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 the grandson of actor Jackie Coogan.

Biography[edit]

Keith Eric Mitchell was born on January 13, 1970[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 blogspot.com.[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 SkidRowStudios.com radio podcast network,[6] which was an entertainment industry-based show which also covered tech news and politics.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1981 The Fox and the Hound Young Tod (Voice)
1982 All Summer in a Day William
1982 Million Dollar Infield Vance Levitas
1987 Adventures in Babysitting Brad Anderson
1987 Hiding Out Patrick Morenski
1989 Cousins Mitch
1989 Cheetah Ted
1989 Under the Boardwalk Andy
1990 Book of Love Crutch Kane
1991 Toy Soldiers Jonathan "Snuffy" Bradberry
1991 Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Kenny Cradell
1992 Forever Ted Dickson
1994 In the Army Now Stoner # 1
1995 Downhill Willie Willie Jones
1995 A Reason to Believe Potto
1995 The Power Within Eric Graves
1998 Just a Little Harmless Sex Loudmouth Guy
1998 The Godson Clumsy Student
1998 Ivory Tower Russ Dyerson
1998 Evasive Action Anthony Tait
1999 Dreamers Rob
2001 Soulkeeper Male Tour Guide
2011 Cats Dancing on Jupiter Fred
2012 Waking Edward

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Keith Coogan Biography (1970-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Keith Coogan". IMDb.com. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Keith Coogan. "Monologue A Day Project". Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  4. ^ http://vimeo.com/17791503
  5. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH0m4hnoDPk&feature=related
  6. ^ http://www.skidrowstudios.com/?cat=354[dead link]

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