Robert Coogan

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

Robert Coogan
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.


1931SkippySooky Wayne
1932The Miracle ManBobbie Holmes
1932Sky BrideWillie Smith
1942Johnny DoughboyBobby Coogan
1947Kilroy Was HereSoldier Cheer Leader
1948French LeaveMack
1948Master MindsYoung Man
1950Joe Palooka Meets HumphreyHumphrey Pennyworth
1950Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance
1950The Underworld StoryHenchmanUncredited
1950Joe Palooka in the Squared CircleHumphrey Pennyworth
1951Ghost ChasersJack Eagan
1952Here Come the MarinesMarine Chef
1959General Electric TheaterAdolf HitlerEpisode: "Hitler's Secret"
1960The Little Shop of HorrorsTrampUncredited
1962Third of a ManUncredited, (final film role)


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