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Michael Rooker

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Birthday
6, 1955
Birthplace
Jasper, AL
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
6, 1955 (age 63)
Birthplace
Jasper, AL

About

Played zombie apocalypse survivor Merle Dixon on the television series The Walking Dead. Dixon was his first recurring role on television, though he has guest-starred on multiple shows since 1986. He also plays Yondu Udonta in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy.

Before Fame

He made his acting debut as the star of the 1986 film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, in which he played Henry Lee Lucas.

Trivia

He widened his career in the 2010 James Felix McKenney horror film Hypothermia.

Family Life

He grew up sharing a house with his mother and eight brothers and sisters in Chicago. He had two daughters with his wife Margot Rooker.

Associated With

He played a major role in the 2011 thriller Mysteria, starring Billy Zane.