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Happy birthday Michael Rooker, born April 6, 1955

The Real Nerd Herd

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7 Apr 2021

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LOVE AND MONSTERS Starring Dylan O'Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

Reel Spoilers

Out now on Blu-ray and digital, LOVE AND MONSTERS isn't your typical romance story. Hear what we have to say about this clever and unique take on the cinematic love story. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/reelspoilers.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 11mins

15 Jan 2021

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Michael Rooker

Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season

From 2014, I spoke to this talented actor before his appearence at at Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con. We talk some Guardians Of The Galaxy and lots of Walking Dead with great insights into the Daryl and Meryl relationship.


20 Oct 2020

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Michael Rooker Q&A

GalaxyCon Live

He's Mary Poppins Y'all!, Michael Rooker joins us for an exclusive GalaxyCon Live interview


12 Jul 2020

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BTM - Michael Rooker: Interview

Revival House Network

Originally Released: Nov 24 2012On the "BTM Podcast" feedMerle Dixon himself discusses the latest season of The Walking Dead!————————Please help spread the word and leave us ratings and reviews on itunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and YouTube! Also, follow the Official Revival House feed for all of our shows in one place.————————SUPPORT US:►https://patreon.com/revivalhousenetwork►https://teespring.com/stores/apparel-39?page=►https://streamlabs.com/behindthemaskpodcastLISTEN TO THE PODCAST:►https://youtube.com/revivalhouse►https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/behind-the-mask/id491945301?mt=2►https://play.google.com/music/m/Iqyfwppliyxfglyd6yehsm5ibzi?t=Behind_The_Mask►https://stitcher.com/podcast/revival-house/behind-the-mask►https://open.spotify.com/show/1TIvUqb6AG1iB7Y1tW3Tbb?si=9IaVGMuzRayHHTWXYMKUwg►http://feeds.feedburner.com/RH/BTM/DpKVREVIVAL HOUSE NETWORK:►https://youtube.com/revivalhouse►https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/revival-house/id1316864493?mt=2►https://play.google.com/music/m/I76z5v443fw742cqv2kfl66qiru?t=Revival_House►https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/revival-house-2►https://open.spotify.com/show/3Djss5ACcF4lkYH0lK5iKW?si=uSwnEoSjRAK5p8wYa-CjdQ►http://feeds.feedburner.com/revivalhouseSOCIAL MEDIA:►https://discord.gg/XreKcW►https://facebook.com/TheRevHouse►https://twitter.com/TheRevHouse►https://instagram.com/revivalhousenetwork►https://reddit.com/r/RevivalHouse►https://twitch.tv/revivalhousenetwork

5 Jul 2020

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Michael Rooker Returns

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Henry) joins Michael Rosenbaum this week to open up on the good, the bad, and the ugly experiences he’s had on set throughout his career working with Al Pacino, while briefly on The Walking Dead, and with James Gunn on the Suicide Squad and GOTG in the MCU. During the interview, Rooker talks about his commitment to understanding roles before investing in them and how his acting process has developed over time. We also get into talking about anxiety, exhaustion while working, and the time Michael Rooker was attacked by a vicious animal. Welcome to The Inside of You Podcast, Episode 108!  

1hr 24mins

7 Apr 2020

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Michael Rooker Interview

Talk Nerdy to Me

I was lucky enough to score an interview with prolific actor, Michael Rooker. Even though he usually plays hard-edged characters, he is one of the nicest guys you'll ever talk to. He answers all our silly questions about his career. You will also hear his unique answer to our cake or pie dilemma question. Michael Rooker IMDB bio Michael Rooker was born on April 6, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was thirteen, his parents divorced and he went with his mother to live in Chicago. He caught the acting bug while attending college, and began appearing in local stage productions. On first breaking into film, his intensity and "don't-mess-with-me" good looks were highlighted to chilling effect as he title character in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), filmed in 1986 but, due to its controversial nature, not released until 1990. Since that widely noticed and highly praised performance, much of his career has been spent playing brutes, villains and psychopaths. However, his occasional turns as a "good guy" are always well-acted and a welcome change for a talented actor too often typecast. 2017 marks an exciting time for Rooker, as he starred in two films premiering just two months of each other. On March 17, audiences saw Rooker in Blumhouse Tilt's indie horror thriller The Belko Experiment (2016). The film is the terrifying yet humorous look at a group of employees that become guinea pigs in a company-wide experiment that leads them to either kill their fellow employees or be killed themselves. Returning to his indie roots, Rooker starred as maintenance worker, Bud Melks, one of the employees trapped in the office building, who may or may not be able to kill his fellow staff member. On May 5, Rooker reprised his role as Yondu in the highly anticipated sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). The film follows the same group of galactic underdogs saving the universe to a stellar soundtrack. Rooker's breakout performance earned him critical acclaim, as audiences were introduced to a more dramatic Yondu. The film went on to earn over $145 million domestically its opening weekend and has surpassed its predecessor by grossing over $850 million worldwide. Rooker made his film debut, playing the title role in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), a film based on the confessions of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. It was here that audiences were first introduced to Rooker's impeccable ability to channel a character's idiosyncrasies and subtleties. He has also starred in some of the most iconic films, such as Mississippi Burning (1988), Sea of Love (1989), JFK (1991), Tombstone (1993) and Jumper (2008) to name a few. In August 2014, Rooker starred in one of the most memorable franchises in the Marvel Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), as Yondu, the blue-skinned renegade space pirate and surrogate father to Peter Quill. The film went on to gross over $700 million at the worldwide box office and spent five weekends atop the box office, more than any other film in the Marvel Universe. On the television front, Rooker is best known for his series regular role as Merle Dixon on AMC's hit series The Walking Dead (2010). Audiences loved to hate the ill-tempered redneck hunter and were sad to see him killed off the series in season three. Rooker has completed a variety of stints on some of the most prominent series on television: Criminal Minds (2005), CSI: Miami (2002), Las Vegas (2003), Law & Order (1990) and Archer (2009), among others. Additionally, Rooker's talents go beyond both film and television. He adds his voice to various video games, including The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Lollipop Chainsaw.  SUBSCRIBE to watch more videos like this one! LET'S CONNECT! -- Talk Nerdy to Me Facebook -- Zia Comics Facebook -- Zia Comics Twitter -- Zia Comics Instagram -- Talk Nerdy to Me website -- Zia Comics website -- Zia Comics Patreon LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST! - iTunes - Stitcher - Google Play #MichaelRooker #GuardiansoftheGalaxy #GOTG #Yondu #Cliffhanger #DaysofThunder #MallRats #WalkingDead #MerleDixon #PortraitofaSerialKiller


8 Feb 2020

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The Screamcast Father Michael Rooker And The Plague Dogs Skinner

Screaming Pods Network

The gang is back together! Sean, Stephanie and Brad discuss what’s been landing on their doorsteps lately. Films discussed: Arizona, Await Further Instructions, Horror Noire, Murphy’s Law, Nemesis, Peppermint Soda, The Plague Dogs, Pledge, Shadowbuilder, Skinner, The Autopsy Of Jane Doe, The House With A Clock In ItsWalls, The Psychic, The Standoff At Sparrow Creek, […]

1hr 39mins

11 Mar 2019

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Father Michael Rooker And The Plague Dogs Skinner

The Screamcast

The gang is back together! Sean, Stephanie and Brad discuss what’s been landing on their doorsteps lately. Films discussed: Arizona, Await Further Instructions, Horror Noire, Murphy’s Law, Nemesis, Peppermint Soda, The Plague Dogs, Pledge, Shadowbuilder, Skinner, The Autopsy Of Jane Doe, The House With A Clock In ItsWalls, The Psychic, The Standoff At Sparrow Creek, […]

1hr 39mins

11 Mar 2019

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Murmur 100 : Michael Rooker "More Is More"

Murmur Digital Radio

SUBJECT : EXPOSURE Murmur at 100! Everything is everywhere. If you want to know it, hear it, celebrate it or drag it — it’s around. 24/7. Weekends, too. Ideas never sleep. For too few, such is the moment where a curiosity can be satisfied, or a bet settled. For too many, access has never been more accessible, nor girthier. Against all odds and sense, though, sometimes a true craftsperson (see Michael Rooker) joins the club; but, rather than wading in public pool of exhibition, Rooker sees exposure for what it is — a platform for art, a communion with fans — and is only fleeting forlorn about occasions when talk ain’t cheap. Then again, without cheap talk how would we know the difference?

26 Feb 2019