Meet Spencer Gooding – Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Versatile Son

Spencer is the oldest son of American actor Cuba Gooding Jr. and his former wife, Sara Kapfer. Making his TV debut at 8, he supported his father’s career in public appearances but now prefers a private life.

His siblings include Mason, an actor since 2016, and Piper, the youngest. Mason gained credits in various acting projects.

Spencer Gooding works as a writer, editor, filmmaker, and assistant to the chairman at Mandalay Pictures. He also works as a Webcomics content editor at Webtoon.

Profile Summary

Full NameSpencer Gooding
ProfessionWriter, Editor, Filmmaker
Parents Cuba Gooding Jr (Father) Sara Kapfer (Mother)
Grandparents Cuba Gooding Sr., Shirley Gooding
Siblings Piper Gooding (Sister) and Mason Gooding (Brother)
Cousin Bradley Gooding
Age29 years old
Date Of Birth/ BirthdateSeptember 11, 1994
BirthplaceNew York City, New York
Birth SignVirgo
Net Worth $400 -$800k
Relationship status Single


Spencer Gooding was born in New York City on September 11, 1994. He is the eldest child of actor Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife, Sara Kapfer. More information about Spencer’s educational background needs to be available.

Spencer made his television debut in 2002 at age 8, appearing in an episode of the sports entertainment show “Slamball.” He also attended red-carpet premieres and events with his father, Cuba Gooding Jr., to support his acting projects.

Although Spencer grew up splitting his time between his parents’ homes in New York and Los Angeles, he has chosen to stay out of the public eye and make his path away from his family’s fame.

He is currently 29 years old, and his zodiac sign is Virgo.

Spencer Gooding
Spencer Gooding


Spencer graduated from Windward High School in California in 2013. During his high school years, he demonstrated his athletic prowess as a Windward Varsity Football Team member.

His passion for the arts was also recognized through his membership in the National Arts Honors Society (Windward High School Chapter), which emphasized a well-rounded approach to education.

Spencer Gooding pursued his education with a passion at Wesleyan University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in American English Literature from Wesleyan and graduated in 2018.

While at Wesleyan, Spencer actively engaged in various extracurricular activities that enriched his college experience. As a member of the Xi chapter of Psi Upsilon, Spencer participated in this fraternity’s vibrant social scene and community activities.

Beyond the fraternity, he showcased his athleticism as a member of the Wesleyan Crew Team. He also participated in the Weston Dance Marathon for Charity, where he contributed to making a positive impact in the community.

SSpencer also showcased his artistic side by participating in events organized by Wesleyan’s Freestyle Rap Club, known as RAW.


Spencer Gooding’s career started with his initial foray into the entertainment industry as an On-Set Production Assistant at Comedy Central. In this role, during the summer of 2014, he worked on the set of “Big Time in Hollywood, FL.”

Spencer took on the role of Camera Production Assistant at 21st Century Fox in the summer of 2016. His luck shone through as he secured a position on the set of FOX’s “American Horror Story: ROANOKE” (Season 6).

His career took a significant leap when he joined Mandalay Pictures in September 2018 as the Second Executive Assistant to Peter Guber, the chairman of Mandalay Pictures and the Mandalay Sports Media corporation. Over three years, he demonstrated his organizational prowess by managing a busy schedule that included coordinating sporting events for major franchises owned by Mr. Guber.

Aside from his executive role in Mandalay Pictures, Spencer was Associate Editor of Content at WEBTOON in March 2021.


Spencer Gooding is the child of Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sara Kapfer, high school sweethearts who married in 1994. They had three children together: Spencer, Piper, and Mason.

However, after more than 20 years of marriage, Spencer’s mother filed for legal separation in 2014, and the divorce was finalized in 2017.


Spencer is the first child in the family and enjoys accompanying his father to various red-carpet events, including the premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel. He has two siblings: a brother named Mason and a sister named Piper.

On the other hand, Mason is an actor who made his debut in a short film titled “Godspeed” in 2016. Since then, he has accumulated many credits throughout his acting career.

Piper is the youngest of the three siblings in the family. Her older brothers are Spencer Gooding and Mason Gooding.

Relationship Status

Very little information about Spencer Gooding’s current relationship status is available to the public. He has opted to keep his dating life and romantic partners away from the public eye.

There are no records of Spencer having a wife or girlfriend, neither in the past nor present. He has also never been the subject of any relationship rumors or speculations.

Spencer seems to be a very private person when it comes to his love life. It needs to be clarified if he is single or has chosen to keep his dating life confidential from the public.

However, despite the status of his relationship, Spencer has successfully kept it away from the media’s attention.

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