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Mickey Rooney (I) (1920–2014)


Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. It was in this popular film series that he took the... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012/I The Woods
Lester
 2010/I Now Here
Swifty
 2010/I Gerald
The Doctor
 2008 A Miser Brothers' Christmas (TV Movie)
Santa Claus (voice)
 2008 Above the Line (TV Series)
Mickey
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Mickey
 2007 The Greatest Show Ever (TV Movie)
The Boss
 2007 The Yesterday Pool (Short)
Trobadar
 2007 A Christmas Too Many (Video)
Grandpa
 2007 The Thirsting (Video)
Savy
 2005 The Happy Elf (Video)
Santa (voice)
 2004 Illusion Infinity
Simon / Henry Sr.
 2004 To Kill a Mockumentary (Video)
Max
 2000 Internet Love
 1999 Safe Harbor (TV Series)
Art Sumski
- Life Insurance (1999) ... Art Sumski
 1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
Old Man
- Goodbye, My Friend (1999) ... Old Man
 1999 The First of May
Boss Ed
 1999 Boys Will Be Boys (TV Movie)
Wellington
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City
Fugly Floom
 1998 Remember WENN (TV Series)
Mr. Hardy
- The Follies of WENN (1998) ... Mr. Hardy
 1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye (TV Series)
Lucius
- Lucky in Love (1998) ... Lucius
 1998 ER (TV Series)
Dr. George Bikel
- Exodus (1998) ... Dr. George Bikel
 1998 Animals with the Tollkeeper
Tollkeeper
 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series)
Oleeloquoia
- The Snow Queen (1998) ... Oleeloquoia (voice)
 1997 Killing Midnight
Professor Mort Sang
 1997 Kings of the Court (Video)
 1997 Conan (TV Series)
Gobe
- The Heart of the Elephant: Part 2 (1997) ... Gobe (credit only)
 1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
Harold Lang
- A Shaolin Treasure (1996) ... Harold Lang
 1994 Making Waves
Gabriel
 1994 Full House (TV Series)
Mr. Dreghorn
- Arrest Ye Merry Gentlemen (1994) ... Mr. Dreghorn
 1994 Revenge of the Red Baron
Grandpa Spencer
 1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Matt Cleveland
- Bloodlines (1993) ... Matt Cleveland
 1992 Sweet Justice
Zeke (uncredited)
 1992 The Legend of Wolf Mountain
Pat Jensen
 1992 Maximum Force
Chief of Police
 1992 Jack's Place (TV Series)
Harry Burton
- Solo (1992) ... Harry Burton
 1992 The Magic Voyage
Narrator (English version, voice)
 1991 The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (TV Movie)
The Director
 1990 Home for Christmas (TV Movie)
Elmer
 1988 Bluegrass (TV Movie)
John Paul Jones
 1988 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Rocco
- Larceny and Old Lace (1988) ... Rocco
 1979-1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Old Bailey / James Turner(The Hermit)
- Little Spies (1986) ... James Turner(The Hermit)
- Donovan's Kid: Part 2 (1979) ... Old Bailey
- Donovan's Kid: Part 1 (1979) ... Old Bailey
 1986 Lightning, the White Stallion
Barney Ingram
 1986 The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (TV Movie)
Jack Bergan
 1984 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (TV Movie)
Mike Halligan
 1983 Bill: On His Own (TV Movie)
Bill Sackter
 1983 O'Malley (TV Movie)
Mike O'Malley
 1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Angelarum Dominicus
- The Christmas Presence (1982) ... Angelarum Dominicus
 1982 Odyssey of the Pacific
The Railway Engineer
 1981 Creole (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1981 Bill (TV Movie)
Bill Sackter
 1981 The Fox and the Hound
Tod (voice)
 1981 Leave 'em Laughing (TV Movie)
Jack Thum
 1981 CBS Library (TV Series)
Narrator - Creole
- Misunderstood Monsters (1981) ... Narrator - Creole
 1980 My Kidnapper, My Love (TV Movie)
The Maker
 1979 Arabian Adventure
Daad El Shur
 1979 Donovan's Kid (TV Movie)
Old Bailey
 1978 The Magic of Lassie
Gus
 1977 Pete's Dragon
Lampie
 1977 A Year at the Top (TV Series)
Uncle Mickey Durbin
- Pilot (1977) ... Uncle Mickey Durbin
 1976 Find the Lady
Trigger
 1974 Thunder County
Gas Station Attendant
 1974 The Year Without a Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Santa Claus (voice)
 1973 The Godmothers
Rocky Mastrasso
 1973 NBC Follies (TV Series)
- Pilot (1973)
 1972 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Series)
August Kolodney
- Rare Objects (1972) ... August Kolodney
 1972 Pulp
Preston Gilbert
 1972 Richard
Guardian Angel
 1972 Fol-de-Rol (TV Movie)
The Executioner / Noah
 1972 Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie)
Nelson Stool
 1971 The Manipulator
B.J. Lang
 1971 Dan August (TV Series)
Kenny O'Malley
- The Manufactured Man (1971) ... Kenny O'Malley
 1957-1970 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Snorkel / Head of CIA / Mickius - Musketeer #2 / ...
- Humperdoo's Secret Invention (1970) ... Head of CIA
- Bathtub Gin Never Leaves a Ring (1969) ... Big Louie - Gangster
- Parlor, Bedroom & Wrath (1967) ... Mike Mahoney
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Les
 1969 80 Steps to Jonah
Wilfred Bashford
 1969 The Comic
Martin 'Cockeye' Van Buren
 1969 The Extraordinary Seaman
Cook 3 / C W. J. Oglethorpe
 1968 Vienna (Short)
 1968 Skidoo
George 'Blue Chips' Packard
 1967 Ready and Willing (TV Movie)
 1966 The Devil in Love
Adramalek
 1966 The Jean Arthur Show (TV Series)
Eddie Julian
- Lament of a Horseplayer (1966) ... Eddie Julian
 1966 Ambush Bay
Gunnery Sgt. Ernest Wartell
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Charlie Paris
 1965 Twenty-Four Hours to Kill
Norman Jones
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Harry White
- Silver Service (1964) ... Harry White
 1964 The Secret Invasion
Terence Scanlon - Demolition
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Pan Macropolous
- Incident of the Odyssey (1964) ... Pan Macropolous
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Archie Lido
- Who Killed His Royal Highness? (1964) ... Archie Lido
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Hoagy Blair
- Funny Man with a Monkey (1964) ... Hoagy Blair
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Sheriff Williams
- The Hunt (1963) ... Sheriff Williams
 1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Grady
- The Last Night of a Jockey (1963) ... Grady
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Babe Simms
- Five, Six, Pick Up Sticks (1963) ... Babe Simms
 1961-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Sweeney Tomlin / Putt-Putt Higgins / Augie Miller / ...
- Everybody Loves Sweeney (1963) ... Sweeney Tomlin
- Special Assignment (1962) ... Putt-Putt Higgins
- Somebody's Waiting (1961) ... Augie Miller
- Who Killed Julie Greer? (1961) ... Mike Zampini
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Arnold
- Calamity Circus (1962) ... Arnold
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
George Bick
- Ooftus Goofus (1961) ... George Bick
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Jack Daley
- I Thee Kill (1961) ... Jack Daley
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
Seaman Richard Winslow
- Shore Patrol Revisited (1961) ... Seaman Richard Winslow
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Steve Margate
- The Paper Killer (1961) ... Steve Margate
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Al Roberts
- The Money Driver (1960) ... Al Roberts
 1959-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Samuel T. Evans
 1960 Platinum High School
Steven Conway
 1959 The Big Operator
Little Joe Braun
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Eddie
- Eddie (1958) ... Eddie
 1957 Pinocchio (TV Movie)
Pinocchio
 1957 Mr. Broadway (TV Movie)
George M. Cohan
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Sammy Hogarth
- The Comedian (1957) ... Sammy Hogarth
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Red McGivney
- The Lady Was a Flop (1957) ... Red McGivney
 1956 Magnificent Roughnecks
Frank Sommers
 1956 Francis in the Haunted House
David Prescott
 1955 The Twinkle in God's Eye
Rev. William Macklin II
 1953 A Slight Case of Larceny
Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
Rims Rosson
- Saturday's Children (1952) ... Rims Rosson
 1950 He's a Cockeyed Wonder
Freddie Frisby
 1950 Quicksand
Dan
 1947 Killer McCoy
Tommy McCoy / Killer McCoy
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Emcee at the Show
 1942 Personalities (Short)
Andy Hardy (screen test footage) (uncredited)
 1941 Babes on Broadway
Tommy Williams
 1940 Rodeo Dough (Short)
Mickey Rooney
 1940 Strike Up the Band
Jimmy Connors
 1939 Babes in Arms
Mickey Moran
 1938 Stablemates
Michael 'Mickey'
 1938 Lord Jeff
Terry O'Mulvaney
 1938 Hollywood Handicap (Short)
Mickey Rooney
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Chick Evans
 1938 Love Is a Headache
Mike' OToole
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Timmie Donovan
 1937 Hoosier Schoolboy
Shockey Carter
 1936 Down the Stretch
'Snapper' Sinclair, aka Fred St. Clair
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
'Gig' Stevens
 1936 Riffraff
Jimmy
 1935 Rendezvous
Country Boy (uncredited)
 1935 The Healer
Jimmy
 1935 Reckless
Eddie
 1935 West Point of the Air (scenes deleted)
 1935 The County Chairman
Freckles
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Mickey
 1934 Chained
Boy Shipboard Swimmer (uncredited)
 1934 Blind Date
Freddie Taylor
 1934 Half a Sinner
Willie Clark
 1934 Love Birds
Gladwyn Tootle
 1934 Manhattan Melodrama
Blackie as a Boy
 1934 Upperworld
Jerry (scenes deleted)
 1934 I Like It That Way
Messenger Boy
 1934/I The Lost Jungle
Mickey, Lead Boy at Circus [Ch.1]
 1934 Beloved
Tommy, a Violin Student
 1934 Mickey's Minstrels (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1933 The Chief
Willie, Boy Throwing Firecracker
 1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan
Freckles (uncredited)
 1933 Mickey's Race (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1933 Mickey's Ape Man (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1932 Officer Thirteen
Buddy Malone (as Mickey McGuire)
 1932 My Pal, the King
King Charles V
 1932 Fast Companions
Midge
 1932 Mickey's Big Business (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1932 High Speed
Buddy Whipple (as Mickey McGuire)
 1931 Mickey's Helping Hand (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1931 The Fisherman (Short)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
 1931 The Hare Mail (Short)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
 1931 The Hunter (Short)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
 1931 Mickey's Thrill Hunters (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1931 Hot Feet (Short)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
 1931 Mickey's Wildcats (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1931 Radio Rhythm (Short)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
 1931 Mickey's Diplomacy (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1931 Mickey's Rebellion (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1931 Mickey's Crusaders (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1931 Mickey's Stampede (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1931/I China (Short)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
 1930 Mickey's Bargain (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1930 Mickey's Musketeers (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1930 Mickey's Winners (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1930 Mickey's Merry Men (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1930 Mickey the Romeo (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1930 Mickey's Warriors (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1930 Hot for Hollywood (Short)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
 1930 Tramping Tramps (Short)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
 1930 Mickey's Whirlwinds (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1930 Mickey's Luck (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1930 Mickey's Master Mind (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1930 Mickey's Explorers (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1930 Mickey's Champs (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1929 Mickey's Strategy (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1929/II Hurdy Gurdy (Short)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
 1929 Amature Nite (Short)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
 1929 Mickey's Big Moment (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1929 Mickey's Mix-Up (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1929 Mickey's Surprise (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1929 Saucy Sausages (Short)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
 1929 Mickey's Midnite Follies (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1929 Mickey's Initiation (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1929 Mickey's Northwest Mounted (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1929 Stage Stunts (Short)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
 1929 Mickey's Brown Derby (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1929 Mickey's Last Chance (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1929 Mickey's Menagerie (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1929 Mickey's Great Idea (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1928 Mickey's Big Game Hunt (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1928 Mickey's Athletes (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1928 Mickey the Detective (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1928 Mickey's Rivals (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1928 Mickey's Movies (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1928 Mickey's Babies (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1928 Mickey's Triumph (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1928 Mickey in Love (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1928 Mickey's Wild West (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1928 Mickey's Little Eva (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1928 Mickey's Nine (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1928 Mickey in School (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1928 Mickey's Parade (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1927 Mickey's Battle (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey Yule)
 1927 Mickey's Eleven (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1927 Mickey's Pals (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey Yule)
 1927 Mickey's Circus (Short)
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1927 Orchids and Ermine
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
 1926 Not to Be Trusted (Short)
The Nephew (as Mickey McBan)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1/4/51) Radio: Appeared in a "Suspense" broadcast of "Alibi Me". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Mickey McBan | Mickey McGuire | Mickey Yule

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

Love wears off too quickly. See more »

Trivia:

Made personal appearances November 5 and 6 with wife Jan at American Visions Art Galleries -- in Folsom and Granite Bay, California. See more »

Trademark:

Raspy voice See more »

Nickname:

The Mick See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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