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Cooper Huckabee

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Last seen
Appeared in
7 episodes (see below)
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Biographical Information
Date of birth
May 8, 1951 (1951-05-08) (age 66)
Date of death
Place of birth
Mobile, Alabama, USA
Place of death
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Cooper Huckabee, born May 8, 1951 in Mobile, Alabama, is an American actor who plays the role of Joe Lee Mickens on the HBO original series True Blood. Making his debut on the episode "Beautifully Broken" in the series' third season, Cooper plays the role of the father of Sam Merlotte and Tommy Mickens. A violent person with a criminal record, he was in jail at the time of Sam's birth, hence his wife Melinda giving up Sam for adoption. Cooper, who knew of his wife and second son's shapeshifting abilities, used his family to fight in a dog fighting ring, ignoring the physical harm he placed on his family. Playing a recurring role through the series' third and fourth seasons, Cooper is a guest starring actor who meets an untimely demise in the Season 4 episode "Me and the Devil".




  • Foul Play (1978)
  • Urban Cowboy (1980)
  • The Funhouse (1981)
  • Night Eyes (1990)
  • Gettysburg (1993)
  • The General's Daughter (1999)
  • Space Cowboys (2000)


  • Police Woman (1976)
  • The Blue and the Gray (1983)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (1995)
  • Baywatch (2001)
  • Bright Falls (2010)
  • True Blood (2010-2011)
  • Criminal Minds (2013)


Season three appearances
"Bad Blood" "Beautifully Broken" "It Hurts Me Too" "9 Crimes"
"Trouble" "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" "Hitting the Ground" "Night on the Sun"
"Everything Is Broken" "I Smell a Rat" "Fresh Blood" "Evil is Going On"
Season four appearances
"She's Not There" "You Smell Like Dinner" "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?" "I'm Alive and on Fire"
"Me and the Devil" "I Wish I Was the Moon" "Cold Grey Light of Dawn" "Spellbound"
"Let's Get Out of Here" "Burning Down the House" "Soul of Fire" "And When I Die"

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