Mickey Rooney Jr.

Mickey Rooney Jr. (born Joseph Yule III; July 3, 1945) is an American former actor, and the eldest son of the actor Mickey Rooney. He operates the Rooney Entertainment Group, a movie and TV production company. He is a born-again Christian, and he has an evangelical ministry in Hemet, California.[1]

Mickey Rooney Jr.
Born
Joseph Yule III

(1945-07-03) July 3, 1945
ResidenceHemet, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1955–1956, 1964, 1967, 1975, 1980
Spouse(s)
Merci Montello
(m. 1967; div. 1986)

Laura Hollander
(m. 1986; died 2006)

Christi L. Brown
(m. 2007)
Parent(s)Mickey Rooney (father)
B. J. Baker (mother)
RelativesTim Rooney (brother)
Michael Rooney (half-brother)

Early life

He was born Joseph Yule III in Birmingham, Alabama to actor Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) and former Miss Birmingham and singer Betty Jane Rase (1927-2002).

Acting career

After appearing as a "Mouseketeer" in the Mickey Mouse Club in 1955 along with his brother Tim, he played his first film role in 1967 in Hot Rods to Hell. He later appeared in the television film Beyond the Bermuda Triangle in 1975, and in the film Honeysuckle Rose in 1980.

Personal life

He once was married to Playboy Playmate of the Month, Merci Montello. Rooney met Laura Hollander in 1986 and they married on December 30, 1986. They were married until her death in 2006. Mickey Rooney Jr. currently resides in Hemet, California with his wife Christi Brown.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1967Hot Rods to HellCombo Leader
1975Beyond the Bermunda TriangleTV film
1980Honeysuckle RoseCotton Roberts

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1955-1959, 1980Mickey Mouse ClubHimselffirst season and special
1964I've Got a SecretHimself
Shindig!

References

  1. Sanderson, Nancy. ""Legend's Son at Home in Hemet: Mickey Rooney Jr., in Show Business Since Childhood, Is Also Involved in Ministry"". Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-06.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link). The Press-Enterprise (Hemet, California), May 22, 2001.
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