April 6, 1955
67 years old
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
72 kg | 158.5 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Michael Rooker was born in Jasper, Alabama, United States, on April 6, 1955, is an American actor.
Young Michael Rooker first started performing in local stage productions.
He made big screen debut in psychological horror crime film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) in role as Henry.
He got his television debut in NBC crime drama series Crime Story (1986) in episode "Pilot", in role as Lieutenant.
Michael's breakthrough performance came as Merle Dixon in AMC post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead (2010-2013).
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Michael Rooker is 67 years old.
Michael Rooker net worth is around 4 million dollars.
He played Yondu Udonta in Marvel Studios films:
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), for which he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Teen Choice Award for Choice: Scene Stealer
He won the Fantasporto Award and a Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor for his role as Henry in psychological horror crime film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), also was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.
He was nominated for the Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Sheriff Alan Pangborn in horror film The Dark Half (1993).
He was nominated for the Chainsaw Award for Relationship from Hell (Shared with Elizabeth Banks) for his role as Grant Grant in science fiction black comedy horror film Slither (2006).
Sea of Love (1989) neo-noir thriller opposite Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin
Cliffhanger (1993) action thriller with Sylvester Stallone and John Lithgow
The Trigger Effect (1996) thriller opposite Kyle MacLachlan and Elisabeth Shue
Deceiver (1998) mystery with Tim Roth and Chris Penn
The Bone Collector (1999) crime thriller opposite Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie
The 6th Day (2000) science fiction action with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Rapaport
Replicant (2001) science fiction action opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme and Catherine Dent
Super (2010) black comedy superhero with Rainn Wilson and Elliot Page
Love and Monsters (2020) monster adventure opposite Dylan O'Brien and Jessica Henwick
Fantasy Island (2020) supernatural horror with Michael Peña and Maggie Q
He portrayed Brian Durlin / Savant in superhero film The Suicide Squad (2021).
He voiced Lutador in animated musical comedy movie Vivo (2021).
White Elephant (2022) action opposite Olga Kurylenko and Bruce Willis
He won the CinEuphoria Merit Honorary Award and a Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series for his role as Merle Dixon in AMC post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead (2010-2013).
Thief (2006) FX thriller crime drama miniseries in role as Det. John Hayes
Meteor (2009) NBC disaster miniseries in role as Calvin Stark
True Detective (2019) HBO anthology crime drama series in role as Edward Hoyt
He voiced Yondu Udonta in Disney+ animated anthology series What If...? (2021).
Attended Wells Community Academy High School.
Graduated from Chicago's Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University.
Has nine brothers and sisters.
Has English, Irish, Scottish and Scots-Irish / Northern Irish ancestry.
He is trained in Japanese martial art of Aikido with Fumio Toyoda Shihan.
He voiced Merle Dixon in video game The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (2013).
He voiced Mike Harper in video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012), also motion capture.
He played himself in video game Call of Duty: Black Ops (2011).
Has a black belt in Kyokushin style of karate.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
He married Margot Rooker in 1979, they have two daughters, Alynne Rooker and Gillian Rooker.