Kevin Corcoran

Actor
Kevin Corcoran was a child actor who was best known for his numerous roles in Disney TV shows and films throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. One of eight children, many of whom were also child actors, Corcoran ... Read more »
Born: 06/10/1949 in Santa Monica, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

Blue 1968 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Tiger Walks 1963 (Movie)

Tom Hadley (Actor)

Babes in Toyland 1961 (Movie)

Boy Blue (Actor)

Bon Voyage! 1961 (Movie)

Skipper Willard (Actor)

Daniel Boone 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Pollyanna 1960 (Movie)

Jimmy Bean (Actor)

The Swiss Family Robinson 1960 (Movie)

Francis (Actor)

The Shaggy Dog 1959 (Movie)

Moochie Daniels (Actor)

Toby Tyler 1959 (Movie)

Toby Tyler (Actor)

The Rabbit Trap 1958 (Movie)

Duncan Colt (Actor)

Old Yeller 1957 (Movie)

Arliss Coates (Actor)

The Birds and the Bees 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Untamed 1955 (Movie)

Young Paul (Actor)

Violent Saturday 1955 (Movie)

Mrs Stadt Son (Actor)
Production Management (13)

Sleeper Cell 2005 (Tv Show)

Assistant Director

Karen Sisco 2003 (Tv Show)

Assistant Director

Profiler 1990 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Assistant Director

Providence 1990 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Assistant Director

Quantum Leap 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Assistant Director

Players 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

K-9 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

My Boyfriend's Back 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Assistant Director

At the Movies 1986 - 1989 (TV Show)

Production Manager

Columbo: A Trace of Murder (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Mrs. Santa Claus (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Murder, She Wrote: South By Southwest (TV Show)

Assistant Director

Stranger at My Door (TV Show)

Assistant Director
Producer (6)

The Shield 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Co-Producer

Zorro and Son 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Producer

Herbie, the Love Bug 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Producer

Herbie Goes Bananas 1980 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The North Avenue Irregulars 1979 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Return From Witch Mountain 1978 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (1)

Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1996, 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Kevin Corcoran was a child actor who was best known for his numerous roles in Disney TV shows and films throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. One of eight children, many of whom were also child actors, Corcoran began landing uncredited film roles in the mid-1950s. In 1956 he landed his first credited role on the sitcom "December Bride" (CBS, 1954-59), and from there his career began to take off. Between 1957 and 1963 Corcoran appeared in over two-dozen Disney films and TV shows, most notably "Old Yeller" (1957), "The Shaggy Dog" (1959), and "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (ABC, 1957-1963), in which he appeared as a character known only as "Moochie." By the mid-1960s, as Corcoran got older, the acting roles began to dry up. Thus, he turned his attention to college. He studied theatre arts at California State University in Northridge, and after graduating took on a second career in the entertainment business as a first assistant director. Corcoran was the first assistant director on a number of TV shows throughout the '80s and '90s, including "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-1996), "Baywatch" (Syndicated, 1989-2001), and "Providence" (NBC, 1999-2002). Then in 2006 Corcoran was honored as a Disney Legend for the years of acting work he did as a child. He made a brief return to acting in 2009 with a small role in the film "It All Starts with Murder!" but sadly, his life was cut short in 2015 when he died from colorectal cancer. Kevin Corcoran was 66.

Relationships

Noreen Corcoran Actor

Sister

Donna Corcoran Actor

Sister

EDUCATION

California State University, Northridge

Milestones

2009

Made his final screen appearance in the film "It Starts With Murder!"

1963

Appeared in "Savage Sam"

1959

Landed a role in "The Shaggy Dog"

1957

Appeared in "Old Yeller"

1957

Appeared in 13 episodes of "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color"

1956

Landed first credited TV role in "December Bride"

Bonus Trivia

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Although he appeared in over two dozen Disney projects in the late 50s and early 60s, Corcoran was never an official "mousketeer."

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Corcoran was honored as a Disney Legend in 2006.

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Corcoran often appeared as the character "Moochie" in various Disney projects.

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After working as a child actor, Corcoran all but gave up acting to work behind the camera as an assistant director.

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