Michael Rooker stars in "The Walking Dead" on AMC as Merle Dixon.

Michael Rooker is known for his long list of diverse and distinguished credits, such as James Gunn's "Slither," Oliver Stone's "JFK," 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.

Rooker received high praise for his striking performance in the critically acclaimed "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer."

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.

More recently, Rooker directed the stage play "Down and Out" at Theatre 68 in Hollywood. He can be seen in the film "Jumper" as well as "Bolden!," "Louis," "Cell 213," "Hypothermia" and James Gunn's upcoming film, "Super." He is also preparing to direct a new feature, "Pennhurst" in the near future.




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Age: 61 years old
Birthday: April 6, 1955
Height: 5' 10"
Birthplace: Jasper, AL


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