James Coco

James Coco

Highest Rated: 100% A New Leaf (1971)

Lowest Rated: 14% Wholly Moses! (1980)

Birthday: Mar 21, 1930

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

James Emil Coco was born on Mar. 21, 1930 in New York City. Upon graduating high school, Coco set out to launch an acting career, beginning to pick up supporting roles on the screen and stage in his early 20s. Coco made his television debut on an episode of "Guiding Light" (CBS 1952-2009) in 1952 and his Broadway debut in "Hotel Paradisio" in 1957, which was followed by a breakout performance in the 1961 Off-Broadway production of "The Moon in the Yellow River." Escalating recognition for his stage work helped Coco kick off a career on the big screen, on which he made his debut in the form of "Ensign Pulver" in 1964. Still, Coco found much of his success on the stage, thanks in large part to longstanding relationships with playwrights like Terrence McNally and Neil Simon, who worked with Coco on productions like "Next" and "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers," both in 1969. Back on the big screen, Coco's role in "Man of La Mancha" (1972) opposite Peter O'Toole earned him his first Golden Globe Award nomination. That said, Coco was less successful in jumpstarting a television career, headlining two comedy series-"Calucci's Department" (CBS 1973) and "The Dumplings" (NBC 1976)-that never made it past their inceptive seasons. All that said, Coco's relationship with Simon extended him some favor on the big screen, where the two would collaborate on films like "Murder by Death" (1976) and "Only When I Laugh" (1981), which earned him Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. The remainder of the 1980s afforded Coco cameos on television series like "St. Elsewhere" (NBC 1982-88), which landed him an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor, and in films like "Muppets Take Manhattan" (1984) and "Johnny Dangerously" (1984). Coco died on Feb. 25, 1987 following a battle with AIDS.

Highest rated movies

A New Leaf
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Murder by Death
Bye Bye Monkey
Only When I Laugh
The Cheap Detective
Man of La Mancha
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon




No Score Yet No Score Yet That's Adequate Max Roebling (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chair Dr. Harold Woodhouse Langer (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 23% Hunk Dr. D (Character) $1.1M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet There Must Be a Pony Mervin Trellis (Character) - 1986
83% 76% The Muppets Take Manhattan Mr. Skeffington (Character) - 1984
57% 42% Only When I Laugh Jimmy (Character) - 1981
14% 39% Wholly Moses! Hyssop (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 40% The Diary of Anne Frank Van Daan (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 74% Scavenger Hunt Henri (Character) - 1979
60% 43% Bye Bye Monkey Andreas Flaxman (Character) - 1978
50% 58% The Cheap Detective Marcel (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charleston Joe Lo Monaco (Character) - 1977
65% 82% Murder by Death Inspector Milo Perrier (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 17% The Wild Party Jolly Grimm (Character) - 1975
47% 72% Man of La Mancha Sancho Panza/Cervantes' Manservant (Character) - 1972
100% 83% A New Leaf Uncle Harry (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 33% Such Good Friends Dr. Timmy Spector (Character) - 1971
22% 12% Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon Mario (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 36% End of the Road School Man (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 56% The Littlest Angel The Father (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time for Giving Mr. Blatto (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 48% Ensign Pulver Skouras (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 60% The Power and the Glory Mexican Soldier (Character) - 1961


No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Braling (Character) 1985
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1978 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Atlantic Affair Unknown (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 100% The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Steinberg Show Guest