STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 430 this week

Chris Cooper (I)


Chris 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 Lately (1980... See full bio »

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 people
created 31 Jul 2011
 
a list of 35 people
created 15 Apr 2012
 
a list of 47 people
created 22 Nov 2012
 
a list of 47 people
created 10 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chris Cooper.

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (64 credits)
  Chickadee (pre-production)
Doctor Porter
 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 Johnny Cash's America
Narrator
 2008 The 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 'Tom' 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 Lone Star
Sam
 1996 Boys
Mr. John Baker
 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 A Little Piece of Sunshine (TV Movie)
Ernie Favaro
 1990 Lifestories (TV Series)
Mr. Hawkins
- The Hawkins Family (1990) ... Mr. Hawkins
 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
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (29 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(On landing Lonesome Dove) It's a mystery-I know they auditioned a lot of folks in L.A., and if I remember correctly, they had a handful of actors they were going to read in New York. And why or how I got the opportunity to audition for Lonesome Dove, I have no idea. But I knew that character of July Johnson was just-seemed to fit me like a glove. And I worked my tail off on that audition. And ... 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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
He's Sexy.. Silken_Floss
Excellent in 'BREACH' Maceli
great actor josephstein
Favorite Roles rpax
Can you name all the movies he has played an abusive/evil father in? twohits22
Damn..This man is GOOD.. hgilbert68
Discuss Chris Cooper on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page