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Net Worth:
$500 Thousand
Nov 2, 1975 (48 years old)
6 ft (1.85 m)
Singer, Actor, Comedian, Voice Actor
United States of America
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  1. Early Life
  2. Career
  3. Personal Life

What is Danny Cooksey's Net Worth?

Danny Cooksey is an American actor and singer who has a net worth of $500 thousand. Danny is probably most-famous for his work as a child actor on shows like "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Salute Your Shorts" and movies like "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." He starred as Sam McKinney on the television series Diff'rent Strokes from 1984 to 1986. He appeared in 48 of the show's 189 episodes. From 1986 to 1989 Cooksey starred as Kevin Cavanaugh in 26 episodes of the TV series "The Cavanaughs." He starred as Bobby Budnick in the series "Salute Your Shorts" from 1991 to 1992.

Danny Cooksey was born in Moore, Oklahoma in November 1975. Danny first appeared in the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard in 1983.

Early Life

Danny Cooksey was born on November 2, 1975 in Moore, Oklahoma to parents Melody Ann and Daniel Ray Allen Cooksey. At the age of eight, he moved to Los Angeles with his mother, who was hoping to pursue a career in country music. He began to audition for commercials and acting gigs as a child while living in Los Angeles.


In 1983, Cooksey booked a role on an episode of "The Dukes of Hazard" at the age of eight. He soon afterward, in 1984, booked a starring role on "Diff'rent Strokes" as character Sam McKinney. He appeared in 48 episodes of the show from 1984 to 1986, during the show's final three seasons. During this time, he also appeared in an episode of "The Twilight Zone." In 1986, he booked an episode of "Mr. Belvedere" and also appeared in episodes of "Riptide," "MacGyver," "Foofur," and in the television film "A Smoky Mountain Christmas." He also booked a voice role in "Pound Puppies."

Cooksey also booked another prominent role in 1986 when he was cast on "The Cavanaughs" as Kevin Cavanaugh. He appeared in 26 episodes of the show from 1986 to 1989. While on the show, he also appeared in episodes of "Werewolf," "Growing Pains," "Superman," and "The Further Adventures of SuperTed." In 1987, he appeared in 17 episodes of "Little Clowns of Happytown" and voiced a character in 13 episodes of "The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley." In 1988, he appeared in his first film role as Jack Jr. in "Mac and Me."

Cooksey's acting career remained busy throughout the 1990s. He voiced the character of Montana Max in "Tiny Toon Adventures" from 1990 to 1992. He also was cast in "Salute Your Shorts" as Robert "Bobby" Budnick in 1991. He appeared in 26 episodes of the show until 1992. In 1991, he played the role of Tim in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." The following year, he appeared in the film "Mom and Dad Save the World." He also appeared in three episodes of "The Idiot Box" and also voiced characters in "The Plucky Duck Show" and "The Little Mermaid." Throughout the mid-1990s, he appeared or voiced characters in "The Ren & Stimpy Show," "Are You Afraid of the Dark?," "Hey Arnold!," and "ABC Afterschool Special." He also voiced the character of Mooch in 15 episodes of "101 Dalmatians: The Series" from 1997 to 1998. He also began voicing the character of Milo Kamalani in "Pepper Ann."


From 2000 to 2004, he had a voice role in "Static Shock." He had other voice roles in "As Told By Ginger," "Invader Zim," "What's with Andy?," "Rocket Power," "Kim Possible," and "Lloyd in Space" throughout this period of time. From 2003 to 2006, he voiced the character of Jack Spicer in 52 episodes of "Xiaolin Showdown." He also had a main voice role in "Dave the Barbarian" as the title character from 2004 to 2005. Over the course of the second half of the decade, he had roles in "El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera," "The Secret Saturdays," "Phineas and Ferb," and "G.I. Joe: Renegades," and "Pound Puppies."

In 2010, he began voicing the character of Brad Buttowski in "Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil. He remained in that role for 43 episodes until 2012. He also voiced characters in "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness," "Regular Show," and "Long Gone Gulch." In 2012, he voiced a character in the film "The Lorax." In 2017, he voiced Stoop Kid in "Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie."

Cooksey has also voiced characters in video games like "Arc the Land: Twilight of the Spirits," "Need for Speed: Underground," "Medal of Honor: European Assault," Quake 4," "24: The Game," "Xiaolin Showdown," "Meet the Robinsons," "Medal of Honor: Airborne," "MadWorld," and "Stormrise."

In addition to his acting career. Cooksey has also pursued music. He was the lead singer of the band Bad4Good. They released one album, "Refugee," on Interscope Records in 1992. He was also a member of Lucy's Milk in 1996 and was a member of the band Arbuckle from 2004 to 2013. In 2015, he worked with the band Shelter Dogs. The 2015 album, "Take Me Home," features tracks written or co-written by Cooksey.

Personal Life

Cooksey is married to his wife, Amber, whom he met in the mid-2000s. They have a daughter named Zoe. His wife suffers from epilepsy and Cooksey has worked as an advocate for the Epilepsy Foundation, writing letters in order to elicit support from the public to fund more research and help individuals who suffer from the condition. The family lives in Los Angeles, California.

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