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Robert Downey Sr.

Robert Downey Sr. served in the army, played minor-league baseball, was a Golden Gloves champion and off-off Broadway playwright, all before he was 22 years old. In 1960 he began writing and directing basement-budgeted, absurdist films that gained an underground following: Balls Bluff (1961), Babo 73 (1964), Chafed Elbows (1966) and No More Excuses... See full bio »
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 2005 Rittenhouse Square (Documentary)
 1997 Hugo Pool
 1990 Too Much Sun
 1988 Rented Lips
 1986 America
 1985-1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Elevator/To See the Invisible Man/Tooth and Consequences (1986) ... (segment "Tooth and Consequences", as Robert Downey)
- Teacher's Aide/Paladin of the Lost Hour (1985) ... (segment "Teacher's Aide", uncredited)
- Healer/Children's Zoo/Kentucky Rye (1985) ... (segment "Children's Zoo", as Robert Downey)
 1970 Pound
 1969 Putney Swope (as Robert Downey [a prince])
 1966 Chafed Elbows
 1965 Sweet Smell of Sex (as Robert Downey)
 1964 A Touch of Greatness (Documentary)
 1964 Babo 73
 1961 Balls Bluff (Short)
Show Show Actor (19 credits)
Show Show Writer (14 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (4 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)

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Other Works:

Unpublished novel, written in 1950s, was influenced by J.D. Salinger. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Downey Sr. 'A Prince' | Bob Downey Sr. 'a Prince' | Bob Downey | Robert J. Downey | Robert Downey | Robert Downey [a prince]


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Downey's mother was famed cover girl, Betty McLoughlin. See more »



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