Michael Rooker

American actor

Michael Rooker (born April 6, 1955) is an American actor.

Michael Rooker
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Rooker in February 2015
Born (1955-04-06) April 6, 1955 (age 65)
Alma materDePaul University (BFA)
Years active1986–present
Home townChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Margot Rooker (m. 1979)
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He is best known for his roles as Henry in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), 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), Merle Dixon in AMC's The Walking Dead (2010–2013) and Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).[1][2]


  1. Michael Rooker Biography - Yahoo! Movies
  2. Hardwick, Chris (December 20, 2011). "Nerdist Podcast #151: Michael Rooker". Nerdist.

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