Rory Culkin Biography, Age, Castle Rock, Signs, Movies, Net Worth

Rory Culkin (Rory Hugh Culkin) is an American actor known for his roles in Scream 4, You Can Count on Me and M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs.

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Rory Culkin Biography

Rory Culkin (Rory Hugh Culkin) is an American actor known for his roles in Scream 4, You Can Count on Me and M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs.

Rory Culkin Age

Rory Hugh Culkin was born on July 21, 1989 in New York City, U.S. He is 29 years old as of 2018.

Rory Culkin Siblings

Rory was born the son of Patricia Brentrup and Christopher ‘Kit’ Culkin, a former stage actor with a long career on Broadway. He is the youngest of eight children.

He has four brothers; Shane (b. 1976), Macaulay Culkin (b. 1980), Kieran Culkin (b. 1982), and Christian (b. 1987), and three sisters; Jennifer (1970–2000) Dakota (1979–2008)[2] and Quinn (b. 1984). Her sister Jennifer is from a different mother. He is the nephew of actress Bonnie Bedelia, who is his father’s sister. His brothers Macaulay and Kieran are also actors.

Culkin’s father is of one quarter Irish, as well as of German, English, Swiss-German, and French, descent. His mother is of half German and half Norwegian ancestry.

Rory Culkin Wife

He married cinematographer Sarah Scrivener in New Orleans, Lousiana in 2018.

Rory Culkin Career

Culkin began acting by playing alongside his elder brothers, among them Macaulay and Kieran, often as the younger versions of their characters. He first appeared in a photograph as a baby in The Good Son, then as Young Richie in Ri¢hie Ri¢h (Richie being played by his brother Macaulay) and in 2002, played 10-year-old Igby in Igby Goes Down (17-year-old Igby was played by his older brother Kieran).

Rory’s breakthrough role was in You Can Count On Me, opposite Laura Linney. This is a role for which he received much praise and a Young Artist Award.

Rory Culkin Signs

He has since appeared in numerous films, Signs being the most famous. In the film, he starred alongside Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix. As a teenager, Culkin started moving into more independent films, such as The Chumscrubber, Hick and Down in the Valley. He then took a leading role in Mean Creek, a 2004 independent film about a group of teenagers that plan to get revenge on a bully. The whole youth cast won an Independent Spirit Award for this film. Rory has received three more nominations since his Young Artist Award win for You Can Count on Me. Culkin also had a guest role in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode “Manic”, and also in an episode of The Twilight Zone called “Azoth the Avenger Is a Friend of Mine” alongside Patrick Warburton.

Rory Culkin Scream 4

He was cast for the slasher film Scream 4 in May 2010, which was released on April 15, 2011.

Rory Culkin Castle Rock

Rory stars as Willie in the 2018 TV Series Castle Rock.

Rory Culkin Net Worth

The You Can Count On Me star has an estimated net worth of 1.5 m.

Rory Culkin Movies





The Good Son

Richard Evans


Richie Rich

Young Richie


You Can Count on Me

Rudy Prescott



Morgan Hess

Igby Goes Down

10-Year-Old Igby


It Runs in the Family

Eli Gromberg


Mean Creek

Sam Merric


The Zodiac

Johnny Parish

The Chumscrubber

Charlie Stifle

Down in the Valley



The Night Listener

Pete D. Logand


Chasing 3000











Scream 4

Charlie Walker


Electrick Children







Dan Cooper


Jack Goes Home


Welcome To Willits





The Song of Sway Lake


Bullet Head



Lords of Chaos


Rory Culkin TV Shows





Off Season

Jackson Mayhew


The Job

Davey McNeil


The Twilight Zone

Craig Hansen


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Joe Blaine


Sneaky Pete




David Thibodeau


Castle Rock


Rory Culkin talks Lords of Chaos

Rory Culkin Interview

Published: October 4, 2018


What initially drew you to Elizabeth Bull and Ari Gold’s script?

Rory Culkin: The idea of being a young collector of records at the time when it wasn’t particularly cool or sexy to do and, yeah, just the way it was written. It just almost felt like a treasure hunter [story], in a way.

Yeah. I certainly liked that aspect of it. What can you say about Gold as a director? What is his process?

Rory Culkin: It’s been a while actually since we shot it. He’s been working on it for a long time, and for the past few years, I’d see him every once in a while just to insert a line here and there. But he’s had a particular vision that he wanted to stick to. I always think it’s strange when I see an interview of an actor on a film, and they talk about how much fun they had on set. That seems to be a theme, talking about how fun it was, and for some reason, I just don’t get why that’s interesting, you know?

I would rather listen to someone talk about the disagreements they had on set and how they worked through them. To me, that’s more interesting, and, if I’m being honest, with Ari [Gold], we had a lot of disagreements, but we always understood each other and explained things to each other. But at first it was a little rocky, if I’m being honest, creatively. But then I think we sort of met somewhere in the middle, and I’m very happy with it.

Interesting. Well, that’s great that you two were able to work through your disagreements. What was an example of something that you and Gold didn’t meet eye to eye on, creatively, but were ultimately able to meet in the middle?

Rory Culkin: Well, I think it was more just trying to understand what he wanted, communicating what we wanted out of each scene. I know he wanted a certain thing, I just wanted to understand it better. I guess I’m making it sound more serious than it was, but [it was] just working through it because we had met just right before shooting, so, it was just getting to know each other. And it was such a quick shoot that we just had to sort of do the damn thing.

The film, as you mentioned, was shot years ago, and it was released 15 months after it premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Can you provide any insight into the delay of post-production?

Rory Culkin: I don’t really know. I think that’s more of a question for Ari. I think when we were shooting, he always said, “It’s gonna be a while before you see it.” So, he did sort of give us a heads-up. I think he just took his time with it and sort of let it breathe. I think the movie, watching it now, it seems sort of timeless, and maybe that was the idea behind it: to not let the time we shot it influence it at all and it still holds up [years later], so I don’t know. It’s more an Ari question, probably.

our chemistry with Robert Sheehan is great in The Song Of Sway Lake. How much time did you two have to prepare for the film?

Rory Culkin: Not much. I think he was just coming off of another project, so we met right before shooting. He’s hilarious, and he’s a friendly guy. We’re both pretty easy to get along with. That was a lot of fun.

This was Elizabeth Peña’s last role, and it was a great one. It seemed like everyone in the cast, Mary Beth Peil included, has great banter. I think it speaks to the strength of the script, but it also speaks to the strength of your acting as well. How many takes did it typically take to capture Gold’s vision? Was there improvisation involved in the dialogue?

Rory Culkin: Just a few. We didn’t have that much time, so we were pretty on the move the whole time, so we had to have everything together once we started shooting. And that’s why, sort of what I was talking about earlier with the disagreements, we had such a condensed amount of time that we had to really blow through it, and didn’t really have time for disagreements, I suppose. And we didn’t really have time for explanations and things like that. So, it was a lot of it on the fly.

And are you a vinyl guy yourself, in real life? I suppose the broader question is, are you a nostalgic person?

Rory Culkin: Yeah, I do. I bought a record player right before we started shooting Sway Lake, and my collection has swelled since. What’s this last one I just bought? I bought The Stranglers. Good album. I recommend The Stranglers. “Golden Brown.” That’s a famous one. Check it out [laughter].

For sure. Cool. Will do. Back to Sway Lake, there are weighty themes like the loss and longing of the past. Are those themes that really appealed to you when you read the script?

Rory Culkin: Yeah. I liked the idea of how two generations are separated and how they view the generation that bridges them. So, I was interested in how a son will look at his father, but then how a mother will look at her son in such different ways. That was really interesting to me. And Mary Beth Peil is obviously fucking awesome.

Yes she is. A little bit about your film career. I’m a big fan of the Scream franchise. You famously appeared in Scream 4. What was it like working with horror legend Wes Craven?

Rory Culkin: I think that was his last film. It was cool. You know, it was an honor to be a part of that, and I can tell my grandchildren that I not only saw him, but I worked with him. And he’s everything that I hope I could be by his age. He’s the man.

And you’ve worked with Emma Roberts on three films, then, right? When you work with an actor consistently throughout your career, you must develop an offscreen friendship and rapport that extends beyond professionalism.

Rory Culkin: Yeah. I mean, it’s been a while since – I think the last thing we did was Scream 4 a few years ago, so we’re on opposite sides of the country, but yeah, she’s lovely. She’s doing well for herself. I’d like to do number four one of these days.

You come from one of the most famous acting families of your generation. What was your experience like growing up on camera, not necessarily having as much privacy as the average person?

Rory Culkin: I don’t know. I grew up in New York. Maybe it’s the same in other places, but it hasn’t really been that big of a deal. People don’t really give that much of a shit out here. I don’t really have much to compare it to. I don’t know [laughter].