Danny Cooksey

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Danny Cooksey
Birth name Daniel Ray Cooksey, Jr.
Born November 2, 1975 in Moore, Oklahoma, USA
Notable Roles Sam McKinney in Diff'rent Strokes
Montana Max in Tiny Toon Adventures
Bobby Budnick in Salute Your Shorts
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Diff'rent Strokes Sam McKinney 1984–1986 7 8
The Cavanaughs Kevin Cavanaugh 1986–1989 1 2
Salute Your Shorts Bobby Budnick 1991–1992 1 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Dukes of Hazzard Terry Lee 6x07 - A Boy's Best Friend November 11, 1983
MacGyver Darin Cooper 2x08 - Eagles November 17, 1986

Awards and Accolades

Young Artist Awards

(5 Nominations)


  • His birthday is in the same month as his "Diff'rent Strokes" co-star Dana Plato.
  • Moved to Los Angeles, California from Oklahoma with his mother to pursue a career as a country music singer.
  • Has been married to make-up artist Amber Leigh since 1998; has two children: daughter Zoe and son Jackson.