Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins

actor, director

Born October 16, 1958 in West Covina, California, USA

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 (née Bledsoe). 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 television movies in 1983, but hit the big time in 1988 with his portrayal of dimwitted 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)).

OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role Mystic River (2004)

Filmography

Connections

  • Sean Penn

    Sean Penn

  • Mark Ruffalo

    Mark Ruffalo

  • Holly Hunter

    Holly Hunter

  • Val Kilmer

    Val Kilmer

  • Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise

  • Joan Cusack

    Joan Cusack

  • John Cusack

    John Cusack

  • Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon

  • Stuart Blumberg

    Stuart Blumberg

  • Jon Favreau

    Jon Favreau

Genres

  • Science Fiction
  • Action & Adventure
  • Romance
  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • Fantasy
  • Military & War
  • Horror
  • Musical
  • Comedy