Keith Coogan

Keith Coogan (born January 13, 1970) is an American actor. He is the grandson of actor Jackie Coogan.[1]

Keith Coogan
Keith Coogan at the 61st Academy Awards (cropped).jpg
Keith Coogan at the 61st Academy Awards
Keith Eric Mitchell

(1970-01-13) January 13, 1970 (age 51)
Other namesKeith Mitchell
Years active1978–present
Kristen Shean
(m. 2013)



Keith Eric Mitchell was born on January 13, 1970[2] 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[2] but appeared on TV as early as two years old.[3] 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.

In 1982, Coogan also appeared as 'William' in the adaptation of Ray Bradbury's All Summer in a Day that aired on the PBS series WonderWorks.

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.[citation needed] 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[4]

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.[5]

Coogan hosted "The Call Sheet" on the radio podcast network,[6][better source needed] which was an entertainment industry-based show which also covered tech news and politics.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role
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 Cousins Mitch
1989 Cheetah Ted Johnson
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
1992 Forever Ted Dickson
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
1999 Dreamers Rob
2001 Soulkeeper Tour Guide
2011 Cats Dancing on Jupiter Fred
2012 Waking Edward
2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Himself[7]


  1. ^ Nolasco, Stephanie (2020-07-07). "Keith Coogan talks growing up with Jackie Coogan, escaping Hollywood's child star curse". Fox News. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
  2. ^ a b "Keith Coogan Biography (1970-)". Retrieved 30 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Keith Coogan". Retrieved 1 July 2010.
  4. ^ Keith Coogan. "Monologue A Day Project". Retrieved 30 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Simply Coogan – An Interview with Keith Coogan". Vimeo (Podcast).[permanent dead link]
  6. ^[dead link]
  7. ^ Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) - IMDb, retrieved 2019-10-17

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