Michael Rooker is a well-known actor from America who is best recognized for his role as Henry in the psychological horror crime movie “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” in the year 1986. Some other popular characters of Rooker include of Rowdy Burns in Days of Thunder (1990), Jared Svenning in Mallrats (1995), Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and many more. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Michael Rooker in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Michael Rooker was born on April 6, 1955, in Jasper, Alabama. He has nine sisters and brothers. When Rooker was three years old, his parents divorced, and he shifted to Chicago, Illinois with his mother and siblings. He completed his schooling from the Wells Community Academy High School and later attended the Goodman School of Drama where he learned acting. When Rooker was a kid, he took karate classes and later earned a black belt in the Kyokushin style of karate.
Rooker married his wife Margot Rooker in the year 1979. The couple has two daughters.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Michael Rooker made his acting debut in the year 1986 when he played the lead role in the movie “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer”. He got the movie accidentally as he was informed about the audition of the role by a play’s director for whom he was working. The film was a huge hit, and Rooker got noticed in the filmmaking industry, which led to him working in more movies.
He has played many dramatic characters in movies like Mississippi Burning, JFK, and Eight Men Out. However, he was widely known for his roles in action and thriller movies including Days of Thunder, Tombstone, Sea of Love and others.
Rooker has also starred in movie Suspicious, Mallrats, Keys to Tulsa, The Bone Collector, The Eliminator, Whisper and many more. He has also appeared in many television series such as Crime Story (1986), Equal Justice (1990), Hostage Rescue Team (2001), Saving Jessica Lynch (2003), Kings and Pharaohs (2005 to 2007), Meteor (2009) and others.
Rooker became a household name when he played the fictional character of Yondu in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy by the Marvel Studios for which he won the DFCS Award in 2014. He also appeared in the second series of the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” which was released in 2017.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Michael Rooker has an estimated net worth of more than $10 million. This huge wealth is the result of his successful career as a television and movie actor. He has appeared in many commercially successful movies and television shows including The Walking Dead, The Bone Collector, Blood Done Sign My Name, Atlantis Down, and others.
He has also worked in many video games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, Lollipop Chainsaw, Days of Thunder, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct and others. Rooker owns a lavish villa in California where he lives with his family.
Michael Rooker is one of the most renowned actors in the world. He followed his passion of becoming an actor and worked hard with dedication and determination to achieve this huge success.