An artist, educator and actor/trainer, Grant Cooper is multi-talented and multi-faceted. He is most proud that every day is a good hair day! Born in Washington DC and raised in southern New Jersey, Grant Cooper brings a wide range of experience to his artistic career. His early years in Vineland and Camden, NJ were followed by a tour in the Navy. These places exposed Cooper to life in a rural farming community, life in a high density urban community, and life on board a ship that traveled the world. The arts found Cooper, as he likes to say, when he was dealing craps (dice) at an Atlantic City casino in the late 1980s. After winning a city-wide talent competition with his stand-up comedy routine, Cooper packed his bags, moved to New York City, and has not looked back since.
Cooper has been performing at comedy clubs in and around New York City for over twenty years. As an actor, he is an alumnus of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, has acted in national television commercials, and started a repertory theater for original works by African American playwrights in the 1990s. Cooper also has over fourteen years of experience as an actor/trainer in scenario-based training programs with the NYPD, NY Department of Corrections, and charter schools in New York City. He works with a cadre of actors who are well versed in scenario-based training, and is adept at locating and training new acting talent.