Actor Kelly Corcoran

Kelly Patrick Corcoran (August 7, 1958—April 17, 2002) was an American child actor and a brother of Donna, Noreen, and Kevin Corcoran.

Early life

He was born in Santa Monica, California, on August 7, 1958. He was the youngest child born to William “Bill” Corcoran, Sr. (1905–1958), and the former Kathleen McKenney (1917–1972). He had several siblings: Donna, Hugh, Noreen, Brian, Kevin, William Jr., and Kerry Corcoran. A few of his siblings were also child stars.

In 1947, the Corcoran family moved from Massachusetts to Santa Monica, where the father became the maintenance chief at MGM Studios.

Donna Corcoran soon earned a speaking role in the 1951 film, Angels in the Outfield. The Corcoran children studied dramatics or dance as a means to launch potential acting careers.


Kelly Corcoran’s most long-lasting role was as 8-year-old Kip Pride on the NBC 1966-1967 western series The Road West. Kelly’s first role was as 6-year-old Hubby Kimball in the 1964 episode “What’s Different About Today?” of NBC’s medical drama Dr. Kildare. He appeared on two episodes of the series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (in 1964 and 1965), one episode of the series The Baileys of Balboa (1965), and played the role of Dickie Hannagan in a 1966 episode entitled “Strangers at the Door” of the series Run for Your Life.

After The Road West folded, Corcoran appeared as David Howard in the 1969 episode “The Secret” of Barbara Stanwyck’s The Big Valley western series, on which his sister, Noreen, had also guest starred in her last screen role in 1965. In 1970 he was in two episodes of Brian Keith’s program Family Affair. His final role was on Adam-12, in season 3, episode 7.


Kelly Corcoran died, at age 43, in Sanger, Fresno County, California.


  • 1963 – The Courtship of Eddie’s father
  • 1966 – Picture Mommy Dead, This Savage Land
  • Television series

  • 1966 – 1967 – The Road West as Kip Pride
  • External Links

    Actor Kelly Corcoran – Wikipedia

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