Jeff Cohen in the Goonies | 1985

Clip Name: Torturing Chunk


Jeff Cohen in the Goonies | 1985

Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Jeff Cohen
Directed by: Richard Donner
About this actor

Jeff Cohen (born June 25, 1974) is a former American child actor who is best remembered for appearing as Chunk in the 1985 Steven Spielberg production The Goonies. Cohen was born Jeffrey Bertan McMahon in Los Angeles, California, and took his stage name from the maiden name of his mother, Elaine Cohen. Since the part of "Chunk" entailed a lot of mockery at Cohen's considerable girth, he took up high school football and has since lost a great deal of weight as an adult. Cohen was one of the kids describing words to the contestants on the 1982-83 CBS game show Child's Play, and during the summer of 1985 he appeared as a celebrity on Body Language. Cohen attended the University of California, Berkeley, earning a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business in 1996. While at UC Berkeley, Cohen was a resident assistant in Cheney Hall and became President of the Associated Students. His campaign posters featured a picture of himself from his Goonies days and the simple...

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