May. 6th, 1961
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Guest TV Roles
Detective James Falconer
Dr. Michael Mitchell
Himself - Guest
Born in Lexington, Kentucky, as son of Nick Clooney, a TV newscaster of many years, who hosted a talk show at Cincinnati and often invited George into the studios already at the age of 5. Avoiding competition with his father, he quit his job as broadcast journalist after a short time.
Studied a few years at Northern Kentucky University. Failed to join the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. He came to acting when his cousin, Miguel Ferrer, got him a small part in a feature film. After that, he moved to L.A. in 1982 and tried a whole year to get a role while he slept in a friend's closet. His first movie, together with Charlie Sheen (I), stayed unreleased but got him the producers' attention for later contracts.
- (October 2005) After an accident on the set of his movie _Syriana (2005)_ (qv), he suffered from back pain, bad headaches, and memory loss. After several spine surgeries, he fully recovered and is fine now.
- Lives at Lago di Como in Italy.
- Is the sixth actor to play Batman.
- He auditioned for the role of Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega in _Reservoir Dogs (1992)_ (qv), but was turned down.
- Owned a pet pig named Max, given to him by 'Kelly Preston' (qv), for eighteen years. Max died on December 1, 2006.
- Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.
- Is frequently cast as a soldier, as seen in _The Thin Red Line (1998)_ (qv), _The Peacemaker (1997)_ (qv), _Three Kings (1999)_ (qv), and _The Good German (2006)_ (qv).
- Boyfriend of 'Elisabetta Canalis' (qv) [July 28, 2009].