Mickey Rooney

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Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.; 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.

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Filmography

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Selected Mickey Rooney film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2014
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Gus

2014
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Mr. Louis

2012
The Woods
Lester

2012
The Voices from Beyond
Johnny O'Hara

2011
The Muppets (2011)
Smalltown Resident

2011
Night Club (2011)
Jerry Sherman

2010
Gerald (2010)
The Doctor

2008
Bamboo Shark
Brooks

2008
Driving Me Crazy
Mr. Cohen

2008

2008
Above the Line (TV Show)
Mickey

2008
Now Here
Swifty

2008
A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008) (TV Movie)

2008
Empire State Building Murders (2008) (TV Movie)
Mickey Silver

2007
The Greatest Show Ever (TV Movie)
The Boss

2007
The Yesterday Pool (Short Film)
Trobadar

2006
Gus

2004
Simon, Henry Sr.

2002
Topa Topa Bluffs
Prospector

2000
Phantom of the Megaplex (TV Movie)
Movie Mason

2000
Internet Love
-

1999
Holy Hollywood
-

1999
Boss Ed

1999
Boys Will Be Boys (1999) (TV Movie)
Wellington

1999
Chicken Soup for the Soul (1999) (TV Show)
Old Man

1999
Safe Harbor (1999) (TV Show)
Art Sumski

1998
Tollkeeper

1998
Fugly Floom

1998
Stories from My Childhood (1998) (TV Show)
Oleeloquoia

1998
Michael Kael contre la World News Company
Griffith

1998
The Face on the Barroom Floor
-

1997
Conan (1997) (TV Show)
Gobe

1997
Kleo the Misfit Unicorn (TV Show)
Talbut

1997
Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997) (TV Show)
Lucius

1997
Killing Midnight
Professor Mort Sang

1996
Remember WENN (1996) (TV Show)
Mr. Hardy

1995
Brothers' Destiny (TV Movie)
Father Flanagan

1994
Grandpa Spencer

1994
ER (1994) (TV Show)
Dr. George Bikel

1994
Making Waves
Gabriel

1994
Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart
O.B. Taggart

1993
The Legend of Wolf Mountain
Pat Jensen

1993
Harold Lang

1992
Maximum Force
Chief of Police

1992
Sweet Justice
Zeke

1992
Narrator

1992
Jack's Place (1992) (TV Show)
Harry Burton

1992
La vida láctea
Barry Reilly

1991
Junion, Jesse's Roommate at Retirement Home

1991
The Director

1990
Henry Dailey

1990
Home for Christmas (1990) (TV Movie)
Elmer

1989
Erik's Grandfather

1988
Bluegrass (TV Movie)
John Paul Jones

1987
Full House (1987) (TV Show)
Mr. Dreghorn

1986
Lightning, the White Stallion
Barney Ingram

1986
Jack Bergan

1985
Mr. Cherrywood

1985
The Golden Girls (1985) (TV Show)
Rocco

1984
Mike Halligan

1984
Murder, She Wrote (1984) (TV Show)
Matt Cleveland

1983
Bill: On His Own (TV Movie)
Bill Sackter

1982
One of the Boys (1982) (TV Show)
Oliver Nugent

1982
Odyssey of the Pacific
The Railway Engineer

1981
Bill (TV Movie)
Bill Sackter

1981
Leave 'em Laughing (TV Movie)
Jack Thum

1981
Creole (Short Film)
Narrator

1980
My Kidnapper, My Love (1980) (TV Movie)
The Maker

1980
O'Malley (TV Movie)
Mike O'Malley

1979
Daad El Shur

1979
Henry Dailey

1979
CBS Library (1979) (TV Show)
Narrator - Creole

1979
Donovan's Kid (1979) (TV Movie)
Old Bailey

1978
Gus

1977
Pete's Dragon (1977)
Lampie

1977
Spiventa

1977
The Love Boat (1977) (TV Show)
Angelarum Dominicus

1977
A Year at the Top (1977) (TV Show)
Uncle Mickey Durbin

1977
The moon and a murmur
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1976
Find the Lady (1976)
Trigger

1976
Rachel's Man (1976)
Laban

1975
Marty

1975
Ace of Hearts (1975)
Papa Joe

1974
Thunder County
Gas Station Attendant

1973
The Godmothers
Rocky Mastrasso

1973
NBC Follies (TV Show)
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1972
Pulp (1972)
Preston Gilbert

1972
Evil Roy Slade (1972) (TV Movie)
Nelson Stool

1972
Richard
Guardian Angel

1972
Fol-de-Rol (TV Movie)
The Executioner, Noah

1971
B.J. Lang

1970
Indian Tom

1970
Dan August (1970) (TV Show)
Kenny O'Malley

1969
Wilfred Bashford

1969
The Comic (1969)
Martin 'Cockeye' Van Buren

1969
Cook 3, C W. J. Oglethorpe

1969
Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969) (TV Show)
August Kolodney

1968
Skidoo (1968)
George 'Blue Chips' Packard

1968
Vienna (Short Film)
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1968
The Name of the Game (1968) (TV Show)
Les

1967
Ready and Willing (TV Movie)
-

1966
Ambush Bay (1966)
Gunnery Sgt. Ernest Wartell

1966
The Jean Arthur Show (1966) (TV Show)
Eddie Julian

1966
Adramalek

1965
Peachy Keane

1965
Norman Jones

1964
Terence Scanlon - Demolition

1964
Mickey (TV Show)
Mickey Grady

1963
Ding Bell

1963
Burke's Law (1963) (TV Show)
Archie Lido

1963
Arrest and Trial (1963) (TV Show)
Hoagy Blair

1963
Lefty Duncan, George M. Cohan

1963
Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963) (TV Show)
Sheriff Williams

1963
The Fugitive (1963) (TV Show)
Charlie Paris

1962
Army

1962
Combat! (1962) (TV Show)
Harry White

1961
Mr. Yunioshi

1961
Alcoa Premiere (1961) (TV Show)
Babe Simms

1961
The Dick Powell Theatre (1961) (TV Show)
Sweeney Tomlin, Putt-Putt Higgins, Augie Miller

1961
Kermit 'Beetle' McKay

1961
Frontier Circus (1961) (TV Show)
Arnold

1961
The Investigators (1961) (TV Show)
Jack Daley

1960
Steven Conway

1960
Checkmate (1960) (TV Show)
Steve Margate

1959
The Last Mile (1959)
'Killer' Mears

1959
Hennesey (1959) (TV Show)
Seaman Richard Winslow

1959
Rawhide (1959) (TV Show)
Pan Macropolous

1959
Twilight Zone (1959) (TV Show)
Grady

1959
Little Joe Braun

1958
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy

1958
Naked City (1958) (TV Show)
George Bick

1957
Lester M. 'Baby Face Nelson' Gillis

1957
MSgt. Yancy Skibo

1957
Wagon Train (1957) (TV Show)
Samuel T. Evans

1957
Alcoa Theatre (1957) (TV Show)
Eddie

1957
Mr. Broadway (TV Movie)
George M. Cohan

1957
Pinocchio (TV Movie)

1956
David Prescott

1956
Dooley

1956
Playhouse 90 (1956) (TV Show)
Sammy Hogarth

1956
Magnificent Roughnecks
Frank Sommers

1955
The Twinkle in God's Eye
Rev. William Macklin II

1954
Barnaby 'Blix' Waterberry

1954
Mike Forney

1954
Producers' Showcase (1954) (TV Show)
George M. Cohan

1954
The Mickey Rooney Show (1954) (TV Show)
Mickey Mulligan

1954
Old Bailey, James Turner

1954
Eddie Shannon

1953
Off Limits (1953)
Herbert Tuttle

1953
G.E. True Theater (1953) (TV Show)
Al Roberts

1953
Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers

1953
All Ashore (1953)
Francis 'Moby' Dickerson

1952
Sound Off (1952)
Mike Donnelly

1951
J. Dennis 'Denny' O'Moore

1951
The Strip (1951)
Stanley Maxton

1951
Schlitz Playhouse (1951) (TV Show)
Red McGivney

1951
The Red Skelton Hour (1951) (TV Show)
Snorkel, Head of CIA, Mickius - Musketeer #2

1951
Celanese Theatre (TV Show)
Rims Rosson

1950
Quicksand (1950)
Dan

1950
The Fireball (1950)
Johnny Casar

1950
He's a Cockeyed Wonder
Freddie Frisby

1949
The Big Wheel (1949)
Billy Coy

1948
Richard Miller

1948
Lorenz Hart

1947
Killer McCoy (1947)
Tommy McCoy, Killer McCoy

1946
Andy Hardy

1944
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy

1944
Mi Taylor

1943
Girl Crazy (1943)
Danny Churchill, Jr.

1943
Homer Macauley

1943
Emcee at the Show

1942
Andy Hardy

1942
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy

1942
Timothy Dennis

1942
Personalities (Short Film)
Andy Hardy

1941
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy

1941
Tommy Williams

1941
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy

1941
Whitey Marsh

1940
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy

1940
Jimmy Connors

1940
Thomas Alva 'Tom' Edison

1940
Rodeo Dough (Short Film)
Mickey Rooney

1939
Andrew Hardy

1939
Babes in Arms (1939)
Mickey Moran

1939
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy

1939
Loews Christmas Greeting (The Hardy Family) (Short Film)
Andy Hardy

1939
The Hardys Ride High
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy

1938
Boys Town (1938)
Whitey Marsh

1938
Andrew Hardy

1938
Chick Evans

1938
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy

1938
Lord Jeff (1938)
Terry O'Mulvaney

1938
Mike' OToole

1938
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy

1938
Stablemates (1938)
Michael 'Mickey'

1938
Andy Hardy's Dilemma: A Lesson in Mathematics... and Other Things (Short Film)
Andy Hardy

1938
Hollywood Handicap (Short Film)
Mickey Rooney

1937
Andy Hardy

1937
Dan

1937
Hoosier Schoolboy
Shockey Carter

1937
Live, Love and Learn
Jerry Crump

1937
Slave Ship (1937)
Swifty

1937
Timmie Donovan

1937
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy

1936
Dick

1936
Riffraff (1936)
Jimmy

1936
'Gig' Stevens

1936
'Snapper' Sinclair, aka Fred St. Clair

1935
Tommy

1935
Reckless (1935)
Eddie

1935
Rendezvous (1935)
Country Boy

1935
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1935
The Healer (1935)
Jimmy

1935
Freckles

1934
Blind Date
Freddie Taylor

1934
Chained (1934)
Boy Shipboard Swimmer

1934
Mickey

1934
Hide-Out (1934)
William 'Willie' Miller

1934
Blackie as a Boy

1934
Mickey, Lead Boy at Circus

1934
Beloved
Tommy, a Violin Student

1934
Half a Sinner
Willie Clark

1934
I Like It That Way
Messenger Boy

1934
Upperworld (1934)
Jerry

1934
Love Birds (1934)
Gladwyn Tootle

1934
Mickey's Minstrels (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1934
Mickey's Medicine Man (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1934
Mickey's Rescue (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1933
Ted Hackett III as a Child

1933
The Big Cage
Jimmy O'Hara

1933
Freckles

1933
Otto Peterson, as a Child

1933
Arthur Wilson

1933
The Chief
Willie, Boy Throwing Firecracker

1933
Mickey's Ape Man (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1933
Mickey's Race (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1933
Mickey's Big Broadcast (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1933
Mickey's Disguises (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1933
Mickey's Tent Show (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1933
Mickey's Touchdown (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1933
Mickey's Covered Wagon (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1932
Mickey Fitzpatrick

1932
High Speed (1932)
Buddy Whipple

1932
King Charles V

1932
Officer Thirteen
Buddy Malone

1932
Fast Companions
Midge

1932
Sin's Pay Day
Chubby Dennis

1932
Mickey's Big Business (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1932
Mickey's Busy Day (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1932
Mickey's Charity (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1932
Mickey's Golden Rule (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1932
Mickey's Holiday (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1932
Mickey's Travels
Mickey McGuire

1931
China (Short Film)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

1931
The Fisherman (Short Film)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

1931
The Hare Mail (Short Film)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

1931
Hot Feet (Short Film)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

1931
The Hunter (Short Film)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

1931
Radio Rhythm (Short Film)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

1931
Mickey's Stampede (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1931
Mickey's Helping Hand (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1931
Mickey's Rebellion (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1931
Mickey's Thrill Hunters (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1931
Mickey's Wildcats
Mickey McGuire

1931
Mickey's Crusaders
Mickey McGuire

1931
Mickey's Sideline (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1931
Mickey's Diplomacy (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1930
Hot for Hollywood (Short Film)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

1930
Tramping Tramps (Short Film)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

1930
Mickey's Bargain (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1930
Mickey the Romeo (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1930
Mickey's Champs (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1930
Mickey's Luck (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1930
Mickey's Warriors (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1930
Mickey's Winners (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1930
Mickey's Master Mind
Mickey McGuire

1930
Mickey's Merry Men
Mickey McGuire

1930
Mickey's Musketeers (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1930
Mickey's Whirlwinds (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1929
Amature Nite (Short Film)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

1929
Hurdy Gurdy (Short Film)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

1929
Saucy Sausages (Short Film)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

1929
Stage Stunts (Short Film)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

1929
Mickey's Great Idea (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1929
Mickey's Mix-Up (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1929
Mickey's Midnite Follies (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1929
Mickey's Explorers (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1929
Mickey's Big Moment
Mickey McGuire

1929
Mickey's Brown Derby
Mickey McGuire

1929
Mickey's Initiation
Mickey McGuire

1929
Mickey's Last Chance
Mickey McGuire

1929
Mickey's Menagerie
Mickey McGuire

1929
Mickey's Northwest Mounted (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1929
Mickey's Strategy
Mickey McGuire

1929
Mickey's Surprise (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1928
Mickey the Detective (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1928
Mickey in School (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1928
Mickey in Love (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1928
Mickey's Athletes (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1928
Mickey's Babies
Mickey McGuire

1928
Mickey's Big Game Hunt (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1928
Mickey's Little Eva
Mickey McGuire

1928
Mickey's Movies (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1928
Mickey's Nine
Mickey McGuire

1928
Mickey's Parade
Mickey McGuire

1928
Mickey's Rivals
Mickey McGuire

1928
Mickey's Triumph (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1928
Mickey's Wild West (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1927
Mickey's Circus (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1927
Mickey McGuire

1927
Mickey's Battle
Mickey McGuire

1927
Mickey's Eleven (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1927
Mickey's Pals (Short Film)
Mickey McGuire

1926
Not to Be Trusted (Short Film)
The Nephew

-
Saddle Up with Dick Wrangler & Injun Joe
Owen Blumenkrantz

Producer Credits

2012
The Martini Shot
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2007
The Yesterday Pool (Short Film)
-

1956
Jaguar (1956)
-

1955
The Twinkle in God's Eye
-

1954
-

1954
The Mickey Rooney Show (1954) (TV Show)
-

1951
-

Soundtrack Credits

2011
Pastor Mike Online
-

2008
-

2005
Charlie Jade (2005) (TV Show)
-

2000
Wonder Boys (2000)
-

1980
The 34th Annual Tony Awards (1980) (TV Movie)
-

1978
-

1977
Pete's Dragon (1977)
-

1974
-

1974
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) (TV Movie)
-

1974
-

1971
-

1970
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970) (TV Movie)
-

1964
The Hollywood Palace (1964) (TV Show)
-

1958
-

1957
-

1956
-

1955
The Twinkle in God's Eye
-

1954
The Mickey Rooney Show (1954) (TV Show)
-

1953
All Ashore (1953)
-

1952
Sound Off (1952)
-

1948
-

1948
-

1948
The Buick-Berle Show (1948) (TV Show)
-

1943
Girl Crazy (1943)
-

1943
-

1942
-

1941
-

1940
-

1940
-

1939
Babes in Arms (1939)
-

1939
From the Ends of the Earth (Short Film)
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1938
Boys Town (1938)
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1936
-

1933
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Quotes

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List of Mickey Rooney quotes.

The audience and I are friends. They allowed me to grow up with them. I've let them down several times. They've let me down several times. But we're all family.


My partners weren't what we call in horse racing parlance routers. They were sprinters; they went out of the gate, but then they stopped. They couldn't go the distance.


Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar. Do you know who the scholars were? Marxists!


Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Mickey Rooney on the cover.
  • Mickey Rooney - Now Playing Magazine [United States] (December 2010)
  • Mickey Rooney - Picture Play Magazine [United States] (February 1939)
  • Mickey Rooney - Picture Show Magazine [United Kingdom] (18 December 1943)
  • Ann Rutherford - Picture Show Magazine [United Kingdom] (25 May 1940)
  • Mickey Rooney - Films in Review Magazine [United States] (June 1982)
  • Mickey Rooney - Movie Stars Magazine [United States] (June 1941)

Albums

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List of albums by Mickey Rooney, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Mickey Rooney.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Life's A Happy Song -
Manhattan 2009 -
Treat Me Rough 2011 -
Mr. Wha Da Ya Want -
Where Or When 2009 -
Mickey Rooney -
Jingle Bells -
Life's A Happy Song - Mickey Rooney -
A Kiss a Toy -
Put One Foot in Front of the Other -
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Dating History

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List of Mickey Rooney relationships, in date order.

First NameMickey
Middle NameJoseph
Last NameRooney
Full Name at BirthNinian Joseph Yule Jr.
Other NamesMickey Mcguire
Mickey
The Mickster
Sonny Yule
Mickey Rooney
The Mick
Age93 (age at death)
Date of BirthSeptember 23, 1920
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Date of DeathApril 6, 2014
Location of DeathNorth Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of DeathNatural Causes (choked on his own food )
Height5' 2" (157 cm)
BuildAverage
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBald
Star SignVirgo
SexualityStraight
ReligionBorn-Again Christian
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, Soundtrack, Producer
Occupation CategoryActor
Claim to FameA Family Affair, National Velvet, Night At The Museum, The Fox And The Hound, The Black Stallion
Official WebsiteMickeyRooney.com
FatherNinian Joseph Yule Sr.
MotherNellie Carter
Other Family MembersTeddy Rooney (Son)
Tim Rooney (Son)
Mickey Rooney Jr. (Son)
Jimmy Rooney (Son)
Jonelle Rooney (Daughter)
FriendsJudy Garland (They were best friends until Judy died), Donna Reed, Ann Miller, Esther Williams, Gloria DeHaven, Ann Rutherford, Craig Reynolds, Alfred Vanderbilt Jr, Vic Damone, Alain Delon, Errol Flynn, Milton Berle, Henry Ford, Charlie Chaplin, Joseph Wapner, Nanette Fabray, Jim Bakker, Tammy Faye Messner, Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft, Sidney Luft, Betty Grable, Judy Garland, Dick Van Dyke, Al Pacino, Ava Gardner, Lana Turner, Linda Darnell, Norma Shearer, Bill Mumy, Johnny Crawford, Susan Olsen, Adam Rich, Tony Dow, David Cassidy, Jerry Falwell, Elizabeth Taylor
Favorite PeopleMargret Mitchell (Author)
Favorite MoviesThe Wizard Of Oz [1939]
Titanic [1997]
Favorite TV ShowsThe Judy Garland Show
The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson
The Red Skelton Hour
The Twilight Zone
Favorite BandsFrank Sinatra
Fred Astaire
Gene Kelly
Favorite SongsOver The Rainbow (Judy Garland) [1939]
Call Me Irresponsible (Frank Sinatra) [1952]
Puttin On The Ritz (Fred Astaire) [1931]
Favorite BooksGone With The Wind (Margret Mitchell) [1895]
Favorite PlacesMgm Studios
Hollywood
California
Favorite FoodsCheeseburger
Favorite ColorsBlue, Green

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