Jackie Earle Haley (born Jack E. Haley; July 14, 1961) is an American film actor. Establishing himself from child actor to adult Academy Award-nominee, he is perhaps best known for his roles as Moocher in Breaking Away, Kelly Leak in The Bad News Bears, pedophile Ronnie McGorvey in Little Children, the vigilante Rorschach in Watchmen, and most recently as horror icon Freddy Krueger in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
When Roberta turns down spending time with Donna in "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Roberta?", Donna remarks that she feels more pathetic than Jackie Earle Haley trying to pick up a date. He is shown describing his roles as a child molester, a serial killer and a child-molesting serial killer.