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|image = Kevin_Cocoran_1957.jpg
 
|image = Kevin_Cocoran_1957.jpg
|born = Kevin Anthony Corcoran<br>[[June 10]], [[1949]] <br>Santa Monica, [[California]], [[United States]]
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|born = Kevin Anthony Corcoran<br>[[June 10]], [[1949]]<br>Santa Monica, [[California]], [[United States]]
 
|alternate names = "Moochie"
 
|alternate names = "Moochie"
|occupation(s) = Actor, producer, director
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|occupation(s) = Director, producer, actor
 
|years active = [[1954]]-[[2009]]
 
|years active = [[1954]]-[[2009]]
|spouse = Laura Soltwedel ([[1972]]-[[2015]] [his death])||name = Kevin Corcoran
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|spouse = Laura Soltwedel ([[1972]]-[[2015]]; his death)
|nationality = [[File:Flag of the United States.png|20px]] American||died = [[October 6]], [[2015]] (aged 66) Burbank, California, United States
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|nationality = [[File:Flag of the United States.png|20px]] American
|cause of death = Colorectal cancer}}'''Kevin Anthony "Moochie" Corcoran''' ([[June 10]], [[1949]] - [[October 6]], [[2015]]) was an American director, producer, and former child actor. He appeared in numerous Disney projects between 1957 and 1963, frequently as an irrepressible character with the nickname Moochie.
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|died = [[October 6]], [[2015]] (aged 66)<br>Burbank, California, United States
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|cause of death = Colorectal cancer}}'''Kevin Anthony "Moochie" Corcoran''' was an American director, producer, and former child actor. He appeared in numerous [[The Walt Disney Company|Disney]] projects between [[1957]] and [[1963]], frequently as an irrepressible character with the nickname Moochie.
   
Between 1956 and 1960, Corcoran played several different (but similar) characters, each bearing the nickname Moochie. Although he was never a Mouseketeer, he appeared in three ''[[Mickey Mouse Club]]'' serials, beginning with ''Adventure in Dairyland'', where he played Moochie McCandless, a farmer's son. This was the first of his many Disney credits. He soon returned, as Montgomery (Moochie) O'Hara, in two ''[[Spin and Marty]]'' serials, ''The Further Adventures of Spin and Marty'' and ''The New Adventures of Spin and Marty''.
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Between [[1956]] and [[1960]], Corcoran played several different (but similar) characters, each bearing the nickname Moochie. Although he was never a [[Mouseketeers|Mouseketeer]], he appeared in three ''[[The Mickey Mouse Club|Mickey Mouse Club]]'' serials, beginning with ''[[Adventure in Dairyland]]'', where he played Moochie McCandless, a farmer's son. This was the first of his many Disney credits. He soon returned, as Montgomery (Moochie) O'Hara, in two ''[[Spin and Marty]]'' serials, ''The Further Adventures of Spin and Marty'', and ''The New Adventures of Spin and Marty''.
   
Corcoran appeared in a Mouseketeer outfit with the name Moochie across his chest - once. In ''Disneyland: The Fourth Anniversary Show'' (1957), an episode of the [[Disneyland (TV series)|Disney anthology television series]], "Mouseketeer" Moochie repeatedly badgers [[Walt Disney]] for information about ''[[Zorro]]''.
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Corcoran appeared in a Mouseketeer outfit with the name Moochie across his chest - once. In ''Disneyland: The Fourth Anniversary Show'' (1957), an episode of the [[Walt Disney anthology series|Disney anthology television series]], "Mouseketeer" Moochie repeatedly badgers [[Walt Disney]] for information about ''[[Zorro]]''.
   
Continuing his fictional Moochie roles, Corcoran played [[Montgomery "Moochie" Daniels]] in the 1959 Disney film ''[[The Shaggy Dog]]''. He also starred as Moochie Morgan in ''Moochie of the Little League'' (1959) and ''Moochie of Pop Warner Football'' (1960), both for the Disney anthology series. Character actor Russ Conway played his father.
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Continuing his fictional Moochie roles, Corcoran played [[Montgomery "Moochie" Daniels]] in the [[1959]] Disney film ''[[The Shaggy Dog]]''. He also starred as Moochie Morgan in ''[[Moochie of the Little League]]'' (1959) and ''[[Moochie of Pop Warner Football]]'' (1960), both for the Disney anthology series. Character actor Russ Conway played his father.
   
 
In each iteration, Moochie likes to hang out with the older "guys" (big brother [[Wilby Daniels|Wilby]] in ''The Shaggy Dog'', the title characters in ''Spin and Marty''), and hates being treated like the little kid he is. His determination to emulate elder peers despite adult warnings (swimming, helping Wilby, even switch-hitting) frequently gets him in trouble, but Moochie's bravado always returns soon afterward. Film writer Donald Liebenson has called Corcoran's character "part All-American boy and part hellion."
 
In each iteration, Moochie likes to hang out with the older "guys" (big brother [[Wilby Daniels|Wilby]] in ''The Shaggy Dog'', the title characters in ''Spin and Marty''), and hates being treated like the little kid he is. His determination to emulate elder peers despite adult warnings (swimming, helping Wilby, even switch-hitting) frequently gets him in trouble, but Moochie's bravado always returns soon afterward. Film writer Donald Liebenson has called Corcoran's character "part All-American boy and part hellion."
   
Corcoran appeared in numerous Disney projects (and a handful of non-Disney ones) without the Moochie name. He starred as Toby, an orphan who runs off to join the circus, in ''[[Toby Tyler]]'', or ''Ten Weeks with a Circus'' (1960). This was the only theatrical film in which Corcoran had the lead role. Important co-starring roles include the following:
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Corcoran appeared in numerous Disney projects (and a handful of non-Disney ones) without the Moochie name. He starred as [[Toby Tyler (character)|Toby]], an orphan who runs off to join the circus, in ''[[Toby Tyler]]'', or ''Ten Weeks with a Circus'' (1960). This was the only theatrical film in which Corcoran had the lead role. Important co-starring roles include the following:
* ''[[Old Yeller]]'' (1957) - [[Arliss Coates]]
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*''[[Old Yeller]]'' ([[1957]]) - [[Arliss Coates]]
* ''[[The Shaggy Dog]]'' (1959) - [[Moochie Daniels]]
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*''[[The Shaggy Dog]]'' ([[1959]]) - [[Moochie Daniels]]
* ''[[Goliath II]]'' (1960) - [[Goliath II (character)|Goliath II]]
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*''[[Goliath II]]'' ([[1960]]) - [[Goliath II (character)|Goliath II]]
* ''[[Pollyanna]]'' (1960) - [[Jimmy Bean]]
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*''[[Pollyanna]]'' (1960) - [[Jimmy Bean]]
* ''[[Swiss Family Robinson]]'' (1960) - [[Francis Robinson]]
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*''[[Swiss Family Robinson]]'' (1960) - [[Francis Robinson]]
* ''Daniel Boone'' (1960 Disney miniseries) - James Boone
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*''Daniel Boone'' (1960 Disney miniseries) - James Boone
* ''[[Toby Tyler]]'' (1960) - [[Toby Tyler (character)|Toby Tyler]]
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*''[[Toby Tyler]]'' (1960) - [[Toby Tyler (character)|Toby Tyler]]
* ''[[Aquamania]]'' (1961) - [[Goofy Jr.]]
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*''[[Aquamania]]'' ([[1961]]) - [[Goofy Jr.]]
* ''[[Babes in Toyland (1961 film)|Babes in Toyland]]'' (1961) - [[Boy Blue]]
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*''[[Babes in Toyland (1961 film)|Babes in Toyland]]'' (1961) - [[Boy Blue]]
* ''[[Bon Voyage! (1962 film)|Bon Voyage!]]'' (1962) - Skipper Willard
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*''[[Bon Voyage! (1962 film)|Bon Voyage!]]'' ([[1962]]) - Skipper Willard
* ''The Mooncussers'' (1962 Disney TV) - Jonathan Feather
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*''The Mooncussers'' (1962 Disney TV) - Jonathan Feather
* ''Johnny Shiloh'' (1963 Disney TV) - Johnny Lincoln Clem
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*''Johnny Shiloh'' ([[1963]] Disney TV) - Johnny Lincoln Clem
* ''[[Savage Sam]]'' (1963) - Arliss Coates again
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*''[[Savage Sam]]'' (1963) - Arliss Coates again
* ''[[A Tiger Walks]]'' (1964) - Tom Hadley
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*''[[A Tiger Walks]]'' ([[1964]]) - Tom Hadley
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Corcoran and Tommy Kirk played brothers in five films, beginning with 1957's ''Old Yeller''. The other films in this category were ''The Shaggy Dog'' (1959), ''Swiss Family Robinson'' (1960), ''Bon Voyage!'' (1962), and ''Savage Sam'' (sequel to ''Old Yeller'', 1963). [[Fred MacMurray]] played their father in ''The Shaggy Dog'' and ''Bon Voyage!''. [[Dorothy McGuire]] played their mother in ''Old Yeller'' and ''Swiss Family Robinson''. He was considered to voice [[Lucky (101 Dalmatians)|Lucky ]]in [[One Hundred and One Dalmatians]].
   
Corcoran and Tommy Kirk played brothers in five films, beginning with 1957's ''[[Old Yeller]]''. The other films in this category were ''The Shaggy Dog'' (1959), ''[[Swiss Family Robinson]]'' (1960), ''[[Bon Voyage! (1962 film)|Bon Voyage!]]'' (1962) and ''[[Savage Sam]]'' (sequel to ''Old Yeller'', 1963). [[Fred MacMurray]] played their father in ''The Shaggy Dog'' and ''Bon Voyage!''. [[Dorothy McGuire]] played their mother in ''Old Yeller'' and ''Swiss Family Robinson''.
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Corcoran largely retired from acting after ''A Tiger Walks'', although he also appeared in the [[1968]] film ''Blue'' in a minor role. It was probably around the time of the latter film that he attended college. In an interview for the DVD release of ''The Shaggy Dog'', he credits his studio teachers with having prepared him well for his college studies.
   
Corcoran largely retired from acting after ''[[A Tiger Walks]]'', although he also appeared in the 1968 film ''Blue'' in a minor role. It was probably around the time of the latter film that he attended college. In an interview for the DVD release of ''The Shaggy Dog'', he credits his studio teachers with having prepared him well for his college studies.
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Corcoran graduated from California State University, Northridge with a degree in theatre arts. After this he returned to Disney, this time working behind the camera as an assistant director and producer. His credits from this era include ''[[Superdad]]'' ([[1973]]), ''[[The Island at the Top of the World]]'' ([[1974]]), and ''[[Pete's Dragon]]'' ([[1977]]). Appropriately, he also worked on ''The New Mickey Mouse Club'' (1977). He was an associate producer on ''[[Treasure of Matecumbe]]'' ([[1976]]), on the sequel ''[[Return from Witch Mountain]]'' ([[1978]]), and on ''[[The North Avenue Irregulars]]'' ([[1979]]). He coproduced ''[[Herbie Goes Bananas]]'' ([[1980]]), and was the producer of the comedy television series ''[[Zorro and Son]]'' ([[1983]]). His more recent contributions to Disney include commentaries and interviews on such Disney DVD releases as ''The Shaggy Dog'' and ''Pollyanna''.
   
Corcoran graduated from California State University, Northridge with a degree in theatre arts. After this he returned to Disney, this time working behind the camera as an assistant director and producer. His credits from this era include ''[[Superdad]]'' (1973), ''[[The Island at the Top of the World]]'' (1974) and ''[[Pete's Dragon]]'' (1977). Appropriately, he also worked on ''The New [[Mickey Mouse Club]]'' (1977). He was an associate producer on ''[[Treasure of Matecumbe]]'' (1976), on the sequel ''[[Return from Witch Mountain]]'' (1978) and on ''[[The North Avenue Irregulars]]'' (1979). He coproduced ''[[Herbie Goes Bananas]]'' (1980), and was the producer of the comedy television series ''Zorro and Son'' (1983). His more recent contributions to Disney include commentaries and interviews on such Disney DVD releases as ''The Shaggy Dog'' and ''[[Pollyanna]]''.
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Brian Corcoran played Kevin's brother, and Kerry, his sister, in the 1960 ''Daniel Boone'' miniseries on ''Walt Disney Presents'', then on ABC. Brian also was Willie Winkie to Kevin's Boy Blue in the 1961 film ''Babes in Toyland''.
   
Brian Corcoran played Kevin's brother, and Kerry, his sister, in the 1960 ''Daniel Boone'' miniseries on ''[[Disneyland (TV series)|Walt Disney Presents]]'', then on ABC. Brian also was Willie Winkie to Kevin's [[Boy Blue]] in the 1961 film ''[[Babes in Toyland (1961 film)|Babes in Toyland]]''.
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Corcoran was honored as a [[Disney Legends|Disney Legend]] on [[October 9]], [[2006]]. Among the other recipients at the 2006 ceremony were the two lead actors in his ''Spin and Marty'' serials, Tim Considine and David Stollery, and his frequent co-star, [[Tommy Kirk]], himself a veteran of ''Mickey Mouse Club'' serials about the Hardy Boys.
 
Corcoran was honored as a [[Disney Legends|Disney Legend]] on October 9, 2006. Among the other recipients at the 2006 ceremony were the two lead actors in his ''Spin and Marty'' serials, Tim Considine and David Stollery, and his frequent co-star, Tommy Kirk, himself a veteran of ''Mickey Mouse Club'' serials about the Hardy Boys.
 
   
 
Corcoran died at the age of 66 from colorectal cancer.
 
Corcoran died at the age of 66 from colorectal cancer.
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==References==
 
==References==
 
 
''The Wonderful World of Disney Television: A Complete History'' by Bill Cotter. Hyperion, 1997. ISBN 0-7868-6359-5
 
''The Wonderful World of Disney Television: A Complete History'' by Bill Cotter. Hyperion, 1997. ISBN 0-7868-6359-5
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002019/ Kevin Corcoran] at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Movie_Database Internet Movie Database]
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*[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002019/ Kevin Corcoran] at the [[Wikipedia:Internet Movie Database|Internet Movie Database]]
 
*[http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=14947&mod=bio Allmovie bio]
 
*[http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=14947&mod=bio Allmovie bio]
 
*[http://legends.disney.go.com/legends/detail?key=Kevin%20Corcoran Disney Legends profile]
 
*[http://legends.disney.go.com/legends/detail?key=Kevin%20Corcoran Disney Legends profile]
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Latest revision as of 20:48, October 17, 2019

Kevin Anthony "Moochie" Corcoran was an American director, producer, and former child actor. He appeared in numerous Disney projects between 1957 and 1963, frequently as an irrepressible character with the nickname Moochie.

Between 1956 and 1960, Corcoran played several different (but similar) characters, each bearing the nickname Moochie. Although he was never a Mouseketeer, he appeared in three Mickey Mouse Club serials, beginning with Adventure in Dairyland, where he played Moochie McCandless, a farmer's son. This was the first of his many Disney credits. He soon returned, as Montgomery (Moochie) O'Hara, in two Spin and Marty serials, The Further Adventures of Spin and Marty, and The New Adventures of Spin and Marty.

Corcoran appeared in a Mouseketeer outfit with the name Moochie across his chest - once. In Disneyland: The Fourth Anniversary Show (1957), an episode of the Disney anthology television series, "Mouseketeer" Moochie repeatedly badgers Walt Disney for information about Zorro.

Continuing his fictional Moochie roles, Corcoran played Montgomery "Moochie" Daniels in the 1959 Disney film The Shaggy Dog. He also starred as Moochie Morgan in Moochie of the Little League (1959) and Moochie of Pop Warner Football (1960), both for the Disney anthology series. Character actor Russ Conway played his father.

In each iteration, Moochie likes to hang out with the older "guys" (big brother Wilby in The Shaggy Dog, the title characters in Spin and Marty), and hates being treated like the little kid he is. His determination to emulate elder peers despite adult warnings (swimming, helping Wilby, even switch-hitting) frequently gets him in trouble, but Moochie's bravado always returns soon afterward. Film writer Donald Liebenson has called Corcoran's character "part All-American boy and part hellion."

Corcoran appeared in numerous Disney projects (and a handful of non-Disney ones) without the Moochie name. He starred as Toby, an orphan who runs off to join the circus, in Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960). This was the only theatrical film in which Corcoran had the lead role. Important co-starring roles include the following:

Corcoran and Tommy Kirk played brothers in five films, beginning with 1957's Old Yeller. The other films in this category were The Shaggy Dog (1959), Swiss Family Robinson (1960), Bon Voyage! (1962), and Savage Sam (sequel to Old Yeller, 1963). Fred MacMurray played their father in The Shaggy Dog and Bon Voyage!. Dorothy McGuire played their mother in Old Yeller and Swiss Family Robinson. He was considered to voice Lucky in One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Corcoran largely retired from acting after A Tiger Walks, although he also appeared in the 1968 film Blue in a minor role. It was probably around the time of the latter film that he attended college. In an interview for the DVD release of The Shaggy Dog, he credits his studio teachers with having prepared him well for his college studies.

Corcoran graduated from California State University, Northridge with a degree in theatre arts. After this he returned to Disney, this time working behind the camera as an assistant director and producer. His credits from this era include Superdad (1973), The Island at the Top of the World (1974), and Pete's Dragon (1977). Appropriately, he also worked on The New Mickey Mouse Club (1977). He was an associate producer on Treasure of Matecumbe (1976), on the sequel Return from Witch Mountain (1978), and on The North Avenue Irregulars (1979). He coproduced Herbie Goes Bananas (1980), and was the producer of the comedy television series Zorro and Son (1983). His more recent contributions to Disney include commentaries and interviews on such Disney DVD releases as The Shaggy Dog and Pollyanna.

Brian Corcoran played Kevin's brother, and Kerry, his sister, in the 1960 Daniel Boone miniseries on Walt Disney Presents, then on ABC. Brian also was Willie Winkie to Kevin's Boy Blue in the 1961 film Babes in Toyland.

Corcoran was honored as a Disney Legend on October 9, 2006. Among the other recipients at the 2006 ceremony were the two lead actors in his Spin and Marty serials, Tim Considine and David Stollery, and his frequent co-star, Tommy Kirk, himself a veteran of Mickey Mouse Club serials about the Hardy Boys.

Corcoran died at the age of 66 from colorectal cancer.

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ReferencesEdit

The Wonderful World of Disney Television: A Complete History by Bill Cotter. Hyperion, 1997. ISBN 0-7868-6359-5

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