The actor passed away peacefully
at his home, his co-star Beverly Washburn confirmed to Fox News
Kirk had acting success, but got his big break after being cast as Travis Coates in "Old Yeller." The actor went on to star as Disney's go-to All-American teenager in a handful of movies including "The Shaggy Dog" and "Swiss Family Robinson."
Kirk would be officially retired from acting by 2006.Washburn, who also resides in Las Vegas, and Kirk were set to participate in an upcoming "Old Yeller" reunion.