Tim Rooney

Timothy Hayes Yule (January 4, 1947 – September 23, 2006), better known as Tim Rooney, was an American actor. He was the second son of actor Mickey Rooney and suffered from a muscle disease known as dermatomyositis.[1]

Tim Rooney
Timothy Hayes Yule

January 4, 1947
DiedSeptember 23, 2006(2006-09-23) (aged 59)
Years active1955–1983
Parent(s)Mickey Rooney
B. J. Baker
RelativesMickey Rooney Jr. (brother)
Michael Rooney (half-brother)

Early life

Tim Rooney was born in Birmingham, Alabama. His mother was a former Miss Birmingham and singer, Betty Jane Rase, who performed as B. J. Baker.[1]


Rooney's notable appearances included the films Village of the Giants and Riot on Sunset Strip, and also the TV series The Donald O'Connor Show, Maverick, Dr. Kildare, Gidget, Bewitched, Dragnet and the cartoon show Mister T, in voiceovers.[1]

In 1962 he co-starred as one of the children in the ABC comedy Room for One More. In 1964-1965, he co-starred with his father in Mickey, an ABC situation comedy about a family that operates a hotel in Newport Beach, California. He played Timmy Grady. Mickey Rooney appeared as Mickey Grady. Emmaline Henry starred as mother and wife, Nora Grady.


Rooney died at the age of 59 from pneumonia, complicated from the dermatomyositis.


  1. "Mickey Rooney's Son Timothy Dies at 59". Fox News. Los Angeles. Associated Press. September 27, 2006. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
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