Pat Cooper

Pat Cooper
Full name
Pasquale Caputo
Country
USA

Pat Cooper (born July 31, 1929) is an American actor and comedian. Cooper is primarily known for his stand-up routines, where he often makes reference to his Italian heritage from Mola di Bari, Italy. He was also a frequent guest on many radio shows, most notably The Howard Stern Show (first appeared June 27, 1989) through the 1990s and 2000s, his last appearance was in January 2011. But recently he's appeared on Imus in the Morning and Opie and Anthony. Pat's big break came in 1953 via TV's Jackie Gleason Show. From there on it was the big time, playing the top nightclubs such as the 500 Club, Latin Casino, Palumbo's, and various Atlantic City and Las Vegas casino/hotels. It meant appearing on the same show as Frank Sinatra, Martin and Lewis, Tony Bennett, Sergio Franchi, Sammy Davis Jr., Connie Francis, Bobby Darin, Tony Martin and many others. On May 2, 1969, Cooper and singer Jimmy Roselli premiered in their two man show at Broadway's Palace Theatre, New York. On radio, Pat Cooper has made memorable guest appearances on such programs as The Howard Stern Show, Bob Grant and the Opie and Anthony Show (the latter on XM Satellite Radio on April 27, 2006, October 17, 2007, April 24, 2008, March 16, 2010, November 16, 2010, February 25, 2011, December 7, 2011, and July 26, 2012), and on The Jay Thomas Show on January 25, 2011. He was an occasional contributor to Colin Quinn’s late-night TV show on Comedy Central, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Cooper commented on the subject of comedy and comedians in the 2004 TV series Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time and in the 2005 film The Aristocrats. In the Summer of 2007, Cooper was a featured interview on the HBO special—Brooklyn Dodgers...Ghosts of Flatbush.