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Jackie Cooper (I) (1922–2011)

Jackie Cooper was born John Cooper in Los Angeles, California, to Mabel Leonard, an Italian-American stage pianist, and John Cooper. Through his mother, he was the nephew of actress Julie Leonard, screenwriter Jack Leonard, and (by marriage) director Norman Taurog. Jackie served with the Navy in the South Pacific toward the end of World War II. ... See full bio »

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 1989 For Jenny with Love (TV Series)
J. Nash Hawkins
 1987/I Surrender
Ace Morgan
 1986 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Audience Member
- All Shook Up (1986) ... Audience Member (uncredited)
 1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Dr. David Domedion
- Time Heals: Part 2 (1986) ... Dr. David Domedion
 1984 No Earthly Reason (TV Movie)
J. Nash Hawkins
 1975-1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Garth McGregor / Capt. Highland
- The House on Willis Avenue (1978) ... Garth McGregor
- Claire (1975) ... Capt. Highland
 1977 Operation Petticoat (TV Series)
- Operation Petticoat (1977) ... Admiral (uncredited)
 1974-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Jack McGraw / Eamon Kinsella Royce / Lt. Bruckner / ...
- The Blue Fog (1977) ... Jack McGraw
- Eamon Kinsella Royce (1976) ... Eamon Kinsella Royce
- Robbery: 48 Hours (1974) ... Lt. Bruckner
- The Hunters (1974) ... John Morrison
 1975-1976 Mobile One (TV Series)
Peter Campbell
- Libel (1976)
- Murder at Fourteen (1975) ... Peter Campbell
- The Listening Ear (1975) ... Peter Campbell
- The Boxer (1975) ... Peter Campbell
- The Middle Man (1975) ... Peter Campbell
 1975 Mobile Two (TV Movie)
Peter Campbell
 1975 Journey Into Fear
Eric Hurst
 1974 The Day the Earth Moved (TV Movie)
Steve Barker
 1974 Doctor Dan (TV Movie)
Dr. Dan Morgan
 1974 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Barney Tolliver
- Dead Heat (1974) ... Barney Tolliver
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Nelson Hayward
 1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Harlan Slade
- Break-In (1973) ... Harlan Slade
 1973 Keep an Eye on Denise (TV Movie)
 1973 Of Men and Women (TV Movie)
Ted (segment "Hot Machine, Cold Machine")
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Dumpy Doyle
- Cry of the Cat (1972) ... Dumpy Doyle
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Dr. Norman
- The Countdown (1972) ... Dr. Norman
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Winn Hollis
- The New Mexican Connection (1972) ... Winn Hollis
 1972 Stand Up and Be Counted
Doctor (uncredited)
 1972 The Astronaut (TV Movie)
Kurt Anderson
 1971 The Love Machine
Danton Miller
 1971 Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (TV Movie)
Ed Miller
 1968 Shadow on the Land (TV Movie)
Lt. Col. Andy Davis
 1964 Calhoun: County Agent (TV Movie)
Everett Calhoun
 1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Jonathan West / Caesar
- Caesar and Me (1964) ... Jonathan West / Caesar (voice)
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Lt. Dickson
- The Hunley (1963) ... Lt. Dickson
 1956-1963 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Val Barton
- Mid-Summer (1958) ... Val Barton
 1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
John Reardon / Judd Rogers
- Thunder in a Forgotten Town (1963) ... John Reardon
- Special Assignment (1962) ... Judd Rogers
 1961 The Gertrude Berg Show (TV Series)
Lt. Charles 'Chick' Hennesey, USN
- Mrs. G. Meets Dr. Hennesey (1961) ... Lt. Charles 'Chick' Hennesey, USN
 1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Chris Shade
- Curtain Call (1958) ... Chris Shade
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- The Hasty Heart (1958)
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
- Free Ride (1958)
 1953-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Dave Tuttle / Blackie Scantling
- The Fair-Haired Boy (1958) ... Dave Tuttle
- Hound-Dog Man (1953) ... Blackie Scantling
- Birthright (1953)
 1952-1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Willy Benton / Milton 'Mezz' Mezzrow / Private Oscar Purkey / ...
- End of Morning (1956) ... Willy Benton
- Really the Blues (1953) ... Milton 'Mezz' Mezzrow
- Private Purkey's Private Place (1953) ... Private Oscar Purkey
 1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Pardon-Me Boy (1955) ... Bubbo
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Bill Harlow / Joe Toyah / Bob Heywood
- Fast Break (1955) ... Bill Harlow / Joe Toyah
- Big Jim's Boy (1953) ... Bob Heywood
 1953-1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Charles Steen / Larry
- I Found Sixty Million Dollars (1955) ... Charles Steen
- Tour of Duty (1953)
- The Middle Son (1953) ... Larry
 1955 Justice (TV Series)
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Jeremy Bates
- Yankee Peddler (1955) ... Jeremy Bates
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Yellow Jack (1955) ... O'Hara
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Joe Morton
- Falling Star (1954) ... Joe Morton
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- Gran'ma Rebel (1953)
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
- Towerman (1953)
 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
- Westward the Sun (1953)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- A Reputation (1953)
 1948-1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Diehard (1953)
- The Ivory Door (1948)
 1951-1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Dan Crowley / Murderer / Williams
- The Invisible Killer (1952) ... Dan Crowley
- Murderers' Meeting (1951) ... Murderer
- Go Home Dead Man (1951) ... Williams
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dave Carter / Orrin Dudley
- A Message for Janice (1952) ... Dave Carter
- Life, Liberty and Orrin Dudley (1952) ... Orrin Dudley
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
- The Cocoon (1952) ... Tom
 1951 The Clock (TV Series)
- Dream Beach (1951)
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- Jinxed (1949)
 1948 French Leave
Skitch Kilroy
 1947 Stork Bites Man
Ernest (Ernie) C. Brown
 1942 The Navy Comes Through
Joe 'Babe' Duttson
 1942 Men of Texas
Robert Houston Scott
 1942 Syncopation
Johnny Schumacher
 1941 Her First Beau
Chuck Harris
 1940 Gallant Sons
Byron 'By' Newbold
 1940 Rodeo Dough (Short)
Jackie Cooper
 1939 The Big Guy
Jimmy Hutchins
 1939 Two Bright Boys
Rory O'Donnell
 1939 The Spirit of Culver
Tom Allen
 1938 Newsboys' Home
Rifle Edwards
 1938 Gangster's Boy
Larry Kelly
 1938 That Certain Age
Kenneth 'Ken' Warren
 1938 White Banners
Peter Trimble
 1937 Boy of the Streets
Chuck Brennan
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
'Buck' Murphy
 1936 Tough Guy
Frederick Martindale 'Freddie' Vincent, III
 1935 O'Shaughnessy's Boy
Joseph 'Stubby' O'Shaughnessy
 1933 The Bowery
Swipes McGurk
 1932 When a Fellow Needs a Friend
Edward Haverford 'Eddie' Randall
 1931 Sooky
Skippy Skinner
 1931 The Christmas Party (Short)
Jackie (uncredited)
 1931/I The Champ
 1931 Young Donovan's Kid
Midge Murray
 1931 Bargain Day (Short)
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1931 Skippy
 1931 Little Daddy (Short)
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1931 Love Business (Short)
Jackie Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1931 Helping Grandma (Short)
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1930 School's Out (Short)
Jackie Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1930 Teacher's Pet (Short)
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1930 Pups Is Pups (Short)
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1930 A Tough Winter (Short)
 1930 Bear Shooters (Short)
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1930 Los cazadores de osos (Short)
 1930 Las fantasmas (Short)
 1930 When the Wind Blows (Short)
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1930 Los pequeños papas (Short)
 1930 The First Seven Years (Short)
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1930 Shivering Shakespeare (Short)
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1929 Sunnyside Up
Jerry McGinnis (uncredited)
 1929 Moan & Groan, Inc. (Short)
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
 1929 Bouncing Babies (Short)
Kid listening to Farina
 1929 Boxing Gloves (Short)
 1929 Fox Movietone Follies of 1929
Little Boy in 'That's You, Baby' Number (uncredited)
Show Show Director (42 credits)
Show Show Producer (10 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (80 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (23 credits)

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Personal Details

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Stage: Appeared (as "Francis X. Digman") in "King of Hearts" on Broadway. Comedy/farce. Written by Jean Kerr and Eleanor Brooke. Directed by Walter Kerr. Lyceum Theatre (moved to The National Theatre from 4 Oct 1954 to close): 1 Apr 1954-27 Nov 1954 (279 performances). Cast: Donald Cook (as "Larry Larkin"), Cloris Leachman (as "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jackie | Hal Roach's Rascals | Alan Smithee


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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[In 1976] Sometimes I'll wake up in the middle of the night and I'll hear a voice that sounds familiar . . . my wife has fallen asleep with the tube on, and I'll finally start recognizing the dialogue, look up, and Jesus Christ, it's me at 14, or 12, or 9, or whatever. Sometimes I'll sit there and watch it and I can tell myself what's coming next . . . I remember the dialogue, the scene and the ... See more »


When his first son was to be signed to a long-term contract with MGM, Cooper's studio at the height of his fame as a child, he intervened and persuaded his ex-wife (the boy's mother) to decline: "It's no way for a kid to grow up." Adamantly opposed to children acting to the exclusion of a normal upbringing, based on his own life experiences. None of Cooper's four children were performers. See more »


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