Daniel Coy

Daniel Coy, Actor: Two Old Potatoes and Me

Early Life and Education

Coy’s debut children’s book, Two Old Potatoes and Me, follows a girl as she works alongside her father to turn two wrinkled potatoes into a garden full of purple flowers and a bowl of mashed potatoes. A Kirkus Reviews contributor applauded this alliterative text as it contained language that was both colloquial and casual; therefore just right for young readers.

Coy is also the author of the 4 for 4 middle-grade series, which centers around all four major sports. His works centering around basketball include Strong to the Hoop and Around the World – picture books with comic book style artwork that showcase the game – while his young adult novel Crackback depicts a football fan coming out of their comfort zone and taking risks to become a better football player. Coy resides in Minneapolis and frequently visits schools nationwide.

Achievement and Honors

Daniel Coy has received several prestigious awards and honors throughout his career, such as those bestowed upon him by movies such as All Quiet on the Western Front and Ozark. Additionally, Daniel serves his community by being involved with both Sarasota Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sarasota on their boards of directors.

He has also served as track and field coach at Blackford High School and Indiana Wesleyan University, becoming an invaluable addition to both programs, and earning great respect among his colleagues for his coaching style.

Coy is married to Patricia Elizabeth Coy and they have been together since November 1978, living at least 18 different locations together and sharing one daughter, Helen Coy.

Personal Life

Coy was known by many names and titles throughout his lifetime. A loving and loyal friend to all those he knew, his stories brought joyous smiles and uncontrollable laughter from those he shared them with.

Coy was also an exceptional author. In Two Old Potatoes and Me, his first picture book, two multiracial father-daughter characters transform wrinkled potatoes into an alliterative garden and then into a bowl of mashed potatoes for dinner. School Library Journal contributors gave it high marks as “an engaging read… perfect for bedtime reading!”

As well as his book writing career, he enjoyed traveling and hunting and fishing. He loved metal detecting as an antique and coin collector and fancied music. Additionally, he enjoyed taking his grandchildren fishing and teaching them gardening techniques.

Net Worth

CNN TV anchor and correspondent Coy is currently earning around $250 thousand annually in earnings from his work with them since 2015. Together with Claire, his wife, they share one daughter named Wrenn.

He is best-known for his roles as Kevin Kingston-Persons on Are We There Yet? and The Glades on A&E, while also appearing on several Nickelodeon series such as Bella and the Bulldogs.

As well as acting, he was also involved with stage production of A Raisin in the Sun and many episodes of Jim Davis’s Stories of the Century anthology series. Additionally he appeared as one of two cowboys on The Wild Bunch series from 1960s television.

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