Bigelow Cooper

Jackson Bigelow Cooper (December 21, 1867 – 1953)[1] was an American stage and screen character actor prominent in the silent film era.

Bigelow Cooper
Freddie Verdi and Cooper in Satan on Earth (1919)
Jackson Bigelow Cooper

December 21, 1867
Resting placeKensico Cemetery, Westchester County New York, USA
Years active1904-1927


Born in Springfield, Ohio in 1867, Cooper's early acting experience came in stock theater, including acting with the first stock company at the Murray Hill Theater in New York City.[2]

He began in films in 1911 and worked for such companies as Edison and Vitagraph.

In 1915 Cooper and a friend were nearly killed in a road accident when their car overturned trapping them underneath. They were evidently not seriously hurt.[3]

Selected filmography


  1. Bigelow Cooper;
  2. "Bigelow Cooper -- An Edison Actor of Wide Experience". The News-Herald. Pennsylvania, Franklin. June 21, 1913. p. 7. Retrieved April 13, 2018 via
  3. Silent Film Necrology p. 104 2nd edition c. 2001 by Eugene M. Vazzana (quoting from defunct New York Daily Mirror of September 22, 1915)

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.