Jackie Cooper

Mostly Credited As: Jackie Cooper
Sometimes Credited As: Alan Smithee

Birth Name: John Cooper Jr.
Date Of Birth: September 15, 1922 (Age 88)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Date Of Death: May 03, 2011
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Jackie Cooper

Jackie began his career at an early age, appearing in fourteen "Our Gang" comedy shorts for Hal Roach Studios in the early 1930's. He was cast in the feature film "Skippy" in which he would receive a nomination for Best Lead Actor at the Academy Awards. Hal Roach would then sell his contract to MGM, feeling he would have a better career in motion pictures. He would be paired up with actor Wallace Berry, an unpleasant time of his life since Berry was a cruel man who disliked children. Cooper would then have the usual teenage troubles in the movie world now that he was no longer the little, cute, all - American boy he once was and would enlist in the Navy. He served in WWII and would gain the rank of Captain. Once returning home Jackie went back to acting, including in the field of TV. He would appear on a number of shows as a star and guest spots. He later would become a famed director in the television circle. Still occasionally acting, Jackie would take on the role of Perry White in the 'Superman" films staring Christopher Reeves, his last major role.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
For Jenny with Love (1989)As: J. Nash Hawkins
Mobile One (1975)As: Peter Campbell
The Dean Martin Comedy World (1974)As: Himself (Host)
Hennesey (1959)As: Lt. Charles "Chick" Hennesey, USN
The People's Choice (1955)As: Socrates 'Sock' Miller
Little Rascals (1927)As: Jackie (1929-1931)
Episode Cast Credits 

Sledge Hammer! (1986) 
  All Shook Up 01x07: (Nov/07/1986) As Audience Member, [Uncredited]

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Death Stalks the Big Top (2) 03x02: (Oct/05/1986) As Carl Schulman/Neil Fletcher 
  Death Stalks the Big Top (1) 03x01: (Sep/28/1986) As Carl Schulman/Neil Fletcher 

St. Elsewhere (1982) 
  Time Heals (2) 04x18: (Feb/20/1986) As Dr. David Domedion 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 31st Annual Emmy Awards 31x01: (Sep/09/1979) As Winner: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (for 'The White Shadow': episode 'Pilot') 
  The 26th Annual Emmy Awards 26x01: (May/28/1974) As Winner: Best Directing in Comedy (for 'M*A*S*H': episode 'Carry on, Hawkeye') 

The Rockford Files (1974) (1974) 
  The House on Willis Avenue (2) 04x22: (Feb/24/1978) As Garth McGregor 
  The House on Willis Avenue (1) 04x21: (Feb/24/1978) As Garth McGregor 
  Claire 01x18: (Jan/31/1975) As Capt. Highland 

Police Story (1973) (1973) 
  The Blue Fog 04x16: (Feb/01/1977) As Jack McGraw 
  Eamon Kinsella Royce 03x20: (Feb/20/1976) As Eamon Kinsella Royce 
  Robbery: 48 Hours 02x03: (Sep/24/1974) As Bruckner 
  Big John Morrison 01x17: (Feb/26/1974) As John Morrison 

Beasts (1976) 
  The Dummy 01x06: (Nov/20/1976) As Grave Robber 

The Invisible Man (1975) (1975) 
  The Invisible Man (pilot) (May/06/1975) As Walter Carlson, [Starring Roles]

Hec Ramsey (1972) 
  Dead Heat 02x03: (Feb/03/1974) As Barney Tolliver 

Kojak (1973) (1973) 
  Last Rites for a Dead Priest 01x12: (Jan/23/1974) As Frank Mulvaney 

Columbo (1971) 
  Candidate for Crime 03x03: (Nov/04/1973) As Nelson Hayward 

The F.B.I. (1965) 
  Break-In 09x03: (Oct/07/1973) As Harlan Slade 

Ghost Story (1972) 
  Cry of the Cat 01x09: (Nov/24/1972) As Dumpy Doyle (as guest star), [Starring Roles]

Ironside (1967) 
  The Countdown 06x10: (Nov/23/1972) As Dr. Norman Chase, [Special Guest Stars]

McCloud (1970) 
  The New Mexican Connection 03x01: (Oct/01/1972) As Winn Hollis 

This Is Your Life (1971) (1971) 
  Don Rickles 01x19: (Jan/12/1972) As Himself 

Hawaii Five-O (1968) (1968) 
  The Burning Ice 04x09: (Nov/09/1971) As Dr. Alexander Southmore 

Mantrap (1971) 
  Aug. 27, 1971 01x01: (Aug/27/1971) As Himself 

It Was a Very Good Year (1971) 
  Aug. 2, 1971 01x01: (Aug/02/1971) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  May 11, 1971 09x55: (May/11/1971) As Himself 

The Twilight Zone (1959) 
  Caesar and Me 05x28: (Apr/10/1964) As Jonathan West 

The Great Adventure (1963) 
  The Hunley 01x01: (Sep/27/1963) As Lt. Dickson 

The Danny Kaye Show (1963) 
  Season 1, Episode 1 01x01: (Sep/25/1963) As Himself 

The United States Steel Hour (1953) 
  The Old Lady Shows Her Medals 10x21: (Jun/12/1963) As Unknown 
  Mid-Summer 06x04: (Oct/08/1958) As Val Barton 

The Dick Powell Show (1961) 
  The Last of the Big Spenders 02x28: (Apr/16/1963) As Himself (Host) 
  Thunder In A Forgotten Town 02x23: (Mar/05/1963) As John Reardon 
  Special Assignment 02x01: (Sep/25/1962) As Judd Rogers 

The Gertrude Berg Show (1961) 
  Mrs. G Meets Dr. Hennessey 01x05: (Nov/01/1961) As Lt. Charles 'Chick' Hennesey, USN 

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956) 
  Season 4, Episode 8 04x08: (Nov/22/1959) As Himself 

To Tell The Truth (1956) (1956) 
  Season 3, Episode 5 03x05: (Dec/16/1958) As Himself 
  Season 3, Episode 4 03x04: (Dec/09/1958) As Himself 
  Season 3, Episode 3 03x03: (Dec/02/1958) As Himself 
  Season 3, Episode 2 03x02: (Oct/21/1958) As Himself 

The Steve Allen Show (1956) 
  Season 4, Episode 11 04x11: (Nov/23/1958) As Himself 
  Season 2, Episode 26 02x26: (Apr/14/1957) As Himself 

Pursuit (1958) 
  Free Ride 01x02: (Oct/29/1958) As Unknown 

Studio One (1948) 
  The Fair-Haired Boy 10x22: (Mar/03/1958) As Dave Tuttle 
  Hound-Dog Man 06x02: (Sep/28/1953) As guest star 
  Birthright 05x32: (May/04/1953) As Unknown 

Telephone Time (1956) 
  Death of a Nobody 03x17: (Dec/31/1957) As guest star 

I've Got A Secret (1952) (1952) 
  May 9, 1956 04x01: (May/09/1956) As Himself 

Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theatre (1950) 
  End of Morning 07x26: (Feb/27/1956) As Willy Benton 
  A Very Special World 06x26: (Feb/28/1955) As guest star 
  A Dreamer of Summer 06x04: (Sep/27/1954) As guest star 
  Really the Blues 05x15: (Dec/07/1953) As Mezz Mezzrow 

What's My Line? (US) (1950) 
  EPISODE #291 07x18: (Jan/01/1956) As Himself 

This Is Your Life (1952) (1952) 
  George Burns 03x04: (Sep/28/1955) As Himself 

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948) 
  The Pardon-Me Boy 07x18: (May/15/1955) As Bubbo 

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951) 
  Fast Break 04x25: (Feb/25/1955) As Bill Harlow 
  Big Jim's Boy 02x27: (Mar/06/1953) As Bob Heywood 

The Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950) 
  I Found 60 Million Dollars 06x24: (Feb/15/1955) As Unknown 
  Tour of Duty 05x06: (Oct/06/1953) As Unknown 
  The Middle Son 04x32: (May/26/1953) As Larry 

Justice (1954) (1954) 
  Witness for Death 02x22: (Feb/10/1955) As Unknown 

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  Yankee Peddler 03x16: (Jan/16/1955) As Jeremy Bates 

Producers' Showcase (1954) 
  Yellow Jack 01x05: (Jan/10/1955) As O'Hara 

The Elgin TV Hour (1954) 
  Falling Star 01x07: (Dec/28/1954) As Joe Morton 

Your Show of Shows (1950) 
  Season 5, Episode 15 05x15: (Feb/27/1954) As Himself 
  Season 4, Episode 17 04x17: (Feb/14/1953) As Himself 

Medallion Theatre (1953) 
  Twenty-Four Men in a Plane 02x15: (Dec/19/1953) As Unknown 
  Gran'ma Rebel 02x08: (Oct/31/1953) As Unknown 

Danger (1950) 
  Towerman 04x09: (Nov/24/1953) As Unknown 

The Motorola Television Hour (1953) 
  Westward The Sun 01x02: (Nov/17/1953) As Unknown 

The Milton Berle Show (1948) 
  Season 6, Episode 3 06x03: (Oct/13/1953) As Himself 
  Season 1, Episode 31 01x31: (Jan/04/1949) As Himself 

Revlon Mirror Theatre (1953) 
  A Reputation 01x06: (Jul/28/1953) As Unknown 

Kraft Television Theatre (1947) (1947) 
  The Diehard 06x39: (Jul/01/1953) As guest star 
  The Ivory Door 02x10: (Nov/17/1948) As guest star 

Suspense (US) (1949) 
  The Invisible Killer 05x17: (Dec/31/1952) As Dan Crowley 
  The Meeting 03x35: (Apr/24/1951) As guest star 
  Go Home Dead Man 03x32: (Apr/03/1951) As guest star 

The Lux Video Theatre (1950) 
  A Message for Janice 03x05: (Sep/29/1952) As Dave Carter 
  Life, Liberty and Orrin Dudley 02x26: (Feb/18/1952) As Orrin Dudley 

Tales of Tomorrow (1951) 
  The Cocoon 02x04: (Sep/12/1952) As guest star 

The Clock (1949) 
  Season 3, Episode 1 03x05: (Aug/31/1951) As Unknown 

Starlight Theatre (1950) 
  The Fascinating Mr. Hogan 02x16: (Jun/14/1951) As Unknown 

Floor Show (1953) 
  Feb. 12, 1949 01x07: (Feb/12/1949) As Himself 

The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948) 
  Jinxed 01x17: (Jan/17/1949) As Unknown 

  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Unknown 

  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Chris Shade 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Hennesey (1959)• Producer

Episode Crew

Jake and the Fatman (1987) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Snowfall 02x11 May/24/1989 As: Director
Side by Side 02x10 May/17/1989 As: Director
The Adventures of Superboy (1988) (1988) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Kryptonite Kills 01x12 Jan/28/1989 As: Director
The Invisible People 01x11 Jan/21/1989 As: Director
The Beast and Beauty 01x07 Nov/19/1988 As: Director
Supercarrier (1988) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
All in the Game 01x02 Mar/13/1988 As: Director
Cagney & Lacey (1982) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
School Daze 07x14 Feb/16/1988 As: Director
Shadow of a Doubt 07x12 Jan/26/1988 As: Director
Video Verite 07x06 Nov/09/1987 As: Director
Special Treatment 06x19 Mar/16/1987 As: Director
The Law & Harry McGraw (1987) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Solve It Again, Harry 01x09 Nov/17/1987 As: Director
Rappaport Is Back in Town 01x06 Oct/27/1987 As: Director
Magnum, P.I. (1980) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Forever in Time 08x05 Nov/11/1987 As: Director
Limbo 07x22 Apr/15/1987 As: Director
Sledge Hammer! (1986) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
Dressed to Call 02x07 Nov/05/1987 As: Director
The Spa Who Loved Me 01x22 Apr/28/1987 As: Director
All Shook Up 01x07 Nov/07/1986 As: Director
Witless 01x03 Oct/03/1986 As: Director
Spies (1987) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Who Do You Trust? 01x03 Mar/17/1987 As: Director
Ohara (1987) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Toshi 01x05 Feb/14/1987 As: Director
Glitter (1984) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Pilot 01x01 Sep/13/1984 As: Director
Paris (US) (1979) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Pilot 01x01 Sep/29/1979 As: Director
Trapper John, M.D. (1979) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Trapper John, M.D. 01x01 Sep/23/1979 As: Director
The White Shadow (1978) (Credited in 6 episodes from this show) 
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Airball 01x09 Feb/03/1979 As: Director
Wanna Bet? 01x06 Jan/08/1979 As: Director
Pregnant Pause 01x05 Jan/01/1979 As: Director
Bonus Baby 01x04 Dec/25/1978 As: Director
Here's Mud in Your Eye 01x02 Dec/04/1978 As: Director
Quincy, M.E. (1976) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
No Deadly Secret 03x01 Sep/16/1977 As: Director
Sullied Be Thy Name 02x11 May/06/1977 As: Director
A Good Smack in the Mouth 02x08 Apr/15/1977 As: Director
The Feather And Father Gang (1977) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
The Big Frame 01x14 Jul/30/1977 As: Director
The Mayah Connection 01x12 Jun/25/1977 As: Director
Murder at F-Stop II 01x10 Jun/11/1977 As: Director
McMillan and Wife (1971) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Affair of the Heart 06x05 Mar/20/1977 As: Director
All Bets Off 06x01 Dec/05/1976 As: Director
Black Sheep Squadron (1976) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
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Poor Little Lambs 01x21 Feb/22/1977 As: Director
The Last Mission Over Sengai 01x19 Feb/08/1977 As: Director
Five the Hard Way 01x18 Feb/01/1977 As: Director
Anyone for Suicide? 01x10 Nov/23/1976 As: Director
Prisoners of War 01x06 Oct/12/1976 As: Director
The Rockford Files (1974) (1974) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
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The Italian Bird Fiasco 02x19 Feb/13/1976 As: Director
In Hazard 02x18 Feb/06/1976 As: Director
Say Goodbye to Jennifer 01x19 Feb/07/1975 As: Director
Counter Gambit 01x17 Jan/24/1975 As: Director
Aura Lee, Farewell 01x15 Jan/03/1975 As: Director
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
You Sometimes Hurt the One You Hate 05x03 Sep/28/1974 As: Director
M*A*S*H (1972) (Credited in 13 episodes from this show) 
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The Chosen People 02x19 Jan/26/1974 As: Director
Officers Only 02x15 Dec/22/1973 As: Director
Hot Lips and Empty Arms 02x14 Dec/15/1973 As: Director
The Incubator 02x12 Dec/01/1973 As: Director
Carry On Hawkeye 02x11 Nov/24/1973 As: Director
Hennesey (1959) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Hennesey Meets Soupy Sales 03x30 Apr/23/1962 As: Director
Welcome Home, Dr. Blair 03x03 Oct/09/1961 As: Director
The People's Choice (1955) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Sock Plays Cupid 01x04 Oct/27/1955 As: Director
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Served as a Captain in the U.S. Navy.

Was the first teenager to be nominated for the Best Actor catagory at the Academy Awards and remained so for over 70 years.

He had trouble crying during the filming of the movie "Skippy," so the director (who was also his Uncle) made him believe that he killed his dog to get his reaction for the scene.

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