Robert Coogan

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Robert Coogan
Jackie Cooper Robert Coogan Skippy 1931.jpg
Robert Coogan (right) with Jackie Cooper in Skippy (1931)
Born Robert Anthony Coogan
(1924-12-13)December 13, 1924
Glendale, California, United States
Died May 12, 1978(1978-05-12) (aged 53)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1931–1962

Robert Coogan (December 13, 1924 — May 12, 1978) was an American film and television actor.


Robert Coogan was born Robert Anthony Coogan in Glendale, California, to parents Jack Coogan Sr. and Lillian Coogan. His older brother was Jackie Coogan, perhaps Hollywood's most famous child star of the 1920s. Coogan's nephew is stereographer and 3D producer Anthony Coogan and his grand-nephew Keith Coogan is also an actor.

Starting as a child actor, Robert Coogan made his film debut as Sooky in Skippy (1931), a comedy-drama family film which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. He also reprised the role of Sooky in its sequel Sooky (1931). In addition to his appearance in Skippy, Coogan appeared in over one dozen other films and made one appearance in a television production. Coogan continued acting in adulthood, but only with minor success. He also portrayed the role of Humphrey Pennyworth in the Joe Palooka B-movies.


Date Title Note
1931 Skippy Sooky Wayne
1931 Sooky Sooky Wayne
1932 The Miracle Man Bobbie Holmes
1932 Sky Bride Willie Smith
1942 Johnny Doughboy Robert
1948 French Leave Mack
1948 Master Minds Young Man
1947 Kilroy Was Here Soldier Cheer Leader
1959 Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey Humphrey Pennyworth
1950 Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle Humphrey Pennyworth
1950 The Underworld Story Uncredited
1951 Ghost Chasers Jack Eagan
1952 Here Come the Marines Marine Chef
1959 G.E. True Theater "Hitler's Secret" - Adolf Hitler
1960 The Little Shop of Horrors Tramp (Uncredited)
1962 Third of a Man Uncredited


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