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Mickey Rourke

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Mickey Rourke was born Phillip Andre Rourke, Jr. on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Annette (Cameron) and Phillip Andre Rourke. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and German ancestry. When he was six years old, his parents divorced. A year later, his mother married Eugene Addis, a Miami Beach police officer, and moved to Miami Shores, Florida. After graduating from Horace Mann Junior High School, Rourke's family moved to a house located on 47th Street and Prairie Avenue in Miami Beach. In 1969 Rourke attended Miami Beach Senior High School, where he played second-string first baseman under coach Skip Berkman. He also acted in a school play, "The Serpent," directed by legendary "Teacher To The Stars" Jay W. Jensen. In 1971 he graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School, and after working for a short time as a bus boy at the famed Forge Restaurant on Miami Beach, Rourke moved back to New York to seek out a career in acting. Rourke's teenage years were more aimed toward sports more than acting. He took up self-defense training at the Boys Club of Miami. It was there he learned boxing skills and decided on an amateur career. At the age of 12, Rourke won his first boxing match as an 118-pound bantamweight, defeating Javier Villanueva. Some of his early matches were fought as Andre Rourke. He continued his boxing training at the famed 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach,soon joining the Police Athletic League boxing program. In 1969 Rourke, now weighing 140 pounds, sparred with former World Welterweight champion Luis Rodriguez. Rodriguez was the number one-rated middleweight boxer in the world and was training for his match with world champion Nino Benvenuti. Rourke claims to have received a concussion in this sparring match. In 1971, at the Florida Golden Gloves, Rourke received another concussion from a boxing match. Doctors told him to take a year off and rest. In 1972 Rourke knocked out Ron Robinson in 18 seconds and John Carver in 39 seconds. On Aug. 20, 1973, Rourke knocked out 'Sherman "Big Train"' Bergman' in 31 seconds. Shortly after, Rourke decided to retire from amateur boxing. From 1964 to 1973, Rourke compiled an amateur boxing record of 27 wins (17 by knockout) and 3 defeats. At one point, he reportedly scored 12 consecutive first-round knockouts. As an amateur, Rourke had been friendly with pro-boxer Tommy Torino. When Rourke decided to return to boxing as a professional in 1991, Torino promoted some of Rourke's fights. Rourke was trained by former pro-boxer Freddie Roach at Miami Beach's 5th Street Gym and the Outlaw Boxing Club Gym in Los Angeles. He made $250 for his pro debut, but by the end of his second year of boxing, he had earned a million dollars. In June 1994, Rourke appeared on the cover of World Boxing Magazine. He sparred with world champions James Toney, John David Jackson, and Tommy Morrison. Rourke wished to have 16 professional fights and then fight for a world title. However, he retired in 1994 after eight bouts and never got his desired title fight. His boxing career resulted in severe facial injuries that required a number of operations to repair his damaged face. Rourke went back to acting but worked in relative obscurity until he won a Golden Globe Award for his role as Randy "The Ram" Robinson in The Wrestler (2008). He was nominated for Best Actor, as well, but lost.  See full bio on IMDb »

Mickey Rourke Supports NFL Kneelers, Hates 'Garbage Can' Trump

Mickey Rourke
Trump's a 'Garbage Can' Prez ... I Support NFL Kneelers

Mickey Rourke tells TMZ Sports ... Donald Trump is a "garbage can" president -- and he'd gladly protest with the NFL kneelers as a way to stick it to our "sh**ty" Commander in Chief.  "The… READ MORE >

Mickey Rourke, I Feel Sorry for Harvey Weinstein, Not that 'Piece of S***' Bill Cosby

Mickey Rourke
Feels Sorry for Weinstein ... Not that 'Piece of S***' Cosby

Mickey Rourke feels badly for Harvey Weinstein ... and it all has to do with Hollywood envy. We got Mickey in WeHo Saturday leaving Catch, and he told our photog ... although what Weinstein did… READ MORE >

- 576 days ago
Mickey Rourke Says Talk S*** On Tupac to My Face and See What Happens (VIDEO)

Mickey Rourke
Talk S*** on Tupac ... Come Look My Ass Up!!!

Mickey Rourke may be the world's biggest defender ... he will kick your ass if you talk smack.  Mickey was leaving Bootsy Bellows Friday night in WeHo, and he didn't take kindly to some… READ MORE >

- 731 days ago
Mickey Rourke Gunning for a Boxing Comeback (VIDEO)

Mickey Rourke
Gunning for Boxing Comeback 'I'm Like a Cold Piece of Steel'

64-year-old Mickey Rourke says his boxing career ain't over yet -- he wants TWO bouts in 2017 ... telling TMZ Sports he's definitely still in fighting shape.  Rourke hasn't fought since 2014… READ MORE >

- 867 days ago
Mickey Rourke Wants Violent Justice for Joe Mixon (VIDEO)

Mickey Rourke
Joe Mixon Deserves Ass Beating ... I Know Just the Guy

Joe Mixon deserves to have his face bashed in for attacking a female student ... so says Mickey Rourke ... and the Hollywood star even suggests the guy who should deliver the beatdown. READ MORE >

- 884 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- Hollywood Tried to Hex Mel Gibson, But He's Got Too Much ... (VIDEO)

Mickey Rourke
H'wood Tried to Hex Mel Gibson But He's Got Too Much ...

It was just a matter of time before Mel Gibson got to shove it in Hollywood's collective face ... according to Mickey Rourke. Mickey was leaving Prime Cutts in L.A. (a carnivore's delight, btw)… READ MORE >

- 980 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- If Mickey Rourke Wants a Fight ... LET'S FIGHT ALREADY! (VIDEO)

Lenny Dykstra
If Mickey Wants a Fight LET'S FIGHT ALREADY!

Lenny Dykstra says he's done trading insults with Mickey Rourke -- AND NOW HE WANTS TO FIGHT!!! The ex-MLB star says he saw the recent video of Mickey threatening to beat up Lenny on sight -- and… READ MORE >

- 998 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- If Mickey Wants A Fight ... He Better Kill Me (AUDIO)

Lenny Dykstra
If Mickey Wants A Fight ... He Better Kill Me

More VIOLENT THREATS in the Mickey Rourke vs. Lenny Dykstra beef ... this time coming from Lenny, who says if the two actually brawl ... IT WILL BE TO THE DEATH!!! Nails called in to the 'Drew… READ MORE >

- 1001 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- I'm Gonna Bash Lenny Dykstra's Face Up ... ON SIGHT (VIDEO)

Mickey Rourke
I'm Gonna Bash Lenny Dykstra's Face Up ... ON SIGHT

Mickey Rourke says he's done messing around -- and vows to bash Lenny Dykstra's face in the next time he seem him ... and he's DEAD. SERIOUS.  Remember, Rourke initially called Dykstra out… READ MORE >

- 1002 days ago
Lenny Dykstra -- Fires Back at Mickey Rourke ... You're a Disgrace to the Facelift Industry (VIDEO)

Lenny Dykstra
Fires Back at Mickey Rourke You're a Disgrace to the Facelift Industry

More trash talk from Lenny Dykstra -- who says Mickey Rourke is so ugly, he "set the whole facelift industry back 10 years." The ex-MLB star -- who's now a NY Times bestselling author -- is in an… READ MORE >

- 1041 days ago
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