Child star who became famous for his role on TV's Diff'rent Strokes, which in turn launched his career upwards before battles with health and finances struck.
He suffered from a kidney disease and underwent a few unsuccessful operations before becoming an actor.
Because of problems with his kidneys and hormones, he reached a height of just 4'8".
He married Shannon Price in 2007.
He starred on Diff'rent Strokes with Todd Bridges.