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Jackie Earle Haley



The career of Jackie Earle Haley should be inspirational for any former child star or out-of-work actor. In his preteen years, Haley earned his living as a TV commercial actor and voice-over artist (he voiced the son on Hanna-Barbera's animated All in the Family clone Wait Till Your Father Gets Home). At 13, Haley was cast as the juvenile delinquent with home-run power in Michael Ritchie's superb little-league comedy The Bad News Bears, earning a cult following for his portrayal of the swaggering, cool loner. He repeated the iconic role in two sequels, one of the few members of the original cast to do so. Peter Yates cast Haley, alongside future celebrities Dennis Quaid and Daniel Stern, as a member of the bike-racing team in the Oscar-winning Breaking Away (1979). Earle disappeared from screens after some fitful television work through the '80s, but stayed busy behind the camera as a writer and an accomplished director of commercials. After more than a decade off the big screen, Haley made a spectacular return in 2006, first as the menacing bodyguard/driver Sugar Boy in All the King's Men, and then with an Oscar-nominated turn as a suburban pedophile in Todd Field's Little Children. He had a small part in the 2008 Will Ferrell comedy Semi-Pro, and the next year he was cast as Rorschach, arguably the most psychotic member of The Watchmen. In 2010 he appeared in a memorable one-scene cameo in Shutter Island and took the iconic part of Freddy Kruger in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Two years later he was cast by Tim Burton in his big-screen version of Dark Shadows and by Steven Spielberg in the director's long-planned biopic Lincoln.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
72% The Birth of a Nation
  • Raymond Cobb
2016
25% London Has Fallen
  • Deputy Chief Mason
2016
49% RoboCop
  • Rich Mattox
2014
50% Parkland
  • Father Oscar Huber
2013
90% Lincoln
  • Alexander Stephens
2012
37% Dark Shadows
  • Willie Loomis
2012
40% Louis
  • Judge Leander Perry
2010
15% A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Freddy Krueger
2010
68% Shutter Island
  • George Noyce
2010
No Score Yet Bolden!
  • Actor
2010
65% Watchmen
  • Rorschach
2009
45% Fragments
  • Bob Jasperson
2008
21% Semi-Pro
  • Dukes
2008
80% Little Children
  • Ronald James McGorvey
2006
11% All The King's Men
  • Sugar Boy
2006
No Score Yet Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story
  • Eddie Marston
1993
No Score Yet Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence
  • Frank Jessup
1993
No Score Yet Nemesis
  • Einstein
1993
No Score Yet Dollman
  • Braxton Red
1991
No Score Yet Playroom
  • Screenwriter
1990
No Score Yet The Zoo Gang
  • Little Joe
1985
22% Losin' It
  • Dave
1983
94% Breaking Away
  • Moocher
1979
0% The Bad News Bears Go To Japan
  • Kelly Leak
1978
50% Damnation Alley
  • Billy
1977
50% The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training
  • Kelly Leak
1977
96% The Bad News Bears
  • Kelly Leak
1976
64% The Day of the Locust
  • Adore
1975
No Score Yet Un homme est mort (A Man Is Dead), (Funerale a Los Angeles) (The Outside Man)
  • Eric
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
79% Human Target
2010-2011
  • Guerrero
89% The Tick
2016
  • The Terror

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