Helmar Augustus Cooper

Cooper has performed on Broadway in several revivals including Oh, Kay!, South Pacific, Saint Joan, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (understudying Carl Gordon), Three Men on a Horse.

On TV, he appeared in the Law & Order franchise, initially as one-shot characters and then recurring as judges on the original series (Judge McNeil) and SVU (Judge Reginald Flowers, three times). He played Gordon’s father Grandpa Bill in Sesame Street Episode 3578. His other TV credits include guest roles on Luke Cage, The Leftovers, Person of Interest, Boardwalk Empire, and The Job.

Films include The Preacher’s Wife (with Denzel Washington and David L. Smyrl), Addicted to Love (with Maureen Stapleton), Bloodhounds of Broadway (with Julie Hagerty), and Frankenhooker.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy 1986-87 Season
Actor Time Out of Time 1986-87 Season