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Michael Rooker

1955-04-06 Jasper, Alabama, USA

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Michael Rooker (born April 6, 1955) is an American actor known for his roles as Henry in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), Chick Gandil in Eight Men Out (1988), Terry Cruger in Sea of Love (1989), Rowdy Burns in Days of Thunder (1990), Bill Broussard in JFK (1991), Hal Tucker in Cliffhanger (1993), Jared Svenning in Mallrats (1995), Detective Howard Cheney in The Bone Collector (1999), Grant Grant in Slither (2006), Merle Dixon in AMC's The Walking Dead (2010–2013) and Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), and the animated TV series What If...? (2021). Since 2006, he has been a frequent collaborator of filmmaker James Gunn.


Fast X Buddy 2023-05-17
Corrective Measures Warden Devlin 2022-04-29
White Elephant Gabriel Tancredi 2022-06-03
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Yondu 2022-11-25
Vivo Lutador (voice) 2021-07-30
Renegades: The Bad Boys of NASCAR Self 2021-05-29
The Suicide Squad Brian Durlin / Savant 2021-07-28
F9 Buddy 2021-05-19
Clerk Self 2021-03-17
Love and Monsters Clyde 2020-10-16
Fantasy Island Damon 2020-02-12
The Golden Hour: Making of Days of Thunder Self 2020-09-30
Brightburn The Big T 2019-05-09
Bolden Pat McMurphy 2019-05-03
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Yondu Udonta 2017-04-19
The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking Merle Dixon / Lucille's Father (voice) 2017-10-08
Life After Flash Self 2017-10-02
The Belko Experiment Bud Melks 2016-03-17
The Sparrows Are Flying Again! - The Making of the Dark Half Himself 2014-11-18
Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn Himself 2014-12-09
The Driving Dead Trooper 2014-08-25
Asylum of the Dead 2014-09-16
Guardians of the Galaxy Yondu Udonta 2014-07-30
Brother's Keeper Chief Carver 2013-04-05
Hypothermia Ray Pelletier 2012-10-02
Pennhurst Dr. Death 2012-10-08
Rogue River Gas Attendent 2012-01-16
Cell 213 Ray Clement 2011-06-10
Mysteria Captain McCarthy 2011-10-23
Blood Done Sign My Name Defense attorney Billy Watkins 2010-02-01
Super Abe 2010-11-26
Louis Pat McMurphy 2010-01-01
The Making of The Walking Dead Himself 2010-07-31
Atlantis Down Father / Alien 2010-10-01
DC Showcase: Jonah Hex Red Doc (voice) 2010-07-27
DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection Red Doc (segment "Jonah Hex") (voice) 2010-11-09
The Marine 2 Church 2009-12-29
Super Capers Judge / Dark Winged Vesper 2009-03-20
Freeway Killer Det. St. John 2009-11-04
Penance Mann 2009-05-30
This Man's Life Richard Crummly 2008-03-29
Jumper William Rice 2008-02-13
Humanzee! Priest 2008-12-01
Whisper Sydney Braverman 2007-11-27
Lenexa, 1 Mile Russ 2006-03-25
Slither Grant 2006-03-31
Repo! The Genetic Opera Repo Man 2006-01-01
Portrait: The Making of Henry Self 2005-09-27
Erection of an Epic - The Making of Mallrats Self 2005-09-20
Chasing Ghosts Mark Spencer 2005-05-11
The Eliminator 2004-07-06
Skeleton Man Captain Leary 2004-03-01
The Box Detective Stafford 2003-05-15
Saving Jessica Lynch Colonel Curry 2003-11-08
The Outer Limits: The New Series - Time Travel and Infinity Colonel Beckett 2002-09-03
Undisputed A.J. Mercker 2002-07-17
Replicant Jake 2001-05-11
Table One Rowdy 2000-01-01
The 6th Day Robert Marshall 2000-11-17
Newsbreak John McNamara 2000-09-26
Here on Earth Malcolm Arnold 2000-03-24
Wicked Ways Matt Draper / Dr. Matthew Swan 1999-12-21
The Bone Collector Captain Howard Cheney 1999-11-04
Shadow Builder Father Vassey 1998-11-01
CounterForce Matt Cooper 1998-12-14
Brown's Requiem Fritz Brown 1998-11-01
The Replacement Killers Stan 'Zeedo' Zedkov 1998-02-06
Keys to Tulsa Keith Michaels 1997-04-11
Deceiver Detective Edward Kennesaw 1997-08-31
Rosewood Sheriff Walker 1997-02-21
Song of Hiawatha Bertrand 1997-01-01
Meet Wally Sparks Michael Rooker 1997-01-31
Bastard Out of Carolina Uncle Earle 1996-12-15
The Trigger Effect Gary 1996-08-30
Back to Back Bob Malone 1996-08-29
Johnny and Clyde Frank Tennant 1995-01-01
Mallrats Mr. Jared Svenning 1995-10-20
The Hard Truth Jonah Mantz 1994-11-23
Suspicious Attendet 1994-01-01
Tombstone Sherman McMasters 1993-12-25
Cliffhanger Hal Tucker 1993-05-28
The Dark Half Sheriff Alan Pangborn 1993-04-23
Afterburn Casey 'Z' Zankowski 1992-05-30
JFK Bill Broussard 1991-12-20
Days of Thunder Rowdy Burns 1990-06-27
Music Box Karchy Laszlo 1989-12-22
Sea of Love Terry 1989-09-15
L.A. Takedown Bosko 1989-08-27
Retreads 1988-01-01
Mississippi Burning Frank Bailey 1988-12-08
Eight Men Out Arnold 'Chick' Gandil 1988-09-02
Above the Law Man in Bar 1988-04-08
Light of Day Oogie 1987-02-06
Rent-a-Cop Joe 1987-11-28
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Henry 1986-09-24
Road Rage Stony