Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor and producer. He first gained recognition in 1985 on NBC's Saturday Night Live. His first major leading roles included The Pick-up Artist (1987), Less Than Zero (1987), Soapdish (1991), Chaplin (1992), Short Cuts (1993) and Natural Born Killers (1994). Downey Jr. achieved critical acclaim with Chaplin, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in 1993.

He also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2001 for outstanding supporting actor for Ally McBeal. His most famous films include 2003's Gothika, 2008's Tropic Thunder and the Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes movie franchises. In 2009, Downey Jr. was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Tropic Thunder.
Robert Downey Jr.
Full Name
Robert John Downey Jr.
New York City


Who is Robert Downey Jr.’s wife?

Robert Downey Jr. is married to his film producing partner Susan Downing (née Levin). The couple met in 2002 on the set of 'Gothika,' which his wife coproduced. They wed in August 2005 in New York.

Why did Robert Downey Jr. go to jail?

Robert Downey Jr. had several stints in jail for drug-related charges, including in 1996 when he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence. He served, in total, two years and eight months in jail. According to the Los Angeles Times, he completed his parole in 2002, and in December 2015, he was granted clemency for his past crimes.

How many kids does Robert Downey Jr. have?

Robert Downey Jr. has three children. He shares his eldest son, Indio, with his ex-wife Deborah Falconer. He and Susan Downing are parents to Exton, and they welcomed daughter Avri Roel in November 2020.

Is Robert Downey Jr. in the movie ‘What If?’

No, Robert Downey Jr. is not featured as his Iron Man character Tony Stark in the Disney+ animated series 'What If…?' In 2019, the actor announced his retirement from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The character is voiced by Mick Wingert instead.

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