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Jackie Earle Haley

Actor Known for "Little Children" & "A Nightmare on Elm Street"

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 Jackie Earle Haley Biography

Actor Jackie Earle Haley was born on July 14, 1961, in Northridge, California. The son of a radio disc jockey, Haley caught his first break by voicing a cartoon character around the age of five. He then moved on to commercials and television guest spots on such shows as "The Partridge Family" (1970-74) and "The Waltons" (1972-81).

In 1976, Haley found fame with his turn in "The Bad News Bears." He appeared alongside Tatum O'Neal as one of the young misfits on a troubled little league team coached by Walter Matthau. Haley's character, the rebellious loner Kelly Leak, became a hit with movie-goers. He reprised his role in two sequels.

Haley enjoyed another wave of success in 1979 with the surprise hit "Breaking Away." This film was about a small-town teenager (Dennis Christopher) who becomes enamored with cycling and proves to be an unlikely success at it. In the movie, Haley played Moocher, one of the teen's friends, appearing with Dennis Quaid and Daniel Stern. He reprised his role in the short-lived television series based on the movie.

Like many child actors, Haley struggled as a performer in his post-teen years. He ended up working as a limo driver, a security officer and a pizza delivery guy to make ends meet for a time. Eventually, Haley abandoned Hollywood for San Antonio, Texas. There he started up his own company, JEH Productions, and began a new career as a director of commercials. His interest in directing dated back to his early days.

"When I was a little kid acting, I was fascinated with what the director was doing... By the time I was 10, I fully understood camera geography, what would cut and what wouldn't, how to tell a story visually," Haley explained to Videography magazine.

In 2006, Haley was drawn back into acting by writer-director Steve Zaillian. Zaillian actually sought out Haley to audition for the role of Sugar Boy in "All the King's Men," a political drama starring Sean Penn, Jude Law and Kate Winslet. Taken by surprise, Haley "thought I just might get a second chance" at a film career with this new role, according to the Washington Post. And his strong supporting turn as a bodyguard did indeed help open the door to another great opportunity.

That same year, Haley gave a riveting performance as a sex offender in "Little Children" (2006) with Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson. Critics raved about Haley, including Rolling Stone Peter Travers who wrote that "Haley's boldly implosive performance will haunt your dreams." The film brought Haley his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Haley described his reaction to the nomination news to the Hollywood Reporter, saying the announcement gave him "pure unbelievable joy."

While he didn't win the Academy Award, Haley has seen this acclaim help him launch a new phase in his career. He has tackled both comedy and drama, appearing in the Will Farrell sports spoof "Semi-Pro" (2008) and Martin Scorsese's thriller "Shutter Island" (2010) with Leonardo DiCaprio. Haley has even brought a comic book character to live in "Watchmen" (2009), based on the series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. In 2010, Haley took on another famous fictional figure, this time the legendary horror icon Freddy Krueger in "A Nightmare on Elm Street." He also tried his hand at series television with the short-lived "Human Target" with Mark Valley and Chi McBride.

Back on the big screen, Haley was cast in two major 2012 films. He worked with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp in "Dark Shadows," a vampire comedy based on the cult television show of the same name. Turning to more dramatic fare, Haley went on to land a supporting role in the Steven Spielberg-directed presidential biopic "Lincoln" (2012), starring Daniel Day-Lewis. In the film, he plays Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Haley has also signed on for a remake of "Robocop" (2014), starring Joel Kinnaman. Most recently, he has played Odin Quincannon in "Preacher" (2016).

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Jackie Earle Haley

Actor Known for "Little Children" & "A Nightmare on Elm Street"

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Jackie Earle Haley Biography

Actor Jackie Earle Haley was born on July 14, 1961, in Northridge, California. The son of a radio disc jockey, Haley caught his first break by voicing a cartoon character around the age of five. He then moved on to commercials and television guest spots on such shows as "The Partridge Family" (1970-74) and "The Waltons" (1972-81).

In 1976, Haley found fame with his turn in "The Bad News Bears." He appeared alongside Tatum O'Neal as one of the young misfits on a troubled little league team coached by Walter Matthau. Haley's character, the rebellious loner Kelly Leak, became a hit with movie-goers. He reprised his role in two sequels.

Haley enjoyed another wave of success in 1979 with the surprise hit "Breaking Away." This film was about a small-town teenager (Dennis Christopher) who becomes enamored with cycling and proves to be an unlikely success at it. In the movie, Haley played Moocher, one of the teen's friends, appearing with Dennis Quaid and Daniel Stern. He reprised his role in the short-lived television series based on the movie.

Like many child actors, Haley struggled as a performer in his post-teen years. He ended up working as a limo driver, a security officer and a pizza delivery guy to make ends meet for a time. Eventually, Haley abandoned Hollywood for San Antonio, Texas. There he started up his own company, JEH Productions, and began a new career as a director of commercials. His interest in directing dated back to his early days.

"When I was a little kid acting, I was fascinated with what the director was doing... By the time I was 10, I fully understood camera geography, what would cut and what wouldn't, how to tell a story visually," Haley explained to Videography magazine.

In 2006, Haley was drawn back into acting by writer-director Steve Zaillian. Zaillian actually sought out Haley to audition for the role of Sugar Boy in "All the King's Men," a political drama starring Sean Penn, Jude Law and Kate Winslet. Taken by surprise, Haley "thought I just might get a second chance" at a film career with this new role, according to the Washington Post. And his strong supporting turn as a bodyguard did indeed help open the door to another great opportunity.

That same year, Haley gave a riveting performance as a sex offender in "Little Children" (2006) with Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson. Critics raved about Haley, including Rolling Stone Peter Travers who wrote that "Haley's boldly implosive performance will haunt your dreams." The film brought Haley his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Haley described his reaction to the nomination news to the Hollywood Reporter, saying the announcement gave him "pure unbelievable joy."

While he didn't win the Academy Award, Haley has seen this acclaim help him launch a new phase in his career. He has tackled both comedy and drama, appearing in the Will Farrell sports spoof "Semi-Pro" (2008) and Martin Scorsese's thriller "Shutter Island" (2010) with Leonardo DiCaprio. Haley has even brought a comic book character to live in "Watchmen" (2009), based on the series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. In 2010, Haley took on another famous fictional figure, this time the legendary horror icon Freddy Krueger in "A Nightmare on Elm Street." He also tried his hand at series television with the short-lived "Human Target" with Mark Valley and Chi McBride.

Back on the big screen, Haley was cast in two major 2012 films. He worked with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp in "Dark Shadows," a vampire comedy based on the cult television show of the same name. Turning to more dramatic fare, Haley went on to land a supporting role in the Steven Spielberg-directed presidential biopic "Lincoln" (2012), starring Daniel Day-Lewis. In the film, he plays Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Haley has also signed on for a remake of "Robocop" (2014), starring Joel Kinnaman. Most recently, he has played Odin Quincannon in "Preacher" (2016).

Jackie Earle Haley Videos

  • Jackie Earle Haley (A Nightmare on Elm Street) Interview - YouTube
  • WATCHMEN! Jackie Earle Haley and Jeffrey Dean Morgan with Matt ...
  • Watchmen - Jackie Earle Haley Interview - YouTube

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  • How to book Jackie Earle Haley?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jackie Earle Haley for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jackie Earle Haley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jackie Earle Haley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jackie Earle Haley?

    Booking fees for Jackie Earle Haley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jackie Earle Haley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jackie Earle Haley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jackie Earle Haley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jackie Earle Haley for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jackie Earle Haley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jackie Earle Haley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jackie Earle Haley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jackie Earle Haley for your event is available upon request. Jackie Earle Haley generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Anatol Yusef, Michael McDonald / actor, W. Earl Brown, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Kevin Kane. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jackie Earle Haley for an upcoming event.

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  • Jackie Earle Haley (A Nightmare on Elm Street) Interview - YouTube
    WATCHMEN! Jackie Earle Haley and Jeffrey Dean Morgan with Matt ...
  • Watchmen - Jackie Earle Haley Interview - YouTube

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