Bob Cooper

Executive, Producer, TV personality
Trained as a lawyer, Cooper became a well-known television personality in his native Canada when he hosted "Ombudsman", a news magazine show resembling American TV's "60 Minutes". He later expanded his range of interest ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1944 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Producer (44)

Maudie 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cast a Cold Eye 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Three Inches 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mr. Woodcock 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

John Tucker Must Die 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Medical Investigation 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Messiah 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sleepover 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sins Of The Father 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Thanks For The Memories 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wild About Harry 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Titanic Town 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

With or Without You 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Divorcing Jack 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Amistad 1997 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

A Man of No Importance 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Loving 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

All Things Bright and Beautiful 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Truly Madly Deeply 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Adderly 1986 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Florida Straits 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Breaking All the Rules 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Guardian 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Producer

Fun Park 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Middle Age Crazy 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Murder By Phone 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Utilities 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Running 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

Power Play 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Between Friends (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dead Man Out (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Falling For a Dancer (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Maigret (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Murder in Space (TV Show)

Producer

Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story (TV Show)

Executive Producer

RFK (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rapists: Can They Be Stopped? (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sins of the Father (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Crusaders (Movie)

(Producer)

The Hanging Gale (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Return of Ben Casey (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Terry Fox Story (TV Show)

Producer

Vanishing Act (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (3)

Divorcing Jack 1998 (Movie)

Civil Servant (Actor)

Gallant Journey (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

My Reputation (Movie)

Keith Drummond (Actor)

Biography

Trained as a lawyer, Cooper became a well-known television personality in his native Canada when he hosted "Ombudsman", a news magazine show resembling American TV's "60 Minutes". He later expanded his range of interest and influence when he became chairman of his own production company, Robert Cooper Entertainment, and later an executive at Home Box Office, eventually holding the office of president. Cooper had pushed the cable network toward the production of provocative, large-scale miniseries and movies, such as "The Josephine Baker Story" (1991) and "And the Band Played On" (1993). In July 1996, he was named to succeed Marc Platt as head of TriStar Pictures but his tenure there was relatively brief. Cooper resigned in May 1997 to accept the position of head of production at DreamWorks SKG.

Relationships

Nessa Cooper

Wife

EDUCATION

McGill University

Montreal , Quebec
(BCL)

McGill University

Montreal , Quebec

McGill University

Montreal , Quebec

Milestones

1999

Replaced at DreamWorks by Jeffrey Katzenberg; formed Robert Cooper Productions to develop projects for the studio

1997

Resigned from TriStar Pictures in May to accept post as head of production at DreamWorks SKG

1996

Became head of TriStar Pictures in July

1988

Named senior vice president of HBO Pictures

1983

Produced HBO's first original film, "The Terry Fox Story"; also did "Between Friends", starring Elizabeth Taylor and Carol Burnett

Produced 44 episodes of the latenight crime drama, "Adderly", for CBS

Served as chair of Robert Cooper Entertainment (now known as Citadel Entertainment), a development and production company

Formed Landscape Entertainment, an Internet content provider; signed deal with David Cronenberg

Named president of HBO

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