Michael Rooker - Details


Born in Jasper, Alabama, Rooker moved with his family to Chicago in the mid-1960s. He studied the Japanese art of Aikido and earned his BFA from the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago. After graduating in 1982, he quickly began to make a name for himself in the Chicago theatrical community, appearing in Union Boys, The Crack Walker and The Hostage, among other plays. He also appeared in Beth Henley’s off-Broadway production, Abundance.

Rooker added the title of producer to his list of credits with A Table For One, in which he also stars opposite Rebecca DeMornay. Rooker also produced Brown’s Requiem, based on a James Ellroy novel.


  • 6th April 1955 - Birth