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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 29 wins & 96 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Her
 2013 Back Beyond (Video short)
Freddie Quell
 2003 Brother Bear
Kenai (voice)
 2000 Quills
 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
- Taking a Chance on Love (1986) ... Doug Roberts (as Leaf Phoenix)
- Good Expectations (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)
- The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall (1984) ... Daniel (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
- 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)
- Christmas Song (1982) ... Travis (as Leaf Phoenix)
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Director music video "If You Talk Too Much (My Head Will Explode)" by People in Planes See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 11 Interviews | 24 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Leaf Phoenix


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

Making movies is a constant manipulation. You manipulate the environment. You make it rain when you want it to. You manipulate actors. And as an actor, you try and manipulate your feelings to match what you think you'd be going through in a situation where your character is going through something. See more »


Was born Joaquin Rafael, but at the age of four he decided that he wanted a more earthy name, like his elder siblings River and Rain, so while he was raking leaves with his father he decided on Leaf. In the early '90s he took back his birth name. See more »


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