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Michael Cooney

Michael Cooney was born and raised in London, England, but has found his home in Los Angeles.

Prior to the production of Identity, Cooney's most celebrated film credit was directing and writing the cult phenomenon Jack Frost and Jack Frost 2. He has also Tracks of a Killer.

In addition to Cooney's film work, he is also part of the British theater world. His stage writing credits include a comedy Cash On Delivery that had it's world premier at the prestigious Theatre Royal Windsor and has gone on to break box office records throughout Europe. Cash on Delivery ran for a year in London's West End before beginning a nationwide tour. His two stage thrillers, The Dark Side and Point of Death have both enjoyed successful British tours. Cooney's stage directing credits include Penny for the Guy a thriller by David Soames, Nil by Mouth a drama by John Chapman, and the first London tryout of the smash French comedy Le Diner du Cons by Francis Verber. He also directed his own three plays Point of Death, Cash On Delivery and The Dark Side.

Murder In Mind, the film written by Cooney adapted from his stage play, was produced for HBO and star Nigel Hawthorne, Mary Louise Parker, Jimmy Smits and Jason Scott Lee.

He has also had two Children's Books published, George the Germ and "Fantastic Adventures in the Land of Wishful Thinking".

Michael lives in Los Angeles with his wife Danielle.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Michael Cooney Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.