He is also the last surviving cast member of several films in which he appeared during the 1930s and 1940s. MGM cast Rooney as the teenage son of a judge in 1937's A Family Affair setting Rooney on the way to another successful film series. In 2008 Rooney starred as Chief a wise old ranch owner in the independent family feature film Lost Stallions: The Journey Home marking a return to starring in equestrian-themed productions for the first time since the 1990s TV show Adventures of the Black Stallion.
Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule Jr. Working as a performer since he was a child he was a superstar as a teenager for the films in which he played Andy Hardy and he has had one of the longest careers of any actor to date spanning 91 years actively making films in ten decades from 1920s to 2010s. He has received multiple awards including a Juvenile Academy Award an Honorary Academy Award two Golden Globes and an Emmy Award.