Jackie Earle Haley

Jackie Earle Haley


7/14/1961, Northridge, North Carolina

Birth Name


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Short and skinny, big eyebrows, prominent Adam's Apple, Jackie Earle Haley was born July 14, 1961 in Northridge, North Carolina. One of his first major roles that came at 13 was as a voiceover in the 70's cartoon "Land of the Dinosaurs". He also did numerous other voice-over…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Jackie married his wife Amelia Cruz on 6 August, 2004.

    • Jackie appeared alongside Kate Winslet in two movies in 2006; All the King's Men and Little Children.

    • Jackie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2007 for his role in Little Children.

    • On June 19 2007, Jackie was one of 115 people to be admitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which is the group who's members vote on Academy Award nomination ballots.

    • He Ranked #87 on VH1's "100 Greatest Kid Stars" countdown.

  • Quotes

    • Jackie: I'd always avoided stuff like 'Where are they now?' or 'Whatever happened to?' Just 'No thanks, thanks for calling.' You tell me, have you ever seen a 'Whatever happened to' where they seemed anything but pathetic? I could do that or just disappear.

    • Jackie: I started acting when I was 5 years old. And I was pretty well known for a while. Your self-esteem and your identity start to become wrapped up in that celebrity, and when that starts to fade away, your self-esteem and your identity start to fade away with it. Those roles that I played and the success that I had, that is not who I am. It's part of who I am, but it's not everything. So when it drifts away and you start to feel increasingly insecure, it's kind of a long battle out of that.

    • Jackie: That transition from child to adult actor is so incredibly elusive. The roles that were coming to me as a young adult were not that great, but I was taking them anyway to pay the rent. And the more bad roles in bad movies I took, the less anybody wanted me for a good role in a good movie.

    • Jackie (on the moment he heard he'd been nominated for an Oscar): After tossing and turning all night my wife came running in and she was just screaming and crying and said, 'You got it'

  • "Guerrero"!

    Bad News Bears this ain't, but that's my frame of reference for Jackie Earle Haley!

    I am really enjoying Human Target this year, and in large part that is due to Jackie's characterization of Guerrero. He just aces this role and did so from the first episode. And has redefined "nerd-dom" in giving the character almost the opposite characteristics you would expect, bringing to mind the old adage, "never judge a book by its cover"...

    Apparently you should also never judge a nerd by his computer skills, or code-cracking abilities either.

    Apparently as well, taking a real-life step back from what you're doing every now and then can clarify where you're going and if you really want to go there. Jackie did just that with acting, and apparently...? He saw the light.

    I'm glad he did, and I'm glad he gets to show how far one can come from "Bad News Bears" with a little time and space.moreless