Mickey Rourke, whose real name is Philip Andre “Mickey” Rourke Jr., is an American actor and former boxer who has featured in many drama, action, and thriller movies. He was born on September 16, 1952.
In the eighties, Rourke appeared in the comedies Diner and Rumble Fish, as well as the comedies The Pope of Greenwich Village and 912 Weeks.
He gained critical acclaim for his performances in the horror mystery Angel Heart and the Charles Bukowski movie Barfly.
The cult classic action movie Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man starred Rourke alongside Don Johnson and Tom Sizemore in 1991. That same year, Rourke—who had trained as a boxer in his youth—left acting and become professional.
Mickey Rourke Siblings: Joey Rourke, Patty Rourke
His brother, Joey Rocky, is of Irish descent and Scottish ancestry. All of his siblings were Catholic and still practice some parts of the faith. The large family was catered for by their mother working multiple jobs.