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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)
Condello
 2012 Pennhurst
Dount Shop Employee
 2010 Hypothermia
Ray
 2010 Scott's Dead (Short)
Mitch
 2010/I Super
Abe
 2009/I Penance
Mann
 2007/I Whisper
Sidney
 2006 Lenexa, 1 Mile
Russ
 2004 The Eliminator
Miles Dawson
 2001 Replicant
Det. Jake Riley
 2000 Table One
Rowdy
 2000 NewsBreak
John McNamara
 2000 Here on Earth
Malcolm Arnold
 1999 A Table for One
Matt Draper / Dr. Matthew Swan
 1997 Song of Hiawatha
Bertrand
 1997 Deceiver
Det. Edward Kennesaw
 1997 Meet Wally Sparks (uncredited)
 1996 The Trigger Effect
Gary
 1994 The Hard Truth
Jonah Mantz
 1994 Suspicious (Short)
Attendent
 1989 Music Box
Karchy Laszlo
 1988 Retreads
 1988 Above the Law
Man in Bar
 1987 Rent-a-Cop
Joe
 1987 Light of Day
Oogie
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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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(On filming Undisputed (2002)) It was in a prison in Nevada. And it was scary. It was very scary. Every teenager should go visit a maximum-security prison. Talk about being scared straight. That was a scary, scary place. Clean as a whistle. You could eat off the floors, but it was so sterile and scary, it was like, "Holy shit. Let's do this movie and get the hell out of here". And the prisoners ... See more »

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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 »

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Raspy, gravelly voice See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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