Oct. 16th, 1958
West Covina, California, USA
Guest TV Roles
Jim Hope (Voiced)
Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen singer Gil Robbins and actress Mary Robbins (I). Robbins studied drama at UCLA, where he graduated with honors in 1981. That same year, he formed the Actors' Gang theater group, an experimental ensemble that expressed radical political observations through the European avant-garde form of theater. He started film work in TV movies in 1983, but hit the big time in 1988 with his portrayal of dim-witted fastball pitcher "Nuke" Laloosh in Bull Durham (1988). Tall with baby-faced looks, he has the ability to play naive and obtuse (Cadillac Man (1990) and The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)) or slick and shrewd (The Player (1992) and Bob Roberts (1992)).
- At 6' 5", he is the tallest actor ever to have won an Oscar. The tallest actor ever nominated was 'James Cromwell (I)' (qv) at 6' 7".
- Is good friends with 'John Cusack' (qv), in addition to being his co-star in six films: _Bob Roberts (1992)_ (qv), _Cradle Will Rock (1999)_ (qv), _High Fidelity (2000)_ (qv), _The Player (1992)_ (qv), _The Sure Thing (1985)_ (qv), and _Tapeheads (1988)_ (qv).
- (1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#94).
- Grew up in Greenwich Village and graduated from Stuyvesant H.S. in New York City.
- Has played in the Heroes of Hockey game at the National Hockey League's All-Star Game.
- Was in attendance at 'Chris Penn (I)' (qv)'s funeral.
- Revealed on _"The Colbert Report" (2005)_ (qv) that of all the movies he's made, _Bull Durham (1988)_ (qv) is his favorite.
- (August 2001) A long-time Green Party member (along with partner, 'Susan Sarandon' (qv)), he was repeatedly criticized by other Hollywood stars for voting for 'Ralph Nader (I)' (qv) in the controversial 2000 election. He wrote a small essay about why he made the choice in the August 6, 2001, edition of "The Nation," a monthly progressive magazine.