Born in Jasper, Alabama, MICHAEL ROOKER (Grant Grant) moved to
Chicago in the mid-1960s, where he earned his B.F.A. from the Goodman School of
Drama. After graduating in 1982, Rooker began to make a name for himself in the
Chicago theatrical community, appearing in productions of Union Boys, The Crack
Walker and The Hostage.
Some of Rooker's many film credits include JFK, Cliffhanger, Days of Thunder,
The Bone Collector, The Sixth Day, Bastard Out of Carolina, Eight Men Out, Mississippi
Burning, Music Box, Tombstone, Sea of Love and The Replacement Killers. He received
high praise for his performance in the critically acclaimed Henry: Portrait of a Serial
Killer. In addition to his acting credits on the features A Table For One and Brown's
Requiem, he also served as producer.
Rooker will soon be appearing in the new FX series Thief. Other recent television
credits include guest spots on Lucky, C.S.I.: Miami, Las Vegas, Numbers and JAG. He
also starred in the Lifetime Television movie On Thin Ice, opposite Diane Keaton, and in
NBC's Saving Jessica Lynch.
In addition to Slither, Rooker's most recent film work includes the upcoming
Hellion from Gold Circle Films and the independent film Lenexa One Mile.
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