Jackie Cooper

Birthday:

09/15/1922

Place of birth:

Los Angeles, California, USA:

Biography:

Served with the Navy in the South Pacific toward the end of World War II. Then, quietly and without publicity or fanfare, compiled one of the most distinguished peacetime military careers of anyone in his profession. In 1961, as his weekly TV series Hennesey (1959) was enhancing naval recruiting efforts, accepted a commission as a line officer in the Naval Reserve with duties in recruitment, training films, and public relations. Holder of a multi-engine pilot license, he later co-piloted jet planes for the Navy, which made him an Honorary Aviator authorized to wear wings of gold-at the time only the third so honored in naval aviation history. By 1976 he had attained the rank of captain, and was in uniform aboard the carrier USS Constellation for the Bicentennial celebration on July 4. In 1980, the Navy proposed a period of active duty at the Pentagon that would have resulted in a promotion to rear admiral, bringing him even with Air Force Reserve Brigadier General James Stewart. Fresh on the heels of a second directing Emmy, he felt his absence would impact achieving a long-held goal of directing motion pictures, and reluctantly declined. (The opportunity in films never materialized.) Holds Letters of Commendation from six secretaries of the Navy. Was honorary chairman of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation and a charter member of VIVA, the effort to return POW-MIAs from Vietnam. Upon retirement in 1982, he was decorated with the Legion of Merit by Navy Secretary John F. Lehman Jr.. Other than Stewart, no performer in his industry has achieved a higher uniformed rank in the U.S. military. (Glenn Ford was also a Naval Reserve captain, and director and Captain John Ford was awarded honorary flag rank upon his 1951 retirement from the Naval Reserve).


Film Credits

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
as Perry White
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006)
as Himself
Judy Garland: By Myself (2004)
as Himself
Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood (2000)
as Himself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (1995)
as
Surrender (1987)
as Ace Morgan
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
as Perry White
Superman III (1983)
as Perry White
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983)
as Himself (archive footage)
The Making of 'Superman II' (1982)
as Himself
Superman II (1980)
as Perry White
The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' (1980)
as Himself
Superman (1978)
as Perry White
Journey Into Fear (1975)
as Eric Hurst
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1975)
as (archive footage)
Chosen Survivors (1974)
as Raymond Couzins
The Day the Earth Moved (1974)
as Steve Barker
Big John Morrison (1973)
as John Morrison
The Astronaut (1972)
as Kurt Anderson
The Love Machine (1971)
as Danton Miller
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971)
as Ed Miller
Shadow on the Land (1968)
as Lt. Col. Andy Davis
Calhoun: County Agent (1964)
as Everett Calhoun
Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963)
as
The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers (1962)
as Himself
Everything's Ducky (1961)
as Lt. J.S. Parmell - Psychiatrist
French Leave (1948)
as Skitch Kilroy
Kilroy Was Here (1947)
as John J. Kilroy
Stork Bites Man (1947)
as Ernest (Ernie) C. Brown
Where Are Your Children? (1943)
as Danny Cheston
The Navy Comes Through (1942)
as Joe 'Babe' Duttson
Men of Texas (1942)
as Robert Houston Scott
Syncopation (1942)
as Johnny Schumacher
Glamour Boy (1941)
as Tiny Barlow
Her First Beau (1941)
as Chuck Harris
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
as Jerry Regan
Life with Henry (1941)
as Henry Aldrich
Gallant Sons (1940)
as Byron Newbold
Rodeo Dough (1940)
as Jackie Cooper
The Return of Frank James (1940)
as Clem
Seventeen (1940)
as William Sylvanus Baxter
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
as Burglar
What a Life (1939)
as Henry Aldrich
Streets of New York (1939)
as James Michael 'Jimmy' Keenan
The Spirit of Culver (1939)
as Tom Allen
Scouts to the Rescue (1939)
as Bruce Scott
Newsboys' Home (1938)
as Rifle Edwards
Gangster's Boy (1938)
as Larry Kelly
That Certain Age (1938)
as Kenneth Warren
White Banners (1938)
as Peter Trimble
Bear Facts (1938)
as Bear
Boy of the Streets (1937)
as Chuck Brennan
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)
as 'Buck' Murphy
Tough Guy (1936)
as Frederick Martindale Vincent III
O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935)
as Joseph "Stubby" O'Shaughnessy
Dinky (1935)
as Dinky Daniels
Peck's Bad Boy (1934)
as Bill Peck
Treasure Island (1934)
as Jim Hawkins
Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 (1934)
as
The Bowery (1933)
as Swipes McGurk
Broadway to Hollywood (1933)
as Ted Hackett Jr. as Child
Divorce In The Family (1932)
as Terry Parker
When a Feller Needs a Friend (1932)
as Edward Haverford 'Eddie' Randall
Sooky (1931)
as Skippy
The Christmas Party (1931)
as Himself (uncredited)
The Champ (1931)
as Dink Purcell
Young Donovan's Kid (1931)
as Midge Murray
Bargain Day (1931)
as Jackie
Skippy (1931)
as Skippy Skinner
Love Business (1931)
as Jackie Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Little Daddy (1931)
as Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Helping Grandma (1931)
as Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
School's Out (1930)
as Jackie Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Teacher's Pet (1930)
as Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pups Is Pups (1930)
as Jackie
A Tough Winter (1930)
as Jackie
Bear Shooters (1930)
as Jackie
When The Wind Blows (1930)
as Jack
The First Seven Years (1930)
as Jackie
Shivering Shakespeare (1930)
as Jackie
Sunnyside Up (1929)
as Jerry McGinnis (uncredited)
Moan & Groan, Inc. (1929)
as Jackie
Bouncing Babies (1929)
as Kid listening to Farina
Boxing Gloves (1929)
as Jackie

TV Series Credits

Murder, She Wrote (1984)
as
St. Elsewhere (1982)
as
Beasts (1976)
as
Mobile One (1975)
as
The Rockford Files (1974)
as Capt. Highland
The Rockford Files (1974)
as Garth McGregor
The Dean Martin Comedy World (1974)
as Host
Kojak (1973)
as
Police Story (1973)
as
Ghost Story (1972)
as
Hec Ramsey (1972)
as
Columbo (1971)
as Nelson Hayward
Mantrap (1971)
as
It Was a Very Good Year (1971)
as
McCloud (1970)
as
Hawaii Five-O (1968)
as
Ironside (1967)
as
The F.B.I. (1965)
as
The Great Adventure (1963)
as
The Danny Kaye Show (1963)
as
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)
as
The Gertrude Berg Show (1961)
as
The Dick Powell Show (1961)
as
The Twilight Zone (1959)
as
Hennesey (1959)
as
Pursuit (1958)
as
To Tell the Truth (1956)
as
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956)
as
The Steve Allen Show (1956)
as
Telephone Time (1956)
as
The People's Choice (1955)
as Socrates 'Sock' Miller
Producers' Showcase (1954)
as
The Elgin TV Hour (1954)
as
Justice (1954)
as
The Motorola Television Hour (1953)
as
The United States Steel Hour (1953)
as
Medallion Theatre (1953)
as
Revlon Mirror Theatre (1953)
as
Floor Show (1953)
as
General Electric Theater (1953)
as
This Is Your Life (1952)
as
Cowboy G-Men (1952)
as
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)
as
Tales of Tomorrow (1951)
as
Lux Video Theatre (1950)
as
Danger (1950)
as
The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950)
as
Starlight Theatre (1950)
as
Your Show of Shows (1950)
as
What's My Line? (1950)
as Himself - Mystery Guest
Robert Montgomery Presents (1950)
as
The Clock (1949)
as
Suspense (1949)
as
Studio One (1948)
as
The Philco Television Playhouse (1948)
as
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948)
as
Texaco Star Theater (1948)
as
Our Gang (1922)
as
The Ladies (1987)
Director
The Ladies (1987)
Producer
Izzy & Moe (1985)
Director
The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)
Director
Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982)
Director
Moonlight (1982)
Director
Leave 'em Laughing (1981)
Director
Rodeo Girl (1980)
Director
White Mama (1980)
Director
Marathon (1980)
Director
Sex and the Single Parent (1979)
Director
Rainbow (1978)
Director
Perfect Gentlemen (1978)
Director
Having Babies III (1978)
Director
Stand Up and Be Counted (1972)
Director