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Also Known As: Jack Earle Haley Died:
Born: July 14, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Northridge, California, USA Profession: actor, executive

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Jackie Earle Haley was known for playing scrappy, restless, juvenile delinquents in a series of high profile 1970s movies before essentially vanishing from the screen for 20 years. The major source of the teen's fame was his role as a reluctant athlete in the "Bad News Bears" franchise, where he won over fans with his restless energy and bad attitude while looking as hardened and world-weary as a pimply 15-year-old could possibly look. Following Haley's excellent dramatic performance in the acclaimed small town coming-of-age drama "Breaking Away" (1979), however, the actor was unable to parlay his early success into adult roles. After a troubled post-child-star adjustment period, Haley reestablished himself as a successful commercial director and had finally put his past behind him when he was unexpectedly summoned by Hollywood in 2006. In Haley's second act, the middle-aged actor proved there had been more to his early appeal than just feathered hair and a devil-may-care attitude, when he turned out an Academy Award-nominated performance as a convicted sex offender adjusting to suburban life in "Little Children" (2006). He was well-cast as other emotionally complex characters, enjoying star status...

Jackie Earle Haley was known for playing scrappy, restless, juvenile delinquents in a series of high profile 1970s movies before essentially vanishing from the screen for 20 years. The major source of the teen's fame was his role as a reluctant athlete in the "Bad News Bears" franchise, where he won over fans with his restless energy and bad attitude while looking as hardened and world-weary as a pimply 15-year-old could possibly look. Following Haley's excellent dramatic performance in the acclaimed small town coming-of-age drama "Breaking Away" (1979), however, the actor was unable to parlay his early success into adult roles. After a troubled post-child-star adjustment period, Haley reestablished himself as a successful commercial director and had finally put his past behind him when he was unexpectedly summoned by Hollywood in 2006. In Haley's second act, the middle-aged actor proved there had been more to his early appeal than just feathered hair and a devil-may-care attitude, when he turned out an Academy Award-nominated performance as a convicted sex offender adjusting to suburban life in "Little Children" (2006). He was well-cast as other emotionally complex characters, enjoying star status in the comic book actioner "Watchmen" (2009), working with Martin Scorsese in "Shutter Island" (2009), and going down in history as one of Hollywood's most heartwarming comeback stories.

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 RoboCop (2014)
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 Parkland (2013)
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 Lincoln (2012)
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 Dark Shadows (2012)
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 Shutter Island (2010)
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 Watchmen (2009)
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 Fragments (2008)
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1974:
Voiced Danny Day on the animated children's series "These Are the Days" (ABC)
1974:
Voiced Greg Butler for the animated children's series "Valley of the Dinosaurs" (CBS)
1975:
Made feature debut in the John Schlesinger adaptation of Nathanael West's "The Day of the Locust"
1976:
Played Kelly Leak, the motorcycle-riding, cigarette-smoking little leaguer in "The Bad News Bears"; re-created the role for two sequels
1979:
Played 'Moocher' in Peter Yates' acclaimed film "Breaking Away"
1980:
Reprised the role of 'Moocher' for the short-lived ABC series "Breaking Away"
1983:
Co-starred in the teen sex comedy "Losin' It" with Tom Cruise and Shelley Long
1985:
Last feature film for six years, "Winners Take All"
1990:
Supplied a voice for the animated children's series "Gravedale High" (NBC)
1990:
Co-wrote the horror feature "Playroom"
1991:
Returned to feature acting in the horror film "Dollman"
1993:
TV-movie debut, "Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story" (CBS)
2006:
Returned to the big screen in Steven Zaillian's "All the King's Men"
2006:
Gave a critically acclaimed performance as a recently paroled sex offender in Todd Field's "Little Children"; received SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor
2009:
Appeared in "Fragments," the film adaptation of Roy Freirich's novel <i>Winged Creatures</i>
2009:
Cast as masked detective Rorschach in Zack Snyder's film adaptation of "Watchmen"
2010:
Played mutilated patient George Noyce in Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island"
2010:
Cast as Guerrero, an ally of the protagonist Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) on the Fox drama "Human Target"
2010:
Cast in the iconic role of Freddy Krueger for the remake of "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
2012:
Co-starred with Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's remake of the gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows"
2012:
Portrayed Alexander Stephens opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"
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Notes

Haley serves as an executive vice president of Shootz Production Group, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

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