Michael Rooker

Known For: Guardians of the Galaxy | The Walking Dead | Slither

Michael Rooker is an American actor known for his portrayal of Yondu in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film franchise. He is also well known as the character fans loved to hate on AMC’s worldwide hit television show The Walking Dead, Merle Dixon.

Rooker has thrilled fans for decades with complex portrayals of characters audiences can’t help but cheer on. He has since appeared in numerous films including Mississippi Burning, Sea of Love, Days of Thunder, JFK, Cliffhanger, Mallrats, Tombstone, Rosewood, The 6th Day, Jumper, and Bolden. Rooker also has a prolific relationship with writer/director James Gunn, appearing in the Gunn-helmed productions Slither, Super, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, The Belko Experiment, _Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 and The Suicide Squad.

In 2022 he began filming for the upcoming western series Horizons, reuniting with JFK co-star Kevin Costner.

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