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Jackie Cooper (I) (1922–2011)

Served with the Navy in the South Pacific toward the end of World War II. Then, quietly and without publicity or fanfare, compiled one of the most distinguished peacetime military careers of anyone in his profession. In 1961, as his weekly TV series Hennesey (1959) was enhancing naval recruiting efforts, accepted a commission as a line officer in ... See full bio »

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 1987 Surrender
Ace Morgan
 1975 Journey Into Fear
Eric Hurst
 1972 Stand Up and Be Counted
Doctor (uncredited)
 1971 The Love Machine
Danton Miller
 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/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)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Co-produced, edited and starred in a pilot for an adventure series called "Calhoun" with Barbara Stanwyck. 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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Personal Quote:

[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 »


Nephew of director Norman Taurog and writer Jack Leonard. See more »


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