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Birth information

16 September 1952 Schenectady, New York, USA

Given Name

Philip Andre Rourke Jr.

How tall is Mickey Rourke?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Carré Otis
Debra Feuer

Life Story of Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke was born Phillip Andre Rourke, Jr. on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Annette (Cameron) and Phillip Andre Rourke. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and German ancestry. When he was six years old, his parents divorced. A year later, his mother married Eugene Addis, a Miami Beach police officer, and moved to Miami Shores, Florida. After graduating from Horace Mann Junior High School, Rourke's family moved to a house located on 47th Street and Prairie Avenue in Miami Beach. In 1969 Rourke attended Miami Beach Senior High School, where he played second-string first baseman under coach Skip Berkman. He also acted in a school play, "The Serpent," directed by legendary "Teacher To The Stars" Jay W. Jensen.

In 1971 he graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School, and after working for a short time as a bus boy at the famed Forge Restaurant on Miami Beach, Rourke moved back to New York to seek out a career in acting.

Rourke's teenage years were more aimed toward sports more than acting. He took up self-defense training at the Boys Club of Miami. It was there he learned...

Significant features of Mickey Rourke

His soft voice
Muscular physique

How much money has Mickey Rourke earned?

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986) $500,000
Angel Heart (1987) $1,250,000
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) $2,750,000
Iron Man 2 (2010) $400,000

Publications and Magazines about Mickey Rourke

Sandro Monetti Mickey Rourke: Wrestling with Demons. 2009

Biographical movies about Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke, Actor or Boxer? 1996
Gettin' Through Life with Mickey Rourke 2010
Mentoring Mickey Rourke 2009

What movies did Mickey Rourke play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Man of God Paralyzed Man, MR-9 Viktor Vega, Girl (2020) Sheriff, Adverse Kaden, Legionnaire's Trail Corbulo, Night Walk (2019) Gary, Berlin, I Love You (2019) Jim, Tiger (2018) Frank Donovan, Nightmare Cinema (2018) The Projectionist, Dice (2017) Mickey Rourke, WEAPONiZED (2016) Professor Clarence Peterson, Blunt Force Trauma (2015) Zorringer, War Pigs (2015) Colonel Redding, Ashby (2015) Ashby Holt, Skin Traffik (2015) Vogel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) Marv, Dead in Tombstone (2013) Blacksmith, Java Heat - Insel der Entscheidung (2013) Malik, Black...

Birth information

16 September 1952 Schenectady, New York, USA

Given Name

Philip Andre Rourke Jr.

How tall is Mickey Rourke?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Carré Otis
Debra Feuer

Life Story of Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke was born Phillip Andre Rourke, Jr. on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Annette (Cameron) and Phillip Andre Rourke. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and German ancestry. When he was six years old, his parents divorced. A year later, his mother married Eugene Addis, a Miami Beach police officer, and moved to Miami Shores, Florida. After graduating from Horace Mann Junior High School, Rourke's family moved to a house located on 47th Street and Prairie Avenue in Miami Beach. In 1969 Rourke attended Miami Beach Senior High School, where he played second-string first baseman under coach Skip Berkman. He also acted in a school play, "The Serpent," directed by legendary "Teacher To The Stars" Jay W. Jensen.

In 1971 he graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School, and after working for a short time as a bus boy at the famed Forge Restaurant on Miami Beach, Rourke moved back to New York to seek out a career in acting.

Rourke's teenage years were more aimed toward sports more than acting. He took up self-defense training at the Boys Club of Miami. It was there he learned...

Significant features of Mickey Rourke

His soft voice
Muscular physique

How much money has Mickey Rourke earned?

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986) $500,000
Angel Heart (1987) $1,250,000
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) $2,750,000
Iron Man 2 (2010) $400,000

Publications and Magazines about Mickey Rourke

Sandro Monetti Mickey Rourke: Wrestling with Demons. 2009

Biographical movies about Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke, Actor or Boxer? 1996
Gettin' Through Life with Mickey Rourke 2010
Mentoring Mickey Rourke 2009

What movies did Mickey Rourke play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Man of God Paralyzed Man, MR-9 Viktor Vega, Girl (2020) Sheriff, Adverse Kaden, Legionnaire's Trail Corbulo, Night Walk (2019) Gary, Berlin, I Love You (2019) Jim, Tiger (2018) Frank Donovan, Nightmare Cinema (2018) The Projectionist, Dice (2017) Mickey Rourke, WEAPONiZED (2016) Professor Clarence Peterson, Blunt Force Trauma (2015) Zorringer, War Pigs (2015) Colonel Redding, Ashby (2015) Ashby Holt, Skin Traffik (2015) Vogel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) Marv, Dead in Tombstone (2013) Blacksmith, Java Heat - Insel der Entscheidung (2013) Malik, Black...

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Mickey Rourke and Elijah Wood in Sin City (2005)

Has at least seven tatoos including a tiger head with Chinese symbolson his left shoulder, a bulls skull on his right bicep, and a shamrock on his left forearm.

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Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart (1987)

Became a professional boxer in 1991 but retired in 1995.

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Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart (1987)

Is a motorcycle enthusiast.

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Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart (1987)

Kim Basinger once called him "The Human Ashtray".

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Mickey Rourke and Maurice Benard in Nightmare Cinema (2018)

Arrested by the LAPD and charged with spousal abuse. [July 1994]

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Mickey Rourke and Jonah Blechman in Fall Time - Blutiger Herbst (1995)

Used to own a gym in West Hollywood called Shapiro.

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Mickey Rourke in Eureka (1983)

Has an younger sister named Patty, a younger half-brother named Joey Rourke, and six step-siblings.

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Mickey Rourke in Spun (2002)

Walked off the set of Luck of the Draw (2000) when the producers refused to let him include his pet chihuahua in the movie. [August 1999]

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Mickey Rourke in The Last Outlaw - Gnadenlose Jagd (1993)

Was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in L.A. His reps said it was for an allergic reaction to cough syrup he was taking to battle the flu. Rourke was released a few hours later. [April 1999]

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Mickey Rourke in The Last Outlaw - Gnadenlose Jagd (1993)

Grew up in the tough Miami area known as Liberty City.

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Mickey Rourke in The Last Outlaw - Gnadenlose Jagd (1993)

Was first offered the role of Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop (1984). It was eventually passed on to Sylvester Stallone, and, after many script revisions, Eddie Murphy.

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Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart (1987)

Was trained by Sandra Seacat.

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Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart (1987)

Made his professional boxing debut on May 23, 1991 in Florida by winning a 4 round decision over Steve Powell.

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Mickey Rourke in Johnny Handsome - Der schöne Johnny (1989)

As an amateur boxer, put together a knockout streak of 12 straight.

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Mickey Rourke in Johnny Handsome - Der schöne Johnny (1989)

On Nov. 20, 1993, he knocked-out Thomas McCoy in 3 rounds in Germany.

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Mickey Rourke in Johnny Handsome - Der schöne Johnny (1989)

On Dec. 12, 1993 he knocked-out Terry Jesmer in Spain in 4 rounds.

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Mickey Rourke in Johnny Handsome - Der schöne Johnny (1989)

Used to co-own a very tiny soda fountain/ice cream/magazine stand in Beverly Hills with his hairdresser pal Giuseppe Franco called Mickey & Joey's.

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Mickey Rourke and Ariane in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

As a boxer, his nickname was "El Marielito".

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Mickey Rourke and Fabia Drake in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

Visited former World Middleweight Boxing Champion Carlos Monzón while Monzón was in prison for murder in Argentina. The two reportedly boxed an exhibition.

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Mickey Rourke in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

Was considered for the role of Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

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Mickey Rourke in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

Has admitted in interviews that he only did Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) for the money.

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Mickey Rourke in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

Turned down Bruce Willis' role in Pulp Fiction (1994) to write and star in F.T.W. (1994).

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Mickey Rourke and Tisa Chang in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

Was considered for a role in Inglourious Basterds (2009).

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Mickey Rourke in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

Is a good friend of French singer and painter Tristan, who designed, among other things, the "tiger jacket" Rourke wears in Homeboy (1988).

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Mickey Rourke in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

In its obituary of poet Charles Bukowski, the screenwriter of Barfly (1987), "The New York Post" used a photo of Rourke as Henry Chinaski in the film instead of a photo of the poet himself.

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Mickey Rourke in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

Was offered a role in Revolver (2005), but turned it down to do Domino (2005).

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Mickey Rourke in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

Turned down lead roles in Highlander (1986), The Untouchables (1987) and Rain Man (1988).

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Mickey Rourke and Ariane in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

His father was of half Irish and half German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and a small amount of German, ancestry. Mickey's and Mickey's father's middle name, "Andre", was the surname of Mickey's paternal grandmother.

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Mickey Rourke in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

Injuries he received as a boxer include a split tongue and a compressed cheekbone. Surgeons rebuilt his nose with cartilage from his ear. His balance also suffers to this day if he is tired or drinks alcohol.

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Mickey Rourke and Ariane in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

Other movies he is alleged to have turned down include 48 Hrs. (1982), Platoon (1986), Top Gun (1986) and Tombstone (1993).

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Mickey Rourke, John Lone, and Victor Wong in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

In October 2001, he paid half a million pounds for a house in County Wicklow in Ireland.

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Mickey Rourke and Raymond J. Barry in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

On October 16, 2004, his younger brother, Joey Rourke (born June 25, 1954) died of lung cancer. He was 50 years old. Mickey credited his brother Joey with preventing him from committing suicide in 1998.

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Mickey Rourke in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

In a 2008 interview with rottentomatoes.com, Rourke said his five favorite films were The Deer Hunter (1978), The Godfather (1972) & The Godfather: Part II (1974), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), On the Waterfront (1954) and Gilda (1946).

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Mickey Rourke in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

Ex-brother-in-law of Ian Feuer and Jordan Otis.

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Mickey Rourke and John Lone in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

Engaged to Russian model Anastassija Makarenko [December 8, 2009].

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Mickey Rourke in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

Himself from Miami, turned down the role of Det. Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice (1984), which went to his co-star in Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) Don Johnson. The role was also offered to Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges and Tom Berenger.

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Mickey Rourke and Ariane in Im Jahr des Drachen (1985)

On May 7, 1972 at the Boys Club of Miami (Florida), Rourke knocked out John Carver in 39 seconds of a scheduled 3-round amateur boxing match (147lbs.). Rourke was introduced as Phil Rourke.

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Mickey Rourke in Diner (1982)

On Aug.20, 1973 at the Boys Club of Miami (Florida), Rourke climbed off the canvas to knockout 'Sherman "Big Train' Bergman'in 31 seconds of a scheduled 3-round amateur boxing match(147lbs.). Rourke was introduced as Phillip Rourke.

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Mickey Rourke and Colette Blonigan in Diner (1982)

On Feb. 15, 1972 at the Boys Club of Miami (Florida), Rourke knocked out Ronald Robinson in 18 seconds of a scheduled 3-round amateur boxing match (147lbs.). Rourke was introduced as Phil Rourke.

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Kevin Bacon, Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Paul Reiser, Tim Daly, etc.

Mickey Rouke defeated Javier Villanueva by decision in a scheduled 3-round amateur boxing match in 1964 at the Boys Club of Miami.

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Mickey Rourke in Diner (1982)

From 1964-1973, Mickey Rourke compiled an amateur boxing record of 27 wins, 17 by knockout, and 3 defeats.

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