Chuck Cooper (actor)

Chuck Cooper (actor)

This article is about the African-American actor. For the late former pioneering African-American NBA basketball player, see Chuck Cooper (basketball).

Chuck Cooper
Born November 8, 1954 (1954-11-08) (age 57)
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Occupation Actor
Awards Hollywood Walk of Fame
6338 Hollywood Boulevard

Chuck Cooper (born November 8, 1954) is an American actor.

Cooper made his Broadway debut in 1983 in the musical Amen Corner, playing the role of "Brother Boxer".[1][2] He was an understudy in the original Broadway casts of his next three shows: Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (he eventually took over the role of "Adam"), Passion and Getting Away with Murder. In 1997, his next show The Life opened on Broadway. Cooper won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his role of the pimp "Memphis".

Cooper has also appeared in Chicago as "Billy Flynn", Caroline, or Change as the dual role of "The Bus" and "The Dryer", and Finian's Rainbow as "Bill Rawkins", as well as benefit performances of Hair and A Wonderful Life. He performed also in the role of soloist at the US Premiere of the "Seven Scenes from Hamlet" by the spanish composer Benet Casablancas at the Miller Theatre New York on February 25th, 2010 (Perspectives Ensemble, cond. Angel Gil-Ordóñez).[3]

Cooper's daughter, Lilli, is also an actress. She recently made her Broadway debut in the musical Spring Awakening.

Deborah Brevoort, a playwright, married Cooper, on Saturday, May 30, 2009 in Carmel, N.Y., at the home of Alice and Dave Walsh, friends of the bride.[4] Their initial meeting and eventual engagement was covered in a New York Times web-site video.[5]


External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chuck Cooper — may refer to: Chuck Cooper (actor) Chuck Cooper (basketball) See also Charles Cooper (disambiguation) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same personal name. If an …   Wikipedia

  • Chuck Cooper (basketball) — This article is about the pioneering African American NBA basketball player. For the African American actor, see Chuck Cooper (actor). Chuck Cooper No. 11, 15, 6 Small forward / Shooting guard Personal information Date of birth September 29,… …   Wikipedia

  • Chris Cooper (actor) — For other people named Chris Cooper, see Chris Cooper (disambiguation). Chris Cooper Cooper at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Born Christopher W. Cooper July …   Wikipedia

  • Chuck Lorre — Lorre in September 2011 Born Charles Michael Levine October 18, 1952 (1952 10 18) (age 59) …   Wikipedia

  • Chuck Wepner — Statistics Real name Charles Wepner Nickname(s) The Bayonne Brawler a.k.a The Bayonne Bleeder Rated at Heavyweight Nationality …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Cooper — may refer to: Tarzan Cooper (1907–1980), basketball player for New York Renaissance Charles Cooper (actor), television and movie actor Charles Cooper (judge) (1795–1887), first Chief Justice of South Australia, 1856–1861 Charles D. Cooper… …   Wikipedia

  • Cleavant Derricks (actor) — This article is about the Sliders actor. For his father, see Cleavant Derricks (songwriter). Cleavant Derricks Born Cleavant Derricks, Jr. May 15, 1953 (1953 05 15) (age 58) Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. Occupation Actor/Sing …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Maguire (actor) — Michael Maguire Born Michael L. Maguire February 20, 1955 (1955 02 20) (age 56) Newport News, Virginia, USA Occupation Actor Spouse Marita Geraghty (div. 2001), Shelly Smith …   Wikipedia

  • Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical — This is a list of the winners and nominations of Tony Award for the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. The award has been presented since 1947. Awards and nominations 1940s * 1947: David Wayne – Finian s Rainbow * 1948: no award * …   Wikipedia

  • Academy Award for Best Actor — Awarded for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Country United States First awarded 1929 (for performances in films released during …   Wikipedia

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.