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Oliver Cooper

Oliver Cooper was born on December 2, 1989 in Toledo, Ohio. In 2009, at the age of 19, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor and quickly landed an internship at CONAN. While taking an acting class, a fellow classmate told him that Warner Brothers was looking for fresh young faces to star in the Todd Phillips produced Project X and that Cooper would be perfect. With no representation, Oliver enlisted his friend, a former child star, Shaun Weiss, to help him secure an audition. Judd Apatow, who had worked with Weiss on Heavyweights, put in a call to the casting office. With a head shot taken on a cell phone camera, and against-all-odds, Cooper landed one of the lead roles in his very first audition. His debut performance as Costa earned him two MTV Movie Award nominations for Best Comedic Performance and Best On-Screen Dirtbag. Following up on the success of Project X, Oliver booked a supporting role in Runner Runner opposite Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck as well as a season arc on the popular Showtime series Californication as Levon, the illegitimate son of David Duchovny and Heather Graham's characters. In 2013 Cooper co-wrote and produced Four Dogs with his frequent collaborator Joe Burke who also directed the film. It premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival to rave reviews and is available to stream on Amazon Prime. Shortly thereafter he developed a pilot for Comedy Central called The King of Chicago, which he co-wrote with Cody Oz and produced alongside Scott Stuber. Oliver has since gone on to star in many shows and movies highlighted by his role as Wheeler, the stoner with a heart of gold, in the three season Amazon series Red Oaks, produced by Steven Soderbergh and directed by David Gordon Green. In 2018 Cooper appeared in Jason Reitman's The Front Runner alongside Hugh Jackman as young campaign aid Joe Trippi; and as Todd Krizelman, co-founder of the in Matthew Carnahan's National Geographic mini series Valley Of The Boom. Oliver also made a memorable appearance in season 2 of David Fincher's critically acclaimed Netflix series, Mindhunter, as infamous serial killer David Berkowitz aka The Son of Sam.

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Jan 1, 1989 In Toledo, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Californication 2007-08-13
Latest Project:
Movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2021-11-11
Known For
Poster of The Front Runner
Poster of Another Cancer Movie
Poster of The Hangover Part III
Poster of Project X
Movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife Elton 2021-11-11
Movie The Ultimate Playlist of Noise Dennis 2021-01-15
Movie Take Me to Tarzana Charles 2021-02-19
Movie The Swing of Things Ira 2020-07-02
Movie Echo Boomers Stewart 2020-11-13
Series Valley of the Boom Todd Krizelman 2019-01-13
Movie Another Cancer Movie Phil 2018-04-24
Movie The Front Runner Joe Trippi 2018-11-06
Series Mindhunter David Berkowitz 2017-10-13
Movie Office Christmas Party Drew 2016-11-25
Series MacGyver Ralf Kastrati 2016-09-23
Series Red Oaks Wheeler 2014-08-28
Movie Burying the Ex Travis 2014-09-04
Movie The Hangover Part III Pharmacy Assistant 2013-05-23
Movie Runner Runner Andrew Cronin 2013-09-24
Movie Four Dogs Oliver 2013-06-16
Movie Project X Costa 2012-03-01
Series Californication Levon 2007-08-13