Jack Rooney was born in Hammond, Indiana. He grew up in the Midwest.
After completing honorable military service in the US Army (he recently received the "Patriot Award" from the United States Army), Jack entered Indiana State University, majoring in Philosophy, and then entered Northern Arizona University graduate school Master of Arts program to major in English/Creative Writing and American Literature.
After Graduate studies, Jack returned to the Midwest to begin his present career in the media industry, focusing on film, television, music, and print media. Today, Jack concentrates on the Internet and on the emerging technologies relating to and influencing these traditional media, the "New Media".
Jack is also an accomplished pianist, vocalist, and music composer. He is a member of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. (ASCAP). He has a number of alternative chart hits to his credit including "Time Waits", "China Journey", and "After All", and he has successfully released three top selling independently produced music albums in the world music market, including "Nemesis" (1999), "Jack Rooney 2.1" (2001), and "The Eternal Upgrade" (2003).
In combination with his successful music career, Jack is also an accomplished actor and has worked on, appeared in, and helped produce more than twenty feature films with some of the world's most renowned talent.
Working at first as a crewmember and bit part player in large productions, such as, "Natural Born Killers", "The Negotiator", "I Love Trouble", "Blue Chips", "Rudy", and the highly rated television series, "The Untouchables", he quickly moved up the industry ladder to Writer/Director/Actor/Composer.
He has starred in and directed a number of independent feature motion pictures, including "Deadly Discovery", "Our Burden Is Light" with Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighters, and the critically acclaimed film "Pushed Too Far" starring the late Claude Akins. His latest staring role is in "Darkling" and is directed by Michael Muncy and produced by Terryanna Films
Jack presently resides in Indianapolis.
Name: Jack Rooney
Lives in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Unique traits: leading man, action, physical stunts