Kevin Corcoran Net Worth

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Born Kevin Anthony Corcoran on the 10th June 1949 in Santa Monica, California USA and was an actor, producer and a Disney legend, best known to the world as Moochie, an irrepressible character in various Disney productions. His career was active from the mid- ’50s until the late ‘00s. He passed away in 2015.

Have you ever wondered how rich Kevin Corcoran was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Corcoran’s net worth is as high as $500,000, an amount earned through his long and distinguished career in the entertainment industry. Aside from acting, Kevin also worked as assistant director, which improved his wealth too.

Kevin Corcoran Net Worth $500,000

Kevin was the son of William “Bill” Corcoran, Sr., a police officer and later became director of maintenance at MGM Studios, and Kathleen McKenney. He had seven siblings, most of whom also became involved in acting, including Donna, Noreen and Kelly Corcoran.

As early as 1954 Kevin made his acting debut, playing Steve Miller in the film “The Glenn Miller Story”, however, some of his earliest roles went uncredited. In 1956 he made his first appearance as Moochie, in the TV series “Adventures in Dairyland” as Moochie McCandless, and through the early ‘60s played several different characters named Moochie in such productions as “Further Adventures of Spin and Marty” (1956), “The New Adventures of Spin and Marty” (1957), “The Shaggy Dog” (1959), and as Moochie (Montgomery) Daniels, in“Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” (1957-1963). Apart from the role of Moochie, Kevin had other film and TV roles during his childhood, including as Arliss Coates in the film “Old Yeller” (1957), then as Toby Tyler in “Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus” (1960), and as Tom Hadley in the film “A Tiger Walks” (1964).

After he finished high school, Kevin enrolled at California State University, Northridge, from which he obtained a degree in theatre arts. Following his graduation, Kevin returned to the entertainment industry, this time as an assistant director. From the mid- 80s, he worked as assistant director on such TV series as “Scarecrow and Mrs. King” (1986-1987), “Simon & Simon” (1987-1989), “Murder, She Wrote” (1991-1996), then “Profiler” (1998-1999), and “Providence” (1999-2001), all of which added a significant amount to his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Kevin was married to Laura Soltwedel from 1972 until his death in 2015.

In 2009, Kevin was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and after six years of battle with the disease, he passed away on the 6th October 2015 in Burbank, California USA.

Full NameKevin Corcoran
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthJune 10, 1949
DiedOctober 6, 2015, Burbank, California, United States
Place Of BirthSanta Monica, California, U.S.
ProfessionProducer, Writer, Editor, Director
EducationCalifornia State University, Northridge
SpouseLaura Soltwedel (m. 1972–2015)
ParentsKathleen McKenney, William Corcoran, Sr.
SiblingsNoreen Corcoran, Donna Corcoran, Brian Corcoran, Kelly Corcoran, Hugh Corcoran, Kerry Corcoran, William Corcoran, Jr.
MoviesOld Yeller, The Shaggy Dog, Toby Tyler, Goliath II, Pollyanna, Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland, Bon Voyage!, Johnny Shiloh, Savage Sam, A Tiger Walks, Blue, Herbie Goes Bananas
TV ShowsThe Mickey Mouse Club, Spin and Marty, Adventure in Dairyland, The Further Adventures of Spin and Marty, The New Adventures of Spin and Marty
1Disney movies
1Kevin was cremated. His ashes were given to his family.
2In 1957 Corcoran was given a leading role in Old Yeller, one of the best and most poignant boy-and-his-dog movies, still remembered as being a defining childhood experience for many baby boomers. Set in Texas in 1869, the film, discreetly directed by the Disney stalwart Robert Stevenson, tells of how Arliss (Corcoran) and his older brother Travis (Tommy Kirk) adopt a large yellow dog of indeterminate pedigree - "the best doggone dog in the west" as the title song declaims. At the tear-jerking climax, Travis is forced to shoot the faithful pooch, which has contracted rabies, much to the distress of Arliss. Corcoran went on to play Kirk's slightly brattish kid brother again in four further movies, in which Kirk, eight years Corcoran's senior, would portray a character going through a painful puberty, often irritated by his mischievous and talkative brother. "Don't you ever run out of questions?" Kirk asks Corcoran in "Old Yeller". In the comedy-fantasy "The Shaggy Dog" (1959), Corcoran, though younger, is wiser than Kirk who, because of an ancient curse, is turned into a large sheep dog at inopportune moments. As the youngest member of the shipwrecked Swiss Family Robinson (1960), Corcoran collects all sorts of animals, getting in the way of Kirk, who is more interested in a girl he has helped rescue from pirates. The screen brothers had a similar awkward relationship in Bon Voyage! (1962) as part of a "typical" American family on a tour of Europe. In Savage Sam (1963), a disappointing sequel to Old Yeller, Kirk and Corcoran reprised their roles, this time bickering over the defunct canine hero's son. At one stage the boys' uncle (Brian Keith) tells Kirk: "All little brothers hate bossin'. You've got to learn how to outfigger him.".
3Kevin 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 Corcoran's "Spin and Marty" serials, Tim Considine and David Stollery, and Corcoran's frequent co-star, Tommy Kirk, himself a veteran of the "Mickey Mouse Club" serials.
4Kevin Corcoran's father, William "Bill" Corcoran, Sr. (1905-1958), was a studio-police security officer and then became the MGM Studio's Director of Maintenance at the Louis B. Mayer Culver City MGM Film Studios. Corcoran's mother, the former Kathleen McKenney (1917-1972), was a native of Quincy, Massachusetts, while husband William Corcoran and his family were native of Milford, Massachusetts. Born in Santa Monica, California, to Kathleen and Bill, Kevin Corcoran had seven siblings, all of whom did some film acting. "While my father was working at MGM, he heard that children were needed to play some extra roles," Corcoran recalled. "By the time I arrived - No 5 of eight children - the Corcoran kids had been established in the (film) industry. My folks were very down to earth," Kevin Corcoran said in 2000. "Some people's families are in the delicatessen business. My family was in the picture business." Kevin had already been in the business for a long time, having, from the age of four, had brief roles in several feature films even before he signed with Walt Disney. These included "The Glenn Miller Story" (1954) as the band leader's son; as the childhood incarnation of the lead character Paul van Riebeck (Tyrone Power) in "Untamed" (1955), and as one of Quaker farmer Ernest Borgnine's children in "Violent Saturday" (1955). Corcoran's real sisters, Noreen and Donna, played the other children. Young Kevin was fortunate to come along during a successful period of Disney's live-action movies. But Disney was fortunate too, because Corcoran embodied its vision of the "American every-kid", who the Disney studio saw as "a highly intelligent human being - characteristically sensitive, humorous, open-minded, eager to learn, (with) a strong sense of excitement, energy, and healthy curiosity about the world in which he lives." Kevin Corcoran was the sibling whose work is best remembered. Kevin Corcoran was the brother of Donna Corcoran, Noreen Corcoran, Hugh Corcoran, Brian Corcoran, Kerry Corcoran, and Kelly Corcoran (1958-2002). Another brother, Bill Corcoran Jr. (former Dean of Students at California State University, Fresno) died in 2007. Elder siblings Donna, Noreen, and Hugh Corcoran have extensive film and television film credits as child actors during the 1950s. Donna, Noreen, and Kevin all appeared in the 1955 feature film "Violent Saturday." Noreen Corcoran starred as 'Kelly Gregg' on the CBS-NBC-ABC television film series "Bachelor Father" featuring John Forsythe from 1957-1962. During its five-year run, "Bachelor Father" was seen on all three national networks. Brian Corcoran played Kevin's brother, and Kerry, his sister, in the 1960 "Daniel Boone" miniseries "Walt Disney Presents," then on ABC. Brian also was 'Willie Winkie' to Kevin Corcoran's "Boy Blue" in the 1961 feature film "Babes in Toyland." Donna Corcoran played 'Moochie's sister Marian' in "Moochie of the Little League" (1960). She also played 'Bridget White', ("...eight years old") as the little orphan who saw the "Angels in the Outfield" in the original 1951 feature film version with Paul Douglas and Janet Leigh. Younger brother Kelly Corcoran (1958-2002) portrayed 8-year-old 'Kip Pride' in the NBC western series "The Road West" (1966-1967), starring Barry Sullivan.
5Kevin, a former child actor, as an adult became a film/television first-assistant director, producer, and a film director. He appeared as a child in numerous Walt Disney film projects between 1957 and 1963, frequently as an irrepressible character with the nickname "Moochie". Corcoran, after graduating from California State University, Northridge with a degree in theatre arts, returned to the Walt Disney - Buena Vista - Burbank film studio, this time working behind the camera as a first-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 co-produced "Herbie Goes Bananas" (1980), and was the producer of the comedy television series "Zorro and Son" (1983). Corcoran's later contributions to Disney included commentaries and interviews on such Disney DVD releases as "The Shaggy Dog" and "Pollyanna". He also served as first-assistant director on several non-Disney television network series, including "Bay Watch," "Scarecrow and Mrs. King," "Quantum Leap," "Profiler" and "Karen Sisco"; and produced a number of projects. Over the course of his tenure on the Angela Lansbury CBS Sunday prime-time series and Movie of The Week - "Murder She Wrote" (1992-2000) - Kevin was credited as first-assistant director, assistant producer, and director.
6David Stollery, who played 'Marty' with Kevin as 'Moochie' in the Disney short "Adventures in Dairyland," led to them being cast in "Spin and Marty." Stollery said that even at a young age, Corcoran was a professional who knew his lines and took direction. But Corcoran admitted that he didn't always have to fake being mischievous. "Tommy Kirk and I had a great relationship," Corcoran said in a 2000 Times interview. He played Kirk's younger brother in several productions, and the two often played practical jokes on each other. "I remember one sequence," Corcoran said, "in which I was supposed to be throwing rocks at him. Tommy and I had been battling off-screen about something, so instead of the prop rubber rocks, I started throwing real ones".
7Kevin Corcoran produced the 1983 pilot episode of CBS' "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" and went on to serve as a second assistant director on that series as well as on other hour long (60 minutes) television film series like "Simon & Simon," "Baywatch," "Quantum Leap," "Murder, She Wrote" and "Providence". Corcoran was a co-producer on nine episodes of "The Shield" and on 14 installments of another FX drama, "Sons of Anarchy," created by Kurt Sutter, who said, "Corcoran was a delightful person and producer, including on "The Shield"".
8Corcoran's acting career with Disney began at the age of six when he appeared on television in a "Mickey Mouse Club" serial short called "Adventures in Dairyland" (1956). In it he played a pugnacious little boy named 'Moochie,' a nickname that stuck to him throughout his childhood and beyond. Walt Disney was so impressed with Corcoran's debut that he had a special role written for 'Moochie' in another "Mickey Mouse Club" serial short, "Further Adventures of Spin and Marty," which was aired the same year.
9Kevin made his movie debut in Anthony Mann's "The Glenn Miller Story" (1954), then played 'Moochie,' an irrepressible sort who hates being treated like a little kid, on a pair of "Spin and Marty" TV series and on Walt Disney's "Wonderful World of Color". Shortly after appearing in "Blue" (1968), Corcoran went in for an interview for another feature film, he recalled in a 2012 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle. "Usually they would give you pages from the script, let you know what the character is like," Kevin said. "But this director and producer said they wanted to hear about my version of the character. I said, 'Well, what is this character about?' And they fumbled around because they didn't know. Then it hit me. You know what? I know more about making movies than the guy making this picture. I'm done acting. I left that meeting and called my agent. I said, 'Thanks a lot, but no more auditions. I'm done!' ".
10Other Disney movies in which Corcoran had leading roles were "Pollyanna" (1960), where, as Jimmy Bean, a mischievous orphan boy, he counterbalances the sweetness and light spread by the 12-year-old heroine (Hayley Mills), and "Toby Tyler" (1960), in which he played the title role, another orphan, this time running away from his foster parents to join a circus, where he makes friends with an endangered chimpanzee. However, after "A Tiger Walks" (1964), another animal movie aimed at children - a tiger is threatened with death after escaping from a circus, Corcoran, at the grand old age of 15, quit acting. "I decided to retire when I realized that I knew more about making movies than the older bunch of guys making them".
11Kevin Corcoran began acting soon after he could walk, usually playing an irrepressible, high-pitched youngster in television shows like "The Ford Television Theater" in the early 1950s. "He was the quintessential bratty kid brother or mischievous moppet," the critic Donald Liebenson wrote about Kevin Corcoran in The Los Angeles Times in 2000.
12Corcoran, born June 10, 1949, went on to a career behind the camera. And unlike many child actors, he had a quiet life with a long marriage and no public drama. "I enjoy entertaining people and doing good work," Corcoran told the San Francisco Chronicle. "I'm glad my life didn't have to be a spectacle." Diagnosed with colorectal cancer at the age of 60, Kevin died of the illness on a Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, aged 66. Corcoran is survived by his wife, Laura (nee Soltwedel), whom he married in 1972, by three sisters, Che, Noreen and Kerry, and by a brother, Hugh.
13"Moochie" - a nick-name supposedly bestowed by Walt Disney himself, became Kevin Corcoran's on set moniker - as well as the "Mickie Mouse Club" character's name, during much of Kevin's performing career. At age 7, he started appearing as 'Moochie' in 1956 on "Adventures in Dairyland," a serial short that took place on a dude ranch with fellow child actor David Stollery who played 'Marty.' David Stollery said, "Moochie - an adorable, talkative kid who was always getting into jams - was not far removed from the real-life Corcoran. He was just this little rambunctious bundle of energy," Stollery said in an interview with the L.A. Times. "He was 'Moochie', a perfect fit for the character." Other Disney child stars of the era got more notice and bigger parts. But television viewers took the pint-sized Corcoran to heart. "To kids of my generation, 'Moochie' was an irresistible figure, a kid we could all relate to," film critic Leonard Maltin said in taped comments released by Disney. "Because he was so genuine, not a goody-goody type of a model child. He had a touch of mischief and curiosity, and you couldn't help but like him." The character was so popular that Corcoran, as 'Moochie Morgan,' was featured in Disney film serials including "Moochie of Pop Warner Football" (1959) and "Moochie of the Little League" (1960), with character actor Russ Conway playing his father. Continuing his fictional 'Moochie' roles, Corcoran played Montgomery "Moochie" Daniels in the 1959 Disney film "The Shaggy Dog" (1959) . "I'll always be 'Mooch' to the guys around here," he said in a Disney studio interview. "Heck, they've practically raised me".
14Kevin Corcoran and Tommy Kirk played brothers in five films, beginning with 1957's "Old Yeller" as the younger son Arliss Coates, with Fess Parker playing their father. The other films in this category were "The Shaggy Dog" (1959), "Swiss Family Robinson" (youngest son Francis Robinson, 1960), "Goliath II" (as Goliath II, 1960), "Pollyanna" (as Pollyanna's friend, Jimmy Bean, 1960), "Toby Tyler" (as Toby Tyler, 1960), "Babes in Toyland" (nursery rhyme character Boy Blue, 1961), "Aquamania" (as Goofy, Jr., 1961), "Bon Voyage!" (younger son Skipper Willard, 1962), "The Mooncussers" (as Jonathan Feather in a 1962 Disney TV film), "Johnny Shiloh" (as a Union Army drummer (later sergeant) Johnny Lincoln Clem, in a 1963 Disney TV film), and "Savage Sam" (sequel to "Old Yeller," playing Arliss Coates again, 1963). Fred MacMurray played Corcoran and Kirk's father in "The Shaggy Dog" and "Bon Voyage!"; Dorothy McGuire played their mother in "Old Yeller" and "Swiss Family Robinson". Corcoran largely retired from acting after "A Tiger Walks" (as Tom Hadley,1964), although he also appeared in the 1968 film "Blue" in a minor role. He was also in several non-Disney productions, including guest spots on TV series such as "Wagon Train," "The Littlest Hobo" and "My Three Sons" with one of his favorite actors, Fred MacMurray. It was probably around the time of the latter 1968 film "Blue" that he graduated from a Roman Catholic high school in Los Angeles, attended California State University, Northridge, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in theater arts. 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.
15Was honored as a Disney Legend on October 9, 2006.
16He was one of eight children, all of whom acted in films during the 1950's and 60's.
17Graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a degree in theatre arts.
18Played Tommy Kirk's brother in five different films: Old Yeller (1957), The Shaggy Dog (1959), Swiss Family Robinson (1960), Bon Voyage! (1962) and Savage Sam (1963). Savage Sam (1963) was the sequel to Old Yeller (1957), following the adventures of the Coates brothers and Savage Sam, son of Old Yeller.
19Brother of William Corcoran Jr., Donna Corcoran, Noreen Corcoran, Hugh Corcoran, Brian Corcoran, Kerry Corcoran, and Kelly Corcoran.

Assistant Director

Sleeper Cell2005TV Series first assistant director - 1 episode
Crossing Jordan2005TV Series first assistant director - 2 episodes
Karen Sisco2003TV Series first assistant director
Providence1999-2001TV Series first assistant director - 21 episodes
Profiler1998-1999TV Series first assistant director - 8 episodes
Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest1997TV Movie first assistant director
Columbo1997TV Series first assistant director - 1 episode
Mrs. Santa Claus1996TV Movie first assistant director
Murder, She Wrote1991-1996TV Series first assistant director - 53 episodes
Over My Dead Body1990-1991TV Series first assistant director - 2 episodes
Quantum Leap1991TV Series first assistant director - 3 episodes
Baywatch1989TV Series first assistant director - 6 episodes
Simon & Simon1987-1989TV Series first assistant director - 15 episodes
Scarecrow and Mrs. KingTV Series first assistant director - 12 episodes, 1986 - 1987 second assistant director - 11 episodes, 1985 - 1986


Bon Voyage!1962Skipper Willard
Aquamania1961ShortGoofy Jr. (voice, uncredited)
Babes in Toyland1961Boy Blue
Swiss Family Robinson1960Francis
Pollyanna1960Jimmy Bean
Goliath II1960ShortGoliath II (voice, uncredited)
Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus1960Toby Tyler
The Rabbit Trap1959Duncan Colt
The Shaggy Dog1959Moochie (Montgomery) Daniels
The New Adventures of Spin and Marty1957TV SeriesMoochie
Old Yeller1957Arliss Coates
Gun for a Coward1957Deke (uncredited)
Written on the Wind1956Boy on Electric Hobbyhorse (uncredited)
Further Adventures of Spin and Marty1956TV SeriesMoochie
Adventure in Dairyland1956TV SeriesMoochie McCandless
The Ford Television Theatre1953-1956TV SeriesJamie / Mike
December Bride1956TV SeriesEd's son
The Birds and the Bees1956Hans (uncredited)
Violent Saturday1955David Stadt (uncredited)
Untamed1955Young Paul (uncredited)
The Glenn Miller Story1954Steve Miller - Age 4 (uncredited)
It Starts with Murder!2009Beatnik Bartender
Blue1968Rory Calvin
My Three Sons1967TV SeriesPete Snell
A Tiger Walks1964Tom Hadley
The Littlest Hobo1964TV SeriesMike McGregor
Wagon Train1959-1963TV SeriesDavie Vance / Young Boy
Savage Sam1963Arliss Coates
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1957-1963TV SeriesJames Boone Moochie Morgan Johnny Lincoln Clem ...
Johnny Shiloh1963TV MovieJohnny Lincoln Clem

Production Manager

Sons of Anarchy2008-2009TV Series unit production manager - 26 episodes
The Shield2007-2008TV Series unit production manager - 16 episodes


Sons of Anarchy2009TV Series co-producer - 13 episodes
The Shield2008TV Series co-producer - 9 episodes
Murder, She Wrote1984TV Series assistant producer
Whiz Kids1984TV Series coordinating producer - 5 episodes
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1983TV Series producer - 1 episode
Zorro and Son1983TV Series producer
Herbie, the Love Bug1982TV Series producer - 5 episodes
Herbie Goes Bananas1980co-producer
The Kids Who Knew Too Much1980TV Movie producer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1980TV Series producer - 1 episode
The North Avenue Irregulars1979associate producer
Hot Lead and Cold Feet1978associate producer
Return from Witch Mountain1978associate producer


Murder, She Wrote1996TV Series 2 episodes


Treasure of Matecumbe1976assistant: producer


The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics2008TV Movie documentary grateful thanks
Making the 'Return' Trip2003Video documentary short special thanks
'Old Yeller': Remembering a Classic2002Video documentary short special thanks
Pollyanna: The Making of a Masterpiece2002Video documentary short special thanks
Swiss Family Robinson: Adventure in the Making2002Video documentary special thanks
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth2001TV Movie documentary grateful acknowledgment


The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Making the 'Return' Trip2003Video documentary shortHimself - Associate Producer
'Old Yeller': Remembering a Classic2002Video documentary shortHimself
Pollyanna: The Making of a Masterpiece2002Video documentary shortHimself
Swiss Family Robinson: Adventure in the Making2002Video documentaryHimself
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1961TV SeriesHimself
About Faces1960TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1960TV SeriesActor
The Truth About Mother Goose1957Documentary shortLittle Jack Horner (voice, uncredited)

Archive Footage

Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Bare Necessities1987Video shortArliss Coates
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue1985Video shortFrancis Robinson
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1963-1980TV SeriesArliss Coates / Skipper Willard / Jimmy Bean / ...

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