December 2, 1988 |
Sylvania Township, Ohio, U.S.
|Residence||Pasadena, California, U.S.|
Oliver J. Cooper (born December 2, 1988) is an American actor. He began his career acting in short films in 2010, and is best known for his roles as Costa in the 2012 comedy film Project X and as Levon on the comedy-drama series Californication.
Cooper was born in Sylvania Township, Ohio, where he attended Sylvania Northview High School. He grew up with his parents, Wendy and Mike, and two older siblings, a brother and a sister (Nikki). At age 17, Cooper performed stand up comedy in Toledo, Ohio. After high school, he attended Arizona State University for one year. He then dropped out of college to pursue his acting career in Los Angeles.
At the age of 20, Cooper was offered one of the lead roles in the film Project X. He, Thomas Mann and Jonathan Daniel Brown were three unknown actors when cast in the film. However, Mann had a role in the indie film It's Kind of a Funny Story. Cooper got the audition because of his friend, Shaun Weiss. In addition, for his role in Project X, he was nominated for two MTV awards.
In 2013, he appeared in the film Runner, Runner.
Cooper's inspirations are Bill Murray, Robin Williams and John Goodman. Cooper lived with his aunt, four dogs, and three cousins, and now lives in Pasadena, California. Oliver attributes his humor to his father, Mike, as influenced by their mentor, Fred Treuhaft.
|2010||Weekend Dad (Short)||Rex|
|2011||Rick White (Short)||Rick|
|2012||Marriage Drama with Virginia Madsen (Short)||Dusty/Steve|
|2013||The Hangover Part III||Pharmacy Assistant|
|2013||Runner Runner||Andrew Cronin|
|2014||Burying the Ex||Travis|
|2016||Office Christmas Party||Drew|
Awards and nominations
|2012||MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance||Project X||Nominated|
|2012||MTV Movie Award for Best Villain||Project X||Nominated|
- Baird, Kirk (2012-03-02). "Sylvania Twp.'s Oliver Cooper takes the Hollywood plunge in 'Project X'=". Toledo Blade.
- Tongpituk, Rita (2012-02-23). "Oliver Cooper- a rising star in Warner Bros. 'Project X' comedy".
- Vary, Adam B. (2012-05-15). "'Project X' star Oliver Cooper joins Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake in 'Runner Runner' -- EXCLUSIVE".