May. 6th, 1961
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Guest TV Roles
Detective James Falconer
Dr. Michael Mitchell
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.
- Turned down the role of Sgt. 'John McLoughlin (II)' (qv) in _World Trade Center (2006)_ (qv).
- Is the sixth actor to play Batman.
- Broke up with girlfriend 'Krista Allen' (qv) (2004).
- Was considered for the part of Reed Richards in _Fantastic Four (2005)_ (qv).
- Nephew of singer/actress 'Rosemary Clooney' (qv) and 'Betty Clooney' (qv).
- Shared an apartment with actor 'Thom Mathews' (qv) during the early 1980s.
- He got his start in a movie starring his cousin, 'Miguel Ferrer' (qv). Later, after Clooney had established himself on _"ER" (1994)_ (qv), Ferrer made a guest appearance on the very first show. George's aunt, 'Rosemary Clooney' (qv), made guest appearances on two shows the first month _"ER" (1994)_ (qv) aired.
- (2008) Least favorite movies from his filmography include: _Batman & Robin (1997)_ (qv), _The Peacemaker (1997)_ (qv), etc.