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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. Downey was born in New York City, New York, the son of Elizabeth (McLoughlin), a model, and Robert Elias, who worked in hotel/restaurant management. He took the surname of his stepfather, ... See full bio »
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 2011 Tower Heist
Judge Ramos
 2004 From Other Worlds
 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
 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)
 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:

Stage: Directed "Nagasaki Sake". Cast: Chi McBride (playing eight different characters). 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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[describing his childhood]: It was like a bad version of "The Catcher In The Rye". My mother was groovy-looking and was married four times. I got booted out of three prep schools - St.Paul's, Peddie and Lawrenceville - and never got past the ninth-and-a-half grade. I was on athletics scholarships and I never went to classes. See more »


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