Michael Rooker Biography

Birthday: 1955-04-06
Place of Birth: Jasper, Alabama
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m) Mini Biography Mic
Wiki Biography: Michael Rooker was born in 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was 13 his parents divorced and he went with his mother to live in Chicago. He caught the acting bug while attending college, and began appearing in local stage productions. On first breaking into film, his intensity and "don't-mess-with-me" good looks were highlighted to chilling effect as the title character in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), filmed in 1986 but, due to its controversial nature, not released until 1990. Since that widely noticed and highly praised performance, much of his career has been spent playing brutes, villains and psychopaths. His occasional turns as a "good guy", however, are always well-acted and a welcome change for a talented actor too often typecast.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Thief Det. John Hayes 2006 -
Inside The Walking Dead Merle Dixon 2010
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer Henry 1986
Light of Day 1987 Drama, Music
Mississippi Burning Frank Bailey 1988 Game Show, Comedy
Eight Men Out Arnold 'Chick' Gandil 1988 Drama, History, Sport
Music Box 1989
L.A. Takedown Bosko 1989 Action, Crime, Drama
Sea of Love Terry 1989 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Days of Thunder Rowdy Burns 1990 Action, Drama, Romance
The Super Abe 1991
Cliffhanger Hal Tucker 1993 0
The Dark Half Sheriff Alan Pangborn 1993 Game Show
The Hard Truth Jonah Mantz 1994 Action, Crime, Thriller
Mallrats Svenning 1995 Comedy, Romance
The Trigger Effect 1996 Drama, Thriller
Bastard Out of Carolina Uncle Earle 1996 Drama
Rosewood Sheriff Walker 1997 0, 0
Keys to Tulsa Keith Michaels 1997 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Brown's Requiem Fritz Brown 1998
Shadow Builder Father Vassey 1998 Reality Tv
Deceiver Kennesaw 1998 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Replacement Killers Stan 'Zeedo' Zedkov 1998 Action, Crime, Drama
Renegade Force Matt Cooper 1998 Action, Thriller
A Table for One Matt Draper / Dr. Matthew Swan 1999 Drama, Thriller
The Bone Collector Captain Howard Cheney 1999 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Here on Earth 2000 Biography
NewsBreak John McNamara 2000 Action, Drama
The 6th Day Robert Marshall 2000 Action, Sci Fi, Thriller
Undisputed A.J. Mercker 2002 Action, Crime, Drama
The Box Detective Stafford 2003 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Saving Jessica Lynch 2003 Drama
Skeleton Man 2004 Reality Tv, 0
Lenexa, 1 Mile Russ 2006 Drama
Slither Grant Grant 2006 Comedy, Horror, Sci Fi
Whisper Sidney 2007 Comedy, 0, Reality Tv
Jumper William Rice 2008 0, 0
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion Judge / Dark Winged Vesper 2009 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Penance Mann 2009 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Cell 213 Ray Clement 2010 Horror
Freeway Killer Det. St. John 2010 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Louis Pat McMurphy 2010 Drama
Super Abe 2011 Action, Comedy, Drama
Mysteria Captain McCarthy 2011 Mystery
Hypothermia Ray 2012
Pennhurst Dount Shop Employee 2012 Horror
Chasing Ghosts Mark Spencer 2014 0, 0
Guardians of the Galaxy Yondu 2014 Action, Adventure
Bolden! Pat McMurphy 2014 Drama
Brother's Keeper Chief Carver 2015 Drama
The Belko Experiment Bud Melks 2016 0, Game Show