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Jackie Cooper

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).

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Sep 15, 1922 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series For Jenny with Love
Latest Project:
Pelicula ¡Mira al cielo! La increíble historia de Superman 2006-06-12
Known For
Poster of Superman IV: En busca de la paz
Poster of Colombo
Poster of Mantrap
Poster of Floor Show
Series For Jenny with Love Unknown 2019
Pelicula ¡Mira al cielo! La increíble historia de Superman Himself 2006-06-12
Pelicula Judy Garland: By Myself Himself 2004-02-25
Pelicula Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood Himself 2000-01-01
Pelicula The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995-06-05
Pelicula Superman IV: En busca de la paz Perry White 1987-07-23
Pelicula Una novia para dos Ace Morgan 1987-10-09
Series Se ha escrito un crimen Unknown 1984-09-30
Pelicula Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Pelicula Superman III Perry White 1983-06-17
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Pelicula Superman II, la aventura continúa Perry White 1980-12-04
Pelicula Superman Perry White 1978-12-13
Series Beasts Unknown 1976-10-16
Pelicula Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Himself 1975-08-06
Series Mobile One 1975-09-12
Pelicula Journey Into Fear Eric Hurst 1975-08-08
Series The Dean Martin Comedy World Host 1974-06-06
Pelicula Los sobrevivientes elegidos Raymond Couzins 1974-12-05
Pelicula The Day the Earth Moved Steve Barker 1974-09-18
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-09-25
Pelicula The Astronaut Kurt Anderson 1972-01-07
Series Hec Ramsey Unknown 1972-09-13
Series Ghost Story Unknown 1972-09-15
Pelicula Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring Ed Miller 1971-01-16
Series It Was a Very Good Year Unknown 1971-08-02
Series Mantrap Unknown 1971-08-27
Series Colombo Nelson Hayward 1971-09-15
Pelicula The Love Machine Danton Miller 1971-08-14
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-09-16
Pelicula Shadow on the Land Lt. Col. Andy Davis 1968-12-04
Series Hawai 5-0 Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Pelicula Calhoun: County Agent Everett Calhoun 1964-07-08
Pelicula Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series The Danny Kaye Show Unknown 1963-09-25
Pelicula The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers Himself 1962-01-06
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Dick Powell Show Unknown 1961-09-26
Pelicula Everything's Ducky Lt. J.S. Parmell - Psychiatrist 1961-12-20
Series The Gertrude Berg Show Unknown 1961-10-04
Series La dimensión desconocida Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Hennesey 1959-09-28
Series Pursuit Unknown 1958-10-22
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Series To Tell the Truth Unknown 1956-12-18
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Series The People's Choice Socrates 'Sock' Miller 1955-10-06
Series Justice Unknown 1954-04-08
Series Producers' Showcase Unknown 1954-10-18
Series The Elgin TV Hour Unknown 1954-10-05
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1953-03-18
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Floor Show Unknown 1953-06-22
Series Medallion Theatre Unknown 1953-07-11
Series The Motorola Television Hour Unknown 1953-11-03
Series Revlon Mirror Theatre Unknown 1953-06-23
Series The United States Steel Hour Unknown 1953-10-27
Series I've Got a Secret Unknown 1952-06-19
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Cowboy G-Men 1952-09-13
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Series Starlight Theatre Unknown 1950-04-02
Series Danger Unknown 1950-09-26
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Series The Clock Unknown 1949-05-16
Pelicula French Leave Skitch Kilroy 1948-04-10
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Series Texaco Star Theater Unknown 1948-06-08
Series The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre Unknown 1948-09-27
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Pelicula Where Are Your Children? Danny Cheston 1943-11-26
Pelicula Syncopation Johnny Schumacher 1942-05-22
Pelicula Men of Texas Robert Houston Scott 1942-07-03
Pelicula The Navy Comes Through Joe 'Babe' Duttson 1942-10-30
Pelicula Glamour Boy Tiny Barlow 1941-12-05
Pelicula Life with Henry Henry Aldrich 1941-01-23
Pelicula Las chicas de Ziegfeld Jerry Regan 1941-04-25
Pelicula La venganza de Frank James Clem 1940-08-16
Pelicula Seventeen William Sylvanus Baxter 1940-03-01
Pelicula Rodeo Dough Jackie Cooper 1940-11-09
Pelicula Gallant Sons Byron Newbold 1940-11-15
Pelicula The Spirit of Culver Tom Allen 1939-03-10
Pelicula Scouts to the Rescue Bruce Scott 1939-01-17
Pelicula Streets of New York James Michael 'Jimmy' Keenan 1939-04-12
Pelicula What a Life Henry Aldrich 1939-10-05
Pelicula Hollywood Cavalcade Burglar 1939-10-13
Pelicula Bear Facts Bear 1938-03-04
Pelicula White Banners Peter Trimble 1938-06-23
Pelicula Newsboys' Home Rifle Edwards 1938-12-24
Pelicula Gangster's Boy Larry Kelly 1938-11-16
Pelicula That Certain Age Kenneth Warren 1938-10-06
Pelicula Boy of the Streets Chuck Brennan 1937-12-08
Pelicula The Devil Is a Sissy 'Buck' Murphy 1936-09-18
Pelicula Tough Guy Frederick Martindale Vincent III 1936-01-24
Pelicula Dinky Dinky Daniels 1935-05-11
Pelicula O'Shaughnessy's Boy Joseph "Stubby" O'Shaughnessy 1935-09-27
Pelicula Peck's Bad Boy Bill Peck 1934-10-18
Pelicula La isla del tesoro Jim Hawkins 1934-08-17
Pelicula Broadway to Hollywood Ted Hackett Jr. as Child 1933-09-15
Pelicula The Bowery Swipes McGurk 1933-10-07
Pelicula When a Feller Needs a Friend Edward Haverford 'Eddie' Randall 1932-04-30
Pelicula Divorce In The Family Terry Parker 1932-08-27
Pelicula Little Daddy Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1931-03-27
Pelicula Helping Grandma Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1931-01-02
Pelicula Love Business Jackie Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1931-04-13
Pelicula Skippy Skippy 1931-04-25
Pelicula The Christmas Party Himself (uncredited) 1931-12-15
Pelicula El campeón Dink 1931-11-21
Pelicula The First Seven Years Jackie 1930-03-01
Pelicula Shivering Shakespeare Jackie 1930-01-25
Pelicula Bear Shooters Jackie 1930-05-16
Pelicula When The Wind Blows Jack 1930-04-05
Pelicula A Tough Winter Jackie 1930-06-20
Pelicula School's Out Jackie Cooper (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1930-11-21
Pelicula Teacher's Pet Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals) 1930-10-10
Pelicula Pups Is Pups Jackie 1930-08-30
Pelicula Boxing Gloves Jackie 1929-09-09
Pelicula Moan & Groan, Inc. Jackie 1929-12-07
Pelicula Bouncing Babies Kid listening to Farina 1929-10-11
Pelicula Sunnyside Up Jerry McGinnis (uncredited) 1929-12-25
Series Our Gang 1922-09-10