Keith Coogan

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Keith Coogan
Keith Coogan at the 61st Academy Awards (cropped).jpg
Keith Coogan at the 61st Academy Awards
Born Keith Eric Mitchell
(1970-01-13) January 13, 1970 (age 46)
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Other names Keith Mitchell
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present
Awards Young Artist Award
Best Young Actor, Guest on a Series
1982 Knight Rider
episode A Good Day at White Rock

Keith Coogan (born January 13, 1970) is an American actor. He is a grandson of actor Jackie Coogan.


Coogan was born Keith Eric Mitchell[1] 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,[1] but appeared on TV as early as two years old.[2] 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.

In 1982, Keith Coogan also appeared as 'William' in the adaptation of Ray Bradbury's All Summer in a Day that aired on the PBS series WonderWorks.

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.[citation needed] 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[3]

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.[4][5]

Coogan hosted "The Call Sheet" on the radio podcast network,[6] which was an entertainment industry based show which also covered tech news and politics.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Note
1981 The Fox and the Hound Voice
1982 All Summer in a Day TV
1982 Million Dollar Infield TV film
1987 Adventures in Babysitting
1987 Hiding Out
1989 Cousins
1989 Cheetah
1989 Under the Boardwalk
1990 Book of Love
1991 Toy Soldiers
1991 Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
1992 Forever
1994 In the Army Now
1995 Downhill Willie
1995 A Reason to Believe
1995 The Power Within
1998 Just a Little Harmless Sex
1998 The Godson
1998 Ivory Tower
1998 Evasive Action
1999 Dreamers
2001 Soulkeeper
2011 Cats Dancing on Jupiter
2012 Waking


  1. ^ a b "Keith Coogan Biography (1970-)". Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Keith Coogan". Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Keith Coogan. "Monologue A Day Project". Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
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