Age Range: 16-19
Accents: Australian, Standard American, British
Recently cast in:
Go Karts (FF): Dean: See Pictures 2019
Mystery Road (TV): Brayden: ABC 2018
Jasper Jones (FF) 2017
2017 & 2016 Showcast Outstanding Achievement in Acting Winner – (Snr Division: Filmbites Screen Academy) Judges:Lauren Elliot (2017), Mazair Lahooti (2016)
2017 & 2016 Media Super Outstanding Commitment & Achievement – Filmbites Screen Academy
Biog: Cooper is an outstanding young actor with great range and honesty. He was first cast in the webseries The Legend of Gavin Tanner by Mad Kids and has gone on to be shortlisted for major feature films as well as cast in the feature film Jasper Jones and a new ABC TV drama out in 2018 . He studies at Filmbites Screen Academy where he has taken out the Media Super award for Outstanding Commitment and Achievement multiple times as well as receiving the Showcast Outstanding Achievement in Acting from judges such as Director Mazair Lahooti and Producer Lauren Elliot. Cooper brings something fresh and truthful to all his performances. He has an infectious sense of humour, is a passionate surfer who finds the ocean an exhilarating and relaxing place and enjoys listening to a wide variety of music. He loves many sports including surfing, Aussie rules footy and skateboardingng.
“Working with Cooper and watching him bring his character to life was for me, one of the highlights of the whole project. He repeatedly impressed everyone with his professionalism in a difficult role showing dedication well beyond his years. I’m sure that we will be seeing a lot more of this talented young man.” Iain Appleyard Director ABSENT 2015
To whomever might be looking for a young actor, look no further. Cooper van Grootel is a young performer, however his talent and maturity on set was that of someone decades older. I worked with Cooper on a short documentary for the City of Gosnells museum. The piece explored the family history and life on an orchard. Cooper helped bring a lot of fun to the set, however was humbled and respectful for the real life events that he was asked to represent. He was professional in attitude and is a wonderful young performer. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a young actor. Thanks again, Cooper. You made the days so much easier than I thought it’d be. Good luck with the future. Taylor Bates. Taylor ACE Films.