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Christopher Walton 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... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Beauty
American Beauty Colonel Fitts
(1999)
The Bourne Identity
(2002)
Adaptation.
Adaptation. John Laroche
(2002)
The Patriot
The Patriot Col. Harry Burwell
(2000)

Filmography

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  Chickadee (pre-production)
Doctor Porter
 2017 Cars 3: Driven to Win (Video Game)
Smokey (voice)
 2017 Cars 3
Smokey (voice)
 2016 Live by Night
Chief Figgis
 2016 11.22.63 (TV Mini-Series)
Al Templeton
- The Day in Question (2016) ... Al Templeton (credit only)
- Soldier Boy (2016) ... Al Templeton
- Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald (2016) ... Al Templeton
- The Truth (2016) ... Al Templeton
- The Eyes of Texas (2016) ... Al Templeton (credit only)
 2015 Coming Through the Rye
J.D. Salinger
 2015 Demolition
Phil
 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Norman Osborn (uncredited)
 2013 August: Osage County
Charlie Aiken
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie)
Alfred
 2012 Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (Documentary)
Gary (voice)
 2012 The Company You Keep
Daniel Sloan
 2011 The Muppets
Tex Richman
 2010/I The Tempest
Antonio
 2010 The Town
Stephen MacRay
 2010 Amigo
Col. Hardacre
 2010 Remember Me
Sgt. Neil Craig
 2010 The Company Men
Phil Woodward
 2009 Where the Wild Things Are
Douglas (voice)
 2008 New York, I Love You
Alex (segment "Yvan Attal")
 2008 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Walt Whitman
- Walt Whitman (2008) ... Walt Whitman (voice)
 2007 Married Life
Harry Allen
 2007 The Kingdom
Grant Sykes
 2007 Breach
Robert Hanssen
 2005 Syriana
Jimmy Pope
 2005 Jarhead
Lt. Col. Kazinski
 2005 Capote
Alvin Dewey
 2004 Silver City
Dickie Pilager
 2004 The Bourne Supremacy
Conklin (uncredited)
 2003 Seabiscuit
Tom Smith
 2003 My House in Umbria (TV Movie)
Thomas Riversmith
 2002 Adaptation.
John Laroche
 2002 The Bourne Identity
Conklin
 2000 The Patriot
Col. Harry Burwell
 2000 Me, Myself & Irene
Lieutenant Gerke
 1999 American Beauty
Colonel Fitts
 1999 October Sky
John Hickam
 1999 The 24 Hour Woman
Ron Hacksby
 1998 The Horse Whisperer
Frank Booker
 1998 Great Expectations
Joe
 1997 Alone (TV Movie)
Gus Jr.
 1997 Breast Men (TV Movie)
Dr. William Larson
 1996 The Why Store: Father (Video short)
Father
 1996 A Time to Kill
Deputy Dwayne Powell Looney
 1996 Boys
Mr. John Baker
 1996 Lone Star
Sam
 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
Torch
 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
Roy
 1992 Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (TV Movie)
Anthony Blessing
 1992 Bed of Lies (TV Movie)
Price Daniel, Jr.
 1991 City of Hope
Riggs
 1991 To the Moon, Alice (Short)
Frank Wiliker
 1991 Darrow (TV Movie)
Eugene Debs
 1991 Thousand Pieces of Gold
Charlie
 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)
Michael
- The Rehearsal (1987) ... Michael
 1987 Matewan
Joe Kenehan
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(February 24 to April 4, 1982) He played Mulholland in Thomas Murphy's adaptation of Liam O'Flaherty's novel, "The Informer," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Anne Barclay (Mrs. Foley, Old Woman); Susanna Banks (Mrs. Cassidy, Agnes, 2nd Woman); Lee Biolos (Mr. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On Adaptation) The audition I did was very, very unusual, in that when I read the script, I just saw so many possibilities and ways to play a scene. If you're not familiar with the audition process-you're lucky if you get a second reading of the character. I went to the audition and pleaded with Spike to please allow me to show him four or five interpretations of a scene. And he let me do that. ... See more »

Trivia:

Older brother, Chuck Cooper (born in 1948), is a contractor. See more »

Trademark:

Deep gravelly voice See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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