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

2014 - Chef
2012 - The Avengers
2010 - Due Date
2010 - Iron Man 2
2009 - The Soloist
2009 - Sherlock Holmes
2008 - Tropic Thunder
2008 - The Incredible Hulk
2008 - Iron Man
2007 - Lucky You
2007 - Zodiac
2007 - Charlie Bartlett
2006 - A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
2006 - A Scanner Darkly
2006 - The Shaggy Dog
2005 - Good Night, and Good Luck
2005 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
2004 - Eros
2003 - Gothika
2003 - The Singing Detective
2000 - Wonder Boys
1999 - Bowfinger
1999 - In Dreams
1998 - U.S. Marshals
1998 - The Gingerbread Man
1997 - Two Girls and a Guy
1997 - One Night Stand
1997 - Hugo Pool
1995 - Home for the Holidays
1995 - Richard III
1995 - Restoration
1994 - Natural Born Killers
1994 - Only You
1993 - Heart and Souls
1993 - Short Cuts
1992 - Chaplin
1991 - Soapdish
1990 - Air America
1989 - Chances Are
1989 - True Believer
1988 - 1969
1988 - Johnny Be Good
1987 - The Pick-Up Artist
1987 - Less Than Zero
1986 - Back to School
1985 - Tuff Turf
1985 - Weird Science
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:
  • Attended Stagedoor Manor.
  • Childhood friend of Richard Hall aka 'Moby (I)' (qv).
  • Once worked as a piece of living art in a SoHo nightclub in New York City.
  • (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.
  • (2 August 2000) Released from jail on $5,000 bail.
  • (25 November 2000) Downey re-arrested on drugs and weapons charges in Palm Springs, California, at the luxurious 'Merv Griffin' (qv) resort, after an anonymous tip to police. Downey was found alone, with cocaine and methamphetamines. He cooperated with police, spent the night in jail, and was released the next morning on $15,000.00 bail. Downey had been on a career upswing with his successful stint on _"Ally McBeal" (1997)_ (qv), and his upcoming stage performance as Hamlet, set for January, 2001 in Los Angeles, to be directed by his friend 'Mel Gibson (I)' (qv).
  • Parents divorced when he was 11.
  • He proposed to 'Susan Downey' (qv) on her 30th birthday.


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