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Cooper van Grootel

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Gender: Male
Age Range: 16 - 19
Height: 180cm
Base Location: Perth
Available In: Adelaide, Auckland, Australian Capital Territory, Brisbane, Christchurch, Dunedin, International, Melbourne, Northern Territory, Perth, Sydney, Tasmania, Wellington
Skills: Actor, Child, Dancer, Extra (Background), Model
Hair: Brown(Honey)Blonde
Eye: Blue / Green
Ethnicity: Caucasian



Feature Film

2018 Dean - Lead Role See Pictures Pty Limited, Owen Trevor
2015 Batsman (Bit) Porchlight Films Production, Rachel Perkins
2015 Benny - Cool Kid Prince Wright Productions, Jordan Prince Wright


2016 Teenage Boy Beautiful Pictures, Paul Komadina


2013 Young Boy Taylor ACE Films, Taylor Bates


2014 school student ScreenWest and Pozible, Paul Komadina
2013 Jayden (bit) ScreenWest and FTI, Henry Inglis


2017 University Student Soundbyte's, Brad Habib

Short Film

2015 Teenage Boy (Lead) Central Institute of Technology, Ian Appleyard
2014 Boy Murdoch Uni, Jade Chamberlain
2014 Teenager West Australian Police, Melanie Rodriga
2013 Young Boy Curtin University, Mimi Helm
2013 School Student Filmbites, Shannon Berry and Will Mattock
2013 Young Boy Curtin University, Ethan Loveland
2013 School Student WA Screen Academy, Justine Smith. Producers: Brett Dowson and Waheed Naddafi
2012 School Student CIT, Alex Wheldon


2017 Brayden Golden Road Productions, Rachel Perkins


2013 Young Boy Curtin University, Chanel Bowen

Web Series

2017 Daniel (Lead) Dark Effect Pictures, Blake Hay

Training & Additional Notes

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2012 - pres
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 skateboarding. 


Outstanding Achievement in Acting Winner, 2017 for "Chardonnay Life" - judged by award winning Producer Lauren Elliot. Copy available on request from Filmbites.

Outstanding Achievement in Acting Winner, 2016 for "Leftovers" - judged by award winning Director Maziar Lahootior. Copy available on request from Filmbites.

Commitment and Achievement Award Winner, 2017 from Filmbites Screen Academy.

Commitment and Achievement Award Winner, 2016 from Filmbites Screen Academy.

Special Mention "Outstanding Achievement In Acting"  for Boys vs Girls - judged by Fern Nicholson - Nicholsons Academy of Screen Acting (NASA). Copy available on request from Filmbites.


“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

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.

“Cooper was such a delight to work with and I believe he is very talented and has a great presence on screen. I would love to cast Cooper in future projects.” – Mimi Helm (Direct/Writer of short film Turkish Delight)

"Cooper was exactly the kind of young actor that a director wants on set. He was focused, generous and showed great ability and talent and was quiet and attentive at all times.” Melanie Rodriga – Snr Lecturer & Academic Chair Graduate Screen Program – Murdoch University

'Cooper was fantastic to work with on set. He was very professional and took direction well. Cooper has a nice screen presence and an ability to listen to direction easily and apply that to his acting naturally. I would recommend him to anyone as he is a great actor and has huge potential' - Jade Chamberlain (Director/Writer of short film Resonance)

Year 11 ATAR Drama 2017 - Highest ranked student at Carine Senior High School.
Year 10 Drama 2016 - Highest ranked student at Carine Senior High School.

School Sports Carnival Champion Boy: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.

School Dance Sport 2013. Gold Medal:  Hip Hop,  Cha Cha and Jive.  Judged by Humphrey's Dance School.

School Public Speaking: Gold Medal 2013

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Shoe Size: 10
Clothing Size: Male - M
Waist: 74cm
Chest: 79cm
Hip: 82cm
Natural Accent: Australian
Accent Skills: Australian, American Standard
Voice Style: Character, Impersonation, Radio/TV Promo, Promo
Hair Length: Short
Hair Style: Straight
Dance: Hip Hop
Sport & Athletic: AFL Football, Cricket, Skate Boarding, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Soccer
Types Of Model Work: Promotional
Voice Style: Character, Impersonation, Radio/TV Promo, Promo

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