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Christopher Walton Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised. Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama, Cooper appeared on Broadway in "Of the Fields... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 32 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Beauty
American Beauty Colonel Fitts
(1999)
The Bourne Identity
(2002)
Adaptation.
Adaptation. John Laroche
(2002)
The Patriot
The Patriot Col. Harry Burwell
(2000)

Filmography

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 2016 Live by Night
Chief Figgis
 2016 11.22.63 (TV Mini-Series)
Al Templeton
- The Day in Question (2016) ... Al Templeton (credit only)
- Soldier Boy (2016) ... Al Templeton
- The Truth (2016) ... Al Templeton
- The Eyes of Texas (2016) ... Al Templeton (credit only)
 2015 Demolition
Phil
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie)
Alfred
 2012 Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (Documentary)
Gary (voice)
 2010/I The Tempest
Antonio
 2008 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Walt Whitman
- Walt Whitman (2008) ... Walt Whitman (voice)
 2004 Silver City
Dickie Pilager
 2004 The Bourne Supremacy
Conklin (uncredited)
 2003 My House in Umbria (TV Movie)
Thomas Riversmith
 1999 The 24 Hour Woman
Ron Hacksby
 1998 The Horse Whisperer
Frank Booker
 1997 Alone (TV Movie)
Gus Jr.
 1997 Breast Men (TV Movie)
Dr. William Larson
 1996 The Why Store: Father (Video short)
Father
 1996 Boys
Mr. John Baker
 1996 Lone Star
Sam
 1996 The Deliverance of Elaine (TV Movie)
Charile Skyler
 1996 Law & Order (TV Series)
Roy Payne
- Blood Libel (1996) ... Roy Payne
 1995 Pharaoh's Army
Captain John Hull Abston
 1995 Money Train
Torch
 1994 One More Mountain (TV Movie)
James Reed
 1993 Return to Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
July Johnson
- The Passing (1993) ... July Johnson
- The Legacy (1993) ... July Johnson
- The Forge (1993) ... July Johnson
- The Vision (1993) ... July Johnson
 1993 This Boy's Life
Roy
 1992 Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (TV Movie)
Anthony Blessing
 1992 Bed of Lies (TV Movie)
Price Daniel, Jr.
 1991 City of Hope
Riggs
 1991 To the Moon, Alice (Short)
Frank Wiliker
 1991 Darrow (TV Movie)
Eugene Debs
 1991 Thousand Pieces of Gold
Charlie
 1991 Guilty by Suspicion
Larry Nolan
 1991 In Broad Daylight (TV Movie)
Jack Wilson
 1990 Lifestories (TV Series)
Mr. Hawkins
- The Hawkins Family (1990) ... Mr. Hawkins
 1990 A Little Piece of Sunshine (TV Movie)
Ernie Favaro
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
July Johnson
- Return (1989) ... July Johnson
- The Plains (1989) ... July Johnson
- On the Trail (1989) ... July Johnson
- Leaving (1989) ... July Johnson
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Jimmy Yagovitch
- Mirror Image (1988) ... Jimmy Yagovitch
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Louis Halladay
- Journey Into Genius (1988) ... Louis Halladay
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Michael
- The Rehearsal (1987) ... Michael
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Other Works:

(February 24 to April 4, 1982) He played Tom in Terrence Shank's adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, "The Grapes of Wrath," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Anne Barclay (Miss Horsham): Susan Cash (Rose); Anthony DeFonte (Trooper #1, Camp Manager, Strikebreaker ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On Money Train) We had just moved to Kingston, I think in '94. I think I had gone into New York and auditioned for one or two characters in that script, and we bought this little house here that we still live in. And financially, we had no business buying this house. We were scared to death. So it was an opportunity to make some money and do another film role, and it's something I thought would ... See more »

Trivia:

As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: American Beauty (1999), Seabiscuit (2003) and Capote (2005). American Beauty (1999) won in the category. See more »

Trademark:

Usually plays characters that are associated with the government (including the military), politics, or agencies. See: The Bourne Identity (2002), Silver City (2004), Syriana (2005), Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Jarhead (2005), The Patriot (2000), American Beauty (1999), Breach (2007). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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