Born into Hollywood, Keith picked up the acting bug while watching “Sesame Street” when he was five years old. After securing a talent agent, he featured in over 100 national television commercials, then over the course of four decades he performed in 3 series including The Waltons, 3 after-school specials, 4 pilots, 4 MOWs, numerous guest appearances on your favorite TV shows, sang and danced live on The Oscars, performed stand-up comedy, voiced “Tod” the young fox in the last “Classic” Disney animated film ever produced, “The Fox and the Hound”, and starred in dozens of feature films, including “Adventures in Babysitting”, “Hiding Out”, “Book of Love”, “Cheetah”, “Cousins”, “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead”, and “Toy Soldiers”.
Recent credits include the feature films, “Beautiful Garden”, “Dawn Patrol”, “Cats Dancing on Jupiter”, “Limelight”, and a creepy turn in Lifetime Television’s “A Tale of Two Coreys”.
Keith was most recently seen on screen in Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” for Saban Films/Universal Pictures.
Keith Coogan was born Keith Eric Mitchell on January 13, 1970 in Palm Springs, California. The grandson of legendary character actor Jackie Coogan, Keith began his acting career doing TV commercials — his first gig was as a stand-in in a McDonalds TV spot — as well various TV shows and made-for-TV movies.
Coogan did the voice of Young Tod for the charming animated Disney picture “The Fox and the Hound.” His first on-screen role was as the smitten Brad Anderson in the delightful teen comedy cult favorite “Adventures in Babysitting.” Keith gave a very funny and engaging performance as Christina Applegate’s stoner layabout brother Kenny in the equally enjoyable “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” and was impressive as Jonathan “Snuffy” Bradberry in “Toy Soldiers.”
Among the television programs Coogan has made guest appearances on are “The Love Boat,” “Eight Is Enough,” “Mork & Mindy,” “Knight Rider,” “CHiPS,” “Starman,” “21 Jumpstreet,” and “Tales from the Crypt.”
Keith graduated from Santa Monica High School and attended Santa Monica College, where he majored in Drama and minored in English Literature. Moreover, he also attended Los Angeles City College, where he majored in Java Programming. Coogan resides in Los Angeles, California and continues to act with pleasing regularity.
On October 26, 2013, Keith married Kristen “Pinky” Shean on the beach in Malibu, CA. They are now living their “happily ever after” together in Los Angeles, CA.