Jackie Earle Haley is an American actor and director born on July 14, 1961. Some of his early roles include Moocher in Breaking Away (1979) and Kelly Leak in The Bad News Bears (1976), The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977) and The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978). After working as a producer and director of television commercials for many years he returned to acting with a supporting role in All the King’s Men (2006). He then delivered a notable performance in Little Children (2006) earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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Full NameJackie Earle Haley
Birth DateJuly 14, 1961 (age 62 years)
Birth PlaceNorthridge, Los Angeles, California, United States
Net Worth$5 million
ProfessionAmerican actor and director

Net Worth

While the exact figures regarding Jackie Earle Haley’s net worth are not publicly disclosed it is estimated to be in the range of $3 to $5 million. This estimation takes into account his earnings from acting, directing and his production company JEH Productions.

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Early Life of Jackie Earle haley

Haley was born and raised in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles. He is the son of a radio show host disc jockey and an actor. He started acting at a young age and landed significant roles that set the stage for a promising career.

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Haley has appeared in numerous films, including John Schlesinger’s The Day of the Locust, Damnation Alley, and Losin’ It. He also had guest roles on TV. A well-known child actor, he starred as Kelly Leak in the comedy The Bad News Bears, as well as the sequels The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training and The Bad News Bears Go to Japan.

He played Moocher in Peter Yates’s acclaimed 1979 film Breaking Away and later in the short-lived TV series of the same name. Throughout the 1970s, he often played tough, angry, pimply, long haired misfits. In his feature debut, the offbeat 1972 film The Outside Man he played Eric a boy so desperately lonely that he tries to impress the mob assassin holding him and his mother (Georgia Engel) hostage. Haley also shot a pilot for an American version of the popular British comedy The Young Ones titled Oh, No! Not THEM!. In 1974, he played Norm, a misfit kid, in the 12th episode of the Saturday morning children’s show Shazam!.

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Haley’s acting career was quiet during most of the 1990s and early 2000s when he moved to San Antonio. He then transitioned to directing and found success as a producer and director of television commercials. At the recommendation of Sean Penn Haley returned to acting in 2006. He first appeared in Steven Zaillian’s All the King’s Men alongside Penn as Sugar Boy his bodyguard.

He then gave a critically acclaimed performance as a recently paroled sex offender in Todd Field’s Little Children. Haley’s preparation for the role was greatly influenced by the relationship between his mother and his brother True who battled a heroin addiction before dying of an overdose. Haley was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this portrayal and in 2007 was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Jackie Earle Haley has been married three times and has two children son, Christopher (born 1986), and a daughter, Olivia (born 1998). His personal life including his marriages to Sherry Vaughan (1979), Jennifer Hargrave, and Amelia Cruz(2004) has remained relatively private with Haley focusing on his family and career.

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Jackie Earle Haley Gets Historically Racist

Jackie Earle Haley, who found success as a child actor in films like “Bad News Bears”, struggled with the transition to adult roles and faded into obscurity in Texas for about fifteen years. In 2006 he was brought back into the spotlight for his roles in “All The King’s Men” and “Little Children”, the latter earning him an Oscar nomination. Since then he’s had a successful career.

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Now he’s reached new heights by working with director Steven Spielberg in the upcoming biopic “Lincoln.” According to Deadline Haley will portray Alexander Stephens opposite Daniel Day Lewis, who will play President Abraham Lincoln.

In addition to resembling Stephens, the Vice President of the Confederacy during the Civil War the role offers Haley another chance to explore the darker aspects of human nature.

Most Asked Questions

What roles is Jackie Earle Haley best known for?
Jackie Earle Haley is best known for his roles as Moocher in “Breaking Away,” Kelly Leak in “The Bad News Bears” series, Rorschach in “Watchmen,” and Freddy Krueger in the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake.

Has Jackie Earle Haley won any awards for his acting?
While Jackie Earle Haley has received critical acclaim and several nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for “Little Children,” he has won numerous awards for Best Supporting Actor from various film critics associations.

What is JEH Productions?
JEH Productions is Jackie Earle Haley’s production company based in San Antonio, focusing on producing and directing television commercials and film projects.

Did Jackie Earle Haley take a break from acting?
Yes, Jackie Earle Haley took a hiatus from acting during most of the 1990s and early 2000s, during which he focused on directing and his production company.

What contributed to Jackie Earle Haley’s financial success?
Jackie Earle Haley’s financial success can be attributed to his acting roles in both television and film, his work as a director, and the operation of his production company, JEH Productions.

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