Jackie Earle Haley
Scroll down for movie list.
Was number 87 on VH1's "100 Greatest Kid Stars" (2005) (mini).
Was actually only 17 years old when he played 19-year-old Moocher in Breaking Away (1979); he was the only teenager of the group, as co-stars Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, and Daniel Stern were all in their twenties.
Met third wife, Amelia Cruz, in San Antonio.
Initially a late 1970s teen character star who played tough, angry, pimply misfit types, notably in The Bad News Bears (1976), and Breaking Away (1979).
Father Haven Earle Haley was a radio show host and actor.
Started in TV commercials at age 6.
Has earned rave reviews in 2006 in an unanticipated comeback with his roles in All the King's Men (2006) and Little Children (2006). Having not done a movie since 1993 and moonlighting here and there as a commercial director, limousine driver, furniture refinisher, security officer and pizza deliverer in Texas, Haley happened to be "just remembered" for his earlier films by director Steven Zaillian for his role in "King's Men" and the ball started rolling.
Children: Christopher (born 1986), Olivia (born 1998).