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Keith Coogan at the 61st Academy Awards
|Born||Keith Eric Mitchell
January 13, 1970
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
|Other names||Keith Mitchell|
|Awards||Young Artist Award
Best Young Actor, Guest on a Series
1982 Knight Rider
episode A Good Day at White Rock
Coogan was born Keith Eric Mitchell in Palm Springs, California, the son of Leslie Diane Coogan Mitchell, an actress. He changed his name to "Keith Coogan" in 1986, two years after the death of his grandfather Jackie Coogan. He married Kristen "Pinky" Shean on October 26, 2013, which would have been his grandfather's 99th birthday.
Coogan began acting in commercials at the age of five, but appeared on TV as early as two years old. As a child, he appeared on episodes of Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Eight Is Enough, Knight Rider, Growing Pains, Silver Spoons, Fame, and CHiPs.
He has also starred in films including Adventures in Babysitting, Cousins, Hiding Out, Cheetah, Toy Soldiers, Book of Love, and Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, as well as straight-to-video releases such as Python, Soulkeeper and Downhill Willie. He guest-starred on Joan of Arcadia and Married to the Kellys.
His theater credits include John Olive's The Voice of the Prairie, James McLure's Pvt. Wars, and an unfinished Louisville work by Marsha Norman, The Holdup. All were performed at Timothy and Buck Busfield's "B" St. Theater in Sacramento, California, during the 1992 and '93 seasons.
In 2008, he worked in Dallas, TX, on a short film, The Keith Coogan Experience. On January 1, 2010, Coogan started the "Monologue a Day Project", where he learns a monologue or other short piece every day, "as inspired by Julie & Julia", and posts the resulting video performance on blogspot.com.
Furthermore, Keith was featured in the mini-documentary, Simply Coogan - An Interview with Keith Coogan, released by Keith Coogan on December 13, 2010, which coincided with Keith Coogan's birthday celebrations.
Coogan hosted "The Call Sheet" on the SkidRowStudios.com radio podcast network, which was an entertainment industry based show which also covered tech news and politics.
|1981||The Fox and the Hound||Voice|
|1982||All Summer in a Day||TV|
|1982||Million Dollar Infield||TV film|
|1987||Adventures in Babysitting|
|1989||Under the Boardwalk|
|1990||Book of Love|
|1991||Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead|
|1994||In the Army Now|
|1995||A Reason to Believe|
|1995||The Power Within|
|1998||Just a Little Harmless Sex|
|2011||Cats Dancing on Jupiter|
- "Keith Coogan Biography (1970-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
- "Keith Coogan". IMDb.com. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- Keith Coogan. "Monologue A Day Project". Retrieved 30 June 2010.
- http://www.skidrowstudios.com/?cat=354[dead link]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Keith Coogan.|
- Keith Coogan at the Internet Movie Database
- The Keith Coogan Experience at the Internet Movie Database
- Monologue a Day Project at blogspot.com