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Keith Coogan at the 61st Academy Awards
Keith Eric Mitchell
January 13, 1970
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
|Other names||Keith Mitchell|
Kristen Shean (m. 2013)
|Relatives||Jackie Coogan (maternal grandfather)|
Robert Coogan (maternal granduncle)
|Awards||Young Artist Award|
Best Young Actor, Guest on a Series
1982 Knight Rider
episode A Good Day at White Rock
Keith Eric Mitchell was born on January 13, 1970 in Palm Springs, California, the son of Leslie Diane Coogan Mitchell, a realtor. 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 but appeared on TV as early as two years old. 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.
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, and 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 1993 seasons.
In 2008, he worked in Dallas, Texas, on a short film, The Keith Coogan Experience. 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.
Coogan was featured in the minidocumentary, Simply Coogan – An Interview with Keith Coogan, released by Coogan on December 13, 2010, which coincided with his birthday celebrations.
|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||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 Crandell|
|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|
|2011||Cats Dancing on Jupiter||Fred|
- "Keith Coogan Biography (1970-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
- "Keith Coogan". IMDb.com. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- Keith Coogan. "Monologue A Day Project". Retrieved 30 June 2010.
- "Simply Coogan – An Interview with Keith Coogan". Vimeo (Podcast).
- http://www.skidrowstudios.com/?cat=354[dead link]