Danny Cooksey

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Danny Cooksey
Born Daniel Ray Allen Cooksey, Jr.
(1975-11-02) November 2, 1975 (age 39)
Moore, Oklahoma, U.S.
  • Actor
  • Singer
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Amber Leigh Cooksey (1998–present)
Children 2

Danny Cooksey (born November 2, 1975) is an American actor and singer who has been in show business since he was very young and is best known for playing the roles of Sam McKinney during the final three seasons of the TV show Diff'rent Strokes, Tim Wright, John Connor's friend in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Robert "Bobby" Budnick on the Nickelodeon program 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).


Films and TV[edit]

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 was invited to audition for Diff'rent Strokes. Cooksey spent three years as a regular on the show, before moving on to The Cavanaughs, where he stayed for another 3 years. In 1983, he played an orphan on The Dukes of Hazzard who befriends a lost Basset hound mistaken for Sherriff Rosco's hound Flash.

He also starred in several TV roles, including Werewolf (1987), but most notably Nickelodeon's Salute Your Shorts, in which he was cast largely due to his red hair, and a brief role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Cooksey also lent his voice for The Further Adventures of SuperTed as SuperTed in the US broadcast of the series, Little Clowns of Happytown, Montana Max in Tiny Toon Adventures, Victor the bully in The Ren and Stimpy Show, Jack Spicer in Xiaolin Showdown, Mooch in Disney's 101 Dalmatians TV series, the titular character in Disney's Dave the Barbarian, Urchin, a merboy in Disney's The Little Mermaid, "Stoop Kid" in the Nicktoon Hey Arnold!, in which the character looked very much like him. and Peter Lik in What's with Andy? (2001–02). He voiced Autolycus for eight episodes in The Path of Atticus.

Other film and television roles include John Connor's friend, Tim in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, an orphan in the telefilm A Smoky Mountain Christmas with Dolly Parton and Lee Majors. He also starred alongside Richard Dean Anderson in a guest role on MacGyver and a regenerated hellspawn in the episode "The Burning Man" from the 1980s version of The Twilight Zone. Cooksey also appeared in an episode of Are You Afraid Of The Dark? and made an appearance on Kim Possible episode Vir-tu-ron as a secondary character Jake (player with the glasses). He voiced Keef in one episode of Invader Zim, as well as other minor parts, also the voice of "stoop kid" from Nickelodeon's Hey Arnold!

He continued his work in the field of voice-over animation by being a regular on Pepper Ann. Cooksey also provided the voice for one of the secret scientists in Cartoon Network's The Secret Saturdays, Django of the Dead in El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Hot-Streak (Francis Stone) from Static Shock, Jack Spicer from Xiaolin Showdown and a young Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe: Renegades. Cooksey also had a small role in Mom and Dad Save The World as well as Brad on Kick Buttowski, with several guest voices on Pound Puppies (2010), voiced Peng in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and Brad in "Dan". Regular Show - Reggie Kick Buttowski - Brad Buttowski The Lorax - Brett/Chet G.I. Joe: Renegades - Snake Eyes Secret Saturdays - Dr. Cheechoo Phineas and Ferb - Thadeus Xiaolin Showdown - Jack Spicer Invader Zim - Melvin/Agent Disembodied Head Kim Possible - Jake Static Shock - Hotstreak/Francis Stone/F- Stop


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.

Video games[edit]


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

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