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)).
- Grew up in Greenwich Village and graduated from Stuyvesant H.S. in New York City.
- (1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#94).
- 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.
- 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".
- By age 12, he was already a member of the Theater for the New City, an avant-garde acting troupe.
- Attended anti-war rally in London on 15th February 2003.
- Was in attendance at 'Chris Penn (I)' (qv)'s funeral.
- Graduated with honors from UCLA with a degree in drama (1981)