Person Details

Birthday: 1920-09-23 21:47:16

Death: 2014-04-06 21:47:16

Aliases: Joseph Yule Jr. , Joe Yule Jr. , Mickey Yule , Mickey McGuire , Michael McGuire , Michael Rooney

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Homepage: https://www.mickeyrooney.com/

Movie Involvements: 145

TV Involvements: 3


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule Jr.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, producer, and radio personality. In a career spanning nine decades and continuing until shortly before his death, he appeared in more than 300 films and was among the last surviving stars of the silent film era. At the height of a career that was marked by declines and comebacks, Rooney performed the role of Andy Hardy in a series of 16 films in the 1930s and 1940s that epitomized American family values. A versatile performer, he became a celebrated character actor later in his career. Laurence Olivier once said he considered Rooney "the best there has ever been". Clarence Brown, who directed him in two of his earliest dramatic roles, National Velvet and The Human Comedy, said he was "the closest thing to a genius I ever worked with". Rooney first performed in vaudeville as a child and made his film debut at the age of six. At 14, he played Puck in the play and later the 1935 film adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Critic David Thomson hailed his performance as "one of the cinema's most arresting pieces of magic". In 1938, he co-starred in Boys Town. At 19, he was the first teenager to be nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in Babes in Arms, and he was awarded a special Academy Juvenile Award in 1939. At the peak of his career between the ages of 15 and 25, he made 43 films, which made him one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's most consistently successful actors and a favorite of MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer. Rooney was the top box-office attraction from 1939 to 1941 and one of the best-paid actors of that era, but his career would never again rise to such heights. Drafted into the Army during World War II, he served nearly two years entertaining over two million troops on stage and radio and was awarded a Bronze Star for performing in combat zones. Returning from the war in 1945, he was too old for juvenile roles but too short to be an adult movie star, and was unable to get as many starring roles. Nevertheless, Rooney's popularity was renewed with well-received supporting roles in films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and The Black Stallion (1979). In the early 1980s, he returned to Broadway in Sugar Babies and again became a celebrated star. Rooney made hundreds of appearances on TV, including dramas, variety programs, and talk shows, and won an Emmy in 1982 plus a Golden Globe for his role in Bill (1981).

Most Famous Work

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
Average
6
The Fox and the Hound
Average
7

The Fox and the Hound

(1981) Tod (voice)
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Average
7

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

(1970) Kris Kingle / Santa Claus (voice)
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
Average
7
The Black Stallion
Average
7

The Black Stallion

(1979) Henry Dailey
Captains Courageous
Average
7

Captains Courageous

(1937) Dan Troop
The Year Without a Santa Claus
Average
7

The Year Without a Santa Claus

(1974) Santa Claus (voice)
Pulp
Average
6

Pulp

(1972) Preston Gilbert

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Himself (archive footage)
(archive footage)
2017 Mr. Louis
2014 Gus
Himself
2012 Johnny O'Hara
Mr. Cohen
2011 Smalltown Resident
Jerry Sherman
2009 N/A
N/A
2008 N/A
Himself
N/A
Mickey Silver
N/A
Chief
2007 Grandpa
2006 Gus
N/A
Savy
2005 Santa Claus
David McCord
N/A
2004 Himself
Max
2003 Mickey (segment "Sugar Babies")
2001 Sparky (voice)
2000 Movie Mason
1999 N/A
Boss Ed
Wellington
1998 Fugly Floom, the Speechless Man in Hotel
N/A
N/A
(archive footage)
1997 N/A
N/A
N/A
1996 N/A
1995 N/A
Father Flanagan
1994 Grandpa Spencer
N/A
Himself - Co-Host / Narrator
N/A
Gabriel
1993 Zeke
Barry Reilly
N/A
1992 Chief of Police
Pat Jensen
N/A
Narrator (voice)
N/A
N/A
1991 Joe Petto
Junion
Archive Footage
1990 Elmer
Henry Dailey
Self (archive footage)
1989 N/A
Erik's Grandfather
Flip
1988 John Paul Jones
1987 N/A
1986 Barney Ingram
Himself (uncredited)
James Turner (The Hermit)
N/A
Jack Bergan
N/A
1985 N/A
Mr. Cherrywood (voice)
1984 Mike Halligan
1983 Bill Sackter
Himself (archive footage)
1982 The Engineer
N/A
1981 Himself
Bill Sackter
Tod (voice)
Jack Thum
1980 N/A
Himself
1979 Henry Dailey
Daad El Shur
Santa Claus
Old Bailey
1978 Himself
Gus
1977 Lampie
Spiventa
1976 Trigger
(archive footage)
N/A
1975 Papa Joe
(archive footage)
N/A
1974 Santa Claus (voice)
The Scarecrow (voice)
Himself - Host / Narrator
Gas Station Attendant
1972 Preston Gilbert
Guardian Angel
Nelson L. Stool
1971 B.J. Lang
1970 N/A
Kris Kingle / Santa Claus (voice)
Indian Tom
1969 Wilfred Bashford
Martin "Cockeye" Van Buren
CWJ Oglethorpe
1968 George 'Blue Chips' Packard
N/A
N/A
1967 N/A
1966 Adramelek
Sgt. Ernest Wartell
1965 N/A
N/A
Peachy Keane
Norman Jones
1964 Terence Scanlon
N/A
N/A
1963 Ding 'Dingy' Bell
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
1962 Army
N/A
N/A
N/A
1961 Kermit 'Beetle' McKay
Mr. Yunioshi
N/A
Johnny Burke
1960 N/A
Steven Conway
Nick Lewis / The Devil
1959 N/A
N/A
Little Joe Braun
'Killer' John Mears
N/A
1958 Andy Hardy
Gus Harris
N/A
1957 Lester M. 'Baby Face Nelson' Gillis
Pinocchio
Sammy Hogarth
MSgt. Yancy Skibo
1956 David Prescott
N/A
N/A
Willie Dooley
1955 Rev. William Macklin II
N/A
1954 Barnaby 'Blix' Waterberry
Mike Forney
N/A
N/A
Eddie Shannon
1953 Augustus "Geechy" Cheevers
N/A
Francis 'Moby' Dickerson
N/A
1952 Herbert Tuttle
N/A
Mike Donnelly
1951 N/A
J. Dennis 'Denny' O'Moore
Stanley Maxton
1950 Johnny Casar
N/A
Daniel 'Dan' Brady
Freddie Frisby
Himself - Mystery Guest
1949 Billy Coy
1948 Lorenz Hart
N/A
Richard Miller
1947 Tommy McCoy / Killer McCoy
Andy Hardy
1945 Mickey McGuire
1944 Mi Taylor
Andy Hardy
1943 Danny Churchill, Jr.
Himself
Homer Macauley
Himself - Emcee at the Show
1942 Andy Hardy
Timothy Dennis
Andy Hardy
Andy Hardy (screen test footage) (uncredited)
1941 Tommy Williams
Andy Hardy
Whitey Marsh
Andy Hardy
1940 Mickey Rooney
Jimmy Connors
Himself
Andy Hardy
Himself
Thomas Alva 'Tom' Edison
Andy Hardy
N/A
1939 Andy Hardy
Mickey Moran
Andy Hardy
N/A
Andy Hardy
Huckleberry Finn
Andy Hardy
1938 Andy Hardy
Mickey
Whitey Marsh
Andy Hardy
Terry O'Mulvaney
Himself
Chick Evans
Andy Hardy
Himself (uncredited)
Mike O'Toole
1937 Andy Hardy
Timmie Donovan
Jerry Crump
Shockey Carter
Dan Troop
Swifty
Andy Hardy
Himself
1936 Snapper Sinclair
'Gig' Stevens
Dick Tipton
Jimmy
1935 Puck (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tommy Miller
Mickey Rooney (uncredited)
Puck
Jimmy
Eddie
Freckles
1934 Mickey
Boy Shipboard Swimmer
William 'Willie' Miller
Freddie Taylor
Willie Clark
Mickey McGuire
Blackie as a Boy
Gladwyn Tootle
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
1933 Mickey McGuire
Otto Peterson as a Child
Willie
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
Ted Hackett III as Child
Arthur Wilson
Freckles
Jimmy O'Hara
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
1932 Buddy Malone
Midge
King Charles V
Chubby Dennis
Mickey Fitzpatrick (uncredited)
1931 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice)
Mickey McGuire
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice)
Mickey McGuire
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice)
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
1930 Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
1929 Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
1928 Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
N/A
Mickey McGuire
1927 N/A
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
Mickey McGuire
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1960 Director
1951 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1954 Producer
Producer
1951 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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