Nothing is known of Rourke's early life. He appears to work as a mercenary, offering his services as a hired gun to local communities.
Events of RAGE
In 2135, after Nicholas Raine is rescued from the Ghosts by Dan Hagar, he is instructed to seek out Janus Outrigger in the hopes that they can provide the necessary parts to repair a Dune Buster for Raine. Rourke is a guard protecting the small community of the Outrigger Settlement; he provides directions and tells him to stay safe.
Later on, the Outriggers decide to abandon the settlement due to rising mutant threat. They are not seen or heard from again, though Nicholas encounters Rourke at the Fez bar in Subway Town. When the Authority occupies the settlement, he can be found hiding in the upper levels and openly states his disdain for the Authority. He complains to Raine that too few people are willing to stand up to them and vows to fight them when he gets the chance.
- Rourke was voiced by American voice actor Phil LaMarr, who also provided the voice of Jack Portman and Mick.
- Even after encountering Rourke within Subway Town, he can still be found outside the Outrigger Settlement should Raine return there.
- Considering comments made by Rourke, it's possible that he participated in the ensuing Authority Wars on the side of the Resistance.