- Earned his first film role, in Skinner's Baby, at the age of 18 months.
- Rose to fame at the age of 4, when Charlie Chaplin cast him in his film The Kid (1919).
- Sued his mother after she squandered the majority of his child-star earnings. He only recovered a small portion of the money.
- Is the namesake of the Coogan Law, which protects the rights of child actors by requiring that a portion of their earnings go into a blocked trust account.
- Arthur Bernstein — Stepfather
- Jack Coogan Sr. — Father
- John Anthony Coogan — Son
- Dorothea Lamphere — Wife
- Betty Grable — Ex-wife
- Ann McCormack — Ex-wife
- Joann Dolliver Coogan — Daughter
- Leslie — Daughter
- Lillian Coogan Bernstein — Mother
- Christopher Coogan — Son
- Flower Parry — Ex-wife
- Attended Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA; attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- Birth Name: John Leslie Coogan
- Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
- Died: March 1, 1984
- Profession: Actor
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