Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer

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Age
54
Birthday
Dec. 31st, 1959
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
Height
6'

Val Kilmer's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Knight Rider TV Show
Knight Rider
The Spoils Of Babylon TV Show
The Spoils Of Babylon
Comanche Moon TV Show
Comanche Moon
XIII TV Show
XIII
XIII: The Conspiracy (CA) TV Show
XIII: The Conspiracy (CA)
Nigella (UK) TV Show
Nigella (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - MacGruber
2009 - The Thaw
2009 - Hardwired
2009 - The Steam Experiment
2008 - Conspiracy
2008 - Delgo
2008 - Felon
2008 - Columbus Day
2008 - The Love Guru
2007 - Have Dreams, Will Travel
2006 - Played
2006 - Déjà Vu
2006 - Moscow Zero
2005 - Trudell
2005 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
2005 - Champion
2004 - Spartan
2004 - Stateside
2004 - Mindhunters
2004 - Alexander
2004 - George and the Dragon
2003 - Masked and Anonymous
2003 - Wonderland
2002 - Run for the Money
2002 - The Salton Sea
2000 - Red Planet
2000 - Pollock
1999 - At First Sight
1998 - The Prince of Egypt
1997 - The Saint
1996 - The Ghost and the Darkness
1996 - Dead Girl
1996 - The Island of Dr. Moreau
1995 - Batman Forever
1995 - Heat
1993 - The Real McCoy
1993 - Tombstone
1993 - True Romance
1992 - Thunderheart
1991 - The Doors
1989 - Kill Me Again
1988 - Willow
1986 - Top Gun
1985 - Real Genius
1984 - Top Secret!

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Brilliant Lunatic
2
Mason Lancer
1
The Sherpa
1
Detective Dobson
1
Himself - Guest
1
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BIOGRAPHY:

Born in Los Angeles, California. Studied at Hollywood's Professional's School and, in his teens, entered Juilliard's drama program. His professional acting career began on stage, and he still participates in theater; he played Hamlet at the 1988 Colorado Shakespeare Festival. His film debut was in the 1984 spoof Top Secret! (1984), wherein he starred as blond rock idol Nick Rivers. He was in a number of films throughout the 1980s, including the 1986 smash Top Gun (1986). Despite his obvious talent and range, it wasn't until his astonishingly believable performance as Jim Morrison (I) in Oliver Stone (I)'s The Doors (1991) that the world sat up and took notice. Kilmer again put his good baritone to use in the movie, performing all of the concert pieces. Since then, he has played two more American legends, Elvis Presley in True Romance (1993) and Doc Holliday in Tombstone (1993). In July 1994, it was announced that Kilmer would be taking over the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne from Michael Keaton.


TRIVIA:
  • Has played two legendary rock and roll musicians: 'Jim Morrison (I)' (qv) and 'Elvis Presley' (qv).
  • While the movie _The Missing (2003/I)_ (qv) was being shot about one hour from his New Mexico ranch, he called up his old friend 'Ron Howard (I)' (qv) [writer/director] and asked for a part. Ron gladly accepted and gave him a part which only took 3 days to film. Kilmer's scene is close to 13 minutes long, not counting the DVD's deleted scene.
  • Good friends with actor 'Frank Whaley' (qv).
  • 'Keith Campbell (I)' (qv) has doubled for him in many films. His most recent double has been Chuck Borden.
  • Was originally cast as Johnny Mnemonic in _Johnny Mnemonic (1995)_ (qv) but left the project when he was offered the role of Batman in _Batman Forever (1995)_ (qv). He was replaced by 'Keanu Reeves' (qv), whom Kilmer later replaced as Chris Shiherlis in _Heat (1995)_ (qv).
  • Stated in 1999 that _At First Sight (1999)_ (qv) was his most challenging role to date.
  • Told Interview magazine during a 1991 conversation to promote _The Doors (1991)_ (qv) that as a child, his family had employed a veteran of the Vietnam War, ongoing at the time, as a full-time babysitter. When the man found work elsewhere, the Kilmer family lost touch with him. Through Interview magazine they made an appeal for the Vietnam vet to reconnect with them.
  • Attended high school with Mare Winningham and stated in his biography that "he was in love with her, cause she was old enough to drive and he wasn't".


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