Dennis-Cockrum
Dennis Cockrum | Biography

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  • Full Name Dennis Cockrum
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace USA
  • Birth Date May 22, 1956
  • Age 66 Years, 4 Months
Cast of TV Series 'Shameless'

Dennis Cockrum | Biography

Famous as Emler Jackson in the 2013 movie 'Gangster Squad'

'Shameless' is a Showtime tragicomedy-drama television series based on Paul Abbott's award-winning British television series of the same name. The show was created by John Wells and first aired on 9 January 2011. It is set in the Chicago neighborhood of Canaryville on the South Side and revolves around the Gallagher family, a chaotic group of people. Cockrum portrayed the character Terry Milkovich for 21 episodes from 2011 to 2021.


Dennis Cockrum is an actor well known for his appearance in Gangster Squad (2013 movie) and  American Horror Story (2017 TV series).

Who is Dennis Cockrum? 

Born on 22 May 1956, Dennis Cockrum is an American actor. Regarding his education details, he attended Eastern Michigan University with an M.A. in drama in 1984. 

Before his acting career, Cockrum has worked as a guest lecturer and director at Eastern Michigan University. In addition, Cockrum has served as a director in regional theaters all over the United States.

Short Bio

Cockrum began his professional acting career at The Court, Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf, Northlight, and American Blues Theatres, where he has been a member since 1988.

In 1982, Cockrum played the role of Lonnie Wadkins for one episode in the TV series Chicago Story. Since then, he has played different characters in several TV shows and movies such as Cop Rock (TV series 1990), Northern Exposure (TV series 1994), The Alarmist (movie 1997), Daddy Day Care (movie 2003), Law & Order (TV series 2007), Gangster Squad (movie 2013), Hail, Caesar! (movie 2016), and many more.

However, he is widely known for his appearance in the TV series American Horror Story (2017) as Senator Herbert Jackson and Shameless (2011-2021) as Terry Milkovich. 

Cockrum's most recent appearance was in the 2021 TV show Leverage: Redemption as McCloud.

'Gangster Squad'

Gangster Squad is an action, drama, and crime film released on 7 January 2013 and directed by Ruben Fleischer. Cockrum played the role of Emler Jackson. 

The movie is set in 1949 in Los Angeles, where the city is run by gangsters, including a mobster named Mickey Cohen, played by Sean Penn. John O'Mara, played by Josh Brolin, gathers a team of cops to take down Mickey Cohen and restore peace to the city, determined to end the corruption. 

According to 2013 reports from BBC, with the release of Gangster Squad, Ruben Fleischer has renewed the genre by showing the story of real-life mob boss Mickey Cohen, who ran an organized crime fraud in the 1940s in Los Angeles.

'Shameless'

Shameless is a Showtime tragicomedy-drama television series based on Paul Abbott's award-winning British television series of the same name. The show was created by John Wells and first aired on 9 January 2011.

Shameless is set in the Chicago neighborhood of Canaryville on the South Side and revolves around the Gallagher family, a chaotic group of people. Cockrum portrayed the character Terry Milkovich for 21 episodes from 2011 to 2021.

Since the drama's debut in 2011, it has released eleven seasons. The eleventh and last season premiered on Showtime on 6 December 2020 and ended on 11 April 2021. Shameless won four 'Primetime Emmys,' with 16 wins and 69 nominations. 

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On 15 February 2021, Cockrum shared a picture on Instagram with the show's cast members on the set.

Wife

Cockrum married his wife Stephanie in June 2002 at the Little Church of the West, Paradise, NV. Cockrum and Stephanie have a daughter together named Stella. However, not much is disclosed about their relationship and his family.

Dennis Cockrum with his Wife Stephanie in 2020
Dennis Cockrum with his Wife Stephanie in 2020 (Photo: Instagram)

The couple celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary on 23 June 2021. He also shared a post on Instagram that day and wrote, "We have been married 19 yrs. ago at the Little Church of the West, Paradise NV. And it's been paradise ever since. Happy Anniversary Stephanie!"

On 22 August 2021, Cockrum shared a picture with her daughter, Stella, on Instagram and wrote, "Daughter Stella and I at the Phoenix Film Festival."

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