Robert Coogan

Robert Coogan (December 13, 1924 – May 12, 1978) was an American film and television actor.

Robert Coogan
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Robert Coogan (right) with Jackie Cooper in Skippy (1931)
Robert Anthony Coogan

(1924-12-13)December 13, 1924
DiedMay 12, 1978(1978-05-12) (aged 53)
Years active1931–1962
RelativesJackie Coogan
Keith Coogan


Robert Coogan was born in Glendale, California, to parents Jack Coogan Sr. and Lillian Coogan. His older brother was Jackie Coogan, perhaps Hollywood's most famous child star of the 1920s. Coogan's only child is Jonathan Coogan. Coogan's nephew is stereographer and 3D producer Anthony Coogan and his grand-nephew Keith Coogan is also an actor.

Starting as a child actor, Robert Coogan made his film debut as Sooky in Skippy (1931), a comedy-drama family film which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. He also reprised the role of Sooky in its sequel Sooky (1931). In addition to his appearance in Skippy, Coogan appeared in over one dozen other films and made one appearance in a television production. Coogan continued acting in adulthood, but only with minor success. He also portrayed the role of Humphrey Pennyworth in the Joe Palooka B-movies.


Year Title Role Notes
1931 Skippy Sooky Wayne
1931 Sooky
1932 The Miracle Man Bobbie Holmes
1932 Sky Bride Willie Smith
1942 Johnny Doughboy Bobby Coogan
1947 Kilroy Was Here Soldier Cheer Leader
1948 French Leave Mack
1948 Master Minds Young Man
1950 Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey Humphrey Pennyworth
1950 Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance
1950 The Underworld Story Henchman Uncredited
1950 Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle Humphrey Pennyworth
1951 Ghost Chasers Jack Eagan
1952 Here Come the Marines Marine Chef
1959 General Electric Theater Adolf Hitler Episode: "Hitler's Secret"
1960 The Little Shop of Horrors Tramp Uncredited
1962 Third of a Man Uncredited, (final film role)


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