Jackie Earle Haley (b. 1961)
Unconventional teen actor of Bad News Bears and Breaking Away fame.
Unconventional, Oscar-nominated character actor.
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor Oscar for turn as child predator in Little Children, one of two 2006 movies that marked his first screen appearances in more than a decade (2007).
Gave up acting in the 1990s to run a film/video production company in San Antonio, Texas.
Post-Hollywood and pre-San Antonio, worked as a "limousine driver, security officer, pizza deliveryman, furniture finisher" and golf-ball shagger, per 2006 New York Times profile.
Sought out for 2006's All the King's Men by star Sean Penn and writer/director Steve Zaillian.
Doesn't do interviews about his Kelly Leak past: "You tell me, have you ever seen a 'Whatever happened to' where they seemed anything but pathetic?" he asked the New York Times (2006).
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