Net Worth: $18 Million
- Source of Wealth Actor
- Nationality United States
About Jackie Cooper
American actor, television director, producer and executive,John “Jackie” Cooper, Jr. had an estimated net worth of $18 million.
American actor Jackie Cooper was in movies at the age of three; his father had abandoned the family when Jackie was two, forcing his mother to rely upon the boy’s acting income to keep food on the table. Shortly after earning his first featured part in Fox Movietone Follies of 1929. Cooper was hired for producer Hal Roach’s “Our Gang” two-reeler series, appearing in 15 shorts over the next two years. The “leading man” in many of these comedies, he was most effective in those scenes wherein he displayed a crush on his new teacher, the beauteous Miss Crabtree. On the strength of “Our Gang,” Paramount Pictures signed Cooper for the title role in the feature film Skippy (1931), which earned the boy an Oscar nomination. A contract with MGM followed, and for the next five years Cooper was frequently co-starred with blustery character player Wallace Beery.
Cooper died on May 3, 2011, at the age of 88. According to his agent, Ronnie Leif, Mr. Cooper died after a short illness.