Michael Rooker is a popular American actor known for his role in Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy. He has worked in many films and TV series, along with that he also worked for a role in Video games. He has 856 thousand followers on his Instagram account and 38.7 thousand followers on his Twitter account.
Michael was born on 6th April 1955 in Jasper, Alabama, United States of America. When he was 13 years old, his parents were divorced and so he had moved to Chicago with his mother. He has eight brothers and one sister whose name has not been shared with the media. He went to Wells Community Academy High School and was graduated from the same. For his higher studies, he attended DePaul University, over there he was at the Goodman School of Drama.
Michael Rooker Career
He began his career in 1986 where he played the main lead of Henry in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. The film was a huge success and gained him a lot of fame. He also appeared in a TV series named Crime Story which was created by Chuck Adamson and Gustave Reininger. From 1987to 2003 he has worked in a lot of films and TV series like The Equalizer, Gideon Oliver, The Edge, L.A. Takedown, Equal Justice, Fallen Angels, Afterburn, Tremors, Lucky, Hostage Rescue Team, The Outer Limits, The Box, Here on Earth, The 6th Day, Undisputed, A Table for One, The Replacement Killer, Keys to Tulsa, Rosewood, Shadow Builder, Suspicious, The Hard Truth and many more.
In 2004 he had the role of Jack in a video game named the Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. He was also seen in a TV series and film named The Eliminator, Skelton Man, and Las Vegas. From 2005to 2015 he worked in many other series and films like Slither, Whisper, Jumper, The Lena Baker Story, The Marine 2, Cell 213, Louis, DC Showcase: Jonah Hex, Guardians of Galaxy, JAG, Thief, Law & Order, Chuck, Shark, Burn Notice, Shark, The Walking Dead, Archer and many more.
From 2005 to 2015 he also had a role in Video games like Scarface: the World is Yours, Call of Duty 1&2, Days of Thunder, Lollipop Chainsaw, and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. From 2016 to 2020 he was seen in many TV series and films like The Belko Experiment, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Bolden, Brightburn, Fantasy Island, Love, and Monsters, Unlocked: The World of Games revealed, SEAL Team, Robot Chicken, True Detective, and The dark tower. In 1986 he won an award for Best Actor at Fantasporto and at Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor. He was also nominated at Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. In 2017 he was nominated at the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In 2021 his TV series named What if..? was released where he had a voice role of Yondu Udonta. So he is giving interviews and promoting the same. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, his work was postponed. So he will be appearing in films named F9 where he plays the role of Buddy and The Suicide Squad where he plays the role of Brian Durlin.
Michael Rooker Biography
|6 April 1955
|Jasper, Alabama, U.S.
|in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimetres – 178 cm
|in Kilograms – 90 kg – in Pounds – 198 lbs
|Goodman Theatre School of Drama
|Is he a Gay?
|Two (Alynne Rooker, Gillian Rooker)
On 22nd June 1979 he was married to Margot Rooker and till the date, the couple has been together. They have two daughters whose names are Alynne Rooker and Gillian Rooker. The couple is now residing in California and keeping their private life low-key and away from the media. Michael shares an amazing bond with James Gunn who is a writer and director. So for the same, he decided to quit Twitter because of the negative comments pointing toward him. It happened because Marvel decided to remove Gunn from Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 3.As he would like to collaborate again with James.
Michael Rooker Net Worth
Michael has earned a lot from his acting career as he has appeared in more than 45 TV series and films. Many of his works have gained a lot of popularity. He also had voice role or character appearance in many video games. His other sources of income come from the sponsors and making event appearances. According to sources his net worth has been estimated at around $8million.
- In a 1998 film named Brown’s Requiem, he worked as an associate producer also.
- In 1999 he worked as a co-executive producer in A Table for One movie where he also played the role of Dr. Matthew.
- He holds a black belt in the Kyokushin style of Karate.
- Rooker worked as a lifeguard when he was in high school for a year.
- He has always been focused on his career and tried not to get involved with gangs and drugs.
- He has also been trained for Aikido which is a Japanese self-defense martial art for 10 years.