Oliver Cooper

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Oliver Cooper
Born (1988-12-02) December 2, 1988 (age 29)
Sylvania Township, Ohio, U.S.
Residence Pasadena, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present

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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1] Cooper is Jewish.[2]


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.[3] In addition, for his role in Project X, he was nominated for two MTV awards.[4]

In 2013, he appeared in the film Runner, Runner.

Personal life[edit]

Cooper's inspirations are Bill Murray, Robin Williams and John Goodman.[citation needed] Cooper lived with his aunt, four dogs, and three cousins,[3][4] and now lives in Pasadena, California. Oliver attributes his humor to his father, Mike, as influenced by their mentor, Fred Treuhaft.



Year Film Role Notes
2010 Weekend Dad Rex Short
2011 Rick White Rick Short
2012 Marriage Drama with Virginia Madsen Dusty/Steve Short
2012 Project X Costa
2013 The Hangover Part III Pharmacy Assistant
2013 Runner Runner Andrew Cronin
2013 Four Dogs Oliver
2014 Burying the Ex Travis
2015 Mojave Nick
2016 Office Christmas Party Drew


Year Series Role Notes
2014 Californication Levon 11 episodes
2014–2017 Red Oaks Wheeler 25 episodes
2016 MacGyver Ralph Episode: "Awl"
2017 The Goldbergs Other Adam Episode: "The Kara-te Kid"
2017 White Famous TMZ Guy Episode: "Scandal"

Web series[edit]

Year Series Role Notes
2017 Good Game Steamin' Semen

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Title Work Result
2012 MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance Project X Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best Villain Nominated


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