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)).
- His father, 'Gil Robbins' (qv), was a member of the folk-music group 'The Highwaymen' (qv). His mother is actress 'Mary Robbins (I)' (qv). Has a brother, 'David Robbins (I)' (qv) and sister 'Adele Robbins' (qv). Two sons with partner 'Susan Sarandon' (qv): 'Miles Robbins (I)' (qv) and 'Jack Henry Robbins' (qv). He and Sarandon have been together since 1988.
- Apparently "discovered" 'Jack Black (I)' (qv), having given him his first film role in _Bob Roberts (1992)_ (qv). The two remain good friends today and he has appeared in 3 films with him.
- 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".
- Graduated with honors from UCLA with a degree in drama (1981)
- Was in attendance at 'Chris Penn (I)' (qv)'s funeral.
- (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.
- Partner of 'Susan Sarandon' (qv) (1988 - present) 2 children.
- (1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#94).