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Michael Rooker



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).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Yondu
2017
57% The Belko Experiment
  • Bud Melks
2017
91% Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Yondu
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
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
50% Blood Done Sign My Name
  • Defense Attorney Billy Watkins
2010
No Score Yet Freeway Killer
  • Detective St. John
2010
No Score Yet Bolden!
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Hypothermia
  • Ray Pelletier
2010
80% Penance
  • Mann
2009
0% 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
16% Jumper
  • William Rice
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
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
48% Undisputed
  • A.J. Mercker
2002
27% Replicant
  • Jake
2001
41% The 6th Day
  • Robert Marshall
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
1998
No Score Yet Bram Stoker's Shadowbuilder
  • Father Vassey
1998
85% Rosewood
  • Sheriff Walker
1997
14% 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
13% Keys to Tulsa
  • Keith Michaels
1996
55% Mallrats
  • Svenning
1995
No Score Yet Johnny & Clyde
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet The Hard Truth
  • Jonah Mantz
1994
73% Tombstone
  • Sherman McMasters
1993
57% 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
77% Sea of Love
  • Terry
1989
75% Music Box
  • Karchy Laszlo
1989
89% Mississippi Burning
  • Frank Bailey
1988
85% Eight Men Out
  • Chick Gandil
1988
18% Rent-A-Cop
  • Joe
1988
50% Above the Law
  • Man in Bar
1988
58% Light of Day
  • Oogie
1987
86% Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • Henry
1986
62% Streets of Fire
  • Actor
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Nerdist
2011-2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Linda Carlson
83% The Walking Dead
2010
  • Merle Dixon
97% Archer
2009
  • E.Z. Ponder

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