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Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

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Age
51
Birthday
Apr. 4th, 1965
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
Height
5' 8

Robert Downey Jr.'s Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Ally McBeal TV Show
Ally McBeal
 

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
2015 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
2014 - Chef
2012 - The Avengers
2012 - The Avengers
2011 - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
2010 - Iron Man 2
2010 - Due Date
2009 - Sherlock Holmes
2009 - The Soloist
2008 - Iron Man
2008 - The Incredible Hulk
2008 - Tropic Thunder
2008 - Iron Man
2007 - Charlie Bartlett
2007 - Lucky You
2007 - A Guide to Recognising Your Saints
2006 - A Scanner Darkly
2006 - The Shaggy Dog
2005 - Good Night, and Good Luck
2005 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
2004 - Eros
2004 - Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin
2004 - Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin
2003 - The Singing Detective
2003 - Gothika
2002 - Showboy
2000 - Wonder Boys
1999 - Bowfinger
1999 - In Dreams
1998 - The Gingerbread Man
1998 - U.S. Marshals
1997 - Hugo Pool
1997 - One Night Stand
1997 - Two Girls and a Guy
1995 - Home for the Holidays
1995 - Restoration
1995 - Richard III
1994 - Natural Born Killers
1994 - Only You
1993 - Short Cuts
1993 - Heart and Souls
1992 - Chaplin
1991 - Soapdish
1990 - Too Much Sun
1990 - Air America
1989 - Chances Are
1989 - True Believer
1988 - Johnny Be Good
1988 - 1969
1987 - Less Than Zero
1986 - Back to School
1985 - Tuff Turf
1985 - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
1985 - Weird Science
1983 - Baby It's You
1980 - Up the Academy

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Guest
3
Himself - Guest
3
Himself - Guest
1
Patrick Pewterschmidt (Voiced)
1
Himself
1
Himself - Guest
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) in Greenwich Village, New York City. 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 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. 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:
  • Met wife 'Susan Downey' (qv) on the set of _Gothika (2003)_ (qv).
  • Before he starred as _Iron Man (2008)_ (qv), Downey had done films with three of the actors who played Batman: with 'George Clooney' (qv) in _Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)_ (qv); with 'Val Kilmer' (qv) in _Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)_ (qv); and with 'Michael Keaton' (qv) in _Game 6 (2005)_ (qv).
  • Began studying Wing Chun Kung Fu under Sifu Eric Oram, who is serving as fight and martial arts consultant on 'Guy Ritchie' (qv)'s _Sherlock Holmes (2009)_ (qv).
  • Son of 'Robert Downey Sr.' (qv).
  • Names 'Peter O'Toole (I)' (qv) as his favorite actor.
  • Once worked as a piece of living art in a SoHo nightclub in New York City.
  • On the set of _A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)_ (qv) he took co-star 'Adam Scarimbolo' (qv) under his wing.
  • (August 1996) During traffic stop for speeding, he was arrested for drunk driving, possession of heroin, and possession of an unloaded pistol in his pickup truck. This was his first reported brush with the law at age 31. He was given a suspended prison sentence of 3 years, and granted probation with requirements of random drug testing and drug counselling.


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