'GOOK' The movie features noteworthy performances, which help the movie eventually take its shape as a head-first, inspired endeavor. Curtiss Cook Jr. is particularly captivating as Keith, expressing with huge emotion in one scene his personal motivation for hating Eli so much, and later at a hospital presenting a visceral idea of using that aggression on himself. ROGEREBERT.COM by Nick Allen January 28, 2017
The son of artists, Curtiss Cook Jr. has been acting for as long as he can remember; as an adult, he has grown into a confident and passionate performer. Proud of his New York upbringing, he's had the privilege of studying at The Harlem School of the Arts, Shakespeare Lab Jr., and HB Studios.
His acting career leaped into action when Curtiss starred in short and feature films such as Ryan Koo’s Amateur and Jay Dockendorf’s Naz & Maalik. In addition to his film accomplishments, he’s also been in commercials for Sprite and Dave & Buster’s.
A versatile actor, he gained his regional theater debut in Brownsville Song (b-side for tray) for The Long Wharf Theater and The Philadelphia Theater Company. Following this success, Curtiss made his Off-Broadway debut in the Classic Stage Company’s production of Mother Courage and Her Children, starring as the role of Eilif.
Through his many successes, Curtiss has gained a tremendous amount of experience and is eager for the next opportunity. Knowing that this is just his beginning, Curtiss Cook Jr. is ready to unlock his fullest potential as an artist.