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.
- He loves beer. He does voiceovers for Budweiser TV commercials and allegedly had a beer keg installed in his dressing room during filming of _Ocean's Eleven (2001)_ (qv).
- Played a gangster in seven movies: _From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)_ (qv), _Out of Sight (1998)_ (qv), _O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)_ (qv), _Ocean's Eleven (2001)_ (qv), _Welcome to Collinwood (2002)_ (qv), _Ocean's Twelve (2004)_ (qv), and _Ocean's Thirteen (2007)_ (qv).
- In December 2006, he traveled to China and Egypt to make a personal plea to Chinese and Egyptian officials to use their ties with the Sudanese government to help stop the violence in the Darfur region.
- 2001: Voted Most Eligible Bachelor by People Magazine.
- Quit the WGA in April 2008 after the union turned down his wish to be credited as a co-writer for _Leatherheads (2008)_ (qv). He felt that he was let down by the union.
- Education: Northern Kentucky University
- At 43, he was voted sexiest male celebrity in a 'Naughty Forties' poll conducted for UK television station FX.
- (1997) Was voted "Best Dressed Male Television Star."