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Cooper hails from Wichita, Kansas, and grew up there, attending Wichita Collegiate School, a private college preparatory school from pre-school all the way through 12th grade where he graduated with honors. Cooper was heavily involved in the fine arts in Wichita, primarily in Music Theatre. He performed in 18 musicals, 9 of which he performed as the lead. Roles included Troy Bolton in High School Musical II at Music Theatre of Wichita, Roger Davis in Rent, Ren in Footloose, Tony in West Side Story, Danny Zuko in Grease, Joseph in Technicolor Dreamcoat, and many others. In his Junior year, Cooper was one of 22 young men nominated to compete in the National High School Music Theatre Awards in New York City. He also won two Jester awards for leading actor in Kansas. At Collegiate, Cooper won the Forrest C. Lattner Endowment Award (for persistence and diligence) as a Junior, and the Mandy Shoaf Memorial Award (for achievement in the fine arts and being a friend to all) as a Senior. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles to begin his career as an actor, Cooper was selected as a Warbler on Glee.

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Trivia (4)

Cooper also was very active in competitive baseball prior to moving to Los Angeles, and was a four year varsity starter at his high school, Wichita Collegiate School. He received State Honorable Mention in baseball in his sophomore and senior years.
Cooper is an accomplished singer and dancer, having won numerous awards in Kansas, including State Honor Choir, plus two Jester Awards for Leading Actor. He was nationally recognized in 2010 by being nominated for the National High School Music Theatre Awards in NYC.
Cooper is a gifted musician and composer. He plays piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, saxophone, and tuba. He is an accomplished drum line performer as well.
Cooper has written a full length screenplay, The L-Train, and two stage plays, both of which have been produced.

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