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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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption Andy Dufresne
(1994)
Mystic River
Mystic River Dave Boyle
(2003)
War of the Worlds
War of the Worlds Harlan Ogilvy
(2005)
Jacob's Ladder
(1990)

Filmography

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 2015 The Spoils Before Dying (TV Mini-Series)
Red-Vested Bartender
- The Trip Trap (2015) ... Red-Vested Bartender
 2015 A Perfect Day
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 2014 Welcome to Me
Dr. Daryl Moffet
 2012 Yi jiu si er
Bishop Megan
 2012 Portlandia (TV Series)
Excellency
- The Brunch Special (2012) ... Excellency
- Brunch Village (2012) ... Excellency
 2011 Cinema Verite (TV Movie)
Bill Loud
 2008 The Lucky Ones
Cheaver
 2007 Behind the Director's Son's Cut (Video short)
Erik
 2007/II Noise
David Owen
 2005 Embedded (Video)
Sarge & Cove
 2005 Jack & Bobby (TV Series)
Pres. Robert McCallister
- Legacy (2005) ... Pres. Robert McCallister (voice)
 2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Public TV News Anchor (uncredited)
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Workingmen's Party Voice / Moses Brown / Gen, Winfield Scott Hancock
- Whose Land Is This? (2003) ... Workingmen's Party Voice (voice)
- Wake Up America (2003) ... Moses Brown (voice)
- A War to End Slavery (2003) ... Gen, Winfield Scott Hancock (voice)
 1999 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Jim Hope
- Grift of the Magi (1999) ... Jim Hope (voice)
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
Voice On Film Reel (voice, uncredited)
 1994 I.Q.
Ed Walters
 1993 Short Cuts
Gene Shepard
 1991 Jungle Fever
Jerry
 1989 Twister
Jeff
 1988 Tapeheads
Josh Tager
 1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Bob Roberts
- Steve Guttenberg/The Pretenders (1986) ... Bob Roberts (uncredited)
 1986 Top Gun
Merlin
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Jordan's Phantom
- Mirror, Mirror (1986) ... Jordan's Phantom
 1985 Fraternity Vacation
Larry "Mother" Tucker
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Fremmer
- Gunfight at the So-So Corral (1985) ... Fremmer
 1985 The Sure Thing
Gary Cooper
 1984 Toy Soldiers
Boe
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Patrolman Lawrence Swan
- Rookie Nookie (1984) ... Patrolman Lawrence Swan
 1984 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Man
- Episode #1.8 (1984) ... Man
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Johnson
- Scared Stiff (1984) ... Johnson
 1984 Legmen (TV Series)
Brewster Kingston
- How the Other Half Dies (1984) ... Brewster Kingston
 1983 Quarterback Princess (TV Movie)
Marvin
 1983 At Ease (TV Series)
Medic
- A Tankful of Dollars (1983) ... Medic
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Other Works:

Narrated the trailer for WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception (2004). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 15 Interviews | 7 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' 4½" (1.94 m)
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Personal Quote:

All baddies are complex characters with redeeming qualities. When I played an Afrikaner police officer in Catch a Fire (2006), I had to throw my beliefs aside and look into the humanity of people who've done terrible things. It's when you meet these people and break bread with them that you start to empathise. When you hear their stories, you can understand why they did what they did. That ... See more »

Trivia:

Despite his reputation as a ultra-liberal activist (which has frequently led him to be the target of Republican criticism), Robbins has donated significant amounts of money to Republican, as well as Democratic, candidates for public office. This includes $500.00 he gave to the ultimately successful 2006 U.S. congressional campaign of Michele Bachmann, R-MN, who is a prominent and vocal far-right ... See more »

Trademark:

Films often reflect his liberal political views See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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Recommend me some of his films Thamauturge
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