Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mickey Rooney (born September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American actor of film, television, Broadway, radio, and vaudeville. Beginning as a child actor, his career extended over 90 years, making him one of the most enduring performers in show business history. He appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era, having one of the longest careers in the medium's history. At the height of a career that was marked by precipitous declines and raging comebacks, he played the role of Andy Hardy in a series of fifteen films in the 1930s and 1940s that epitomized American family values. A prolific talent, he became a noted character actor later in his career, and could sing, dance, clown and play various musical instruments. Laurence Olivier once said he considered Rooney "the greatest actor of them all", and 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 age six. At age thirteen he played the role Puck in the play and later the film, A Midsummer Night's Dream in an acclaimed performance, which critic David Thomson praised as "one of cinema's most arresting pieces of magic." He co-starred in Boys Town (1938) with Spencer Tracy, who won an Oscar for his role. At nineteen he was the first teenager to be nominated for an Oscar, for his leading role in Babes in Arms, co-starring Judy Garland, and was awarded a special Juvenile Academy Award in 1939. Overall, between the age of 15 and 25, while at his peak, he made forty-three pictures and co-starred alongside leading actors, including Judy Garland, Wallace Beery, Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. Rooney developed into one of MGM's most consistently successful actors, and a favorite of studio head, Louis B. Mayer. He was the top box office attraction of 1939, but his career never rose to such heights again. He was drafted into the Army during World War II, serving nearly two years entertaining over 2 million troops on stage and on the radio. He was awarded a Bronze Star for performing in combat zones. After he returned from the war in 1945, too old for juvenile roles but too short to be a movie star, he was not able to obtain acting roles as significant as before. Nevertheless, Rooney was tenacious and he rebounded, his popularity renewed with well-received supporting roles in films such as Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and The Black Stallion (1979), for which he was Oscar nominated. In the early 1980s he returned to Broadway in Sugar Babies and once more was a celebrated star. He also made hundreds of appearances on TV, including dramas, variety programs and talk shows. During his career, he received four Academy Award nominations and was nominated for five Emmy Awards, winning one.
Name Mickey Rooney
Also Known As Mickey Yule
Birthday 1920-09-23
Deathday 2014-04-06
Gender Male
IMDB Mickey Rooney profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Brooklyn - New York - USA
As: Mr. Yunioshi
1961-10-05
Breakfast at Tiffany...
As: Kaa
2006-12-21
Night at the Museum...
As: Tod (voice)
1981-07-10
The Fox and the Houn...
As: Lampie
1977-11-03
Pete's Dragon...
As: Mr. Cherrywood (voic
1985-03-23
The Care Bears Movie...
As: Flip
1992-08-21
Little Nemo: Adventu...
As: Ding 'Dingy' Bell
1963-11-07
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad...
As: Dick
1936-03-06
Little Lord Fauntler...
As: J. Dennis 'Denny' O'
1951-08-22
My Outlaw Brother...
As: Daniel 'Dan' Brady
1950-03-24
Quicksand...
As: Erik's Grandfather
1989-09-22
Erik the Viking...
As: Oscar Spiventa
1977-03-23
The Domino Principle...
As: Nelson L. Stool
1972-02-18
Evil Roy Slade...
As: Mickey Moran
1939-10-13
Babes in Arms...
As: Fugly Floom, the Spe
1998-11-25
Babe: Pig in the Cit...
As: Movie Mason
2000-11-10
Phantom of the Megap...
As: George 'Blue Chips'
1968-12-19
Skidoo...
As: Savy
2006-01-01
The Thirsting...
As: Santa Claus
1974-12-10
The Year Without a S...
As: Kris Kingle / Santa
1970-12-14
Santa Claus Is Comin...
As: Eddie Shannon
1954-03-10
Drive a Crooked Road...
As: Preston Gilbert
1972-11-01
Pulp...
As: Santa Claus
1979-07-01
Rudolph and Frosty's...
As: Santa Claus
2005-12-02
The Happy Elf...
As: Blackie as a Boy
1934-05-04
Manhattan Melodrama...
As: Mike Forney
1954-12-01
The Bridges at Toko-...
As: Danny Churchill, Jr.
1943-11-26
Girl Crazy...
As: Lester M. 'Baby Face
1957-12-11
Baby Face Nelson...
As: Terence Scanlon
1964-09-16
The Secret Invasion...
As: Bill Sackter
1981-12-22
Bill...
As: Bill Sackter
1983-11-09
Bill: On His Own...
As: Whitey Marsh
1938-09-09
Boys Town...
As: MSgt. Yancy Skibo
1957-08-17
Operation Mad Ball...
As: Johnny Burke
1961-06-11
King of the Roaring ...
As: Andy Hardy
1942-12-01
Andy Hardy's Double ...
As: Richard Miller
1948-04-15
Summer Holiday...
As: Lorenz Hart
1948-12-31
Words and Music...
As: Himself - Emcee at t
1943-01-01
Thousands Cheer...
As: Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
1941-02-21
Andy Hardy's Private...
As: Tommy Williams
1941-12-31
Babes on Broadway...
As: Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
1941-08-15
Life Begins for Andy...
As: Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
1940-07-05
Andy Hardy Meets Deb...
As: Jimmy Connors
1940-09-27
Strike Up the Band...
As: Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
1939-07-21
Andy Hardy Gets Spri...
As: Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
1938-07-22
Love Finds Andy Hard...
As: William 'Willie' Mil
1934-08-24
Hide-Out...
As: Smalltown Resident
2011-11-23
The Muppets...
As: Dan Troop
1937-06-25
Captains Courageous...
As: Henry Dailey
1979-10-17
The Black Stallion...
As: Mi Taylor
1945-01-26
National Velvet...
As: Sparky (voice)
2001-03-24
Lady and the Tramp I...
As: Homer Macauley
1943-03-02
The Human Comedy...
As: Mickey Silver
2008-08-14
Empire State Buildin...
As: Himself
1938-05-28
Hollywood Handicap...
As: Mike Halligan
1984-12-15
It Came Upon the Mid...
As: B.J. Lang
1971-12-15
The Manipulator...
As: Joe Petto
1991-11-06
Silent Night, Deadly...
As: Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
1942-03-03
The Courtship of And...
As: Daad El Shur
1979-11-21
Arabian Adventure...
As: 'Killer' John Mears
1959-02-18
The Last Mile...
As: Army
1962-10-16
Requiem for a Heavyw...
As: Grandpa
2007-12-04
A Christmas Too Many...
As: Unknown
1997-11-02
Michael Kael contre ...
As: Thomas Alva 'Tom' Ed
1940-03-15
Young Tom Edison...
As: Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
1944-05-04
Andy Hardy's Blonde ...
As: Martin "Cockeye" Van
1969-11-19
The Comic...
As: Ted Hackett III as C
1933-09-15
Broadway to Hollywoo...
As: Huckleberry Finn
1939-02-10
The Adventures of Hu...
As: Stanley Maxton
1951-08-01
The Strip...
As: Timmie Donovan
1937-12-03
Thoroughbreds Don't ...
As: Johnny Casar
1950-11-09
The Fireball...
As: Billy Coy
1949-11-04
The Big Wheel...
As: Tommy McCoy / Killer
1947-12-01
Killer McCoy...
As: David McCord
2005-07-15
The Last Confederate...
As: Gus
1978-08-02
The Magic of Lassie...
As: David Prescott
1956-08-01
Francis in the Haunt...
As: Francis 'Moby' Dicke
1953-03-03
All Ashore...
As: Mike Donnelly
1952-05-15
Sound Off...
As: Cook 3 / C.W.J. Ogle
1969-12-11
The Extraordinary Se...
As: Terry O'Mulvaney
1938-06-17
Lord Jeff...
As: Whitey Marsh
1941-04-11
Men of Boys Town...
As: Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
1938-11-25
Out West with the Ha...
As: Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
1939-12-22
Judge Hardy and Son...
As: Tommy Miller
1935-12-06
Ah, Wilderness!...
As: Jimmy
1936-01-03
Riffraff...
As: Junion, Jesse's Room
1991-03-01
My Heroes Have Alway...
As: Gus Harris
1958-12-01
A Nice Little Bank T...
As: Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
1938-03-26
Judge Hardy's Childr...
As: Herbert Tuttle
1953-03-25
Off Limits...
As: Jack Bergan
1986-04-18
The Return of Mickey...
As: Himself
1937-01-27
Cinema Circus...
As: Indian Tom
1970-04-01
The Cockeyed Cowboys...
As: Barnaby 'Blix' Water
1954-12-08
The Atomic Kid...
As: Andy Hardy
1937-03-12
A Family Affair...
As: Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
1958-12-22
Andy Hardy Comes Hom...
As: Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
1939-04-21
The Hardys Ride High...
As: Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
1937-12-10
You're Only Young On...
As: Grandpa Spencer
1994-09-28
Revenge of the Red B...
As: Buddy Malone (as Mic
1932-12-15
Officer Thirteen...
As: Kermit 'Beetle' McKa
1961-12-20
Everything's Ducky...
As: Steven Conway
1960-05-13
Platinum High School...
As: Freddie Frisby
1950-02-12
He's a Cockeyed Wond...
As: Willie Dooley
1956-01-04
The Bold and the Bra...
As: Arthur Wilson
1933-08-28
The Big Chance...
As: Rev. William Macklin
1955-10-13
The Twinkle In God's...
As: Boss Ed
1999-03-20
The First of May...
As: Mickey McGuire
1933-04-13
Mickey's Race...
As: Jimmy
1935-06-14
The Healer...
As: Unknown
1998-06-11
Sinbad: The Battle o...
As: Swifty
1937-06-16
Slave Ship...
As: Jerry Crump
1937-10-29
Live, Love and Learn...
As: Augustus "Geechy" Ch
1953-06-05
A Slight Case Of Lar...
As: The Scarecrow
1974-12-05
Journey Back to Oz...
As: Adramelek
1968-07-02
The Devil in Love...
As: Unknown
1998-01-06
Animals with the Tol...
As: Mickey
1938-10-07
Stablemates...
As: Himself (archive foo
1983-02-25
Hollywood Out-takes ...
As: Mickey McGuire
1930-03-29
Mickey's Luck...
As: Mickey McGuire
1933-01-19
Mickey's Ape Man...
As: Snapper Sinclair
1936-09-18
Down The Stretch...
As: Otto Peterson (as a
1933-11-25
The World Changes...
As: Elmer
1990-12-02
Home for Christmas...
As: Mickey McGuire
1927-10-02
Mickey's Pals...
As: Mickey McGuire
1928-12-22
Mickey's Big Game Hu...
As: Mickey McGuire
1929-01-29
Mickey's Great Idea...
As: Mickey McGuire
1929-06-08
Mickey's Northwest M...
As: Mickey McGuire
1929-09-14
Mickey's Surprise...
As: Mickey McGuire
1929-10-12
Mickey's Mix-Up...
As: Mickey McGuire
1929-11-09
Mickey's Big Moment...
As: Mickey McGuire
1930-02-02
Mickey's Champs...
As: Mickey McGuire
1930-02-16
Mickey's Explorers...
As: Mickey McGuire
1930-05-24
Mickey's Warriors...
As: Mickey McGuire
1931-02-06
Mickey's Stampede...
As: Mickey McGuire
1931-06-23
Mickey's Rebellion...
As: Mickey McGuire
1931-09-11
Mickey's Wildcats...
As: Mickey McGuire
1931-09-18
Mickey's Thrill Hunt...
As: Mickey McGuire
1933-10-13
Mickey's Touchdown...
As: Mickey McGuire
1933-10-26
Mickey's Tent Show...
As: Mickey McGuire
1933-11-29
Mickey's Covered Wag...
As: Mickey McGuire
1934-01-10
Mickey's Minstrels...
As: Mickey McGuire
1934-03-22
Mickey's Rescue...
As: Mickey McGuire
1934-05-17
Mickey's Medicine Ma...
As: Mickey McGuire
1945-04-06
Mickey the Great...
As: Wilfred Bashford
1969-12-01
80 Steps to Jonah...
As: Nick Lewis / The Dev
1960-01-20
The Private Lives of...
As: Mike O'Toole
1938-01-14
Love Is a Headache...
As: Unknown
2006-01-21
Hedy Lamarr: Secrets...
As: Little Joe Braun
1959-08-01
The Big Operator...
As: Shockey Carter
1937-07-07
Hoosier Schoolboy...
As: Jack Thum
1981-04-29
Leave 'em Laughing...
As: Chick Evans
1938-05-13
Hold That Kiss...
As: Unknown
1995-06-05
The First 100 Years:...
As: Puck
1935-10-09
A Midsummer Night's ...
As: Barney Ingram
1986-10-17
Lightning, the White...
As: Eddie
1935-04-17
Reckless...
As: Peachy Keane
1965-07-14
How to Stuff a Wild ...
As: Sammy Hogarth
2009-11-24
The Comedian...
As: Gus
2014-12-19
Night at the Museum:...
As: Gabriel
1994-01-01
Making Waves...
As: Norman Jones
1965-03-08
Twenty-Four Hours to...
As: Willie
1933-11-03
The Chief...
As: Freddie Taylor
1934-07-20
Blind Date...
As: Gas Station Attendan
1974-01-01
Thunder County...
As: Chubby Dennis
1932-03-02
Sin's Pay Day...
As: 'Gig' Stevens
1936-09-18
The Devil Is a Sissy...
As: Wellington
1999-02-24
Boys Will Be Boys...
As: Andy Hardy
1947-01-16
Love Laughs at Andy ...
As: King Charles V
1932-04-03
My Pal, the King...
As: Zeke
1993-04-07
Sweet Justice...
As: Pat Jensen
1992-09-01
The Legend of Wolf M...
As: Freckles
1933-06-03
The Life of Jimmy Do...
As: Father Flanagan
1995-01-01
The Road Home...
As: John Paul Jones
1988-12-12
Bluegrass...
As: Oswald the Lucky Rab
1931-12-07
The Fisherman...
As: Oswald the Lucky Rab
1931-11-30
The Hare Mail...
As: Andy Hardy
1939-01-09
Loews Christmas Gree...
As: Oswald the Lucky Rab
1931-07-26
Radio Rhythm...
As: Timothy Dennis
1942-09-01
A Yank at Eton...
As: Oswald the Lucky Rab
1931-09-13
Hot Feet...
As: Guardian Angel
1972-07-31
Richard...
As: Chief
2008-06-13
Lost Stallions: The ...
As: Himself - Co-Host /
1974-06-21
That's Entertainment...
As: Mickey McGuire
1929-05-11
Mickey's Brown Derby...
As: Sgt. Ernest Wartell
1966-09-14
Ambush Bay...
As: Chief of Police
1992-10-07
Maximum Force...
As: Mickey Rooney
1940-11-09
Rodeo Dough...
As: Trigger
1976-11-11
Find the Lady...
As: Mr. Cohen
2012-01-06
Driving Me Crazy...
As: Himself (uncredited)
1986-10-05
There Must Be a Pony...
As: James Turner (The He
1986-10-05
Little Spies...
As: Andy Hardy
1940-01-01
Andy Hardy's Dilemma...
As: Unknown
1968-01-01
Vienna...
As: Clips from 'Girl Cra
1976-05-17
That's Entertainment...
As: Johnny O'Hara
2012-02-20
The Voices from Beyo...
As: Jimmy O'Hara
1933-04-30
The Big Cage...
As: Mickey McGuire (as M
1927-11-07
Mickey's Eleven...
As: Mickey McGuire (as M
1927-09-03
Mickey's Circus...
As: Mickey McGuire (as M
1928-02-06
Mickey in School...
As: Mickey McGuire (as M
1928-09-02
Mickey's Movies...
As: Mickey McGuire (as M
1928-10-27
Mickey the Detective...
As: Unknown
1928-04-01
Mickey's Little Eva...
As: (archive footage)
1998-01-01
Alone. Life Wastes A...
As: Unknown
1994-01-01
Outlaws: The Legend ...
As: The Engineer
1982-12-09
The Emperor of Peru...
As: Mickey Fitzpatrick (
1932-02-13
The Beast of the Cit...
As: Himself - Co-Host /
1994-07-01
That's Entertainment...
As: Jerry Sherman
2011-04-11
Night Club...
As: Unknown
1927-12-05
Mickey's Battle...
As: Narrator (voice)
1992-04-09
The Magic Voyage...
As: Barry Reilly
1993-02-23
The Milky Life...
As: Mr. Louis
2017-01-31
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. H...
As: Unknown
1956-07-21
Magnificent Roughnec...
As: Unknown
1975-01-01
The Intruder...
As: Max
2004-01-01
To Kill a Mockumenta...
As: Pinocchio
1957-10-13
Pinocchio...
As: Mickey
1934-09-14
Death on the Diamond...
As: Puck (archive footag
1935-12-31
A Dream Comes True...
As: Henry Dailey
1990-09-15
The Black Stallion...
As: Papa Joe
1975-08-22
Ace of Hearts...
As: Mickey Rooney (uncre
1935-11-20
Pirate Party on Cata...
As: Unknown
2008-10-14
Hollywood Singing an...
As: Himself
1943-05-21
Show-Business at War...
As: Himself
2004-02-25
Judy Garland: By Mys...
As: Unknown
1940-07-31
Cavalcade of the Aca...
As: Himself
1975-08-06
Brother, Can You Spa...
As: Himself
1940-05-29
Hollywood: Style Cen...
As: Midge
1932-06-22
Fast Companions...
As: Archive Footage
1991-01-01
Something a Little L...
As: Unknown
1939-05-28
From the Ends of the...
As: Unknown
1940-01-01
The Miracle of Sound...
As: Unknown
1986-03-09
The Spencer Tracy Le...
As: Unknown
1965-12-31
Hollywood My Home To...
As: Himself
1980-11-23
From Raquel with Lov...
As: Gladwyn Tootle
1934-05-04
Love Birds...
As: Unknown
1985-09-14
The Golden Girls...
As: Unknown
1962-10-01
The Tonight Show Sta...
As: Unknown
1985-09-09
The Care Bears...
As: Unknown
1997-09-23
Mike Hammer, Private...
As: Unknown
1996-03-29
E! True Hollywood St...
As: Unknown
1958-09-30
Naked City...
As: Unknown
1953-02-01
General Electric The...
As: Unknown
1948-06-20
The Ed Sullivan Show...
As: Unknown
2008-07-23
Above the Line...
As: Unknown
1963-09-17
The Fugitive...
As: Unknown
1960-09-18
Pete and Gladys...
As: Unknown
1959-01-09
Rawhide...
As: Unknown
1964-01-04
The Hollywood Palace...
As: Unknown
1951-10-05
Schlitz Playhouse of...
As: Unknown
1965-09-16
The Dean Martin Show...
As: Unknown
1982-01-23
One of the Boys...
As: Unknown
1992-03-22
MGM: When the Lion R...
As: Unknown
1961-09-26
The Dick Powell Show...
As: Unknown
1993-01-27
Kung Fu: The Legend ...
As: Unknown
1963-09-20
Burke's Law...
As: Unknown
1954-10-04
December Bride...
As: Unknown
1950-09-10
The Colgate Comedy H...
As: Unknown
1990-09-15
The Adventures of th...
As: Unknown
1999-03-24
The Norm Show...
As: Unknown
1989-12-17
The Simpsons...
As: Unknown
1963-10-10
Kraft Suspense Theat...
As: Unknown
1962-10-01
The Lucy Show...
As: Unknown
1963-09-15
Arrest and Trial...
As: Unknown
1955-07-29
This Is Your Life...
As: Unknown
1987-09-22
Full House...
As: Unknown
1962-10-02
Combat!...
As: Unknown
1970-12-16
Night Gallery...
As: Unknown
1994-09-19
ER...
As: Unknown
1964-09-16
Mickey...
As: Unknown
1959-10-02
The Twilight Zone...
As: Unknown
1968-01-22
Rowan & Martin's Lau...
As: Unknown
1952-10-01
This Is Your Life...
As: Unknown
1997-09-22
Conan the Adventurer...
As: Unknown
1956-06-24
The Steve Allen Show...
As: Unknown
1954-08-28
Hey Mulligan...
As: Unknown
1953-03-18
The Academy Awards...
As: Unknown
1959-10-06
Startime...
As: Unknown
1992-05-26
Jack's Place...