Biography

From Wikipedia

Frank Coghlan, Jr. (March 15, 1916 – September 7, 2009), also known as Junior Coghlan, was an American actor who later became a career officer in the United States Navy and a Naval Aviator. He appeared in approximately 129 films and television programs between 1920 and 1974. During the 1920s and 1930s, he became a popular child and juvenile actor, appearing in films with Pola Negri, Jack Dempsey, William Haines, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney, and Bette Davis. He appeared in early "Our Gang" comedies, but he is best known for the role of Billy Batson in the 1941 motion picture serial Adventures of Captain Marvel. Coghlan later served 23 years as an aviator and officer in the U.S. Navy, from 1942 to 1965. After retiring from the Navy, he returned to acting and appeared in television, films, and commercials. He published an autobiography in 1992 and died in 2009 at age 93.

From Wikipedia

Frank Coghlan, Jr. (March 15, 1916 – September 7, 2009), also known as Junior Coghlan, was an American actor who later became a career officer in the United States Navy and a Naval Aviator. He appeared in approximately 129 films and television programs between 1920 and 1974. During the 1920s and 1930s, he became a popular child and juvenile actor, appearing in films with Pola Negri, Jack Dempsey, William Haines, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney, and Bette Davis. He appeared in early "Our Gang" comedies, but he is best known for the role of Billy Batson in the 1941 motion picture serial Adventures of Captain Marvel. Coghlan later served 23 years as an aviator and officer in the U.S. Navy, from 1942 to 1965. After retiring from the Navy, he returned to acting and appeared in television, films, and commercials. He published an autobiography in 1992 and died in 2009 at age 93.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 60

Birthday 1916-03-15

Day of Death 2009-09-07

Place of Birth New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Also Known As

  • Francis Edward Coghlan Jr.
  • Frank 'Junior' Coghlan
  • Frank Coghlan
  • Frank Coghlin
  • Junior Coghlan
  • Junior Coughlan
  • Junior Coughlin

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1993 Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling as Himself
1969 The Love God? as Reporter (uncredited)
1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West as Man at Bar (uncredited)
1967 The Love-Ins as Reporter in Park
1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel as Billy Batson
1941 Captain Marvel(12 episodes) as Billy Watson
1941 Uncle Joe as Dick
1940 Love Thy Neighbor as Bellboy
1940 Charlie Chan in Murder over New York as Frank O'Shaughnessy / Gilroy
1940 Remedy for Riches as Bud
1940 Knute Rockne All American as Messenger
1940 Free, Blonde and 21 as Sammy, Bellboy
1940 Double Alibi as Newspaper Switchboard Operator
1940 The Fighting 69th as Jimmy
1939 Gone with the Wind as Collapsing Soldier (uncredited)
1939 Day-time Wife as Office Boy
1939 Meet Dr. Christian as Bud
1939 Here I Am a Stranger as Office Boy
1939 Dust Be My Destiny as Newsboy
1939 The Angels Wash Their Faces as Al - Boy Working Lathe
1939 Second Fiddle as Studio Call Boy
1939 It's a Wonderful World as Elevator Boy (uncredited)
1939 Boys' Reformatory as Eddie O'Meara
1939 The Flying Irishman as Teenager Taking Photograph
1939 East Side of Heaven as Messenger Boy
1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle as Boy in Montage
1939 Off the Record as Copyboy (uncredited)
1939 Scouts to the Rescue as Ken - a Boy Scout
1938 Service de Luxe as Bellhop
1937 Blazing Barriers as Tommy McGrath
1936 Red Lights Ahead as Willie Wallace
1936 Make Way For A Lady as Billy Hopkins
1936 Charlie Chan at the Race Track as Eddie Brill, Jockey
1936 Melody in May
1936 The Little Red Schoolhouse as Frank 'Frankie' Burke
1935 Happiness C.O.D. as Larry Sherridan
1935 Kentucky Blue Streak as Johnny Bradley
1934 Managed Money as Sonny Rogers
1934 Pardon My Pups as Sonny Rogers
1933 What's to Do? as Sonny Rogers
1933 In the Money as Dick Higginbottom
1933 Merrily Yours as James "Sonny" Rogers
1933 Drum Taps as Eric Cartwright
1932 The Last of the Mohicans as Uncas (as Junior Coghlan)
1932 Hell's House as Shorty (as Junior Coughlin)
1931 Penrod and Sam as Sam Williams
1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 5: 'The Medium Irons' as Junior
1931 The Public Enemy as Tom as a Boy (uncredited)
1930 River's End as Mickey
1930 The Girl Said No as Eddie Ward
1929 Square Shoulders as John W. 'Tad' Collins Jr.
1928 Marked Money as The Kid
1928 Let'er Go Gallegher as John 'Let 'Er Go' Gallegher
1927 The Country Doctor as Sard Jones
1927 The Yankee Clipper as Mickey
1927 Slide, Kelly, Slide as Mickey Martin
1927 Rubber Tires as Charley Stack
1926 Her Man o' War as Peterkin Schultz (as Junior Coghlan)
1923 The Darling of New York as The Ross Kid
1920 The Adventures of Daredevil Jack

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