SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE


Michael Rooker

Born: 06 April 1955 (66 years old)
Gender: Male

Rate:

8.3

Add to Actor Favourites

Bio

Michael Rooker is an American actor best known for playing the title role in the movie Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986). Other notable roles include those in the movies Mississippi Burning (1988), Sea of Love (1989), JFK (1991) and Mallrats (1995).

He is also known for his recurring role as Merle Dixon in the television horror series The Walking Dead, since 2010.

Rooker is known for his long list of diverse and distinguished credits, such as James Gunn's Slither, Renny Harlin's Cliffhanger, Anjelica Huston's Bastard Out of Carolina and Tony Scott's Days of Thunder; only a few of the many respected projects of which Rooker has been a part.

Born in Jasper, Alabama, Rooker moved with his family to Chicago in the mid-1960s. He earned his B.F.A. from the Goodman School of Drama at De Paul University in Chicago. After graduating in 1982, he quickly began to make a name for himself in the Chicago theatrical community.

Rooker directed the stage play Down and Out at Theatre 68 in Hollywood. He can also be seen in the films Jumper, Bolden!, Louis, Cell 213, Hypothermia and James Gunn's Super.

He directed the feature film Pennhurst and voiced a character in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Rooker also had a five-episode recurring role in the short-lived drama series Thief, in 2006, playing the role of Detective John Hayes.

He has made guest appearances on television shows such as The Outer Limits, Jeremiah, Stargate SG-1, CSI: Miami, Las Vegas, Numb3rs and JAG.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Sheriff E.Z. Ponder

Dale Lawson

Mauser

Chief Carlson

Shawn Curaco

Marty Jones

Capt. Jack Ramsey

Major Quantrell

Marcus Wexler

Jamie Yost

Don's Partner

Garth Lawnmore

Oscar Riddick

Colonel Edwards

Colonel Beckett

Merle Dixon

Merle Dixon

Merle Dixon

Det. John Hayes


LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Tuesday 22 June

Netflix explores eight game-changing moments in the docuseries This Is Pop.


Twist of Fate Teasers - June 2021

Rather late than never! Season 5 wraps soon, followed immediately after by Season 6.


Lingashoni Teasers - July 2021

Old enemies take aim at the Mchunu brothers.


The River 2 on Mzansi Magic Teasers - July 2021

"Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." Dambisa's lies catch up with her.


Durban Gen Teasers - July 2021

A love triangle with MacGyver in the middle!


New on TV today: Monday 21 June

There are eight returning shows tonight, on channels including 1Magic, Vuzu, S3 and Telemundo.


New on TV today: Sunday 20 June

Seven Worlds, One Planet starts on S3 and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is new on Vuzu.


New on TV today: Saturday 19 June

Comedy Central puffs a Time Traveling Bong and Coast Australia returns to BBC Earth.


My Identity Teasers - July 2021

Neil and Avni follow a winding path of finding each other but at the end of the path they part ways.


Binnelanders Teasers - July 2021

Gaby and Tertius are at loggerheads.

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS






×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.