If you ever want to meet a celebrity who genuinely enjoys chatting with fans, then you need to meet Keith Coogan. As if he needs an introduction, but for kicks, Keith has appeared in many TV Series over the decades, hundreds of commercials, and has starred in the classic 80s movies ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING, DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTERS DEAD, TOY SOLDIERS, BOOK OF LOVE, and he was the voice of Young Tod in Disney’s THE FOX AND THE HOUND. Keith was nominated many times at the Young Artist Awards and won Best Young Actor, Guest on a Series for his role in KNIGHT RIDER.
His acting talents over the years is greatly appreciated, but what fans love the most about Keith is that he’s always eager to chat with fans at events or if you bump into him at Disneyland. He travels to many conventions and events throughout the year, mainly so he can have face to face conversations with fans. He loved the days when fans sent handwritten letters and he would respond by sending back an autographed postcard to show his appreciation. Those days are non-existent with everything being instant through social media. Of course it’s a great way for Keith to keep in touch and reach out to many fans, but it does lack the personal connection with fans that he prefers.
At his booth you’ll see him with a smile signing autographs, quoting his classic lines, and taking pictures with fans while recreating some popular moments in his movies. All while his equally gracious wife Pinky is by his side. Pinky’s bubbly personality is the first thing you’ll notice about her and Keith noticed that too because it was love at first sight when she approached his booth at a convention years ago. Pinky not only is Keith’s wife and best friend, she also is one of his biggest fans. She also has her own blog with entertaining posts that you can check out at www.pinkylovejoy.com
Keith is still very active in the film industry as he’s working on several projects, writing and collaborating with Producers and Directors on various projects. He’s in the upcoming movie A TALE OF TWO COREYS and appeared in James Cullen Bressack’s drama LIMELIGHT. Bressack produces, directs, and writes roughly a half dozen films a year and having Keith in his film was a privilege, “Keith is an amazing talent that was spectacular to work with,” tells Bressack. “He really likes to try new things within a role and bring new life to it. I absolutely loved collaborating with him and would do it again in a heartbeat.”
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Director: James Cullen Bressack
Writer: Paul Vandervort
Stars: Paul Vandervort, Brit Shaw, Sean Kanan, Keith Coogan
A TALE OF TWO COREYS
This is a film portraying the lives of the infamous Corey’s from 80’s films. Depicting their childhood and troubled adulthood.
Director: Steven Huffaker
Writers: Tajal Desai, Jessica Dube
Stars: Elijah Marcano, Justin Ellings, Scott Bosely, Keith Coogan
So, if you have the opportunity to meet the Coogan’s, you must take advantage of it. The best way to find out when they will be in your area is by following them on their social sites, especially Twitter, and when you’re at their booth, get yourself a “THE DISHES ARE DONE MAN!,” apron.