Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker

Highest Rated: 100% Bastard out of Carolina (1996)

Lowest Rated: 6% Super Capers (2009)

Birthday: Apr 6, 1955

Birthplace: Jasper, Alabama, USA

Raised in Chicago by his divorced mother, Michael Rooker lived a hand-to-mouth existence until his teens. Rooker successfully auditioned for the Goodman School, and upon graduation, appeared in Chicago-area stage productions. He made a spectacular film debut in the sociopathic title role of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, which was filmed in 1986 but not given a general release until four years later. Henry established Rooker as a gifted purveyor of "don't screw with me" roles, such as chief "Black Sox" conspirator Chick Gandil in Eight Men Out (1988). Michael Rooker's more rugged film assignments of the 1990s included Cliffhanger (1993) and Tombstone (1994).


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Monster Problems Actor 2020
10% Fantasy Island Damon 2020
70% Bolden Actor 2019
85% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Yondu $389.9M 2017
53% The Belko Experiment Bud Melks $10.2M 2017
91% Guardians of the Galaxy Yondu $270.6M 2014
No Score Yet Brother's Keeper Chief Carver 2013
No Score Yet Rogue River Actor 2012
No Score Yet Pennhurst Director Actor 2012
17% Cell 213 Ray Clement 2011
49% Super Abe $0.3M 2011
No Score Yet Mysteria Actor 2011
No Score Yet DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection Actor 2010
No Score Yet Atlantis Down Father 2010
40% Louis Pat McMurphy 2010
No Score Yet DC Showcase: Jonah Hex Red Doc 2010
52% Blood Done Sign My Name Defense Attorney Billy Watkins $83.2K 2010
No Score Yet Freeway Killer Detective St. John 2010
No Score Yet Hypothermia Ray Pelletier 2010
80% Penance Mann 2009
6% Super Capers The Dark Winged Vespers 2009
No Score Yet The Lena Baker Story (Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story) Sheriff Haney 2009
No Score Yet Meteor Calvin Stark 2009
No Score Yet The Marine 2 Church 2009
15% Jumper William Rice $80.1M 2008
No Score Yet Whisper Sydney Braverman 2007
No Score Yet The Hard Ride Actor 2007
No Score Yet Kinamand (Chinaman) Actor 2006
86% Slither Grant Grant $7.8M 2006
No Score Yet Full Count Russ 2006
No Score Yet Johnny & Clyde Frank Tennant 2005
No Score Yet Chasing Ghosts Mark Spencer 2005
No Score Yet Skeleton Man Captain Leary 2004
No Score Yet The Eliminator Miles Dawson 2004
No Score Yet On Thin Ice Roger Hopkins 2003
No Score Yet The Box Det. Stafford 2003
No Score Yet Saving Jessica Lynch Commander Curry 2003
48% Undisputed A.J. Mercker 2002
27% Replicant Jake 2001
41% The 6th Day Robert Marshall $33.9M 2000
No Score Yet Newsbreak John McNamara 2000
17% Here on Earth Michael 2000
50% Brown's Requiem Fritz Brown 2000
No Score Yet Table One Rowdy 2000
28% The Bone Collector Capt. Howard Cheney 1999
No Score Yet A Table for One Matt 1999
No Score Yet Renegade Force Actor 1998
No Score Yet Shadow Builder Actor 1998
35% The Replacement Killers Stan Zeedo Zedkov 1998
48% Deceiver Kennesaw $0.6M 1998
No Score Yet Bram Stoker's Shadowbuilder Father Vassey 1998
86% Rosewood Sheriff Walker 1997
13% Meet Wally Sparks Actor 1997
No Score Yet Song of Hiawatha Bertrand 1997
100% Bastard out of Carolina Earle 1996
75% The Trigger Effect Gary 1996
No Score Yet Back to Back Bob 1996
10% Keys to Tulsa Keith Michaels 1996
56% Mallrats Svenning 1995
No Score Yet Suspicious Attendant 1995
No Score Yet The Hard Truth Jonah Mantz 1994
73% Tombstone Sherman McMasters 1993
56% The Dark Half Alan Panghorn 1993
No Score Yet Afterburn Casey 1992
84% JFK Bill Broussard 1991
39% Days of Thunder Rowdy Burns 1990
No Score Yet L.A. Takedown Bosko 1989
79% Sea of Love Terry 1989
72% Music Box Karchy Laszlo 1989
83% Mississippi Burning Frank Bailey 1988
86% Eight Men Out Chick Gandil 1988
15% Rent-A-Cop Joe 1988
53% Above the Law Man in Bar 1988
53% Light of Day Oogie 1987
87% Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Henry 1986
67% Streets of Fire Actor 1984


81% The Walking Dead
Merle Dixon 2019
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Guest 2017
No Score Yet SEAL Team
Big Chief 2017
No Score Yet Talking Dead
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Nerdist
Guest 2013
91% Archer
E.Z. Ponder 2012
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
Linda Carlson 2009
52% Shark
Oscar Riddick 2008
81% Thief
John Hayes 2006
No Score Yet JAG
Capt. Jack Ramsey 2005
No Score Yet MythBusters
Appearing 2003
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
Beckett 2001
No Score Yet The Equalizer


Becky Otis's Sister says: I love you, Henry.

Henry says: I guess I love you too.

Henry says: Otis, plug it in!

Otis says: (his video camera breaks, while filming outside the car window) - Look what you did! Oh, god! Oh, Jesus! Look at it, it's ruined! Damn, Henry you ought to look where you're driving!

Henry says: Who the hell told you, to stick your head out the window anyway?

Otis says: You could of killed me!

Henry says: Sure...Blame it on me!

Henry says: Sure. Blame it on me!

Otis says: Oh, this fu*king camera! [Otis throws the video camera out the car window]

Henry says: What did you do that for?

Otis says: It wasn't any good anymore.

Henry says: Could have fixed it.

Otis says: Sh*t, the lens was busted right off!

Henry says: Could have fixed it!

Otis says: How do you know? You a camera repair man? ...You should have said something.

Henry says: You threw the fu*ker right out the window!

Henry says: Guns are easy to get...I can make a phone call and get a gun. Anybody can get a gun, Otis.

Henry says: Guns are easy to get. I can make a phone call and get a gun. Anybody can get a gun, Otis.

Otis says: I'd like to kill somebody.

Henry says: Say that again.

Henry says: Let's me and you go for a ride, Otis.

Store Clerk says: How about those Bears?

Henry says: Fu*k the Bears.

Henry says: You telling me you never killed anybody before?

Otis says: I ain't saying that.

Henry says: Then you've killed before, right?

Otis says: Well maybe I didn't have no choice.

Henry says: You didn't have no choice here neither...Did you?

Henry says: You didn't have no choice here neither. Did you?

Otis says: Huh?

Henry says: Did you?!

Otis says: I don't know.

Otis says: Where you going?

Henry says: Nowhere - you wanna come?

Henry says: Nowhere. You wanna come?

Henry says: (Henry grabs Otis after he tries kissing his sister) - Don't do that Otis - she's your sister.

Henry says: (Henry grabs Otis after he tries kissing his sister) - Don't do that Otis. She's your sister.

Henry says: If you shoot someone in the head with a .45 every time you kill somebody, it becomes like your fingerprint, see? But if you strangle one, stab another, and one you cut up, and one you don't, then the police don't know what to do. They think you're four different people. What they really want, what makes their job so much easier, is pattern. What they call a modus operandi. That's Latin. Bet you didn't know any Latin, did you kid?

Otis says: Big fu*king deal.

Henry says: What?

Otis says: Nothing.

Henry says: It's like a trail of sh*t, Otis. It's like the blood droppings from a deer you shot, and all they've got to do is follow those droppings, and pretty soon, they're going to find their deer.

Otis says: Why don't you use a gun?

Henry says: You can use a gun. I'm not saying you can't use a gun. Just don't use the same gun twice.

Henry says: (Otis starts rewinding the Snuff video they just made) - What are you doing?

Otis says: I wanna see it again.

Henry says: (about killing someone) - It's always the same and it's always different.

Henry says: She was a whore. My mama was a whore. But I don't fault her for that. It ain't what she done, but how she done it. Long as I can remember, she'd bring men up to the house. My daddy was there too, but it didn't matter none to her. She'd make me watch.

Becky Otis's Sister says: That's creepy.

Henry says: She'd beat me too; A lot. She'd beat me when I wouldn't watch it. And sometimes she'd beat me, and make me wear a dress, and watch her doing' it. Then they'd laugh at me.

Becky Otis's Sister says: She made you wear a dress?

Henry says: You think I'm lying?

Becky Otis's Sister says: I feel like I know you, like I've known you for a long time. I feel like I've known you forever and ever.

Henry says: Yeah. I killed my mama; one night. It was my 14th birthday. She was drunk, and we had an argument. She hit me with a whiskey bottle. I shot her. I shot her dead.

Becky Otis's Sister says: I thought you said you stabbed her.

Henry says: Oh yeah, that's right...I stabbed her.

Henry says: Oh yeah, that's right. I stabbed her.