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Michael Rooker was born on April 6, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was thirteen, 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 ... See full bio »

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  Road Rage (announced)
 2022 Yolo County O.G (pre-production)
Mike Riker
 2023 Fast X (filming)
 2022 The Out-Laws (post-production)
Agent Oldham
  The President Is Missing (TV Movie) (completed)
Greg Parkes
 2022 Fairfax (TV Series)
- The Circle of Hype (2022) ... Lorelai
 2022 White Elephant
Gabriel Tancredi
 2022 Corrective Measures
Overseer Devlin
 2021 Creepshow (TV Series)
Beau (segment "Drug Traffic")
- Drug Traffic/A Dead Girl Named Sue (2021) ... Beau (segment "Drug Traffic")
 2021 What If...? (TV Series)
- What If... T'Challa Became a Star-Lord? (2021) ... Yondu (voice)
 2021/I Vivo
Lutador (voice)
 2021 The Suicide Squad
 2021 F9: The Fast Saga
 2020 The Dark Tower (TV Movie)
Eldred Jonas
 2020 CelebriD&D (TV Series)
- CelebriD&D with Suicide Squad (2020) ... Arnold
 2020/I Love and Monsters
 2020 Fantasy Island
 2019 Brightburn
The Big T
 2019 Bolden
Pat McMurphy
 2019 True Detective (TV Series)
Edward Hoyt
- Now Am Found (2019) ... Edward Hoyt
- The Final Country (2019) ... Edward Hoyt (voice)
 2017 Robot Chicken (TV Series short)
Merle Dixon / Lucille's Father
- The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking (2017) ... Merle Dixon / Lucille's Father (voice)
 2017 SEAL Team (TV Series)
Big Chief
- Tip of the Spear (2017) ... Big Chief
 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy: Inferno (Music Video short)
Michael Rooker
 2016 The Belko Experiment
Bud Melks
 2014 The Driving Dead (Video short)
 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy
Yondu Udonta
 2014 Elwood (Short)
 2013 Brother's Keeper
Chief Carver
 2013 Conan (TV Series)
Merle Dixon
 2010-2013 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Merle Dixon
- Welcome to the Tombs (2013) ... Merle Dixon (credit only)
- This Sorrowful Life (2013) ... Merle Dixon
- Prey (2013) ... Merle Dixon (credit only)
- Arrow on the Doorpost (2013) ... Merle Dixon
- Clear (2013) ... Merle Dixon (credit only)
 2013 The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (Video Game)
Merle Dixon (voice)
 2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Video Game)
Mike Harper (voice)
 2012 The Lost Episode
Dr. Death
 2012 Outlaw Country (TV Movie)
 2012 Lollipop Chainsaw (Video Game)
Vikke (voice)
 2012 Archer (TV Series)
Sheriff E.Z. Ponder
- Bloody Ferlin (2012) ... Sheriff E.Z. Ponder (voice)
 2011 Mysteria
Capt. McCarthy
 2011 Cell 213
Ray Clement
 2011 Call of the Dead (Video Game)
Michael Rooker (voice)
 2010 Hypothermia
 2010 Matadors (TV Movie)
John Canterna
 2010 Scott's Dead (Short)
 2010 DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (Video)
Red Doc (segment "Jonah Hex") (voice)
 2010 Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (Video short)
Red Doc (voice)
 2010 Atlantis Down
Father / Alien
 2010/I Super
 2010 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Dale Lawson
- Guilty as Charged (2010) ... Dale Lawson
 2010 Louis
Pat McMurphy
 2010 DC Showcase: Jonah Hex (Video short)
Red Doc (voice)
 2010 Blood Done Sign My Name
Defense attorney Billy Watkins
 2010 Freeway Killer
Det. St. John
 2009 The Marine 2 (Video)
 2009 Psych (TV Series)
Garth Longmore
- Shawn Takes a Shot in the Dark (2009) ... Garth Longmore
 2009/I Penance
 2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Chief Carlson
- House on Fire (2009) ... Chief Carlson
 2009 Meteor (TV Mini Series)
Calvin Stark
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Calvin Stark
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Calvin Stark
 2008 Humanzee! (TV Series)
- Pilot (2008) ... Priest
 2008 Chuck (TV Series)
- Chuck Versus Santa Claus (2008) ... Mauser
 2008 Shark (TV Series)
Oscar Riddick
- Bar Fight (2008) ... Oscar Riddick
 2008 This Man's Life (Short)
Richard Crummly
 2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Jamie Yost
- Executioner (2008) ... Jamie Yost
 2008 Jumper
William Rice
 2007/I Whisper
 2007 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Shawn Curaco
- D.O.A. (2007) ... Shawn Curaco
 2006 Repo! The Genetic Opera (Short)
Repo Man
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game)
Tony's Enforcer / Old Civilian (voice)
 2006 Thief (TV Mini Series)
Det. John Hayes
- Flight (2006) ... Det. John Hayes
- No Direction Home (2006) ... Det. John Hayes
- Everything That Rises Must Converge (2006) ... Det. John Hayes
- I Ain't Goin' to Jail for Anyone (2006) ... Det. John Hayes
- Pilot (2006) ... Det. John Hayes
 2006 Slither
Grant Grant
 2006 Lenexa, 1 Mile
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Don's Partner
- Unaired Pilot (2005) ... Don's Partner
 2005 Chasing Ghosts
Mark Spencer
 2005 JAG (TV Series)
Captain Jack Ramsey
- Heart of Darkness (2005) ... Captain Jack Ramsey
 2004 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Marcus Wexler
- Degas Away with It (2004) ... Marcus Wexler
 2004 The Eliminator
Miles Dawson
 2004 The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (Video Game)
Centurion / Jack (voice)
 2004 Skeleton Man (TV Movie)
Captain Leary
 2003 Saving Jessica Lynch (TV Movie)
Colonel Curry
 2003 On Thin Ice (TV Movie)
 2003 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Marty Jones
- Dead Zone (2003) ... Marty Jones
 2003 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Colonel Edwards
- Enemy Mine (2003) ... Colonel Edwards
 2003 Lucky (TV Series)
- Savant (2003) ... Gibby
 2003/I The Box
Detective Stafford
 2003 Tremors (TV Series)
- Hit and Run (2003) ... Kinney
 2002 Undisputed
A.J. Mercker
 2002 Jeremiah (TV Series)
Major Quantrell
- Firewall (2002) ... Major Quantrell
 2001 Hostage Rescue Team (TV Movie)
Special Agent Nicholas Roberts
 2001 Replicant
Det. Jake Riley
 2001 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Colonel Beckett
- Patient Zero (2001) ... Colonel Beckett
 2000 The 6th Day
Robert Marshall
 2000 Table One
 2000 Here on Earth
Malcolm Arnold
 2000 Newsbreak
John McNamara
 1999 The Bone Collector
Captain Howard Cheney
 1999 Table for One
Matt Draper / Dr. Matthew Swan
 1998 Honolulu CRU (TV Series)
- Pilot
 1998 Renegade Force
Matt Cooper (as Micheal Rooker)
 1998 Brown's Requiem
Fritz Brown
 1998 Shadow Builder
Father Vassey
 1998 The Replacement Killers
Stan 'Zeedo' Zedkov
 1997 Song of Hiawatha
 1997 Deceiver
Det. Edward Kennesaw
 1997 Keys to Tulsa
Keith Michaels
 1997 Rosewood
Sheriff Walker
 1997 Meet Wally Sparks
Michael Rooker (uncredited)
 1996 The Trigger Effect
 1996 Back to Back (TV Movie)
Bob Malone
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Babe McCloor
- Fly Paper (1995) ... Babe McCloor
 1995 Mallrats
 1995 Johnny & Clyde (TV Movie)
Frank Tennant
 1994 Suspicious (Short)
 1994 The Hard Truth
Jonah Mantz
 1993 Tombstone
Sherman McMasters
 1993 Cliffhanger
Hal Tucker
 1993 The Dark Half
Sheriff Alan Pangborn
 1992 Afterburn (TV Movie)
Casey 'Z' Zankowski
 1991 JFK
Bill Broussard
 1990 Days of Thunder
Rowdy Burns
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Wallace 'Wally' Dalton
- Sugar Blues (1990) ... Wallace 'Wally' Dalton
 1989 Music Box
Karchy Laszlo
 1989 Sea of Love
 1989 The Edge (TV Series)
Deputy Sheriff
- Indian Poker (1989) ... Deputy Sheriff
 1989 L.A. Takedown (TV Movie)
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
Detective John Quinn
- Sleep Well, Professor Oliver (1989) ... Detective John Quinn
 1988 Retreads
 1988 Mississippi Burning
Frank Bailey
 1988 Eight Men Out
Chick Gandil
 1988 Above the Law
Man in Bar
 1988 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Bill Whitaker
- No Place Like Home (1988) ... Bill Whitaker
 1987 Rent-a-Cop
 1987 Light of Day
 1986 Crime Story (TV Series)
- Pilot (1986) ... Lieutenant
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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 »


Michael Rooker and Brian Thompson are the only actors to have acted alongside all three of the major action heroes of the 1980s. Rooker appeared with Sylvester Stallone in Cliffhanger (1993), Arnold Schwarzenegger in The 6th Day (2000) and Jean-Claude Van Damme in Replicant (2001). Thompson appeared with Sylvester Stallone in Cobra (1986), Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984) and ... See more »


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