Danny Cooksey

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Danny Cooksey
Born Daniel Ray Allen Cooksey, Jr.
(1975-11-02) November 2, 1975 (age 40)
Moore, Oklahoma, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Amber Leigh (1998–present)
Children 2

Daniel Ray Allen Cooksey, Jr. (born November 2, 1975) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his television roles, such as Diff'rent Strokes during the final three seasons, The Cavanaughs, Salute Your Shorts and the voice of Montana Max in Tiny Toon Adventures.

Personal life[edit]

Cooksey was born in Moore, Oklahoma, the son of Melody Ann (née Wagoner) and Daniel Ray Allen, Sr.[1] Cooksey married make-up artist Amber Leigh in 1998, they have a daughter, Zoe Leigh and a son, Jackson Paul (born February 25, 2011).



In 1980, Cooksey and his mother moved to Los Angeles with the intention to pursue a career in country music. When an agent saw his performance, he invited him to audition for Diff'rent Strokes for the last three seasons. He also played Kevin Cavanaugh in The Cavanaughs, Bobby Budnick in Salute Your Shorts, John Connor's friend, Tim in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the titular character in The Further Adventures of SuperTed, Montana Max in Tiny Toon Adventures, Jack Spicer in Xiaolin Showdown and the titular character in Dave the Barbarian, among other roles with voice acting for television and video games.


Cooksey was the lead singer in the band Bad4Good, they released one CD, Refugee for Interscope Records in 1992. He was also a band member of Lucy's Milk in 1996 and Arbuckle in 2004. In 2013, Cooksey worked in a band entitled Shelter Dogs.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Tim
1992 Mom and Dad Save The World Alan Nelson
2012 The Lorax Brett / Chet (voices)
Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Dukes of Hazzard Terry Lee Episode: "A Boy's Best Friend"
1984–86 Diff'rent Strokes Sam McKinney 48 episodes
1985 The Twilight Zone Little Boy Episode: "Act Break/The Burning Man/Dealer's Choice"
1986 Mr. Belvedere Tommy Sullivan Episode; "The Play"
1986 Riptide Jordan Bernbaum Episode: "Dead Men Don't Floss"
1986 MacGyver Darin Cooper Episode "Eagles"
1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas Jasper Movie
1986–87 Pound Puppies Casey / Tiny / Mervin (voices) 3 episodes
1986–89 The Cavanaughs Kevin Cavanaugh 26 episodes
1987 Werewolf Davey Harris Episode: "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf"
1987 Growing Pains New Ben Episode: "This Is Your Life"
1987 The Little Troll Prince Bu - the Little Troll Prince (voice) Movie
1988 The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley Wendell Malone (voice) Episode: "Tall, Dark and Hansom"
1988 Superman George Episode: "Cybron Strikes/The First Day of School"
1989 ABC Weekend Special P.J. Funnybunny (voice) Episode: "P.J. Funnybunny"
1989 The Further Adventures of SuperTed SuperTed (voice) American dub
1990 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures Deacon Logan (voice) Episode: "Model 'T' for Ted"
1990–92 Tiny Toon Adventures Montana Max / Horace Goulash / Sheriff of Naughtyham / Montiarity / Monty's Imagination 20 episodes
1991–92 Salute Your Shorts Robert "Bobby" Budnick 20 episodes
1992 The Idiot Box Jared Huggins / Prank Caller 3 episodes
1992 The Plucky Duck Show Montana Max (voice) 3 episodes
1992–94 The Little Mermaid Urchin (voice) 10 episodes
1993–94 The Ren & Stimpy Show Victor (voice) 3 episodes
1994 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Josh Dugan Episode: "The Tale of the Guardian's Curse"
1994; 1996 ABC Afterschool Special Jake / Todd 2 episodes
1996 Hey Arnold! Stoop Kid (voice) Episode: "Arnold's Hat/Stoop Kid"
1997–98 101 Dalmatians Mooch 9 episodes
1997–2000 Pepper Ann Milo Kamalani (voice) 19 episodes
1999 The Wild Thornberrys Wanuug (voice) Episode: "Polar Opposites"
2000; 2002–04 Static Shock Hotstreak / Francis Stone / F- Stop (voices) 10 episodes
2001 As Told by Ginger Lifeguard (voice) Episode: "The Right Stuff"
2001–02; 2006 Invader Zim Keef / Melvin / Dirge / Customer / Greg / Small Child / Screaming Guy / Random Head / Pizza Man / Agent Disembodied Head (voices) 5 episodes
2001; 2006–07 What's with Andy? Peter Lik 6 episodes
2003 Rocket Power Production Assistant (voice) Episode: "Reggie's Big (Beach) Break"
2003 Ozzy & Drix Shane (voice) Episode: "Puberty Alert"
2003; 2005 Kim Possible Jake (voice) 2 episodes
2003–06 Xiaolin Showdown Jack Spicer (voice) 52 episodes
2004 Dave the Barbarian Dave the Barbarian (voice) 21 episodes
2008–09 Secret Saturdays Paul Cheechoo 3 episodes
2009 Phineas and Ferb Thadeus (voice) Episode: "Thaddeus and Thor/De Plane! De Plane!"
2010 G.I. Joe: Renegades Snake Eyes / Young Snake Eyes (voices) 2 episodes
2010 Pound Puppies Joey Wald / Chucky / Humphrey / Teen Boy #2 / Volleyball Player / Chip / Biker / Chubby Puppy / Security Guard / Yipper (voices) 7 episodes
2010–12 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Brad Buttowski 43 episodes
2011–12; 2014 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Peng / Villager #2 / Thug #1 3 episodes
2014–15 Regular Show Stan / Yoga Instructor / Officer Glenn / Reggie (voices) 2 episodes
Video games
Year Title Voice role
2003 Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Maru
2005 Quake 4 Anderson
2006 24: The Game Additional USA VO
2006 Xiaolin Showdown Jack Spicer
2007 Meet the Robinsons Emperor Stanley
2009 MadWorld Leo Fallmont / Scared Businessman / Killseeker 3
2009 Stormrise Coop / Ranger Soldier


  1. ^ "Danny Cooksey Biography (1975-)". Filmreference.com. 1975-11-02. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 

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