Gary Coleman in 2007
|Born||Gary Wayne Coleman
February 8, 1968
Zion, Illinois, United States
|Died||May 28, 2010
Provo, Utah, United States
|Cause of death||Epidural hematoma|
|Occupation||Actor, voice artist, comedian|
|Home town||Zion, Illinois, United States|
(m. 2007â€“2008; divorced)
|Parent(s)||W. G. Coleman
Edmonia Sue Coleman
I try to understand people who aren't as smart as me and not be hateful.
I can't sit back and swallow stuff. I live in a time and place, and in a country on earth where you're not supposed to swallow it. People just gave up.
I don't hurt or want for visibility, but people seem to forget pretty easily.
Star Wars was magnificent, but you could tell Darth Vader's ships were glued together.
George W. Bush bought the election – period. End of story. There is no argument. You can try to come up with any argument you can, but there is none.
I parody myself every chance I get. I try to make fun of myself and let people know that I'm a human being, and these things that have happened to me are real. I'm not just some cartoon who exists and suddenly doesn't exist.
I have four strikes against me. I'm black, I'm short, I'm intelligent, and I have a medical condition.
I don't have any friends and don't have any intention of making any. People will stab you in the back, mistreat you, talk about me behind your back, steal from you. And they're not really your friends. They're only there because you're a celebrity or because they want to get something from you.
I read Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Reader's Digest… I read some responsible journalism, and from that, I form my own opinions. I also happen to be intelligent, and I question everything.
Politics is never about the people. It's about money. And wars. And how many heads you can step on and bodies you can step over. And I'm just not that kind of person.
I have lifestyle requirements. Photos, meetings, lunches, dinners, facial care, tooth care. It requires an exorbitant amount of money.
My slogan is I'm the least qualified guy for the job, but I'd probably do the best job.
I still have the desire to do the job of acting. It's just a matter of whether I'll be allowed to do the job of acting that remains to be seen. There are only so many brick walls that I'm willing to beat my head on.
You can involve yourself in electronics, computers, puzzles… there's a lot of creativity and brain working. There's a lot to model trains that people don't realize.
I can see through almost any scam, especially one perpetrated by the federal government. I can see through it… they can't pull the wool over my eyes, it's absolutely freakin' impossible to pull the wool over my eyes about the government.
I liked 'Diff'rent Strokes' up until about the last three or four years. I was bored.
Television is fun, but it's hard, and if it gets too crazy I may just do it as a part-time thing.