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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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Guardians of the Galaxy
(2014)
Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger Hal Tucker
(1993)
Jumper
Jumper William Rice
(2008)
The Bone Collector
The Bone Collector Captain Howard Cheney
(1999)

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 2017 The Belko Experiment (completed)
Bud Melks
 2013/I Brother's Keeper
Chief Carver
 2012 The Lost Episode
Dr. Death
 2011 Mysteria
Captain McCarthy
 2011 Cell 213
Ray Clement
 2010 Hypothermia
Ray
 2010 Atlantis Down
Father / Alien
 2010/I Super
Abe
 2010 Blood Done Sign My Name
Defense attorney Billy Watkins
 2010 Freeway Killer
Det. St. John
 2009/I Penance
Mann
 2007/I Whisper
Sidney
 2006 Lenexa, 1 Mile
Russ
 2005 Chasing Ghosts
Mark Spencer
 2004 The Eliminator
Miles Dawson
 2003/I The Box
Detective Stafford
 2002 Undisputed
A.J. Mercker
 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
 1998 Brown's Requiem
Fritz Brown
 1998 Shadow Builder
Father Vassey
 1997 Song of Hiawatha
Bertrand
 1997 Deceiver
Det. Edward Kennesaw
 1997 Rosewood
Sheriff Walker
 1997 Meet Wally Sparks (uncredited)
 1996 The Trigger Effect
Gary
 1994 The Hard Truth
Jonah Mantz
 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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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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(On filming Crime Story: Pilot (1986)) That's one of the roles that I cut class at school to go do, and I never told them. They didn't know how else to work outside of school, but I did anyway. I think I ended up getting my SAG card with that. And I had to cut my hair. I was in a play, and I had to have my long hair for it. Then [the Crime Story producers] wanted me to cut my hair because I was a... See more »

Trivia:

He unofficially reprised his Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) role for the music video, "All Wrapped Up", by heavy metal band, American Head Charge. See more »

Trademark:

Raspy, gravelly voice See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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