessman / Killseeker 3 (English version, voice)
2007 Medal of Honor: Airborne (Video Game) (voice)
2007 Meet the Robinsons (Video Game)...Emperor Stanley (voice)
2007 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (TV Series)...Django of the Dead
- The Good, the Bad, and El Tigre Part 1/The Good, the Bad, and El Tigre, Part 2 ... Django of the Dead
2001-2007 What's with Andy? (TV Series)...Lik
- Prank Days of Summer (2007) ... Lik (voice)
- Scooped (2006) ... Lik (voice)
- Pranks Are in the Air (2006) ... Lik (voice)
- Pranks a Lot! (2001) ... Lik (voice)
- Gooey Chewies (2001) ... Lik (voice)
- Just Stuffing (2001) ... Lik (voice)
2006 Xiaolin Showdown (Video Game)...Jack Spicer (voice)
2006 Casper's Scare School (TV Movie)...Additional Voices (voice)
2006 Bottoms Up (Video)...Minnesota Drunk Slob
2006 Z-Squad (TV Series)...Theo
- Pilot (2006) ... Theo (voice)
2003-2006 Xiaolin Showdown (TV Series)...Jack Spicer
All 52 episodes
2006 Stump the Band...Little Joe
2006 24: The Game (Video Game)...Additional USA VO (voice)
2005 Quake 4 (Video Game)...Anderson (voice)
2003-2005 Kim Possible (TV Series)...Jake
- Dimension Twist (2005) ... (voice)
- Vir-Tu-Ron (2003) ... Jake (voice)
2004-2005 Dave the Barbarian (TV Series)...Dave the Barbarian / An Invading Warrior / Numb Clerk
All 21 episodes
2004 Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (Video Game) (voice)
2000-2004 Static Shock (TV Series)...Hotstreak / Francis Stone / F-Stop
- Power Outage (2004) ... Hotstreak / Francis Stone (voice)
- Wet and Wild (2004) ... Hotstreak / Francis Stone (voice)
- No Man's an Island (2004) ... Hotstreak / Francis Stone (voice)
- She-Back! (2004) ... Hotstreak / Francis Stone (voice)
- Romeo in the Mix (2003) ... Hotstreak (voice)
- A League of Their Own: Part 1 (2003) ... Hotstreak (voice)
- Shebang (2003) ... Hotstreak (voice)
- Sunspots (2002) ... Hotstreak (voice)
- The Big Leagues (2002) ... Hotstreak / Francis Stone (voice)
- Aftershock (2000) ... Francis Stone / F-Stop / Hotstreak (voice)
- Shock to the System (2000) ... Francis Stone / F-Stop / Hotstreak (voice)
2001-2003 Invader ZIM (TV Series)...Melvin / Pizza Man / Agent Disembodied Head / ...
- Mortos Der Soulstealer/ZIM Eats Waffles (2003) ... Pizza Man / Agent Disembodied Head (voice)
- Megadoomer/Lice (2002) ... Melvin / Random Kid (voice)
- A Room with a Moose/Hamstergeddon (2001) ... Melvin / Small Child / Screaming Guy (voice)
- Career Day/Battle-Dib (2001) ... Melvin / Customer / Greg (voice)
- Bestest Friend/Nanozim (2001) ... Keef / Melvin / Dirge (voice)
2003 Recess: All Growed Down (Video) (voice)
2003 Need for Speed: Underground (Video Game) (voice)
2003 Ozzy & Drix (TV Series)...Shane
- Puberty Alert (2003) ... Shane (voice)
2003 Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade (Video)...Greg Skeens (voice)
2003 Rocket Power (TV Series)...Production Assistant
- Reggie's Big (Beach) Break (2003) ... Production Assistant (voice)
2003 Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (Video Game)...Maru (voice)
2002 Tiny Toon Adventures: Defenders of the Universe (Video Game)...Montana Max / Evil Montana Max (voice)
2001 Lloyd in Space (TV Series)
- Kurtlas the Symbiotic Boy (2001) ... (voice)
2001 As Told by Ginger (TV Series)...Lifeguard
- The Right Stuff (2001) ... Lifeguard (voice)
1997-2000 Pepper Ann (TV Series)...Milo Kamalani / Baron Von Gus, Wind
1999 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)...Wanuug
- Polar Opposites (1999) ... Wanuug (voice)
1998 Oh Yeah! Cartoons (TV Series)...Lord Amur Jr. / Pogo
- Planet Kate/Fat Head (1998) ... Lord Amur Jr. / Pogo (voice)
1997-1998 101 Dalmatians: The Series (TV Series)...Mooch
- Jurassic Bark/My Fair Moochie (1998) ... Mooch (voice)
- Best of Show/Walk on the Wild Side (1998) ... Mooch (voice)
- Channels/Un-lucky (1998) ... Mooch (voice)
- Every Little Crooked Nanny/Cone Head (1998) ... Mooch (voice)
- Out to Launch/Prophet and Loss (1998) ... Mooch (voice)
- Poison Ivy/Twelve Angry Pups (1997) ... Mooch (voice)
- The High Price of Fame/The Great Cat Invasion (1997) ... Mooch (voice)
- Bad to the Bone/Southern Fried Cruella (1997) ... Mooch (voice)
- Shrewzie Watch/The Life You Save (1997) ... Mooch (voice)
- He Followed Me Home/Love 'Em and Flea 'Em (1997) ... Mooch (voice)
- Citizen Canine (1997) ... Mooch (voice)
- Alive N' Chicken/Prima Doggy (1997) ... Mooch (voice)
- Home Is Where the Bark Is (1997) ... Mooch (voice)
- Our Own Digs/Goose Pimples (1997) ... Mooch (voice)
- Leisure Lawsuit/Purred It Through the Grapevine (1997) ... Mooch (voice)
1994-1996 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)...Jake / Todd
- Teenage Confidential (1996) ... Jake
- Boys Will Be Boys (1994) ... Todd
1996 Hey Arnold! (TV Series)...Stoop Kid
- Arnold's Hat/Stoop Kid (1996) ... Stoop Kid (voice)
1995 Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery (TV Movie)...Montana Max (voice)
1992-1994 The Little Mermaid (TV Series)...Urchin
- The Beast Within (1994) ... Urchin (voice)
- King Crab (1994) ... Urchin (voice)
- T'ank You for Dat, Ariel (1993) ... Urchin (voice)
- Trident True (1992) ... Urchin (voice)
- Beached (1992) ... Urchin (voice)
- Red (1992) ... Urchin (voice)
- Thingamajigger (1992) ... Urchin (voice)
- The Evil Manta (1992) ... Urchin (voice)
- Marriage of Inconvenience (1992) ... Urchin (voice)
- Urchin (1992) ... Urchin (voice)
1994 Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series)...Josh Dugan
- The Tale of the Guardian's Curse (1994) ... Josh Dugan
1993-1994 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series)...Victor
- Stimpy's Cartoon Show (1994) ... (voice)
- To Salve and Salve Not!/No Pants Today (1993) ... (voice)
- A Visit to Anthony (1993) ... Victor (voice)
1993 Droopy: Master Detective (TV Series)...Additional Voices (voice)
1993 Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (TV Movie)...Isaac
1992 The Idiot Box (TV Series)...Jared Huggins / Prank Caller
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Prank Caller
- Episode #1.4 ... Jared Huggins
- Episode #1.3 ... Jared Huggins
1992 The Plucky Duck Show (TV Series)...Montana Max
- Best o' Plucky Duck Day (1992) ... Montana Max (voice)
- Just-Us League of Supertoons/A Bacon Strip/Migrant Mallard (1992) ... Montana Max (voice)
- A Ditch in Time (1992) ... Montana Max (voice)
1990-1992 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series)...Montana Max / Wex Wuthor / Monty's Imagination / ...
1990-1992 Tom & Jerry Kids Show (TV Series)
- Penthouse Mouse/12 Angry Sheep/The Ant Attack (1992) ... (voice)
- Tom's Mermouse Mess-up/Here's Sand in Your Face/Deep Space Droopy (1992) ... (voice)
- Flippin' Fido/Dakota Droopy & the Lost Dutch Boy Mine/Dog Daze Afternoon (1990) ... (voice)
1992 Mom and Dad Save the World...Alan Nelson
1991-1992 Salute Your Shorts (TV Series)...Bobby Budnick
All 26 episodes
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day...Tim
1990 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (TV Series)...Deacon Logan
- Model 'T' for Ted (1990) ... Deacon Logan (voice)
1989 The Karate Kid (TV Series)...Additional Characters
- My Brother's Keeper (1989) ... Additional Characters (voice)
1986-1989 The Cavanaughs (TV Series)...Kevin Cavanaugh
All 26 episodes
1989 The Further Adventures of SuperTed (TV Series)...SuperTed / Prince Rajeesh / Slim / ...
All 13 episodes
1989 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)...P.J. Funnybunny
- P.J. Funnybunny (1989) ... P.J. Funnybunny (voice)
1988 Superman (TV Series)...George
- Cybron Strikes/The First Day of School (1988) ... George (voice)
1988 The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (TV Series)...Wendell Malone
- Tall, Dark and Hansom (1988) ... Wendell Malone (voice)
1988 Mac and Me...Jack Jr
1987 The Little Troll Prince (TV Movie)...Bu - the Little Troll Prince (voice)
1987 Growing Pains (TV Series)...New Ben
- This Is Your Life (1987) ... New Ben
1986-1987 Pound Puppies (TV Series)...Casey / Tiny / Mervin
- Tuffy Gets Fluffy/Casey, Come Home (1987) ... Casey (voice)
- Happy Howlidays (1986) ... Tiny (voice)
- The Fairy Dogmother (1986) ... Mervin (voice)
1987 Little Clowns of Happytown (TV Series)...Big Top (1987) (voice)
1987 Werewolf (TV Series)...Davey Harris
- The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1987) ... Davey Harris
1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas (TV Movie)...Jasper
1986 Foofur (TV Series)
- Russian Through New York/Fritz Carlos Bombs Out (1986) ... (voice)
- This Little Piggy's on TV/Fencer's Freaky Friday (1986) ... (voice)
- A Royal Pain/Nothing to Sneeze At (1986) ... (voice)
1986 MacGyver (TV Series)...Darin Cooper
- Eagles (1986) ... Darin Cooper
1986 My Little Pony 'n Friends (TV Series)...Additional Voices (voice)
1986 Riptide (TV Series)...Jordan Bernbaum
- Dead Men Don't Floss (1986) ... Jordan Bernbaum
1986 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)...Tommy Sullivan
- The Play (1986) ... Tommy Sullivan
1984-1986 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)...Sam McKinney
1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)...Little Boy (segment "The Burning Man")
- Act Break/The Burning Man/Dealer's Choice (1985) ... Little Boy (segment "The Burning Man")
1985 Doris Day's Best Friends (TV Series)...Mr. Cooksey
- Episode #1.11 (1985) ... Mr. Cooksey
1983 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)...Terry Lee
- A Boy's Best Friend (1983) ... Terry Lee
1980 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (TV Series)...Tom Sawyer
- Le cochon sauvage (1980) ... Tom Sawyer (voice)
To see Then & Now pictures of Danny Cooksey, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Ethel Waters - DEAD (Heart failure)
Born: 10/31/1896 Died: 09/01/1977
Robert Young - DEAD (Respiratory failure)
Born: 02/22/1907 Died: 07/21/1998
Brock Peters - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 07/02/1927 Died: 08/23/2005
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Dinyar Contractor, 79, Indian actor.
Raymond Louw, 92, South African journalist.
Mohamed Negm, 75, Egyptian actor and comedian, stroke.
Elio Sgreccia, 90, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal, President of Pontifical Academy for Life (2005-2008).
Keith Birdsong, 59, American illustrator (Star Trek, Shadowrun), injuries sustained in a traffic collision.
Linda Collins-Smith, 57, American politician, member of the Arkansas House of Representatives (2011-2013) and Senate (2015-2019).
Roger Covell, 88, Australian musicologist, critic and author.
George Darwin, 87, English footballer (Derby County).
Billy Gabor, 97, American basketball player (Syracuse Orangemen, Syracuse Nationals).
Lennart Johansson, 89, Swedish sports official, president of UEFA (1990-2007).
Lawrie Leslie, 84, Scottish footballer (Stoke City, Millwall, West Ham United).
Nechama Rivlin, 73, Israeli socialite, First Lady (since 2014), complications from lung transplant.
Antoni Roig Muntaner [ca], 87, Spanish chemist and politician.
Geevarghese Mar Timotheos, 91, Indian Eastern Catholic prelate, Bishop of Tiruvalla (1988-2003).
Atsushi Aoki, 41, Japanese professional wrestler (AJPW, NOAH), traffic collision.
Javier Barreda Jara, 52, Peruvian politician, Minister of Labor and Promotion of Employment (2018), heart attack.
Agustina Bessa-Luís, 96, Portuguese writer.
Ellen Bree Burns, 95, American judge, Chief Judge of the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut (1988-1992).
Paul Darrow, 78, English actor (Blake's 7, Doctor Who).
Fabrizio Fabbri, 70, Italian racing cyclist.
Sônia Guedes [pt], 86, Brazilian actress.
He Yi-hang, 62, Taiwanese television host and actor, colorectal cancer.
Jurica Jerkovic, 69, Croatian footballer (Hajduk Split, Zürich, Yugoslavia national team).
Daley Mathison, 27, British motorbike racer, race collision.
Salil Mitra [or], Indian actor and comedian.
János Térey [hu], 48, Hungarian writer, poet, playwright and translator.
Ruma Guha Thakurta, 84, Indian actress and singer.
Stanley Tigerman, 88, American architect (Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Stanislaw Wróblewski, 59, Polish Olympic wrestler (1980).
Paulo Zimbres [pt], 86, Brazilian architect.