Jackie Earle Haley is a prominent American actor, who was born in Northridge, which is in California, in USA. He was born on the 14th in the month of July, 1961, to Haven Earle ‘Bud’ Haley, an actor, radio DJ and host. Jackie has done a number of films including the post-apocalyptic film, Damnation Alley, in 1977, John Schlesinger’s
The Day of the Locust, in 1975, and the comedy film, Losin’ It, in 1983. He also donned several television guest appearances.
Jackie started his career as a child actor and was starred as Kelly Leak, a troublemaker, who rides in his Harley Davidson motorcycle, in the 1976 comedy film, The Bad News Bears. He was also starred in the film’s sequel entitled The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, in 1977, and the final series of it, entitled The Bad News Bears Go to Japan, in 1978. In the following year, he played the role of Moocher in the coming-of-age comedy drama film, Breaking Away, along with Dennis Christopher,
Daniel Stern and
Dennis Quaid. Subsequently, he did the same role in the short-lived television series of the same name. All through the year 1970, Jackie usually played the roles of an angry, tough and pimply guy, aside from his debut film, The Outside Man, in 1972, where he played a boy, who is desperately sad. He also shot the pilot episode of the ‘Oh No! Not THEM!’, which was adapted from the British comedy sitcom, The Young Ones. Jackie appeared in the 12th episode of the television children’s show, ‘
Shazam!’ in 1974. There are rumors that Jackie auditioned for Wes Craven’s supernatural slasher horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street, in 1984, along with his friend and co-actor,
Johnny Depp. But it was Depp, who was chosen to do a role in the film.
His acting career went inactive in the 90’s until the early 2000’s as he shifted to San Antonio, Texas, and became a director. He became successful as a producer and director of TV commercials, and in 2006, he returned to acting through Sean Penn’s recommendation and played the role of Sugar Boy, Penn’s bodyguard, in All the King’s Men. After this, he made an award-winning performance as Ronnie, a paroled sex offender, in the drama film, Little Children, helmed by Todd Field. Jackie earned several accolades and a number of critics awards in this film. He revealed that his inspiration was the rapport he shared with his mother and his brother, who died due to an overdose of heroin. He also earned a nomination at the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and was invited to participate at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2007.
In 2008, he made an appearance in the American sports comedy film, Semi-Pro, and later, he starred in the crime film, Winged Creatures, along with
Dakota Fanning. He was starred as Walter Kovacs/ Rorschach in the neo-noir superhero film, ‘Watchmen’, in 2009, where he earned appreciation and praises from the viewers for his performance in this movie. He appeared as George Noyce, an insane patient, in the neo-noir psychological thriller film,
Shutter Island, in 2010. He earned more popularity after bagging the role of the famous Freddy Krueger in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, and has signed for the film’s three installments. He is a regular in the action drama TV series, Human Target, on Fox, and played as Willie Loomis in Tim Burton’s horror comedy film,
Dark Shadows, in 2012. Jackie is also part of Steven Spielberg’s epic historical drama film, ‘
Jackie is the owner of JEH Productions in Texas. He was first married to Sherry Vaughan, and later got married to Jennifer Hargrave, with whom he had two children, namely Christopher and Olivia. In 2004, he got married to Amelia Cruz.