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Frank Coghlan Jr. (1916–2009)

The son of a railroad clerk/pro boxer, Frank Coghlan Jr. was born in Connecticut and soon moved with his parents to California, where all three did extra work in silent pictures. Freckle-faced Coghlan was soon one of the era's most popular child actors, but with the advent of sound (and the onslaught of adolescence) he was reduced to smaller parts... See full bio »

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 1974 Shazam! (TV Series)
The Guard
- The Braggart (1974) ... The Guard (as Frank Coghlan)
 1969 The Love God?
Reporter (uncredited)
 1969 Dragnet 1966 (TV Movie)
Man at Dance (uncredited)
 1968 The Outcasts (TV Series)
- The Heady Wine (1968) ... Storekeeper (uncredited)
 1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West
Man at Bar (uncredited)
 1967 Valley of the Dolls
Reporter (uncredited)
 1967 The Love-Ins
Reporter in Park (uncredited)
 1966 The Sand Pebbles
Bald Bespectacled Man at Red Kettle Bar (uncredited)
 1965 When the Boys Meet the Girls
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
- Admiral Jed Clampett (1965) ... Helmsman (as Frank Coghlin)
 1946 One More Tomorrow
Telegraph Boy (uncredited)
 1943 Corvette K-225
Rating (uncredited)
 1943 This Is the Army
Soldier at Camp (uncredited)
 1943 Follow the Band
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1943 The Rear Gunner (Short)
Gunnery Student / Messenger (uncredited)
 1942 Andy Hardy's Double Life
Red, One of the Gang (uncredited)
 1942 Youth on Parade
Student (uncredited)
 1942 Girl Trouble
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1942 Footlight Serenade
Movie Theatre Usher (uncredited)
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Mail Boy with Telegram (uncredited)
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Young Man (uncredited)
 1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy
'Red', Boy at the Dance (uncredited)
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Page Boy (uncredited)
 1942 Pardon My Stripes
College Boy (uncredited)
 1941 Glamour Boy
 1941 Military Training (Short)
Soldier Patient (as Frank Coghlan)
 1941 Uncle Joe
 1941 Henry Aldrich for President
Marvin Bagshaw
 1941 Unfinished Business
Page Boy (uncredited)
 1941 Out of the Fog
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1941 Men of Boys Town
Frank, a Commissioner (uncredited)
 1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel
Billy Batson
 1941 The Man Who Lost Himself
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1941 Honeymoon for Three
Boy Delivering Flowers (uncredited)
 1940 Love Thy Neighbor
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1940 Murder Over New York
Frank O'Shaughnessy / Gilroy (uncredited)
 1940 Remedy for Riches
Bud (uncredited)
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
Messenger (uncredited)
 1940 Yesterday's Heroes
Tiny (uncredited)
 1940 Golden Gloves
Kid Lester (uncredited)
 1940 Those Were the Days!
Chick Struthers (uncredited)
 1940 Star Dust
Telegraph Boy (uncredited)
 1940 Free, Blonde and 21
Sammy - Bellboy
 1940 Double Alibi
Newspaper Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1940 The Fighting 69th
Jimmy (uncredited)
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Collapsing Soldier (uncredited)
 1939 Day-Time Wife
Office Boy (uncredited)
 1939 Meet Dr. Christian
 1939 Here I Am a Stranger
Office Boy (uncredited)
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces
Al - Boy Working Lathe (uncredited)
 1939 Second Fiddle
Studio Call Boy (uncredited)
 1939 It's a Wonderful World
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1939 Ex-Champ
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1939 Boys' Reformatory
Eddie O'Meara
 1939 East Side of Heaven
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Teenager Taking Photograph (uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Boy in Montage (uncredited)
 1939 Off the Record
Copyboy (uncredited)
 1939 Scouts to the Rescue
Ken - a Boy Scout
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
Boy in Pool Room (uncredited)
 1938 His Exciting Night
Office Boy (uncredited)
 1938 Service de Luxe
 1938 The First Chair (Short)
Alan Dunn
 1937 Saturday's Heroes
Sumner - Football Player (uncredited)
 1937 Blazing Barriers
Tommy McGrath (as Frank 'Junior' Coghlan)
 1937 Let Them Live
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1936 Red Lights Ahead
Willie Wallace
 1936 Make Way for a Lady
Billy Hopkins
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Race Track
Eddie Brill
 1936 Melody in May (Short)
Tommy Bradshaw
 1936 The Little Red Schoolhouse
Frank 'Frankie' Burke
 1935 Happiness C.O.D.
Larry Sherridan
 1935 Stranded
Page (uncredited)
 1935 Alibi Ike
Jimmy - the Newsboy (uncredited)
 1935 It Never Rains (Short) (as Junior Coghlan)
 1935 Kentucky Blue Streak
Johnny Bradley (as Junior Coghlan)
 1935 The Little Big Top (Short)
 1934 Managed Money (Short)
Sonny Rogers (as Junior Coghlan)
 1934 Pardon My Pups (Short)
'Sonny' Rogers (as Junior Coghlan)
 1933 What's to Do? (Short)
'Sonny' Rogers (as Junior Coghlan)
 1933 In the Money
Dick Higginbottom
 1933 Merrily Yours (Short)
James 'Sonny' Rogers
 1933 This Day and Age
Student (uncredited)
 1933 Racetrack
Jackie Curtis (as Junior Coghlan)
 1933 Drum Taps
Eric Cartwright (as Junior Coghlan)
 1932 The Last of the Mohicans
Uncas (as Junior Coghlan)
 1932 Man Wanted
Youngster in Store (as Junior Coghlan)
 1932 Hell's House
Shorty (as Junior Coughlin)
 1932 Union Depot
Ragged Urchin (uncredited)
 1931 Penrod and Sam
Sam (as Junior Coghlan)
 1931 Chasing Trouble (Short) (as Junior Coghlan)
 1931 The Public Enemy
Tom as a Boy (uncredited)
 1931 It Pays to Advertise
Office Boy (as Junior Coghlan)
 1930 River's End
Mickey O'Toole (as Junior Coghlan)
 1930 The Girl Said No
Eddie Ward (as Junior Coghlan)
 1929 Square Shoulders
John W. 'Tad' Collins Jr. (as Junior Coghlan)
 1928 Marked Money
Boy (as Junior Coghlan)
 1928 Let 'Er Go Gallegher
John 'Let 'Er Go' Gallegher (as Junior Coghlan)
 1927 A Harp in Hock
Tommy Shannon (as Junior Coghlan)
 1927 The Country Doctor
Sard Jones (as Junior Coghlan)
 1927 The Yankee Clipper
Mickey (as Junior Coghlan)
 1927 Slide, Kelly, Slide
Mickey Martin (as Junior Coghlan)
 1927 Rubber Tires
Charley Stack (as Junior Coghlan)
 1926 Her Man o' War
Peterkin Schultz (as Junior Coghlan)
 1926 The Last Frontier
Buddy (as Junior Coghlan)
 1926 Whispering Smith (as Junior Coghlan)
 1926 The Skyrocket
Mickey (prologue) (as Junior Coghlan)
 1926 Mike
Boy (as Junior Coghlan)
 1925 Call a Cab (Short)
Little Brother
 1925 The Great Love
Patrick (as Junior Coughlan)
 1925 The Road to Yesterday
Boy Scout (uncredited)
 1925 The Great Circus Mystery (as Junior Coghlan)
 1924 Winning His Way (Short)
Orphan (as Junior Coghlan)
 1923 The Darling of New York
The Ross Kid (as Junior Coughlan)
 1923 The Spanish Dancer (uncredited)
 1923 Cause for Divorce
Tommie Parker (as Junior Coghlan)
 1923 A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
Boy (uncredited)
 1923 Law of the Lawless (as Junior Coghlan)
 1923 Little Old New York (as Junior Coghlan)
 1923 Giants vs. Yanks (Short)
 1923 The Fourth Musketeer
Secondary Child's Role (as Junior Coghlan)
 1923 Our Alley (as Junior Coghlan)
 1923 Garrison's Finish (as Junior Coghlan)
 1922 Rookies (Short) (as Junior Coghlan)
 1922 Bow Wow
Child (uncredited)
 1922 Kid Love (Short)
One of the Century Kids (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1922 Bobbed Hair
Lamont Child (as Junior Coghlan)
 1921 The Poverty of Riches (as Junior Coghlan)
 1920 To Please One Woman (as Junior Coghlan)
 1920 Mid-Channel
Young Boy (uncredited)
 1920 Daredevil Jack
Young Boy (as Junior Coghlan)
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Other Works:

Recorded, in 2008, a seven-minute audio interview about his work on the film The Yankee Clipper (1927) that was included on the 2009 Flicker Alley DVD release of the film. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frank 'Junior' Coghlan | Frank Coghlan | Junior Coghlan | Lt. Commander Frank Coghlan | Frank Coghlin | Junior Coughlan | Junior Coughlin


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Interviewed in "It Came from Horrorwood: Interviews with Moviemakers in the SF and Horror Tradition" by Tom Weaver (McFarland, 1996). See more »

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