Keith Coogan

Actor
This grandson of child actor Jackie Coogan made his first appearance on TV at age one-and-a-half when he walked on stage and hugged his grandfather on "This Is Your Life". Short, blond and stocky, Keith Coogan carved a ... Read more »
Born: 01/12/1970 in Palm Springs, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Married to the Kellys 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joan of Arcadia 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Ivory Tower 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Downhill Willie 1996 (Movie)

Willie (Actor)

A Reason to Believe 1995 (Movie)

Potto (Actor)

Diagnosis Murder 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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House of Horror 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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In the Army Now 1994 (Movie)

Stoner No 1 (Actor)

Life 101 1994 (Movie)

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The Great O'Grady 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Forever 1992 (Movie)

Ted Dickson (Actor)

Book of Love 1991 (Movie)

Crutch Krane (Actor)

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead 1991 (Movie)

Kenny Crandell (Actor)

Toy Soldiers 1991 (Movie)

Snuffy Bradberry (Actor)

A Town's Revenge 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Over the Limit 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Spooner 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Cheetah 1989 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Cousins 1989 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Under the Boardwalk 1988 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

Adventures in Babysitting 1987 (Movie)

Brad Anderson (Actor)

Hiding Out 1987 (Movie)

Patrick Morenski (Actor)

Memorial Day 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Gun Shy 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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The Wrong Way Kid 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Norma Rae 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Eight Is Enough 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Fox and the Hound 1981 (Movie)

of Young Tod (Voice)

The Waltons 1972 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Battered 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Sticking Together 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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A Question of Love (TV Show)

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Animal Talk (TV Show)

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Million Dollar Infield (TV Show)

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Soulkeeper (TV Show)

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Biography

This grandson of child actor Jackie Coogan made his first appearance on TV at age one-and-a-half when he walked on stage and hugged his grandfather on "This Is Your Life". Short, blond and stocky, Keith Coogan carved a niche for himself playing flakes, energetic wannabes, and confidantes of the leading man. Like his grandfather, he began as a child performer, billed under his birth name of Keith Mitchell. By age seven, he had a recurring role on the ABC family series "Eight Is Enough" as a playmate for Adam Rich's Nicholas. The following year, Coogan got his first real chance to shine in "A Question of Love" (NBC, 1978), in which he was the son of a lesbian (Gena Rowlands) and the object of a custody battle between his parents. He then landed the role of the youngest of a group of orphans who became "The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove" on that short-lived 1979 ABC series before joining the cast of CBS' "The Waltons" (CBS) for its last season in 1979-80. After a recurring role as Susan Sullivan's son on the ABC sitcom "It's a Living" (1980-81), he again played an orphan in the CBS TV-movie "Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang" (1982) and for four episodes of its short-lived 1983 spin-off "Gun Shy". (Perhaps ironically, he was replaced by former co-star Adam Rich for the remaining two episodes).

Relationships

Dominique Cole

Companion
met at an Improv class

Jackie Coogan

Grandfather
born on October 26, 1914 died on March 1, 1984 co-starred with Charlie Chaplin in "The Kid" (1921) later played Uncle Fester in the TV sitcom "The Addams Family"

Leslie Mitchell

Mother
born c. 1954 gave birth to Keith at age 16

EDUCATION

Santa Monica City College

Santa Monica , California

Milestones

1996

Starred in "Downhill Willie"

1991

Had leading role in the feature "Toy Soldiers"

1989

Starred in "A Town's Revenge", an "ABC Afterschool Special"

1987

Billed as Keith Coogan, made his feature acting debut in "Adventures in Babysitting"

1984

Changed surname from Mitchell to Coogan to honor his grandfather (date approximate)

1983

Reprised role of Clovis in four of six episodes of the short-lived series spin-off "Gun Shy"; Coogan was replaced by Adam Rich for the other two episodes

1982

Co-starred as Clovis, an orphan who becomes a ward of cowboy, in the CBS TV-movie "Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang"

1981

Billed as Keith Mitchell, provided character voice for the Disney animated film "The Fox and the Hound"

1981

Had featured role in a busted NBC pilot based on "Norma Rae"

1979

Joined regular cast of the long-running CBS family drama, "The Waltons"

1979

Was regular on the ABC TV series "The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove"

1978

TV-movie debut, "A Question of Love" (NBC)

1977

Had recurring role on the ABC family comedy-drama "Eight Is Enough" (ABC), billed as Keith Mitchell

1975

Began acting in TV commercials at age five

1970

Made TV debut in "This Is Your Life" salute to his grandfather

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