Cooper was born and raised just north of San Francisco in Marin County. His obsession with The Wizard of Oz and MGM movie musicalsled him to performing at a young age but he took a break to pursue his first love, being upside down, and trained as a competitive gymnast. Being a bit too tall for the gymnastics scene, he found his way back to performing and began training at Interlochen Arts Center, which led him to Wright State University, where he recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Acting with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. Outside of theatre, Cooper loves battling with crossword puzzles, hiking Mt. Tam, and anything involving a beach.