Walter Coppage has appeared with The Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre, The Coterie, KC Actors Theatre and The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Past roles include: MLK in The Mountaintop; Dr. Copeland in The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter; The Stage Manager in Our Town; Harmond Wilks in Radio Golf; Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol; Pee Wee in Carter’s Way; Sterling in Permanent Collection (Unicorn); Eugene in Yellowman (Unicorn); the title role in Othello; Touchstone in As You Like It; Uncle Peck in How I Learned To Drive (Unicorn) and Testifier Polynieces in The Gospel at Colonus. He is a founding member of KC Actors Theatre, an Advisory Board member for The KC FilmFest and KC Jubilee and is The Unicorn Theatre’s Actor Ambassador for the National New Play Network.
Walter has also won principal roles in feature film and television, including the lead in James Ellroy’s Stay Clean and costarring in the mini series Gone In The Night (CBS), The Only Witness (Lifetime), All Roads Lead Home (Showtime), More than Puppylove (Showtime), A Deadly Vision (ABC), Truman (HBO), and the indies, Suspension, The Only Good Indian and Last Ounce of Courage. He recently completed work on the feature films, Destination: Planet Negro! , Jayhawkers and the featurette, State Of The Union.