Michael Rooker Recalls His Chicago Days; Playing a Serial Killer & First TV Commercial!

Chicago International Film Festival World Premiere
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Friday at 9PM

AMC Theatres - River East 21



Michael Rooker is an American actor and Chicago native best known for his turn as the blue-skinned alien Yondu Udonta in 2014’s top grossing film GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and as the character fans loved to hate on AMC’s worldwide hit television show THE WALKING DEAD as Merle Dixon.

Rooker has thrilled fans for decades with complex portrayals of characters audiences can’t help but cheer on despite their dark personas. He made his film debut in 1986 playing the title role in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, a film based on the confessions of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. He has since appeared in numerous films including Mississippi Burning, Sea of Love, Days of Thunder, JFK, Cliffhanger, Tombstone, Mallrats, Rosewood, The 6th Day, and Jumper. Rooker also has a prolific relationship with writer/director James Gunn, appearing in Gunn helmed productions Slither, Super and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.