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Michael Rooker was born in 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was 13 his parents divorced and he went with his mother to live in Chicago. He caught the acting bug while attending college, and began appearing in local stage productions. On first breaking into film, his intensity and "don't-mess-with-me" good looks were highlighted to chilling effect ... See full bio »

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 2014 Elwood (Short)
 2010-2013 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Merle Dixon
- Welcome to the Tombs (2013) ... Merle Dixon (credit only)
- Prey (2013) ... Merle Dixon (credit only)
- Clear (2013) ... Merle Dixon (credit only)
 2013 The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (Video Game)
Merle Dixon (voice)
 2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Video Game)
Mike Harper (voice)
 2012 Pennhurst
Dr. Death
 2012 Outlaw Country (TV Movie)
 2012 Lollipop Chainsaw (Video Game)
Vikke (voice)
 2012 Archer (TV Series)
Sheriff E.Z. Ponder
- Bloody Ferlin (2012) ... Sheriff E.Z. Ponder (voice)
 2011 Call of the Dead (Video Game)
Michael Rooker (voice)
 2010 Hypothermia
 2010 Matadors (TV Movie)
John Canterna
 2010 Scott's Dead (Short)
 2010/I Super
 2010 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Dale Lawson
 2010 DC Showcase: Jonah Hex (Video short)
Red Doc (voice)
 2009 The Marine 2 (Video)
 2009/I Penance
 2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Chief Carlson
 2009 Meteor (TV Mini-Series)
Calvin Stark
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Calvin Stark
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Calvin Stark
 2008 Humanzee! (TV Series)
- Pilot (2008) ... Priest
 2008 Chuck (TV Series)
- Chuck Versus Santa Claus (2008) ... Mauser
 2008 Shark (TV Series)
Oscar Riddick
- Bar Fight (2008) ... Oscar Riddick
 2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Jamie Yost
- Executioner (2008) ... Jamie Yost
 2007/I Whisper
 2007 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Shawn Curaco
- D.O.A. (2007) ... Shawn Curaco
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) (voice)
 2006 Lenexa, 1 Mile
 2005 JAG (TV Series)
Capt. Jack Ramsey
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Don's Partner
 2004 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Marcus Wexler
- Degas Away with It (2004) ... Marcus Wexler
 2004 The Eliminator
Miles Dawson
 2004 Skeleton Man (TV Movie)
Captain Leary
 2003 Saving Jessica Lynch (TV Movie)
Colonel Curry
 2003 On Thin Ice (TV Movie)
 2003 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Marty Jones
- Dead Zone (2003) ... Marty Jones
 2003 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Colonel Edwards
 2003 Lucky (TV Series)
- Savant (2003) ... Gibby
 2003 Tremors (TV Series)
- Hit and Run (2003) ... Kinney
 2002 Jeremiah (TV Series)
Major Quantrell
- Firewall (2002) ... Major Quantrell
 2001 Hostage Rescue Team (TV Movie)
Special Agent Nicholas Roberts
 2001 Replicant
Det. Jake Riley
 2001 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Colonel Beckett
- Patient Zero (2001) ... Colonel Beckett
 2000 Table One
 2000 Newsbreak
John McNamara
 2000 Here on Earth
Malcolm Arnold
 1999 A Table for One
Matt Draper / Dr. Matthew Swan
 1998 Honolulu CRU (TV Series)
- Pilot
 1997 Song of Hiawatha
 1997 Deceiver
Det. Edward Kennesaw
 1997 Meet Wally Sparks (uncredited)
 1996 The Trigger Effect
 1996 Back to Back (TV Movie)
Bob Malone
 1995 Johnny & Clyde (TV Movie)
Frank Tennant
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Babe McCloor
- Fly Paper (1995) ... Babe McCloor
 1994 The Hard Truth
Jonah Mantz
 1994 Suspicious (Short)
 1992 Afterburn (TV Movie)
Casey 'Z' Zankowski
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Wallace 'Wally' Dalton
- Sugar Blues (1990) ... Wallace 'Wally' Dalton
 1989 Music Box
Karchy Laszlo
 1989 L.A. Takedown (TV Movie)
 1989 The Edge (TV Movie)
Deputy Sheriff
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
Detective John Quinn
- Sleep Well, Professor Oliver (1989) ... Detective John Quinn
 1988 Retreads
 1988 Above the Law
Man in Bar
 1987 Rent-a-Cop
 1987 Light of Day
 1986 Crime Story (TV Series)
- Pilot (1986) ... Lieutenant
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[on his Henry character] I can bring that role back in a second. I just rip into the little idiosyncrasies and it's interesting, I've never said good-bye to Henry. That character, the introverted-ness, the soft-spoken quality is always there. See more »


Said in an interview, that when he was 13 years old, he saw a Volvo commercial that compared Volvos to other cars by hanging them upside down from a crane and dropping them on their roof. He was so impressed with how well the Volvo fared in the comparison that he's wanted one ever since. In 2014 he finally purchased an s60 Volvo Sedan. See more »


Frequently plays sinister villains See more »

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