As a former child actor, he is known for his role as Brandon Capwell (1987–1992) on the daytime television series Santa Barbara for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award for a Younger Actor. He was also in a movie with Farrah Fawcett in (1984), The Burning Bed, as well as The Witching of Ben Wagner (1990), and My Grandpa is a Vampire (1991).
Gocke died on September 8, 2014.
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