November 24, 1976
MacDill AFB, Florida, U.S.
|Died||June 9, 2009
Snellville, Georgia, U.S.
Cause of death
Michael Roof (November 24, 1976 - June 9, 2009) was an American actor and comedian.
Michael Roof was born at a U.S. Air Force hospital at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, November 24, 1976 to Jean and Michael Roof, Sr. Michael had two brothers, Derek and Donny; and two sisters, Megan and Kim. Michael attended Reese AFB Elementary, Lubbock, TX. Then Frenship Intermediate and Frenship Jr. High, in Wolfforth, Tx., just outside of Lubbock. While in eighth grade the Roof family moved to Yokota Air Base, Japan.
Roof toured American comedy clubs with a stage name of "Chicken." He was especially popular in college town comedy clubs such as Deja Vu in Columbia Missouri.
He landed a number of film roles in big-budget Hollywood productions. Some of these roles include Private Mike Maddox of the U.S. Army Rangers in Black Hawk Down, Dil Driscoll in The Dukes of Hazzard, and National Security Agency Agent Toby Lee Shavers in xXx and its sequel xXx: State of the Union.
In 2006, Roof was given his own Spike Channel reality TV show, Raising the Roofs. The program, which ran for six episodes, followed the misadventures of his self-described "Florida cracker" dad, Michael, Sr., and his uncle, while they visited Roof at his home in Hollywood.
After Raising the Roofs was cancelled, Roof moved to Georgia with his wife, Megan Roof, and their three sons, Chase, Jackson, and Sean.
Michael Roof Jr. passed away June 9, 2009
Roof had lived in Georgia with his wife, Megan Roof, née Bowen, and their three sons, Chase, Jackson, and Sean.
- "Actor Michael Roof dies in Georgia; father in Dunnellon confirms death". Ocala.com. 2009-06-10. Retrieved 2009-06-10.