Oliver Cooper (born December 2, 1989) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Costa in the 2012 comedy film Project X, as Levon on the comedy-drama series Californication, and as Wheeler on the cult Amazon series Red Oaks.
|Born||December 2, 1989|
Sylvania Township, Ohio, U.S.
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 (Jason) 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. Cooper is Jewish.
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 and her four dogs in Encino when he moved to LA. Cooper is 5’3” and has a side career in body building.
|2012||Marriage Drama with Virginia Madsen||Dusty/Steve||Short|
|2013||The Hangover Part III||Pharmacy Assistant|
|2013||Runner Runner||Andrew Cronin|
|2014||Burying the Ex||Travis|
|2016||Office Christmas Party||Drew|
|2018||The Front Runner||Joe Trippi|
|2021||Ghostbusters: Afterlife||Dr. Egon Spengler||Body double|
|2009||iCarly||Kato||Episode: ¨iDate a Bad Boy¨|
|2014–2017||Red Oaks||Wheeler||25 episodes|
|2017||The Goldbergs||Other Adam||Episode: "The Kara-te Kid"|
|2017||White Famous||TMZ Guy||Episode: "Scandal"|
|2019||Valley of the Boom||Todd Krizelman|
|2019||Mindhunter||David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz||1 Episode|
|2017||Good Game||Steamin' Semen|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2012||MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance||Project X||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Award for Best Villain||Nominated|
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- Schwartz, Terri. "'Project X' Star Proclaims Himself 'America's Dirtbag'". MTV News. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
- Tongpituk, Rita (February 23, 2012). "Oliver Cooper- a rising star in Warner Bros. 'Project X' comedy". Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2012.
- Vary, Adam B. (May 15, 2012). "'Project X' star Oliver Cooper joins Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake in 'Runner Runner' -- EXCLUSIVE".
- Mathews, Liam (August 19, 2019). "These Are the Real-Life Murderers of Mindhunter Season 2". TV Guide. Archived from the original on August 19, 2019.