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Corey Scott Feldman

(1971-07-16) July 16, 1971 (age 52)
  • Actor
  • musician
Years active 1976–present
(m. 1989; div. 1993)

Susie Sprague
(m. 2002; div. 2014)

Courtney Anne Mitchell
(m. 2016)
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Corey Scott Feldman (born July 16, 1971) is an American actor and musician. As a youth, he became well known for roles in the 1980s in films such as Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985), and Stand by Me (1986). In 1987, Feldman co-starred in the horror film The Lost Boys with Corey Haim; they became known as "The Two Coreys" and went on to appear in other films together, including License to Drive (1988) and Dream a Little Dream (1989).

Feldman experienced diminishing success in the film industry as an adult, amid well-publicized personal conflicts with Haim and with Michael Jackson, who had befriended him during his time as a teen celebrity.

Early life

Feldman was born on July 16, 1971, in Reseda, California, the son of record producer Bob Feldman and cocktail waitress Sheila Feldman. Feldman was raised Jewish.


Child actor

Feldman started his career at the age of three, appearing in a McDonald's commercial. In his youth, he appeared in over 100 television commercials and on 50 television series, including The Bad News Bears, Mork & Mindy, Eight Is Enough, One Day at a Time, and Cheers. He was in the films Time After Time and Disney's The Fox and the Hound. In 1981, he appeared in NBC's musical comedy children's special How to Eat Like a Child alongside other future child stars Billy Jayne and Georg Olden. In 1982, he portrayed "Little Big" Jim Malloy in the single-episode situation comedy Cass Malloy, which served as the pilot for the later sitcom She's the Sheriff.

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Feldman at the Academy Awards in 1989

Teen years

Feldman became known as a teen idol in the 1980s. During the mid-to-late 1980s, he "was known for being one of the most popular teen pin-ups in the world". He was featured in several consecutive high-grossing movies during this period; those movies included Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985), and Stand By Me (1986) as Teddy Duchamp, the latter alongside River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, and Jerry O'Connell. In 1987, Feldman appeared with Corey Haim in The Lost Boys, in which he played Edgar Frog, a role he reprised in two direct-to-video sequels years later, Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008) and Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010). The Lost Boys marked the first onscreen pairing of Feldman and Haim, who became known as "The Two Coreys". The pair went on to star in a string of films, including License to Drive (1988) and Dream a Little Dream (1989). Feldman also voiced the character of Donatello in the original live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

Career as an adult

In 1989, Feldman starred in several lesser-known films. He returned to the big screen with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, once again providing the voice of Donatello.

In 1995, Feldman starred with Haim in their last mainstream film together, Dream a Little Dream 2. In the late 1990s, Feldman starred in the CBS series Dweebs and then released his second album, Still Searching for Soul, with his band, Corey Feldman's Truth Movement. In 1996, Feldman appeared alongside his former Stand By Me co-star Jerry O'Connell in "Electric Twister Acid Test", an episode of the Fox Network series Sliders. In 1999, he appeared as Officer Corey Feldman in the music video for the New Found Glory single "Hit or Miss". In the same year, he made an appearance in the television series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven.

In 2002, Feldman released a solo album, Former Child Actor, and promoted it with a second US tour. In 2003, he appeared in the celebrity-driven reality series The Surreal Life on The WB. He also made a cameo appearance in the film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star starring David Spade. He appeared in the music video for the Moby single "We Are All Made of Stars". He appeared in the theatrical release My Date with Drew and was the voice of "Sprx-77" in the Toon Disney/ABC Family series Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!.

In 2007, Feldman and Haim began a reality television series titled The Two Coreys on the A&E Network. In January 2008, they started production on the second series of The Two Coreys. He was also executive producer for both seasons.

In 2010, Feldman made an appearance in the music video for the single "1983" by Neon Trees. In 2011, he also appeared in the music video for the Katy Perry single "Last Friday Night".

In January 2012, Feldman joined the British television series Dancing on Ice with American pair skater Brooke Castile. In April 2013, Feldman also appeared in the music video for the Mac Miller single "S.D.S.". In October 2013, Feldman appeared in the music video for "City of Angels" by Thirty Seconds to Mars.

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Corey Feldman with 2 of his Corey's Angels

On October 28, 2013, Feldman released his first memoir, Coreyography. The book details his early life as a child actor all the way up to the death of Corey Haim.

In 2015, Feldman and his then-girlfriend, Courtney Anne Mitchell, appeared in an episode of the fourth season of the reality television series Celebrity Wife Swap. His girlfriend swapped with actor/comedian Tommy Davidson's fiancée, Amanda.

In April 2018, Feldman was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the third annual Young Entertainer Awards.

In October 2019, Feldman appeared in an episode of Marriage Boot Camp.

Corey's Angels

Corey's Angels is a musical group Feldman created. In September 2016, he made an appearance on the Today program to support his album Angelic 2 the Core, which sparked backlash for its unusual nature. Also in 2016, he stated that he had created a "360 management development and production entity" known as Corey's Angels "to help girls who were kind of lost and needed help to find their way."


Feldman is a Democrat and an advocate for animal welfare and animal rights; he has adhered to a vegetarian diet since his youth. He appeared with his wife in a PETA ad campaign promoting vegetarianism. He was awarded the Paws of Fame Award by the Wildlife WayStation for his dedication to animal rights.

Private life

Feldman was married to actress Vanessa Marcil from 1989 until 1993.

He married actress and model Susie Sprague in 2002. The ceremony was co-officiated by a rabbi and by MC Hammer, an ordained minister. In October 2009, the couple split after seven years of marriage.

On November 22, 2016, Feldman married his long-time girlfriend, Courtney Anne Mitchell. The ceremony was officiated by producer Marklen Kennedy, at Elton John's Fizz champagne lounge at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.



Year Title Role Notes
1979 Willa T.C. TV movie
1979 Time After Time Boy at Museum
1981 The Fox and the Hound Young Copper Voice
1984 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Tommy Jarvis
1985 Gremlins Pete Fountaine
1985 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning Tommy Jarvis age 12
1985 The Goonies Clark 'Mouth' Devereaux
1986 Stand by Me Teddy Duchamp
1987 The Lost Boys Edgar Frog
1988 License to Drive Dean
1989 The 'Burbs Ricky Butler
1989 Dream a Little Dream Bobby Keller
1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello voice
1991 Edge of Honor Butler
1991 Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever Jessie Davis
1992 The Magic Voyage Pico Voice
1992 Meatballs 4 Ricky Wade
1992 Round Trip to Heaven Larry
1993 Blown Away Wes Gardner
1993 Stepmonster Phlegm
1993 National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Young Cop
1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Donatello Voice
1994 Lipstick Camera Joule Iverson
1994 National Lampoon's Last Resort Sam
1994 Maverick Bank Robber
1994 A Dangerous Place Taylor
1995 Voodoo Andy
1995 Dream a Little Dream 2 Bobby Keller
1996 Evil Obsession Homer
1996 South Beach Academy Billy Spencer
1996 Red Line Tony
1997 Busted David Also director
1997 Born Bad Marco
1998 She's Too Tall Doug Beckwith
1998 The Waterfront
1998 Strip 'n Run
1998 Storm Trooper Roth
2000 The Million Dollar Kid Charles
2000 The Scarecrow Max the Mouse Credited as Edggar Frogg
2000 Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV Sarah's Gynecologist
2001 My Life as a Troll
2001 Seance a.k.a. Killer in the Dark John
2002 Bikini Bandits Angel Gabriel
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself
2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip Himself Documentary
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Himself
2004 My Date with Drew Himself Documentary
2004 No Witness Mark Leiter
2004 The Birthday Norman Forrester
2004 Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys Robert Toulon
2005 Space Daze Himself
2008 Terror Inside Allen
2008 Lost Boys: The Tribe Edgar Frog
2009 Lucky Fritz Lucky Fritz
2009 Splatter Jonny Splatter
2010 Lost Boys: The Thirst Edgar Frog
2011 We Will Rock You Samuel Stilman
2012 Six Degrees of Hell Kyle Brenner
2013 The Zombie King Kalfu
2013 Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Himself/Narrator
2018 Corbin Nash Queeny
2021 13 Fanboy Mike Merryman

Short films

Year Title
2002 We Are All Made of Stars
2002 Project Redlight
2004 American Fame Pt. 1: Drowning River Phoenix
2011 Last Friday Night
2013 City of Angels


As Corey Feldman

  • Love Left (1992)
  • Former Child Actor (2002)
  • Angelic 2 the Core (2016)
  • Love Left 2: Arm Me With Love (2021)

With Corey Feldman's Truth Movement

  • Still Searching for Soul (1999)
  • Technology Analogy (2010)

See also

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