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

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. (born April 4, 1965) 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' 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:
  • Has worn lifts at his directors' requests in his recent leading man roles, namely _Iron Man (2008)_ (qv) and its sequel and in _Sherlock Holmes (2009)_ (qv), in order to enhance his height.
  • Gave life to the same character (Tony Stark) in two movies in the same year (_Iron Man (2008)_ (qv) and _The Incredible Hulk (2008)_ (qv)) produced by the same studio (Marvel Studios).
  • Signed on to voice "The Devil" in the animated television series _"God, the Devil and Bob" (2000)_ (qv). Shortly thereafter, Downey was jailed, so he was replaced by 'Alan Cumming' (qv).
  • (31 March 1998) Released from jail to complete his six-month jail sentence at a drug rehabilitation center. Downey caused a stir when he was freed to work on a movie.
  • 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).
  • Dropped out of Santa Monica High School at age 17 and moved to New York to become an actor. First jobs in the city included bussing tables at Central Falls restaurant, working in a shoe store, and performing as "living art" at SohHo's notorious underground club Area.
  • He took daily drug tests during the filming of _Two Girls and a Guy (1997)_ (qv).
  • (6 August 1999) After Downey's three violations of probation for drug and alcohol abuse in a three-year span of time since he was spared a prison sentence and placed on probation, Malibu Judge Lawrence Mira stated that he was out of options. He was sentencing Downey to prison, he said, to save his life, because he would not take the responsibility of refraining from alcohol and drug use on his own. The Judge invoked the three years' sentence in state prison that had been suspended in 1996. Downey, Dept of Corrections #P50522, spent two weeks in a state prison reception center at Wasco, California, for orientation. On 8/25/99, he was transferred to a Dept. of Corrections prison named "SATF" (Substance Abuse Treatment Facility) for drug dependent prisoners in Corcoran California. Scheduled release date: 11/2/2000. SATF is across the street from the other Corcoran Prison, where inmates were shot to death on the exercise yard during fights in the 1990s. Downey's lawyers have approached the Malibu judge several times in the last 11 months to request Downey's release, but the Judge has refused.


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