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Michael Roof
Born November 24, 1976(1976-11-24)
MacDill Air Force Base,
Tampa, Florida, United States
Died June 9, 2009 (aged 32)
Snellville, Georgia,
United States

Michael Roof (November 24, 1976 - June 9, 2009) was an American television and film actor.[1]

Roof was born at an Air Force hospital in Tampa, Florida to Michael Roof, Sr. and his wife, Jean (Tillet). Roof had two brothers, Derek and Donny; and two sisters, Megan and Kim.

In 2000, he had a central part in the WB Network sketch comedy TV series Hype, but it was canceled after its first season. After Hype, Roof moved to Hollywood, California to pursue a film career.

He landed a number of film roles in big-budget Hollywood productions. Some of these include the role of Private Mike Maddox of the US Rangers in Black Hawk Down, the comedic character of 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.

Roof's role as NSA Agent Shavers in xXx and xXx: State of the Union are perhaps Roof's most recognized to date.

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 (Bowen), and their three sons, Chase, Jackson, and Sean.


In the early morning of June 9, Roof's wife contacted police, and reported him missing. Several hours later, his body was found hanged from a tree in a wooded area near a Snellville, Georgia elementary school parking lot. Roof reportedly suffered from bipolar disorder, and had been despondent about family finances.[2] He is buried in Dunnellon Memorial Gardens, Dunnellon, Florida.[3]


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