ACTOR

Michael Rooker

1955 - Today

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Michael Rooker (born April 6, 1955) is an American actor, known for his roles as Henry in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), Chick Gandil in Eight Men Out (1988), 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), Detective Howard Cheney in The Bone Collector (1999), Grant Grant in Slither (2006), Merle Dixon in AMC's The Walking Dead (2010–2013) and Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Rooker has received more than 5,251,591 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Michael Rooker is the 894th most popular actor (up from 1,089th in 2019), the 1,667th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,010th in 2019) and the 443rd most popular American Actor.

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  • 5.3M

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  • 68.01

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  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.07

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, Michael Rooker ranks 894 out of 10,030Before him are Mark Strong, Helen Hunt, Fredric March, Thomas Mitchell, Neil Patrick Harris, and Dwight Schultz. After him are Richard S. Castellano, Nathalie Baye, Pete Postlethwaite, Keira Knightley, Claude Jade, and Paul Muni.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1955, Michael Rooker ranks 47Before him are Brendan Gleeson, J. K. Simmons, Billy Idol, Ante Gotovina, Héctor Cúper, and Jeff Koons. After him are Martin Schulz, Billy Milligan, Pietro Parolin, Jorge Valdano, Olga Korbut, and Zucchero Fornaciari.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Rooker ranks 1,667 out of 15,968Before him are Neil Patrick Harris (1973), Gus Grissom (1926), David Baltimore (1938), Gabe Newell (1962), William Nordhaus (1941), and Dwight Schultz (1947). After him are Richard S. Castellano (1933), Henry Steel Olcott (1832), McCoy Tyner (1938), W. I. Thomas (1863), Jack Kevorkian (1928), and Joseph Nye (1937).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Michael Rooker ranks 443Before him are Veronica Lake (1922), Helen Hunt (1963), Fredric March (1897), Thomas Mitchell (1892), Neil Patrick Harris (1973), and Dwight Schultz (1947). After him are Richard S. Castellano (1933), Annette Bening (1958), Stanley Tucci (1960), Lou Ferrigno (1951), Sondra Locke (1944), and Alan Ladd (1913).

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