Chris Cooper


09 Jul 1951


Kansas City, Missouri, USA


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 Lately (1980)", and off-Broadway in "The Ballad of Soapy Smith (1983)" and "A Different Moon (1983)". He debuted in films in the John Sayles movie Matewan (1987). Although his performance was well received, the picture was not successful. Other films he has appeared in include Guilty by Suspicion (1991), Money Train (1995) and A Time to Kill (1996). On television, Cooper has been featured in the mini-series Lonesome Dove (1989) and Return to Lonesome Dove (1993), as July Johnson. He has also appeared in a number of television movies. In 1996, he starred in his third John Sayles movie, Lone Star (1996), where he plays Sam Deeds, the sheriff whose lawman father becomes a posthumous suspect in a murder investigation.

Actor ( 69 credits )

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Norman Osborn (rumored)
Light on Broken Glass (2017)
Live by Night (2016) Chief Irving Figgis
Demolition (2015)
Coming Through The Rye (2015) J.D. Salinger
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Norman Osborn (uncredited)
August: Osage County (2013) Charlie Aiken
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013) Himself - Narrator
The Company You Keep (2012) Daniel Sloan
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) Gary (voice)
Special Look (2012)  Himselff (1 episode, 2016)
The Muppets (2011) Tex Richman
Certain Proof: A Question of Worth (2011) Himself
Amigo (2010) Col. Hardacre
The Tempest (2010) Antonio
The Town (2010) Stephen MacRay
Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (2010) Lt. Col. Kazinski (archive footage)
Remember Me (2010) Sgt. Neil Craig
The Company Men (2010) Phil Woodward
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Where the Wild Things Are (2009) Douglas (voice)
Hemispheres: A Documentary on Cerebral Palsy (2009) Himself
New York, I Love You (2008) Alex (segment "Yvan Attal")
Johnny Cash's America (2008) Narrator
Married Life (2007) Harry Allen
The Kingdom (2007) Grant Sykes
Breach (2007) Robert Hanssen
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
Syriana (2005) Jimmy Pope
Jarhead (2005) Lt. Col. Kazinski
Capote (2005) Alvin Dewey
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Silver City (2004) Dickie Pilager
The Bourne Supremacy (2004) Conklin (uncredited)
Seabiscuit (2003) Tom Smith
Adaptation. (2002) John Laroche
The Bourne Identity (2002) Conklin
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002) Bob Cody
The Patriot (2000) Col. Harry Burwell
Me, Myself & Irene (2000) Lieutenant Gerke
American Beauty (1999) Colonel Fitts
October Sky (1999) John Hickam
The 24 Hour Woman (1999) Ron Hacksby
The Horse Whisperer (1998) Frank Booker
Great Expectations (1998) Joe
A Time to Kill (1996) Deputy Dwayne Powell Looney
Lone Star (1996) Sam
Boys (1996) Mr. John Baker
Pharaoh's Army (1995) Captain John Hull Abston
Money Train (1995) Torch
This Boy's Life (1993) Roy
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2007)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
City of Hope (1991) Riggs
To the Moon, Alice (1991) Frank Wiliker
Guilty by Suspicion (1991) Larry Nolan
Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991) Charlie
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (4 episodes, 1996-2007)
Law & Order (1990)  Roy Payne (1 episode, 1996)
Lifestories (1990)  Mr. Hawkins (1 episode, 1990)
The American Experience (1988)  Himself - Narrator / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Matewan (1987) Joe Kenehan
Non date da mangiare agli animali (1987)
The Equalizer (1985)  Michael (1 episode, 1987)
Miami Vice (1984)  Jimmy Yagovitch (1 episode, 1988)
Nature (1982)  Narrator (1 episode, 2004)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
American Playhouse (1981)  Louis Halladay (1 episode, 1988)
Chickadee (0) Doctor Porter