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Bob Downey | Robert Downey | Robert Downey Jr
5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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[on his childhood] I didn't want to talk about what my dad did because it wasn't like he was directing All in the Family
(1971) or anything. He was doing these crazy films. Mom would pick me up at school wearing this big quilted cape. I felt like I was in a J.D. Salinger
story. Dad's Jewish and Irish, Mom's German and Scotch. I couldn't say I was anything. My last name isn't even Downey. My dad ...
Downey's paternal grandfather, whose surname was "Elias", was of Lithuanian Jewish descent, while Downey's paternal grandmother was of half Irish and half Hungarian Jewish ancestry. Downey's mother's lineage was English, Scottish, German, and Swiss-German.
Frequently plays intelligent but eccentric characters