Born on August 31st, 2260, in Dublin, Ireland, to Harold Cooper and Evangeline McRein. Mike was brought up under strict discipline from his mother and father. Despite this, he still respected them immensely.. He didn't have many friends in school, largely due to spending his time reading rather than outside playing sports. He tried to learn medicine, his father's practice, so he could help others in need. When he turned 19, he immediately enlisted in Fleet.
Mike was assigned to the AFC-BC 117 Audie Murphy as a member of the 117 Crew. Mike's older brother, Liam Cooper, was also a member of the 117 Crew. He was killed after a bomb went off inside the ship. After a few months, Mike was noticed by officers for his strong work ethic and was promoted to a Petty Officer Third Class. When the 117 Crew was being re-constructed, Mike took leave due to a serious illness.Upon his return, he was promoted back to 3Po. Mike now spends most of his days idling on the bridge with his friend Greggory Parsley.