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Mickey Rooney

Novelist / Writer / Comedian / Soldier / Film Director / Radio Personality / Television Producer / Film Producer / Actor / Screenwriter | * 09/23/1920 († 93, 04/06/2014) | Brooklyn, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Mickey Rooney (born Ninnian Joseph Yule Jr.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American actor, producer, radio entertainer and vaudevillian. In a career spanning nine decades and continuing until his death, he appeared in more than 300 films, and was among the last surviving stars of the silent-film era. He was the top box-office attraction from 1939 to 1941, and one of the best-paid actors of that era. At the height of a career 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 mainstream America's self-image. At the peak of his career between ages 15 and 25, he made 43 films, and was one of MGM's most consistently successful actors. 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 in National Velvet and The Human Comedy, said Rooney was "the closest thing to a geniu... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for Mickey Rooney

2x Academy Juvenile Award 2x Academy Honorary Award Golden Globe Awards Emmy Awards Bronze Star Medal Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series Theatre World Special Award 2x Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 2x Academy Award for Best Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical 2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series

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Movies with Mickey Rooney as Actor(267)

as Mr. Louis2017 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
as Johnny O'Hara2012 The Voices from Beyond
as Mr. Cohen2012 Driving Me Crazy
as Smalltown Resident2011 The Muppets
as Jerry Sherman2011 Night Club
2009 Endgame
as Mickey Silver2008 Empire State Building Murders
as Grandpa2007 A Christmas Too Many
as Savy2006 The Thirsting
as Santa Claus2005 The Happy Elf
as Mickey (segment "Sugar Babies")2003 Broadway's Lost Treasures
as Movie Mason2000 Phantom of the Megaplex
as Boss Ed1999 The First of May
as Wellington1999 Boys Will Be Boys
as (archive footage)1998 Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy
as Henry Dailey1998 Sliding Doors
as Fugly Floom, the Speechless Man in Hotel1998 Babe: Pig in the City
as Father Flanagan1995 Brothers' Destiny
as Himself - Co-Host / Narrator1994 That's Entertainment! III
as Self (archive footage)1994 Liberation
as Grandpa Spencer1994 Revenge of the Red Baron
as Gabriel1994 Making Waves
as Barry Reilly1993 The Milky Life
as Zeke1993 Sweet Justice
as Chief of Police1992 Maximum Force
as Narrator (voice)1992 The Magic Voyage
as Pat Jensen1992 The Legend of Wolf Mountain
as Elmer1990 Home for Christmas
as Erik's Grandfather1989 Erik the Viking
as John Paul Jones1988 Bluegrass
as Himself (uncredited)1986 There Must Be a Pony
as James Turner (The Hermit)1986 Little Spies
as Barney Ingram1986 Lightning, the White Stallion
as Mr. Cherrywood (voice)1985 The Care Bears Movie
as Mike Halligan1984 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
as Himself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as Bill Sackter1983 Bill: On His Own
as The Engineer1982 The Emperor of Peru
as Self (Archive Footage)1982 Hollywood’s Children
as Bill Sackter1981 Bill
as Tod (voice)1981 The Fox and the Hound
as Jack Thum1981 Leave 'em Laughing
as himself1981 Senior Trip
as himself1980 From Raquel with Love
as Old Bailey1979 Donovan's Kid
as Daad El Shur1979 Arabian Adventure
as Henry Dailey1979 The Black Stallion
as himself1978 Mickey's 50
as Lampie1977 Pete's Dragon
as Spiventa1977 The Domino Principle
as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as Trigger1976 Find the Lady
as (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Himself (uncredited)1975 The Lion Roars Again
as Papa Joe1975 Ace of Hearts
as Santa Claus (voice)1974 The Year Without a Santa Claus
as The Scarecrow1974 Journey Back to Oz
as The Scarecrow (voice)1974 Journey Back to Oz
as Himself - Host / Narrator1974 That's Entertainment!
as Gas Station Attendant1974 Thunder County
as Preston Gilbert1972 Pulp
as Guardian Angel1972 Richard
as Nelson L. Stool1972 Evil Roy Slade
as B.J. Lang1971 The Manipulator
as Mickey Rooney (uncredited)1971 Mooch Goes to Hollywood
as Kris Kingle / Santa Claus (voice)1970 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
as Martin "Cockeye" Van Buren1969 The Comic
as Wilfred Bashford1969 80 Steps to Jonah
as CWJ Oglethorpe1969 The Extraordinary Seaman
as George 'Blue Chips' Packard1968 Skidoo
1968 Vienna
as Adramelek1966 The Devil in Love
as Sgt. Ernest Wartell1966 Ambush Bay
as Peachy Keane1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
as Norman Jones1965 Twenty-Four Hours to Kill
as Terence Scanlon1964 The Secret Invasion
as Ding 'Dingy' Bell1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
as Kermit 'Beetle' McKay1961 Everything's Ducky
as Mr. Yunioshi1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's
as Steven Conway1960 Platinum High School
as Nick Lewis / The Devil1960 The Private Lives of Adam and Eve
as 'Killer' John Mears1959 The Last Mile
as Little Joe Braun1959 The Big Operator
as Andy Hardy1958 Andy Hardy Comes Home
as MSgt. Yancy Skibo1957 Operation Mad Ball
as Pinocchio1957 Pinocchio
as Sammy Hogarth1957 The Comedian
as Lester M. 'Baby Face Nelson' Gillis1957 Baby Face Nelson
as David Prescott1956 Francis in the Haunted House
as Willie Dooley1956 The Bold and the Brave
as Rev. William Macklin II1955 The Twinkle In God's Eye
as Mike Forney1954 The Bridges at Toko-Ri
as Barnaby 'Blix' Waterberry1954 The Atomic Kid
as Eddie Shannon1954 Drive a Crooked Road
as Francis 'Moby' Dickerson1953 All Ashore
as Augustus "Geechy" Cheevers1953 A Slight Case of Larceny
as Mike Donnelly1952 Sound Off
as Herbert Tuttle1952 Off Limits
as J. Dennis 'Denny' O'Moore1951 My Outlaw Brother
as Stanley Maxton1951 The Strip
as Johnny Casar1950 The Fireball
as Freddie Frisby1950 He's a Cockeyed Wonder
as Daniel 'Dan' Brady1950 Quicksand
as Billy Coy1949 The Big Wheel
as Lorenz Hart1948 Words and Music
as Richard Miller1948 Summer Holiday
as Tommy McCoy / Killer McCoy1947 Killer McCoy
as Andy Hardy1946 Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
as Mi Taylor1945 National Velvet
as Mickey McGuire1945 Mickey the Great
as Andy Hardy1944 Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble
as Himself - Emcee at the Show1943 Thousands Cheer
as Homer Macauley1943 The Human Comedy
as Danny Churchill, Jr.1943 Girl Crazy
as himself1943 Show-Business at War
as Andy Hardy (screen test footage) (uncredited)1942 Personalities
as Andy Hardy1942 Andy Hardy's Double Life
as Timothy Dennis1942 A Yank at Eton
as Andy Hardy1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy
as Tommy Williams1941 Babes on Broadway
as Andy Hardy1941 Life Begins for Andy Hardy
as Whitey Marsh1941 Men of Boys Town
as himself1940 Rodeo Dough
as Jimmy Connors1940 Strike Up the Band
as Andy Hardy1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
as Thomas Alva 'Tom' Edison1940 Young Tom Edison
as Andy Hardy1939 Judge Hardy and Son
as Huckleberry Finn1939 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
as Mickey Moran1939 Babes in Arms
as Andy Hardy1939 The Hardys Ride High
as Whitey Marsh1938 Boys Town
as Mickey1938 Stablemates
as Andy Hardy1938 Out West with the Hardys
as Chick Evans1938 Hold That Kiss
as Mike O'Toole1938 Love Is a Headache
as himself1938 Hollywood Handicap
as Himself (uncredited)1938 Another Romance of Celluloid
as Andy Hardy1938 Judge Hardy's Children
as Terry O'Mulvaney1938 Lord Jeff
as Andy Hardy1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy
as Swifty1937 Slave Ship
as Timmie Donovan1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
as himself1937 Cinema Circus
as Andy Hardy1937 A Family Affair
as Shockey Carter1937 Hoosier Schoolboy
as Andy Hardy1937 You're Only Young Once
as Jerry Crump1937 Live, Love and Learn
as Dan Troop1937 Captains Courageous
as 'Gig' Stevens1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
as Jimmy1936 Riffraff
as Snapper Sinclair1936 Down the Stretch
as Eddie1935 Reckless
as Tommy Miller1935 Ah, Wilderness!
as Freckles1935 The County Chairman
as Mickey Rooney (uncredited)1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle
as Jimmy1935 The Healer
as Puck (archive footage) (uncredited)1935 A Dream Comes True
as Freddie Taylor1934 Blind Date
as Messenger Boy1934 I Like it That Way
as Willie Clark1934 Half a Sinner
as William 'Willie' Miller1934 Hide-Out
as Mickey1934 Death on the Diamond
as Gladwyn Tootle1934 Love Birds
as Mickey McGuire1934 Mickey's Minstrels
as Tommy, a Violin Student1934 Beloved
as Mickey McGuire1934 Mickey's Rescue
as Blackie as a Boy1934 Manhattan Melodrama
as Mickey McGuire1934 Mickey's Medicine Man
as Boy Shipboard Swimmer1934 Chained
as Otto Peterson as a Child1933 The World Changes
as Jimmy O'Hara1933 The Big Cage
as Arthur Wilson1933 The Big Chance
as Ted Hackett III as Child1933 Broadway to Hollywood
as Mickey McGuire1933 Mickey's Ape Man
as Freckles1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan
as Mickey McGuire1933 Mickey's Race
as Mickey McGuire1933 Mickey's Tent Show
as Mickey McGuire1933 Mickey's Covered Wagon
as Mickey McGuire1933 Mickey's Touchdown
as Willie1933 The Chief
as Chubby Dennis1932 Sin's Pay Day
as Buddy Malone1932 Officer Thirteen
as King Charles V1932 My Pal, the King
as Midge1932 Fast Companions
as Mickey Fitzpatrick (uncredited)1932 The Beast of the City
as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice)1931 Radio Rhythm
as Mickey McGuire1931 Mickey's Stampede
as Mickey McGuire1931 Mickey's Wildcats
as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice)1931 The Fisherman
as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice)1931 Hot Feet
as Mickey McGuire1931 Mickey's Rebellion
as Mickey McGuire1931 Mickey's Thrill Hunters
as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (voice)1931 The Hare Mail
as Mickey McGuire1930 Mickey's Champs
as Mickey McGuire1930 Mickey's Warriors
as Mickey McGuire1930 Mickey's Explorers
as Mickey McGuire1930 Mickey's Luck
as Mickey McGuire1929 Mickey's Brown Derby
as Mickey McGuire1929 Mickey's Surprise
as Mickey McGuire1929 Mickey's Big Moment
as Mickey McGuire1929 Mickey's Great Idea
as Mickey McGuire1929 Mickey's Northwest Mounted
as Mickey McGuire1929 Mickey's Mix-Up
as Mickey McGuire1928 Mickey's Wild West
as Mickey McGuire1928 Mickey in School
as Mickey McGuire1928 Mickey the Detective
as Mickey McGuire1928 Mickey's Big Game Hunt
as Mickey McGuire1928 Mickey's Movies
as Mickey McGuire1927 Mickey's Pals
as Mickey McGuire1927 Mickey's Circus
as Mickey McGuire1927 Mickey's Eleven
as Mickey McGuire1927 Orchids and Ermine

TV Shows/Series with Mickey Rooney as Actor(44)

Movies with Mickey Rooney as Crew(6)

Writing/Writer1975 The Godmothers
Directing/Director1960 The Private Lives of Adam and Eve
Production/Producer1954 The Atomic Kid
Production/Executive Producer1951 My Outlaw Brother
Directing/Director1951 My True Story

TV Shows/Series with Mickey Rooney as Crew(2)

Writing/Writer1983 Ace Crawford, Private Eye
Production/Producer1954 Hey Mulligan

Additional Information

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Full Name: Joseph Mickey Rooney
Born: Thursday, 09/23 1920 (September) in Brooklyn, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Sunday, 04/06 2014 (April) in Studio City (aged: 93)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Fairfax High School, Hollywood High School, Hollywood Professional School
Named after: Mickey McGuire
Spouses (current/former): Ava Gardner, B. J. Baker, Martha Vickers, Elaine Devry, Carolyn Mitchell, Marge Lane, Carolyn Hockett, Jan Rooney
Children: Michael Rooney, Tim Rooney, Mickey Rooney Jr., Kyle Rooney, Kimmy Rooney, Kerry Rooney, Jimmy Rooney, Jonelle Rooney, Teddy Rooney
Father: Joe Yule
Mother: Nellie W. Carter
Other names for Mickey Rooney (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Joseph Yule Jr."
"Joe Yule Jr."
"Mickey Yule"
"Mickey McGuire"
"Michael McGuire"
"Michael Rooney"
Mickey Rooney frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (37x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (28x, Crew)
Edwin B. Willis (27x, Crew)
Judy Garland (26x, Actress)
Billy Barty (26x, Actor)
Albert Herman (24x, Crew)
Delia Bogard (23x, Cast)
Fay Holden (21x, Actress)
Lewis Stone (20x, Actor)
Jimmy Robinson (20x, Actor)
Spencer Tracy (19x, Actor)
Jack Klugman (12x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3396, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/06/2021