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Joaquin Phoenix


Joaquin Phoenix was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family in New York, while his father, from California, is of mostly British Isles descent. ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Her
Theodore
 2013 Back Beyond (Video short)
Freddie Quell
 2003 Brother Bear
Kenai (voice)
 1991 Walking the Dog (Short)
 1989 Parenthood
Garry Buckman (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1989 Superboy (TV Series)
Billy Hercules
- Little Hercules (1989) ... Billy Hercules (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1989 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Kyle Cleaver
- Still the New Leave It to Beaver (1989) ... Kyle Cleaver (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1988 Secret Witness (TV Movie)
Drew Blackburn (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1987 Russkies
Danny (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1986 SpaceCamp
Max (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1986 Morningstar/Eveningstar (TV Series)
Doug Roberts
- Episode #1.7 (1986) ... Doug Roberts (as Leaf Phoenix)
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Doug Roberts (as Leaf Phoenix)
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Doug Roberts (as Leaf Phoenix)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Doug Roberts (as Leaf Phoenix)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Doug Roberts (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Pagey Fisher
- A Very Happy Ending (1986) ... Pagey Fisher (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1985 Anything for Love (TV Movie)
Timmy Bailey (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1985 Kids Don't Tell (TV Movie)
Frankie (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Billy Donovan
- We're Off to Kill the Wizard (1984) ... Billy Donovan (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Daniel
- The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall (1984) ... Daniel (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Kid
- Terror U. (1984) ... Kid (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1984 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Robby Ellsworth
- Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia (1984) ... Robby Ellsworth (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1983 Mr. Smith (TV Series)
- Mr. Smith Goes Public (1983) ... (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1983 Six Pack (TV Movie)
Tad Akins (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
Travis
- Christmas Song (1982) ... Travis (as Leaf Phoenix)
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Other Works:

Guest starred in a sketch for the Chinese comedy show "Diao Si Nan Shi" Season 3. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 10 Interviews | 23 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Leaf Phoenix

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[2007] Early on, there wasn't much strategy in choosing roles. I didn't get offered 400 movies; I got offered four, and I did those movies. Let's be honest: If I were six-foot-two, blond and incredibly muscular, they would have been banging down my door. Any actor who doesn't admit that is wrong. But once you've established yourself, you try to break out to the other place...The irony is that I ... See more »

Trivia:

Announced his retirement from acting in October 2008 and claimed he wanted to pursue a career as a rapper. This announcement was followed by several bizarre appearances and musical performances by Phoenix, which made the shocked public wonder whether it was all just an act or if his behavior was for real. His retirement from acting and his "career" as a rapper turned out to be a hoax, which was ... See more »

Trademark:

Deep husky voice See more »

Nickname:

Joaq See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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