Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer

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Dec. 31st, 1959
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA

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: 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
Mason Lancer
The Sherpa
Detective Dobson
Himself - Guest
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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.

  • Grew up in the San Fernando Valley the middle son of three boys (Mark the eldest; Wesley the youngest). During his high school years, Wesley drowned in the family's swimming pool, an incident Val claims inspired his subsequent performance in _The Salton Sea (2002)_ (qv).
  • Attended Chatsworth High School with 'Kevin Spacey' (qv) and 'Mare Winningham' (qv).
  • His paternal grandfather was a gold miner in New Mexico.
  • While being let out of the metal cage during the filming of the crossroads scene in _Willow (1988)_ (qv), the rope holding the cage up broke and the cage landed on Kilmer's foot, nearly breaking it. Later on in the film, Kilmer (who played swordsman Madmartigan) can be spotted having difficulty walking.
  • His work with the New Mexico Film Investment Program fueled a nearly 40-fold growth in the state's annual production revenue, from $3 million in 2002 to $117 million in 2006.
  • During the sled riding scene in _Willow (1988)_ (qv), he can be seen wearing a black glove on his left hand.
  • Is a longtime board member of the New Mexico State Film Commission, which tries to persuade Los Angeles - based filmmakers and studios to film on location in New Mexico.
  • Was succeeded as Batman by 'George Clooney' (qv).

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