Before They Were Stars: 13-Year Old Jackie Earle Haley in “Planet of the Apes”: The TV Series

Jackie Earle Haley is one of the most unlikely comeback stories in Hollywood as he spent the 1970s and early 1980s working as a child actor before dropping out of sight and returning to deliver an Academy Award-nominated performance in Little Children after a 15-year absence from the screen. In 1974, at the age of 13, Jackie made a guest appearance on an episode of the short-lived TV series version of Planet of the Apes. I think it goes without saying that an adult Jackie probably deserves to return for a role in one of the Planet of the Apes reboot movies.

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