Jackie Earle Haley

Child stars never have an easy time segueing into adult roles that is, if they make the transition at all. So it was no surprise that the career of diminutive and adorable Haley, one of the biggest juvenile actors of the '70s, stalled post-puberty. After tackling a number of TV guest spots as a child, the 15-year-old Haley made his name as a talented but tough baseball player in the original Bad News Bears and its subsequent sequels. With his feathered hair, freckled face and wiseass attitude (he cursed, smoked and rode a motor-scooter), be became the crush of bad-boy loving tweens everywhere. In 1979 he gave a winning performance as one of four blue-collar bike-riding buddies in Breaking Away, and reprised the role in the film's short-lived TV spin-off. But when he hit his twenties, he hit a wall. Except for his turn in Losin' It opposite future megastar Tom Cruise, he appeared mostly in low-rent projects and in 1993, after completing the grade-Z flick Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (in a supporting role, no less), he quit showbiz and made ends meet by delivering pizzas, driving limos and working security. Eventually, however, Haley would become a successful commercial director and even launch his own production company. But acting was still in his blood, and in 2006 he made an incredible comeback in a pair of movies. Although the highly anticipated remake of All the King's Men went bust, making Haley's strong work as a laconic bodyguard for naught, his riveting turn as a pedophile in the lauded indie Little Children revitalized his acting career, earning him rave reviews and a number of accolades, including Oscar and SAG nominations and a New York Film Critics Circle Award.

Jackie Earle Haley News
Preacher TV Series Gets Jackie Earle Haley as a Meat-Loving VillainPreacher TV Series Gets Jackie Earle Haley as a Meat-Loving Villain
Jackie Earle Haley has signed on to play the pivotal comic book character Odin Quincannon in AMC's TV series adaptation of Preacher.
Nightmare on Elm Street Is Getting Remade AgainNightmare on Elm Street Is Getting Remade Again
New Line is planning to bring the dream demon back for a second time after the failed 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street remake went nowhere.
Suicide Squad Wants Jackie Earle Haley as the Thinker?Suicide Squad Wants Jackie Earle Haley as the Thinker?
Jackie Earle Haley's name is "being tossed around" for The Thinker role in Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad.
London Has Fallen Casts Jackie Earle HaleyLondon Has Fallen Casts Jackie Earle Haley
Jackie Earle Haley will play Deputy Chief Mason in the Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler.
Jackie Earle Haley, James Badge Dale, and Colin Hanks Join Parkland
Paul Giamatti and Billy Bob Thornton star in this drama set in Dallas' Parkland Hospital, the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
RoboCop Adds Jackie Earle Haley
The actor will portray cyborg military trainer Maddox in director Jose Padilha's sci-fi action reboot.
Lincoln Adds Jackie Earle Haley
The actor will portray Confederate vice-president Alexander Stevens in Steven Spielberg's biopic on Abraham Lincoln.
Dark Shadows Adds Jackie Earle Haley
Bella Heathcoate is also in talks to play Victoria Winters in Tim Burton's upcoming horror project which also stars Johnny Depp.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Human Target: The Complete First Season Special Feature Clip
Take a closer look at Jackie Earle Haley's Guerrero from the debut season of this Fox action series.
SDCC 2010 EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Earle Haley Talks A Nightmare on Elm Street 2
The Human Target star discusses a sequel to this year's new horror remake.
SDCC 2010 EXCLUSIVE: Human Target Season 2 Cast Interviews!
Stars Mark Valley, Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley join creator Len Wein to discuss the second season.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jackie Earle Haley and the Cast of A Nightmare on Elm Street Speak!
The Oscar nominated actor joins his co-stars and director to discuss the new re-imagining of the now classic '80s horror film.
EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Earle Haley Talks Human Target Season 2
The star of the new A Nightmare On Elm Street discusses his hopes to return for a second season on his popular Fox series.
Another A Nightmare on Elm Street Image of Freddy Krueger
We have some new images of Jackie Earle Haley's rendition of the horror icon.