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Michael Rooker Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Michael Rooker Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 72 kg
Date of Birth April 6, 1955
Zodiac Sign Aries
Spouse Margot Rooker

Michael Rooker is an American actor, voiceover artist, director, and producer who has gained popularity with his roles like Henry in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Merle Dixon in The Walking Dead, Edward Hoyt in True Detective, Rowdy Burns in Days of Thunder, Arnold “Chick” Gandil in Eight Men Out, Sheriff Alan Pangborn in The Dark Half, Bill Broussard in JFK, Sheriff Walker in Rosewood, Ranger Hal Tucker in Cliffhanger, AJ Mercker in Undisputed, Terry Cruger in Sea of Love, Defense Attorney Billy Watkins in Blood Done Sign My Name, and Grant Grant in Slither.

Born Name

Michael Allen Rooker

Nick Name

Michael

Michael Rooker at GalaxyCon Richmond in 2020
Michael Rooker at GalaxyCon Richmond in 2020 (Super Festivals / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Jasper, Alabama, United States

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Michael Rooker studied at Wells Community Academy High School located in the West Town neighborhood on the Near Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Later, he attended the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University.

He has also learned the Japanese martial art of Aikido with Fumio Toyoda Shihan.

Occupation

Actor, Voiceover Artist, Director, Producer

Family

  • Father – Hugh Rooker
  • Mother – Pansy/Pansey
  • Siblings – He has 9 brothers and sisters.
  • Others – Robert C. Rooker (Paternal Grandfather), Samantha (Paternal Grandmother), Clifton Hall Dowell (Maternal Grandfather), Sarah Catherine/Katherine “Kate” McCulley (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Michael Rooker has been repped by LINK Entertainment, Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Build

Average

Michael Rooker and Karen Gillan at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International, for 'Guardians of the Galaxy', at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California
Michael Rooker and Karen Gillan at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International, for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California (Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Michael Rooker has dated –

  1. Margot Rooker (1979-Present) – On June 22, 1979, he got married to Margot Tsuru LaRose and they have been blessed with 2 daughters – Alynne Rooker and Gillian Rooker.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Michael Rooker is of English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Raspy gravelly voice
  • Has frequently played law enforcement or military characters
  • Frequent collaborations with filmmaker James Gunn

Michael Rooker as seen while speaking at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego, California
Michael Rooker as seen while speaking at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego, California (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Michael Rooker Facts

  1. He was 13 years old when his parents divorced. Afterward, he relocated with his mother and siblings to Chicago, Illinois.
  2. Michael Rooker was cast as Henry, a psychopathic drifter who murders scores of people as he travels throughout America, in the 1986 psychological horror crime film titled Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. For this performance, he won Fantasporto Award as well as Golden Space Needle Award for “Best Actor” and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for “Best Male Lead”.
  3. He has been ranked at number #17 on Tropopkin magazine’s “Top 25 Most Intriguing People” list.
  4. From 2010 to 2013, Michael Rooker appeared as Merle Dixon, Daryl Dixon’s racist and volatile older brother, in the post-apocalyptic horror television series, The Walking Dead.
  5. He holds a black belt in the Kyokushin style of karate.
  6. His role as Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 got him nominated for a Saturn Award for “Best Supporting Actor”.
  7. Michael Rooker has done voiceover work for video games like Call of Duty: Black OpsCall of Duty: Black Ops IIThe Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher BayThe Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, and Lollipop Chainsaw.

Featured Image by Super Festivals / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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