The guy was a natural comic. I think he really wanted to be a serious actor after DS went off the air but it just wasn't there for him. I think with his kidney problems which kept him short, he was destined to be Arnold Jackson forever. Many get typecast but for Gary it was worse because he would always look like Arnold. I think that's why he became so bitter. On top of that, he separated from his parents and you can see how this could have happened. I'd like to remember Gary for the way he was. He could make you laugh by just walking in the room. At one time he was the biggest star on NBC. NBC would be lucky to have a star like Gary Coleman nowadays.