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Former Child Star Jackie Earle Haley of 'Human Target,' 'Watchmen'

January 25, 2010

Jackie Earle Haley, the former child star now being applauded for his gallery of memorably dark characters, is finally getting a chance to lighten up. Haley costars in Fox's "Human Target" as Guerrero, a mysterious hired hand always one step ahead of everyone around him, especially the bad guys.

It's a return to more humorous parts for Haley, 48, who in the 1970s starred in hits such as "The Bad News Bears" and "Breaking Away" before a lack of more mature roles prompted him to drop out of Hollywood. His absence lasted more than a decade, and he struggled much of the time with odd jobs and financial woes. But his Oscar-nominated turn as a sex predator in 2006's "Little Children" and his portrayal of the sinister masked superhero Rorschach in last year's "Watchmen" brought him back with a vengeance. Read More