Christian Anthony Cochran

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Christian Anthony Cochran
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Christian Anthony Cochran

(1998-05-17)May 17, 1998
Pittsburgh, PA
DiedSeptember 1, 2021(2021-09-01) (aged 23)
Cause of deathCholangiocarcinoma (liver cancer)
CitizenshipUnited States
Years active2008 - 2021
  • UP Model NATO and EU Member
  • WIUP FM radio host - Local Limelight
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Christopher Patrick Cochran (father)
  • Danielle Cochran (mother)
  • Kate Ashley Cochran (sister, 22)
  • Nicholas Joseph Cochran (brother, 18)

Christian Anthony Cochran (born 17 May 1998) was an American actor and writer.[1] He passed away on 01 September 2021, at the age of 23, due to cholangiocarcinoma, a rare liver cancer. He was best known for his part in the Hollywood blockbuster film - The Dark Knight Rises. As of 2021, Cochran has a non-profit organization dedicated to his memory, run by his parents, that works on spreading kindness and helping other people as Cochran wanted.[2]

Early life and education

Cochran was born on May 17, 1998, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Christopher Patrick Cochran and Danielle Cochran. He grew up with two siblings - Kate Ashley and Nicholas

Cochran completed his high school education at Pine Richland High School. Since he was a kid, Cochran was inclined towards performance arts and participated in several shows and musicals throughout his middle and high school years. He also actively worked with Keystone Musical Theater and the Civic Light Orchestra (CLO).

In 2017, Cochran went to the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in an exchange program where he studied Demographic Studies. A year later he went to Anglo-American University, in Prague where he studied International Relations.

In 2016 Cochran enrolled at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in the Cook Honors College to pursue a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Theater. He graduated Magna cum laude and was a Dean's List Honoree, all 4 years. He also received the Provost Scholarship.

Cochran was fascinated by Asian studies and believed deeply in the importance of understanding and inclusiveness of other groups around the world.


Cochran started his acting career when he was ten years old, and eventually honed his skills in the performing arts. He also gained substantial experience as a stage actor with a musical background, establishing himself as a stage actor and with a vast musical background.[3]

In 2012, Cochran got the opportunity to appear in The Dark Knight Rises alongside the actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Cochran is recognized for coining the phrase, -"What's good about today?" He would often ask us all, "What’s good about today?" It was his daily reminder to us all that we had to focus on all that is good within each day, and to make the very most of it. It is currently in process for a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Cochran was a member of the Theater team at IUP, where he participated in several in-house productions, including Boeing, Boeing. He was also a member of the Sketch Comedy Group and a radio personality on IUP's Local Limelight, a weekly radio show. Cochran was a member of the UN and NATO teams at IUP and made frequent trips to Washington, DC.

Awards and recognition

  • 2018 Certificate of Achievement: Diplomacy & Negotiation, Howard University, Washington, DC
  • 2019 Certificate of Achievement: Diplomacy & Negotiation, Howard University, Washington, DC
  • Dean's List Honoree (2016, 2017, & 2018)
  • Provost Scholarship Recipient
  • Cook Honors Scholarship Recipient (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior)

Personal life

In 2020 he was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the liver, cholangiocarcinoma, that affects only 8000 people in the US every year and is rarely seen in younger ages.[4] The average age of people in the US diagnosed with cancer of the intrahepatic bile ducts is 70. Cochran passed away a year later, on September 1st, 2021. He was passionate about animals, adoption, people who suffer from cancer.[5]

In the media



  1. "Christian Cochran". IMDb. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  2. "christian-cochran". Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  3. "Christian Cochran Legacy Fund | The Pittsburgh Foundation". Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  4. "Christian Cochran Legacy Fund | The Pittsburgh Foundation". Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  5. "Become part of the Ripple | Christian Cochran Foundation". C Cochran Foundation. Retrieved 1 February 2022.

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