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Guiding Light Characters
Frank Achilles "Buzz" Cooper, Sr.
- Justin Deas (Originated role
on February 5, 1993 to present)
Frank Achilles Cooper Jr. (with Nadine)
Harley Davidson Cooper (with Nadine)
Lucy Cooper Spaulding (with Sylvie)
Henry "Coop" Cooper (with Jenna)
Ian Stavros Cooper (mother: Jenna, father: Jeffrey, Buzz adopted Rocky as
Owns Company restaurant
Former Maitre d' at Towers Club
Former owner of Fifth Street Diner (burned down)
Sales Rep for Lewis Oil (as Rex Mancini)
Waiter at Wheels & Meals diner
Vietnam War veteran
Buzz Cooper came to Springfield in 1993 and has been an integral part of
the show since then.
Buzz is a man whose heart is in the right place, but sometimes
himself in over his head, much to the aggravation and sometimes delight of
He grew up in Springfield.
Shortly after high school, Buzz was sent to
fight in Vietnam. While there, his face was scarred, and he then got
plastic surgery to cover up the wound. He faked his death. Instead of
returning to Springfield to raise his children, he lived in various states
around the country.
Buzz made his way back to Springfield shortly after the birth of his
granddaughter, Marina Cooper, by his son Frank. Instead of being welcomed with
open arms, he received nothing but opposition. Buzz is also the biological
father of Henry Cooper Bradshaw, whose mother was Jenna Bradshaw, as well as
Lucy Cooper, whose mother was Sylvie. He is also the adopted father of Ian
Buzz's inheritance, the Fifth Street Diner, was accidentally set on fire.
After that, he bought a new restaurant, Company. Buzz ran the place until he
sold it to Phillip Spaulding in an attempt to stop the Spaulding-Cooper
feud. Later, Marina bought it back and runs it with the family.
Recently having undergone heart bypass surgery, Buzz has declared that the
little things in life don't matter and that love is what it's all about. He
dates Lillian and is very happy. The only thing that has marred his
happiness is the death of his son, Coop, and the disappearance of his
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