The Walking Dead Star Michael Rooker Says AMC Is ‘Cheap’ And Pays Actors Poorly

The Walking Dead star, Michael Rooker has been talking about his time on the AMC show and said they’re “cheap” and pay their actors poorly.

Michael Rooker starred in the first few seasons of AMC’s hit zombie show, The Walking Dead.

He played Merle Dixon, Daryl Dixon’s brother, and wasn’t the nicest character on the show.

Rooker’s been talking about his time on the show during a recent interview on the podcast Inside Of You With Michael Rosenbaum.

He made some pretty bold statements during this interview.

He claimed that AMC is cheap and that they didn’t pay the actors properly in the first few seasons of The Walking Dead.

Michael Rooker calls AMC cheap and claims they didn’t pay The Walking Dead actors properly

Image: Michael Rooker on "The Walking Dead"

Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) – The Walking Dead – Season 3, Episode 7 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

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Rosenbaum asked Rooker to clarify his recent statements about AMC, which Rooker did:

Were they cheap? Of course they were cheap! Come on, give me a break! Are you serious? Nobody got any money those first three, four seasons. And we killed it, dude. We worked our asses off and we made that series. But nobody got any money. But of course, you know, the show becomes popular and they started paying people after that. But I don’t blame them, I’d do the same thing. Why would I want to pay top dollar on a show that’s not proven? If I could get really good actors to do this for less money, go for it. That’s my producer brain thinking.

AMC really doesn’t come out well in this interview.

Michael Rooker isn’t the type of person to bad mouth people for no reason.

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