Hugh Corcoran found success as an actor early on, when he was just six years old. Corcoran found his beginnings in film with roles in the Red Skelton comedy "Half a Hero" (1953) and "The Search For Bridey Murphy" (1956) with Teresa Wright. Corcoran then began to rack up a number of film credits, including roles in the Elizabeth Taylor dramatic adaptation "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958), the horror movie "The Manitou" (1978) with Tony Curtis and the Flo Gerrish horror feature "Don't Answer the Phone!" (1979). Later in his career, Corcoran worked on the Tom Skerritt action movie "Opposing Force" (1986).