Though he was the darling of 1980s television while playing the loveable Arnold Jackson on the hit sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978-1986), actor Gary Coleman struggled for decades to redefine his life and career after the series went off the air. As with co-stars Todd Bridges and Dana Plato, Coleman descended into a life of career mediocrity and seemingly non-stop trouble following his tenure on the show. Though he never succumbed to drugs like Bridges and Plato, Coleman nonetheless suffered the aftereffects of being a former child celebrity; even twice attempting suicide. Along the way, he tried to revamp his career with numerous television appearances and cameo roles as himself, even running for the governorship of California during the 2003 recall election. But time and again, Coleman found himself either in trouble with the law, as he did following a scuffle with an autograph seeker while forced to work as a security guard, or the butt of late night jokes for his numerous public embarrassments. Coleman managed to pull himself up by the bootstraps in an effort to restore some dignity to his life, though a turbulent and often violent marriage to Shannon Price only added to his public troubles that never seemed to end.