Michael Rooker Replacing Chandler Riggs for Emerald City Comicon 2013
Give the guy a hand! The Walking Dead’s “Merle” fights his way to Seattle!
Redneck Zombie-killer you love to hate to attend Emerald City Comicon 2013!
Seattle, WA – Actor Michael Rooker (“Merle” from AMC’s The Walking Dead, Tombstone, Cliffhanger) will be attending the upcoming Emerald City Comicon taking place on March 1st – 3rd, 2013 at the Washington State Convention Center. He will be appearing all three days!
Michael Rooker is best known for playing “Merle”, the hard-headed hillbilly brother of “Daryl Dixon” on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Rooker, who was a recurring character in the first two seasons, became a regular in the show’s current third season.
Rooker made his film debut in 1986 playing the title role in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, a film based on the confessions of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. He went on to co-star in such hit films as Cliffhanger with Sylvester Stallone, Tombstone with Val Kilmer and Days of Thunder with Tom Cruise. He has also made guest appearances on popular television shows as Criminal Minds, Burn Notice, JAG, Law and Order and Crossing Jordan.
Rooker has eight brothers and sisters, was born in Jasper, Alabama, and studied at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago.
Joining Rooker at ECCC 2013 will be previously announced guests Sir Patrick Stewart (“Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek The Next Generation, “Dr. Charles Xavier” from the X-Men films), Billy Dee Williams (“Lando Calrissian” from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi), Walter Koenig (“Chekov” from classic Star Trek), Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones), Paul McGillion (Stargate Atlantis), Michael Shanks (Saving Hope, Stargate SG-1), Kristin Bauer (“Pam” from HBO’s True Blood), Gillian Anderson (“Agent Scully” from The X-Files), Adam West and Burt Ward (TV’s classic “Batman” and “Robin”), Dirk Benedict (“Faceman” from The A-Team, “Starbuck” from Battlestar Galactica), Danai Gurira (“Michonne” from The Walking Dead), Chris Sarandon (“Prince Humperdinck” from The Princess Bride), Carrie Fisher (“Princess Leia” from Star Wars), Lexa Doig (Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, Continuum, Jason X), Felicia Day (The Guild, Eureka), Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me, Star Trek The Next Generation), Ray Park (“Darth Maul” from Star Wars) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future, Taxi).
Tickets for Emerald City Comicon 2013 are ON SALE NOW by visiting www.emeraldcitycomicon.com or any number of local comic book stores, also listed on the website!
ECCC 2013 will feature its most expansive variety of film/television stars, voice actors, comic guests, vendors, merchandise, gaming, contests, artists, speakers and pop culture yet!
With record-breaking attendance of over 53,000 attendees in 2012, Emerald City Comicon has established itself as one of North America’s largest and most respected shows of its kind anywhere in the world and has become the premier event of its kind in the Northwest. Founded in 2003 by Seattle-area entrepreneur and Geekwire’s “Geek of the Year” Award winner Jim Demonakos, ECCC has become highly regarded in both national and international circles as one of the most fan and family-friendly shows in existence.
Look for regular press releases containing all of the latest news leading up to the show in March 2013. For more information, please visit ECCC’s website at www.emeraldcitycomicon.com