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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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Known For

Putney Swope
Putney Swope Putney Swope
(1969)
Hugo Pool
Hugo Pool Director
(1997)
No More Excuses
No More Excuses Pvt. Stewart Thompson
(1968)
Greaser's Palace
Greaser's Palace Director
(1972)

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 2015 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Robert Downey Sr.
- Tina Fey & Amy Poehler/Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2015) ... Robert Downey Sr. (uncredited)
 2011 Tower Heist
Judge Ramos
 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 Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series)
Edgar's Doctor
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Edgar's Doctor (credit only)
 1988-1989 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Mike McDonald / Reporter #4 / Reporter / ...
- 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:

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]

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his army service]: One of the times I fucked up was at an early warning radar post on Prince of Wales (Island), near the International Dateline. The lieutenant was asleep. So this other guy, from the Bronx, and I disconnected the phone back to Fairbanks. And we drew on the plotting board all these arrows representing bombers coming from Siberia. I woke up the lieutenant and he panicked. He ... See more »

Trivia:

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

Nickname:

Bob

Star Sign:

Cancer

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