Keith Coogan

Keith Coogan

Keith Coogan (b. January 13 1970, Palm Springs, California) is an American actor and the grandson of Jackie Coogan, the world's first child film star.


Coogan was born Keith Eric Mitchell, and began acting in 1975. He appeared in 1970s television shows like "The Waltons", "The Love Boat", "Fantasy Island", "Laverne and Shirley", "Mork & Mindy", "Eight is Enough","Knight Rider", "Growing Pains", "Silver Spoons", "Fame", and "CHiPs". Coogan played the voice of a young fox named "Todd" in a Disney animated classic, "The Fox and the Hound." He changed his name to "Keith Coogan" in 1986, two years after the death of his grandfather. Coogan starred in films such as "Adventures in Babysitting", "Cousins", "Hiding Out", "Cheetah", "Toy Soldiers", "Book of Love", and "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead".

His theater credits include, John Olive's "The Voice of the Prairie", James McClure'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, CA. during their '93 and '94 seasons. He is also a founding member of the Troubadour Theater Company, otherwise known as the Troubies, formerly known as the Latchkey Players. Coogan also directed "Pvt. Wars" at the Complex Theater in Hollywood, CA. Slated runs were August 7th through September 12th, 2001.

Coogan also appeared in straight to video releases such as "Python" and "Soulkeeper". He did guest starring work on "Joan of Arcadia" and "Married to the Kellys".

High School

Keith attended Santa Monica High School in 1986.

External links

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