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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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Filmography

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 2011 Tower Heist
Judge Ramos (as Robert Downey Sr. 'A Prince')
 2004 From Other Worlds
Baker
 2000 The Family Man
Man in House (as Robert Downey Sr. 'A Prince')
 1999 Magnolia
WDKK Show Director (as Bob Downey Sr. 'a Prince')
 1997 Boogie Nights
Burt - Studio Manager (as Robert Downey Sr. 'A Prince')
 1996 The Sunchaser
Telephone Voices (as Robert Downey)
 1994 Hail Caesar
Butler
 1993 Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series)
Edgar's Doctor
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Edgar's Doctor (credit only)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Edgar's Doctor
 1988-1989 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Mike McDonald / Reporter #4 / Reporter / ...
- The High and the Mighty (1989) ... Mike McDonald
- Down and Out in Bulls Stadium (1988) ... Reporter #4
- Caught in the Draft (1988) ... Reporter (as Robert Downey)
- A Family Affair ... Sports Writer (as Bob Downey)
 1988 Johnny Be Good
NCAA Investigator
 1988 Moving Target (TV Movie)
Weinberg
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Judge Warren Anderson
- The Annihilator (1987) ... Judge Warren Anderson (as Robert Downey)
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A.
Thomas Bateman (as Robert Downey)
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mr. Miller (segment "Wordplay")
- Wordplay/Dreams for Sale/Chameleon (1985) ... Mr. Miller (segment "Wordplay") (as Robert J. Downey)
 1969 Naughty Nurse (Short)
Desk Clerk
 1969 Putney Swope
Putney Swope (voice, uncredited)
 1968 No More Excuses
Pvt. Stewart Thompson
 1961 Balls Bluff (Short)
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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Unpublished novel, written in 1950s, was influenced by J.D. Salinger.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]

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Trivia:

Changed his last name to Downey, after his stepfather, at age 15, when he joined the army. See more »

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Cancer

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