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Coopwood, Jeff

Jeff Coopwood

Jeff Coopwood was born on June 29, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, US but was raised in Miami, FL.

Coopwood was named Best Actor in the State of Florida by the I.T.S when he was in high school, studied opera and earned a theatre degree from the University of Miami while singing with the Miami Opera (4 years.)  Graduation came and he was on tour with BNT (Broadway National Tour) of Timbuktu!  

He teaches and lectures on speech and debate (he was a three-time State Speech & Debate Champion/two-time National Speech & Debate Finalist) at various high schools and colleges across the country, including Harvard, Northwestern, Georgetown, Marquette, Emory, Pennsylvania and Miami Universities.

He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Film Actor
Wild Thornberrys Movie, The~2002 - voice of Tim - Park Ranger (see Actor Connections - Film)
Beethoven's 4th~2001 (V) - Bill (middle)
Love & Basketball~2000 - uncredited Game Announcer
Star Trek: First Contact~1996 - uncredited voice of The Borg (Yes, THE voice of the Borg)

Film ADR (Additional Dialogue)
Wild Thornberrys Movie, The~2002  (uncredited)
Green Mile, The~1999  (uncredited)
Chill Factor~1999  (uncredited)
Wood, The~1999 (adr loop group)
Rugrats Movie, The~1998  (uncredited)
Rosewood~1997  (uncredited)
Preacher's Wife, The~1996  (uncredited)
Star Trek: First Contact~1996 (uncredited adr voice: Voice of The Borg)
High School High~1996
Island of Dr. Moreau, The~1996  (uncredited)
Time to Kill, A~1996  (uncredited)
Rock, The~1996  (uncredited)
Cutthroat Island~1995
Dead Presidents~1995
Tank Girl~1995
Wyatt Earp~1994  (uncredited)
I'll Do Anything~1994
My Father the Hero~1994
Fugitive, The~1993  (uncredited)
Weekend at Bernie's II~1993  (uncredited)
What's Love Got to Do with It~1993  (uncredited)
Indecent Proposal~1993  (uncredited)
CB4~1993  (uncredited)
Under Siege~1992  (uncredited)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer~1992  (uncredited)
Boomerang~1992  (uncredited)

Girls Club~2002 - Justice Nathaniel Stone, U.S. Court of Appeals in Triple Header
Bette~2001 - voice of Tour Bus Guide in Polterguest
Freedom Song~2000 - voice of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
City of Angels~2000 - Dr. Weldon Tucker in Nathan's Hot Dog
Wild Thornberrys, The~1998-2000 - voices:
     Chief, Villager in Birthday Quake
     Jim, Eagle (voice) in A Shaky Foundation
     Towel Man, Head Bird (voice) in Gift of Gab
     Driver, Guard, Tourist #2 (voice) in Iron Curtain
Pretender, The~2000 - Raymond in Corn Man
Moesha~1998 - TV Announcer in Moesha Meets Brandy
Beyond Belief~1998 - Calvin in  A Joyful Noise
Sleeping with the Devil~1997 - Police Captain
Brooklyn South~1997 - 2nd Bystander in Life Under Castro
Family Matters~1997 - Mr. Marshall in Father Time
Bold and the Beautiful, The~1987 - E.R. Physician 1997
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman~1996 - Mr. Harris in Separate but Equal
Soul of the Game~1996 - uncredited Stadium Announcer
House of Buggin'~1995 - Announcer
Client, The~1995 - Lieutenant Johnson in Happily Ever After
Partners~1995 - Jerry Saxon in Primo?
Seinfeld~1995 - Security Guard in The Fusilli Jerry
Without Warning~1994 - uncredited News reporter
Beverly Hills, 90210~1993 - Reporter #1 in:
     The Child Is Father to the Man
     Back in the High Life Again
Reasonable Doubts~1992 - TV News Anchor in Home to Roost
Billy~1992 - Laugher in Promo
Brewster's Place~1990 - Mr. Shipley in Open for Business
100,000 Fortune Hunt~1989 - Series Host
Know Your Heritage~1989 - Series Host
¿QuĂ© pasa, U.S.A.?~1977 - Charles, Powell, Jr. in Computer Friend

TV ADR (Additional Dialogue)
House Divided, A~2000   (uncredited)
Wedding, The~1998   (uncredited)
George Wallace~1997   (uncredited)
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story~1996   (uncredited)
Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus~1996
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III~1994 (mini)
Percy & Thunder~1993   (uncredited)
Trade Winds~1993 (mini)   (uncredited)
Queen~1993 (mini)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine~1993

Green Mile, The~1999 (A cappella chain gang songs) (uncredited)

Finian's Rainbow~1997  - "The Begat" sung and danced by Jeff in white tails (Freud Playhouse, UCLA, CA)
Timbuktu~ (understudy)
As You Like It~ (Chicago Shakespeare Festival)
Tree Artist, The~ -
West Memphis Mojo~ (Toronto)
Irma la Duce~ - (Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami)
Purlie~  - Purlie (College production while in high school)

Theatre Director
Equus~ (college)

Video Games (voice)
DreamWorks' Shark Tale~2004 -
Spider-Man 2~2004 - Robbie Robertson/additional voices
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace~1999 - Captain Panaka/Neimoidian Controller
Star Wars: Episode I - Battle for Naboo~2001 - Captain Panaka/Narrator
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds~2001 - Captain Panaka, Rebel Trawler Captain
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura~2001  - Kerghan

Awards, Honors, and Nominations
Emmy Awards:
Nom     Host of The $100,000 Fortune Hunt
Nom     Host of Know Your Heritage
Nom     Voice Over work...
Alexander Hamilton Medal
George Washington Medallion

Social Media

The voice of The Borg "resistance is futile" in Star Trek: First Contact

Recipient of both the U.S. Treasury Department's Alexander Hamilton Medal and the George Washington Medallion.

Has sung with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Leontyne Price with the Miami Opera.

Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

3 time State Speech & Debate Champion and 2 time National Speech & Debate Finalist

Has performed with: Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre in Jupiter, Florida, St. Louis MUNY Opera, Kenley Players of Ohio, Dallas Summer Musicals, Milwaukee Melody Top Theatre, and the Chicago Shakespeare Festival.

He was also a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University's Summer Debate Institute at the age of 21.

At 16 he was appointed Visiting Professor and named Program Director at the University of Miami's Summer Debate Institute

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