Michael Rooker is an American actor best known for his breakout role as Henry in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. He is also known for his roles as Terry Cruger in Sea of Love, Rowdy Burns in Days of Thunder, Bill Broussard in JFK, Hal Tucker in Cliffhanger, Jared Svenning in Mallrats, Merle Dixon in The Walking Dead, and Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel.
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!    Special thanks to CBDMD for sponsoring today’s show. CBDMD is a trusted leader in the CBD industry with a full line of stellar products ranging from classic CBD oil tinctures to gummies, sleep products, topical creams, and even CBD for your pets! To make discovering the full potential of CBD even more accessible, CBDMD is offering all my listeners 25% OFF when you use the code IOU at checkout; just head to cbdmd.com.
Michael Rooker (Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy, Cliffhanger) discusses his childhood - how he got paddled in 1st grade and refused to speak the rest of the year, how he’d get run over by his cousins on their bikes, and how he realized acting was the creative outlet his artistry needed. Rooker tells me about blacking out all his mirrors as he went method for a role, how he almost didn’t get the role on the Walking Dead over a dispute with a producer, and how his cousins used to hit each other with rattlesnake whips.
Michael Rooker is an actor who has been in EVERYTHING. Most recently he played lovable redneck Merle on AMC's "The Walking Dead". In this ep, he talks about how he almost didn't get the part because of an 18 year old snafu, why he bought a public outdoor gun range, and his love of CB Radios. Nerdist Podcast! Git it, son! 
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Apr 6th, 1955
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
4 hours, 5 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 249772