“Walking Dead” actor Michael Rooker comes to Motor City Nightmares

From Kurt Anthony Krug with The Oakland Press:

In a career spanning 27 years, Michael Rooker has played more bad guys than good guys.

“Why do you think? I’m a bad guy!” said Rooker, 58, laughing. The Alabama native is best known for his recent role as Merle Dixon on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” His first role was title character in “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer,” filmed in 1986 but not released until 1990, which is based loosely on the confessions of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.

“I tend to gravitate towards those complex roles, I guess,” Rooker said. “I enjoy characters that draw emotions out of the audience.”

The actor will appear this weekend at Motor City Nightmares, which is Michigan’s definitive horror convention, at the Sheraton Detroit-Novi Hotel. Also slated to appear are pro-wrestler/actor Roddy Piper (“They Live”) and Kane Hodder (Jason from the “Friday the 13th” films). Read the full article here!

 

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