Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

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Age
49
Birthday
Apr. 4th, 1965
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
Height
5' 8 1/2

Robert Downey Jr.'s Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Ally McBeal TV Show
Ally McBeal
 

Main Movie Roles

2012 - The Avengers
2010 - Iron Man 2
2010 - Due Date
2009 - Sherlock Holmes
2009 - The Soloist
2008 - Iron Man
2008 - Tropic Thunder
2008 - The Incredible Hulk
2007 - Charlie Bartlett
2007 - Lucky You
2007 - Zodiac
2006 - A Scanner Darkly
2006 - A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
2006 - The Shaggy Dog
2005 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
2005 - Good Night, and Good Luck
2004 - Eros
2003 - Gothika
2003 - The Singing Detective
2000 - Wonder Boys
1999 - In Dreams
1999 - Bowfinger
1998 - U.S. Marshals
1998 - The Gingerbread Man
1997 - One Night Stand
1997 - Hugo Pool
1997 - Two Girls and a Guy
1995 - Restoration
1995 - Richard III
1995 - Home for the Holidays
1994 - Only You
1994 - Natural Born Killers
1993 - Short Cuts
1993 - Heart and Souls
1992 - Chaplin
1991 - Soapdish
1990 - Air America
1989 - True Believer
1989 - Chances Are
1988 - 1969
1988 - Johnny Be Good
1987 - The Pick-Up Artist
1987 - Less Than Zero
1986 - Back to School
1985 - Weird Science
1985 - Tuff Turf
1983 - Baby It's You
1980 - Up the Academy

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
John Cougar Melloncamp
19
Himself
1
Patrick Pewterschmidt (Voiced)
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Robert John Downey Jr. was born in Greenwich Village, New York City, at 1:10 pm. He's the son of underground filmmaker Robert Downey Sr.. His first part in a movie was in his father's Pound (1970), in which 5-year-old Downey played a puppy. When he was 20 years old, he joined _Saturday Night Live_ (1985) for one season. After that, he went to Hollywood. In 1987, he got the leading role in director James Toback's film The Pick-up Artist (1987), co-starring with Molly Ringwald. The same year, he played drug addict Julian Wells in the movie Less Than Zero (1987). In 1992, he played Charles Chaplin in Sir Richard Attenborough's film Chaplin (1992). For his astonishing performance, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In the year 2000, he guest-starred in the comedy series "Ally McBeal" (1997), where he portrayed the attorney Larry Paul, who became Ally's love interest. For that performance, he won the Golden Globe for "best supporting actor in a comedy series." On "Ally McBeal" (1997), Downey got to show that he can sing as well as act, when he sang Joni Mitchell's "River," "Chances Are" as a duet with Vonda Shepard, and "Every Breath You Take" together with Sting (I). He released one song of his own, "Snakes," on the "Ally McBeal" (1997) album "For Once in My Life," and a full album of his own work entitled "The Futurist" in 2005.


TRIVIA:
  • He took daily drug tests during the filming of _Two Girls and a Guy (1997)_ (qv).
  • Starred in 'Elton John' (qv)'s music video for the song "I Want Love." Downey was let out of rehab for one day in late July specifically to shoot the video (which was filmed in one long continuous take at Greystone Manor in Beverley Hills.) It was Downey's first work since being fired from the TV show _"Ally McBeal" (1997)_ (qv) in April 2001.
  • He married his second wife, _Gothika (2003)_ (qv) producer 'Susan Downey' (qv), at Amagansett, New York, on 27 August 2005.
  • On the set of _A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)_ (qv) he took co-star 'Adam Scarimbolo' (qv) under his wing.
  • In a symbolic attempt to bury his decadent 1980s Brat Pack image and begin a new phase of his life and career after filming _Chaplin (1992)_ (qv) in 1991, he (literally) buried the clothes that he wore in 1987's _Less Than Zero (1987)_ (qv) in the backyard of his house.
  • (August 1996) Remanded to a secure drug rehabilitation center.
  • (24 April 2001) Arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance in Los Angeles after he was found wandering in an alley. He was fired from the TV series _"Ally McBeal" (1997)_ (qv) by producer 'David E. Kelley (I)' (qv) after the arrest.
  • At the age of 10, while living in London, Robert attended the Perry House School in Chelsea and studied classical ballet.


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