Cooper, Chuck 1954–

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Cooper, Chuck 1954–


Born November 8, 1954, in Cleveland, OH; son of an actor; children: Eddie, Alex, Lilli. Education: Graduated from Ohio University.

Addresses: Agent—SMS Talent, 8730 Sunset Blvd., Suite 440, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Don Buchwald and Associates, 10 East 44th St., New York, NY 10017.

Career: Actor.

Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award, best featured actor in a musical, 1997, for The Life; Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Award for excellence, outstanding performance in a musical—male, 2004, for Caroline, or Change.


Stage Appearances:

Isaac, Blind John, Abner, and Bert, Colored People's Time, Negro Ensemble Company, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Brother Boxer, Amen Corner, Nederland Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Caliban, The Tempest, Alliance Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA, 1984–85.

Memphis, The Life, Westbeth Theatre Center, New York City, 1990.

Man number one, "break" man, "Agnes," man in dirty dungarees, "Eulogy for Mister Hamm," and cabbie, "Lucky Nurse," Four Short Operas, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Adam, Someone Who'll Watch over Me, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1992–93.

Title role, Othello, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 1993–94.

Roscoe, Avenue X, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1994.

Understudy Fosca's father, Lieutenant Barri, Lieutenant Torasso, Major Rizzoli, and Private Augenti, Passion, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1994–95.

Captain Jabali Abdul LaRouche, Police Boys, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1995.

Standby Dan Gerard, Getting Away with Murder, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Memphis, The Life, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Frank Schaeffer, Marco Polo Sings a Solo, Signature Theatre, New York City, 1998.

King Mostansir, Nicolette and Aucassin, Westport County Playhouse, Westport, CT, 2000.

Billy Flynn, Chicago, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Jaguar Senior and Dregster Dupree, Thunder Knocking on the Door, Minetta Lane Theater, New York City, 2002.

Title role, Robseon, Mill Hill Playhouse, Trenton, NJ, 2002.

W. E. B. Dubois, The World Beyond the Hill: The Life and Times of W. E. B. Dubois, Berkshire Festival, 2003.

Shoulda Woulda Coulda (cabaret), Don't Tell Mama, New York City, 2003.

The dryer and the bus, Caroline, or Change, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 2003–2004.

Hair, New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Lennon, Orpheum Theater, San Francisco, CA, then Colonial Theatre, Boston, MA, then Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Also appeared as Brutus, Julius Caesar, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA; Tullus Aufidius, Coriolanus, and The Doctor Is Out, both Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA; title role, Othello, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival; Caliban, The Tempest, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA; in Getting Away with Murder, The Tap Dance Kid, Passion, and Rumors, all Broadway productions; Primary English Class, Riff Raff Revue, and Jawbone, all Off-Broadway productions; Badfoot, St. Louis Woman, City Center Encores!, New York City; and King's Island Christmas.

Major Tours:

William, The Tap Dance Kid, 1986–87.

Also toured in Eubie! and Whistle Down the Wind.

Film Appearances:

Himself, The Hollywood Knights, Columbia, 1980.

Drag race passenger, Collision Course, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1989.

Customer, Malcolm X (also known as X), Warner Bros., 1992.

Umpire, North, Columbia, 1994.

Mark the cop, Sweet Nothing, Warner Bros., 1995.

Stockbroker, The Juror, Columbia, 1996.

New York City cop, The Peacemaker, DreamWorks Pictures, 1997.

Male guard, Gloria, Columbia, 1999.

Earl Martin, The Hurricane, Buena Vista, 1999.

Armon, The Opportunists, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1999.

Benjamin, Our Song, IFC Films, 2000.

Jim, 3 Days of Rain, Rogue Arts, 2002.

Sergeant Williams, Downtown: A Street Tale, 2004.

Find Me Guilty, 2006.

Film Work:

Stunts, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (also known as The Adventures of Buckaro Banzai), 1984.

Television Appearances; Series:

Charlie the Bridgeman, 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001–2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Cop, Action Family, 1987.

Judge Whitney, Criminal Justice, HBO, 1990.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Gym teacher, "That Funny Fat Kid," Young People's Specials, syndicated, 1986.

The 51st Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1997.

Cop Shop, PBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Drew MacDaniel, "Sonata for Solo Organ," Law & Order, NBC, 1990.

Art Samuels, "Blue Bamboo," Law & Order, NBC, 1994.

Prosecutor, "Expert Witness," Cosby Mysteries, NBC, 1994.

"One Day at a Time," Cosby Mysteries, NBC, 1994.

Sawyer, "Man's Best Friend," New York Undercover (also known as Uptown Undercover), Fox, 1995.

Walters' attorney, "Custody," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

Bus driver, "Moby Greg," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996.

Referee, Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central, 1999.

Lowell Griffin, "The Naked Are the Dead," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2000.

James Vesey, "The Perfect Valentine," Cosby, CBS, 2000.

Rolando August, "Burn, Baby, Burn," Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

Lieutenant Kyle, "Man Enough," Third Watch, NBC, 2001.

Barry's ex-boss, "Fallout: Part 1," Without a Trace, CBS, 2003.

Mr. Tassler, "Perfect," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2003.

Hayden, "See No Evil," Hack, CBS, 2003.

Also appeared in I'll Fly Away, NBC; The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS; "Past Imperfect," New York News.


Albums (Cast Recordings):

Appeared on The Life; King Island Christmas; Caroline, or Change; Avenue X; St. Louis Woman; The Confidence Man.

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