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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 »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 11/22/63 (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
Al Templeton
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Al Templeton
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Al Templeton
 2015 Demolition
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie)
 2012 Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (Documentary)
Gary (voice)
 2010/I The Tempest
 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 Lone Star
 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
 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
 1992 Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (TV Movie)
Anthony Blessing
 1992 Bed of Lies (TV Movie)
Price Daniel, Jr.
 1991 To the Moon, Alice (Short)
Frank Wiliker
 1991 Darrow (TV Movie)
Eugene Debs
 1991 Thousand Pieces of Gold
 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)
- The Rehearsal (1987) ... Michael
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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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The Bourne Identity. It's pretty amazing. I had the Bourne script for a good month and a half, and I knew I was going to Prague to shoot my segment of the film. So two weeks before I'm off to Prague, I get a call from the production company, and they say "Look, forget the script. We've got a lot of re-writing to do, and we'll send you a script as soon as we can." So a week goes by, and I'm ... See more »


His first foray into acting came when he was drafted from the set-builder ranks of his local community theater to serve as a last-minute substitute for Tom Berenger in a production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" as the paper boy. See more »


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 »

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