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)).
- (1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#94).
- (August 2001) LA Weekly cover story detailed his struggle taking creative control of The Actors' Gang, the theater company he founded in 1981. Many long-time members of the group left the company during the controversy.
- 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".
- Revealed on _"The Colbert Report" (2005)_ (qv) that of all the movies he's made, _Bull Durham (1988)_ (qv) is his favorite.
- Considers himself the worlds biggest New York Rangers fan. He claims to own every highlight video released of their 1994 Stanley Cup Championship season. He is also a big New York Mets fan.
- During an interview with 'Charlie Rose (II)' (qv) regarding the 10-year anniversary of _The Shawshank Redemption (1994)_ (qv), he said he regarded that film, _Bull Durham (1988)_ (qv), _Dead Man Walking (1995)_ (qv), and _Mystic River (2003)_ (qv) as the highlights of his career so far.
- (October 1997) Ranked #60 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
- Was in attendance at 'Chris Penn (I)' (qv)'s funeral.