Jackie Coogan

Jackie Coogan

Highest Rated: 100% The Kid (1921)

Lowest Rated: 20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)

Birthday: Oct 26, 1914

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

American actor Jackie Coogan belonged to a family of vaudevillians. At age four Coogan was already a stage attraction performing with his father when he caught the eye of Charles Chaplin, who immediately hired him (and his father as well). After giving him a bit part in the short A Day's Pleasure (1919), he made Coogan his co-star in the masterpiece The Kid (1921). This launched Coogan's film career and he went on to become one of the highest paid film actors of the day. Movie audiences worldwide doted on him, but his career as a child star petered out when he was 13 and too old to be "cute." In 1935 when his mother and stepfather refused to let him have the $4 million that he had amassed during his child acting days, he filed suit against them. When the settlement finally came, he received a mere $126,000., but the legal fight brought attention to such abuses, and resulted in the "California Child Actor's Bill" also known as the "Coogan Act" which protected the earnings of child actors. He was married to Betty Grable for 3 years, and to three other showgirls in succession afterwards. During his adulthood, he occasionally appeared in films playing character roles and worked frequently in television, most notably as Uncle Fester in The Addams Family TV series. He died on March 1, 1984.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Forgotten Films of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle Actor 2005
No Score Yet Unknown Chaplin Actor 1983
80% The Escape Artist Magic-Shop Owner 1982
No Score Yet Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype Sgt. Fleacollar 1980
No Score Yet Human Experiments (Beyond the Gate) (Women in Prison) Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Prey Lester 1980
20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Stagehand I 1976
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in New York Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery Sheriff 1975
No Score Yet Cahill U.S. Marshal Charlie Smith 1973
71% Marlowe Grant W. Hicks 1969
No Score Yet The Shakiest Gun in the West Matthew Basch 1968
40% A Fine Madness Mr. Fitzgerald 1966
No Score Yet John Goldfarb, Please Come Home Father Ryan 1965
No Score Yet Girl Happy Sgt. Benson 1965
No Score Yet Sex Kittens Go to College Wildcat MacPherson 1960
No Score Yet The Beat Generation Jake Baron 1959
70% High School Confidential Mr. A 1958
No Score Yet The Space Children Hank Johnson 1958
No Score Yet Lonelyhearts Ned Gates 1958
No Score Yet No Place to Land Swede 1958
No Score Yet The Joker Is Wild Swifty Morgan 1957
No Score Yet Playhouse 90 - Charley's Aunt Actor 1957
No Score Yet The Proud Ones Man on Make 1956
60% The Actress Heckler 1953
No Score Yet Lost Women Doctor Aranya 1953
No Score Yet Outlaw Women Piute Bill 1952
No Score Yet Boot Hill Mamas Actor 1952
No Score Yet Cowboy G-Men Actor 1952
No Score Yet The Navy Comes Through Actor 1942
No Score Yet Sky Patrol Carter 1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
No Score Yet College Swing Jackie 1938
83% Huckleberry Finn Tom Sawyer 1931
No Score Yet Tom Sawyer Tom Sawyer 1930
No Score Yet Free and Easy (Easy Go) Himself 1930
No Score Yet The Rag Man Tim Kelly 1925
No Score Yet Oliver Twist Oliver Twist 1922
No Score Yet My Boy Jackie Blair 1922
No Score Yet Seeing Stars Actor 1922
No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy 1921
100% The Kid The Child 1921
No Score Yet A Day's Pleasure Smallest Boy 1919


No Score Yet American Masters
Appearing 2002
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Stoudenaire 1974
No Score Yet Ironside
Terry Wilson Sam Buster Logan 1974
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
Darrell 1973
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
Grandpa Walter Renfrew Max Pepper 1973
78% The Brady Bunch
Harry Duggan Man 1972
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
Uncle Suleiman Sulieman 1969
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
Pudney 1969
100% The Addams Family
Uncle Fester Frump 1966
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Grimes Desmond Litten Sawyer 1966
83% The Munsters
Young Man 1965
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
George Stevens Guest 1961
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
Ed 1960
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
George 1959
No Score Yet Playhouse 90
Coach Sanderford


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