Danny Cooksey

Danny Cooksey

Nov. 2nd, 1975
Born in
Moore, Oklahoma, USA
6' 1

Danny Cooksey's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Invader ZIM TV Show
Invader ZIM
Tiny Toon Adventures TV Show
Tiny Toon Adventures
Static Shock TV Show
Static Shock
Pepper Ann TV Show
Pepper Ann
The Little Mermaid TV Show
The Little Mermaid
G.I. Joe Renegades TV Show
G.I. Joe Renegades
Salute Your Shorts TV Show
Salute Your Shorts
Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil TV Show
Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley TV Show
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
The Further Adventures of SuperTed (UK) TV Show
The Further Adventures of SuperTed (UK)
The Cavanaughs TV Show
The Cavanaughs

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Daniel Ray Allen "Danny" Cooksey, Jr. (born November 2, 1975) is an American actor and singer who has been in show business since he was very young. Cooksey was born in Moore, Oklahoma, the son of Melody Ann (née Wagoner) and Daniel Ray Allen, Sr.

In 1980, he 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. He spent 3 years as a regular in 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. He 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, Disney's 101 Dalmatians TV series, Dave 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).

Other film and television roles include John Connor's friend, Tim, in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day, an orphan in the telefilm A Smoky Mountain Christmas opposite Dolly Parton and Lee Majors, and 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. He 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 played the character Keef in two episodes of Invader Zim (though one episode was never finished or aired, his voice work for the episode is still available on DVD) as well as other minor parts. He continued his work in the field of voice-over animation by being a regular on Pepper Ann. He 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 and a young Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe: Renegades. He also had a small role in Mom and Dad Save The World as well as a role as Brad on Kick Buttowski, with several guest voices on Pound Puppies (2010) and voiced Peng in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Cooksey was the lead singer in the band Bad4Good. They released one CD, Refugee, on Interscope Records in 1992. In 1996, he joined a band named Lucy's Milk. In 2004 he was a member of the band Arbuckle. In 2013 he began working in a band entitled Shelter Dogs.

  • Enjoyed a close relationship with his _"Diff'rent Strokes" (1978)_ (qv) co-star 'Dana Plato' (qv), partly because both their birthdays fell within the same month (with an 11-year age difference). When she was found dead of a prescription drug overdose in 1999, Cooksey served as one of Plato's pallbearers.
  • Performed lead vocals in the heavy metal band Bad 4 Good, which released one album, "Refugee," on August 18, 1992. The album was written with and produced by Steve Vai, guitarist for Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Alcatrazz, and many others.
  • Shocked 'Johnny Carson (I)' (qv) (c. 1982) when he sang the country hit "Hey, Bartender (Draw 1, Draw 2, Draw 3 More Glasses of Beer)" at age 7 on _"The Tonight Show" (1962)_ (qv).
  • Moved with his mother from Oklahoma to Los Angeles in 1980 to pursue a career singing country music. This led to an audition, and eventually a role on _"Diff'rent Strokes" (1978)_ (qv).

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