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Also Known As: Frederick Koehler, Freddy Koehler Died:
Born: June 16, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Jackson Heights, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Fred Koehler started his career as a child star, making his feature debut as the eldest son of Michael Keaton's "Mr. Mom" (1983) and taking the regular role of Chip, the sole male in the household of the acclaimed CBS sitcom "Kate & Allie" (1984-1989). The actor grew up before the audience's eyes on "Kate & Allie", going from the adorably precocious little boy (complete with the time's requisite bowl haircut) to an awkward young teenager, trying to find his way in the divorcee headed household with and older sister, his mother, her best friend Kate and Kate's teenage daughter. Koehler's Chip was one of the more realistic and likable depictions of boys on television at the time, and his portrayal was both funny and insightful, although he was often best remembered for his onscreen struggles with the real-life vocal fluctuations that accompany puberty's onset. While on "Kate & Allie", Koehler landed featured roles in several TV projects, including a part as Sarah Jessica Parker's brother in the ABC Afterschool Special "The Almost Royal Family" (1984), a featured role as the son of Wayne Rogers and Karen Valentine in "He's Fired, She's Hired" (CBS, 1984) and as star of the syndicated divorce drama...

Fred Koehler started his career as a child star, making his feature debut as the eldest son of Michael Keaton's "Mr. Mom" (1983) and taking the regular role of Chip, the sole male in the household of the acclaimed CBS sitcom "Kate & Allie" (1984-1989). The actor grew up before the audience's eyes on "Kate & Allie", going from the adorably precocious little boy (complete with the time's requisite bowl haircut) to an awkward young teenager, trying to find his way in the divorcee headed household with and older sister, his mother, her best friend Kate and Kate's teenage daughter. Koehler's Chip was one of the more realistic and likable depictions of boys on television at the time, and his portrayal was both funny and insightful, although he was often best remembered for his onscreen struggles with the real-life vocal fluctuations that accompany puberty's onset. While on "Kate & Allie", Koehler landed featured roles in several TV projects, including a part as Sarah Jessica Parker's brother in the ABC Afterschool Special "The Almost Royal Family" (1984), a featured role as the son of Wayne Rogers and Karen Valentine in "He's Fired, She's Hired" (CBS, 1984) and as star of the syndicated divorce drama special "Tender Places" (1987), playing a 13-year-old boy dealing with his parents' separation. Koehler left "Kate & Allie" when it's run ended in 1989, five years more experienced in his craft and two feet taller.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Little Chenier (2008)
2.
 Death Race (2008)
3.
 Domino (2005)
4.
 Touched (2005)
5.
 Strip Search (2004) Jimmy Briggs
6.
7.
 Pearl Harbor (2001) Wounded Sailor No 3
9.
 A Kiss Before Dying (1991) Mickey
10.
 Night Walk (1989) Eric Miller
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1983:
Made acting debut in "Mr. Mom"
:
Breakthrough TV role, played Chip Lowell on the CBS sitcom "Kate & Allie"
1985:
Had a featured role in the children's drama "Heart of the Garden"
1987:
Appeared in "The Pick-Up Artist"
1991:
Had a featured role as Mickey in "A Kiss Before Dying"
1993:
Played Swoosie Kurtz's son in the HBO movie "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom"
1993:
Guest starred in the prom episode of "Full House"
1998:
Appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Sharman Macdonald's "When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout"
1998:
Had title role in the Los Angeles production of "The Cripple of Inishmaan"
1999:
Joined the cast of HBO's "Oz", playing a drug-addled neo-Nazi and son of brutal Aryan leader Vern Schillinger
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Education

Beverly Hills High School: Beverly Hills , California -
Carnegie-Mellon University: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania - 1997

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