Michael Rooker is the quintessential baddy of Hollywood, thanks to his widely acclaimed debut film, “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer”, which forever branded him as a villain. However, Michael managed to side-step the ‘type-cast’ land mine by taking up versatile roles in movies, like “Cliffhanger” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”. To know more about the net worth of Michael Rooker in 2018, keep reading this article.
Michael Rooker Early Life
Michael Rooker, now aged 63, was born into a bumbling brood of 12 on the 6th of April, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. His family of 12 consisted of 9 siblings and of course his parents who later parted ways when Michael was just a teenager. Following the divorce, his mother shifted with all her children to Chicago, Illinois, which is where Michael was educated. It was in this city that Michael fell in love with the art of acting and went on to attend the Goodman School of Drama.
As far as his personal life is concerned, Michael Rooker is a happily married man having exchanged the holy vows with his wife, Margot Rooker in 1979. The couple is blessed with 2 daughters. Apart from acting, Michael harbors a passion for Karate, an art in which he has a black belt.
Michael Rooker Career, Awards & Achievement
Once graduated, Michael Rooker took to acting in theatre, which is where he developed his inborn skill to entertain. It was the director of one of his plays that landed Michael his first big screen project, which the world now knows as his debut film, ‘”Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer”, a feature inspired by a real life serial killer named Henry Lee Lucas. The film was an overnight success and managed to woo audiences and critics alike in turn putting Michael Rooker in the spot light. Soon, he was flooded with movie offers and he went on to star in films, like “JFK”, “Eight Men Out”, “Tombstone”, “The 6th Day”, “Sea of Love” and “Mallrats” to name a few.
Michael Rooker, now quite an experienced Hollywood actor, also enjoys a successful television career. His debut on TV was in a guest role for popular series, “The Walking Dead” in 2010. His cameo attracted such adulation from his fans that he was brought back even in the 2nd season before finally being given a position in the regular cast of the show in its 3rd season, an offer he accepted.
Being a part of popular video games, like both the versions of “Call of Duty: Black Ops”, “Lollipop Chainsaw” and “The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct”, Michael Rooker sure has strived to take up diverse projects to keep the fire burning in him. His latest release was “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” which came out in 2017.
Awards & Achievement
Michael Rooker garnered various accolades with his very first role in Hollywood. He was awarded the Best Actor and Best Male Lead awards at the Fantasporto and the Independent Spirit Awards, respectively, for “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer”. Currently, he has been nominated for the Best Supporting Actor at the Saturn Awards that are yet to be announced for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”.
Net Worth of Michael Rooker
The total estimated net worth of Michael Rooker is a considerable $11 million. He owes this wealth to his exceptional career as an actor.
The 63 years old actor, Michael Rooker is primarily known for his action and thriller appearances even at this age, which makes him an ideal inspiration for youngsters and oldies alike. With many more incredible performances to come, his net worth is bound to sky rocket in the future.