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Robert Downey Jr. Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 27, 2019

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Short Biography

Robert Downey Jr. was born on 04-04-1965 in Manhattan, New York City in the state of New York, United States. He is an American Film Actor, Screenwriter, Executive Producer, Television Actor, Video Game Artist & Voice Artist who known for his work in Hollywood films.

Other Name: Robert John Downey Jr., Robert Downey, Bob, RDJ
Other Professions: Screenwriter Executive Producer Television Actor Video Game Artist Voice Artist
Appearance: Hollywood

Robert Downey Jr. Complete Bio & Career

Since his father is a well-known film maker, actor, writer, director and his mother was an actress. From a very young age, Downey was involved in acting. He did his first appearance in his father’s movie ‘Pound’, in which he played the role of a puppy. Downey grew up around drugs as his father was a drug addict. He started taking marijuana at the tender age of 6. At the age of 7, he made an appearance in the movie called ‘Greaser’s Palace’ and later went to live in England to study classical ballet. He attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York.
Downey did his first lead role in ‘The Pick-up Artist’ in 1987 and did ‘Less Than Zero’ in the same year, in which he played a drug-addicted rich young boy. He was started to be recognized as a member of ‘Brat Pack’. Downey did the most famous role of his lifetime in Richard Attenborough’s ‘Chaplin’ in 1992. He played the role of ‘Charlie Chaplin’ in the movie and prepared extensively for his role and won an Oscar nomination and a BAFTA Award for it. From 1993-1999, he did commercial movies like: ‘Heart and Souls’, ‘Shortcuts’, ‘Only You’, ‘Natural Born Killers’, ‘Restoration’, ‘Richard III’, ‘Two Girls and a Guy’ and ‘Black and White’.
In 2008, Downey gave his first major blockbuster hits like ‘Tropic Thunder’, an action comedy in which he starred with Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux and ‘Iron Man’ in which he played the memorable and quirky role of ‘Tony Stark’. In 2012, ‘The Avengers’ a superhero film was released, which was based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. Downey starred in this massive project along with Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, etc. He was recently seen in 3rd installment of Avengers called Avengers: Endgame. 

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Robert Downey Jr. Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Robert Downey Sr. and Elsie Downey. He has an elder sister named Allyson Downey. He is married to Susan Downey since 2003 and together the couple has son named Exton Elias Downey and a daughter named Avri Roel.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 43
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Dark Brown

Personal Info

Home Town New York
Nationality American
Religion Jewish
Address Malibu, California, US
School Santa Monica High School, California
College Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center, New York
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Film As A Child Artist - Pound (1970)
Film in Lead Role - ‘The Pick-up Artist’ (1987)
Film as a Producer - Judge (2010)
TV Show - Saturday Night Live (1985)
First Album - The Futurist (2004)
Best Movies Chaplin (1992), Gothika (2003), Iron Man (2008), Iron Man (2010), and The Avengers (2012) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth $50 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Bentley and Audi


Favorite Color Green
Favorite Sport Baseball
Favorite Movie Sherlock Homes (2009)
Favorite Place Malibu
Favorite Food Pasta

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Robert Downey Jr.

  • Robert Jr. and his older sister grew up in Greenwich Village and was born in Manhattan.
  • He did his first film at the age of 5, by working in his father’s film.
  • He was just 13 years old when his parents divorced.
  • He has launched his own production company called “Team Downey” along with his wife Susan.
  • He has served in jail several times for drug intake like marijuana.

Robert Downey Jr. Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

59 years, 1month, 19 days old age Robert Downey Jr. will turn 60 on 04 April, 2025. Only 10 months, 11 days, 17 hours,22 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Robert Downey Jr. has celebrated the total number of 59 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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