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Ben Cooper ACTOR




BEN COOPER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Ben Cooper was born on September 30th, 1933 in Hartford, Connecticut.  From a young age he became involved in the entertainment industry working on both the stage as well as radio.  After completing high school he enrolled at Columbia University and after earning a college degree he chose to pursue a full time career in acting.
 
Some of his early career roles were on the television series, "Suspense" (1950), "Fireside Theater" (1951) and "The Armstrong Circle Theatre" (1952-1953) and then he began working the film industry appearing on the big screen in such films as, "Thunderbirds" (1952), "Women They Almost Lynched" (1953), "Flight Nurse" (1953), "Sea of Lost Ships" (1954) and "The Outcast" (1954).
 
Majority of roles he played throughout his career were action characters of either the hero or the villain.  He appeared in a number of westerns and in 2005 was awarded a Golden Boot award for all his work on westerns.
 
Some television western film credits he added to his resume were roles in, "Tales of Wells Fargo", "Wagon Train", "Johnny Ringo", "Zane Grey", "The Westerner", "The Rifleman", "Laramie", "Gunsmoke", "Rawhide" and "Death Valley Days".
 
As his career progressed he continued to work on western television shows but also turned his focus to drama.  He was seen on episodes of, "American Civil War", "The Twilight Zone", "Kraft Suspense Theatre", "Perry Mason", "The Time Tunnel", "Mannix" and "Marcus Welby, M.D".
 
His career mostly focused on television with only four film roles in the latter part of his career in, "One More Train to Rob" (1971), "Support Your Local Gunfighter" (1971), "The Sky's The Limit" (1974) and "Lighting Jack" (1994). 
 
Some of his most recent television roles have been on, "Dallas" (1985), "L.A. Law" (1986), "Knotts Landing" (1986) and his last known role was in 1995 on the television series, "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues".
 
He married his one and only wife in 1960, Pamela Raymond and they have two children and remain married today.  They currently reside in Los Angeles, California.  
 

Filmography
 
1995 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
1994 Lightning Jack 
1987 The Story of Book One
1986 L.A. Law 
1986 Knots Landing
1985 Dallas 
1984 1st & Ten: The Championship 
1984 Who's the Boss?
1981-1983 The Fall Guy 
1979-1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 
1979 B.J. and the Bear
1975 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1975 The Sky's the Limit
1974 Lucas Tanner 
1974 Kung Fu
1971 Room 222
1971 Funny Face
1971 Support Your Local Gunfighter
1971 One More Train to Rob 
1969-1970 Mannix
1970 The Virginian
1970 Adam-12 
1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1969 Death Valley Days 
1969 It Takes a Thief
1969 The Outsider
1968 Premiere 
1967 The Fastest Guitar Alive 
1967 Red Tomahawk 
1966 The Time Tunnel 
1966 Waco 
1961-1965 Perry Mason
1963-1965 Combat!
1965 Arizona Raiders
1961-1965 Gunsmoke
1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1964 Rawhide 
1963 The Raiders
1963 Gunfight at Comanche Creek
1962 Laramie
1962 Window on Main Street
1961 Adventures in Paradise
1960-1961 Bonanza 
1961 Twilight Zone 
1961 The Americans
1961 The Rifleman 
1960 Chartroose Caboose 
1960 The Westerner
1960 Stagecoach West 
1960 The Best of the Post 
1956-1960 Zane Grey Theater
1959-1960 Wagon Train
1960 Johnny Ringo 
1959 Wichita Town 
1959 Tales of Wells Fargo
1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond 
1959 The Millionaire 
1957 Outlaw's Son
1957 Duel at Apache Wells 
1955-1956 Schlitz Playhouse
1956 A Strange Adventure 
1956 Rebel in Town
1955 The Fighting Chance
1955 The Rose Tattoo
1955 Headline Hunters 
1955 The Last Command 
1955 The Eternal Sea 
1955 Crusade for Freedom 
1954 Hell's Outpost
1954 The Choir Minister of Leipzig 
1954 The Outcast
1954 Johnny Guitar 
1953 Flight Nurse 
1953 Sea of Lost Ships
1953 A Perilous Journey 
1953 Woman They Almost Lynched
1952 Thunderbirds
1951-1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre
1951 Fireside Theatre 
1950 Suspense 
1950 Side Street







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