Val Kilmer

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Val Kilmer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gladys Swanette (Ekstadt) and Eugene Dorris Kilmer, who was a real estate developer and aerospace equipment distributor. His mother, born in Indiana, was from a Swedish family, and his father was from Texas. Val studied at Hollywood's Professional's School and, in his teens, entered Juilliard's ... See full bio »

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 2022 Top Gun: Maverick
Adm. Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky
 2021 The Birthday Cake
Uncle Angelo
 2020 Paydirt
Sheriff Tucker
 2020/I A Soldier's Revenge
 2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
 2019 Cinema Twain
Mark Twain
 2019 1st Born
 2017 The Super
 2017 The Snowman
 2017/I Song to Song
 2016 Oneohtrix Point Never: Animals (Video short)
 2014 Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
 2014 Robot Chicken (TV Series short)
Man-E-Faces / The Borg
- Noidstrom Rack (2014) ... Man-E-Faces / The Borg (voice)
 2014 Psych (TV Series)
Detective Dobson
- The Break-Up (2014) ... Detective Dobson
 2014 The Spoils of Babylon (TV Series)
General Cauliffe
- The Age of the Bastard (2014) ... General Cauliffe
- The Rise of the Empire (2014) ... General Cauliffe
- The War Within (2014) ... General Cauliffe
- The Foundling (2014) ... General Cauliffe (credit only)
 2013 Ghost Ghirls (TV Series)
Sweetriver Jackson
- Spirits of '76: Part 2 (2013) ... Sweetriver Jackson
- Spirits of '76: Part 1 (2013) ... Sweetriver Jackson
 2013 Palo Alto
 2013 Planes (Video Game)
Bravo (voice)
 2013 Planes
Bravo (voice)
 2013 Life's Too Short (TV Series)
Val Kilmer
- Easter Special (2013) ... Val Kilmer
 2013/II Standing Up
 2013 Riddle
Sheriff Richards
 2012/I Breathless
 2012 The Fourth Dimension
Val Kilmer (segment "The Lotus Community Workshop")
 2012 7 Below
Bill McCormick
 2012 Tenacious D: To Be the Best (Music Video short)
Val Kilmer
 2012 Wyatt Earp's Revenge (Video)
Wyatt Earp - 1907
 2012 Deep in the Heart
The Bearded Man
 2011 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Brilliant Lunatic
- Katy Perry/Robyn (2011) ... Brilliant Lunatic (uncredited)
 2011 Spider-Man: Edge of Time (Video Game)
Dr. Walker Sloan (voice)
 2011 Twixt
Hall Baltimore
 2011 Blood Out (Video)
 2011 5 Days of War
 2011 Kill the Irishman
Joe Manditski
 2010/I Gun
 2010/I The Traveler
Mr. Nobody / Drifter
 2010 MacGruber
 2010 Bloodworth
Warren Bloodworth
 2009 Double Identity
Dr. Nicholas Pinter
 2009 Hardwired
 2009 The Thaw
Dr. Kruipen
 2009 American Cowslip
Todd Inglebrink
 2009 Streets of Blood (Video)
Det. Andy Deveraux
 2008-2009 Knight Rider (TV Series)
- I Love the Knight Life (2009) ... K.I.T.T. (voice, uncredited)
- Knight and the City (2009) ... K.I.T.T. (voice, uncredited)
- Fly by Knight (2009) ... K.I.T.T. (voice, uncredited)
- Fight Knight (2009) ... K.I.T.T. (voice, uncredited)
- Exit Light, Enter Knight (2009) ... K.I.T.T. (voice, uncredited)
 2009 The Steam Experiment
 2008 XIII: The Conspiracy (TV Mini Series)
La Mangouste
- Toutes les larmes de l'enfer (2008) ... La Mangouste
- Le jour du soleil noir (2008) ... La Mangouste
 2008 2:22
 2008 Felon
John Smith
 2008 The Love Guru
Val Kilmer (uncredited)
 2008 Columbus Day
John Cologne
 2008 Delgo
Bogardus (voice)
 2008 Conspiracy
 2008 Comanche Moon (TV Mini Series)
Inish Scull
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Inish Scull
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Inish Scull
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Inish Scull
 2007 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Mason Lancer
- Trust Metric (2007) ... Mason Lancer
 2006 Deja Vu
Agent Pryzwarra
 2006 Summer Love
The Wanted Man
 2006 Moscow Zero
 2006 Played
 2006 10th & Wolf
 2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Gay Perry
 2004 Alexander
 2004 Entourage (TV Series)
The Sherpa
- The Script and the Sherpa (2004) ... The Sherpa
 2004 George and the Dragon
El Cabillo (uncredited)
 2004 Mindhunters
Jake Harris
 2004 Stateside
Staff Sergeant Skeer
 2004 Spartan
 2003 Blind Horizon
Frank Kavanaugh
 2003/I The Missing
Lt. Jim Ducharme
 2003 Wonderland
John Holmes
 2003 Masked and Anonymous
Animal Wrangler
 2002 Hard Cash
FBI Agent Mark C. Cornell
 2002 The Salton Sea
Danny Parker / Tom Van Allen
 2000 Red Planet: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Gallagher (uncredited)
 2000 Red Planet
 2000 Pollock
Willem DeKooning
 1999 Joe the King
Bob Henry
 1999 At First Sight
Virgil Adamson
 1998 The Prince of Egypt
Moses / God (voice)
 1997 The Saint
Simon Templar
 1996 The Ghost and the Darkness
Col. John Henry Patterson
 1996 Dead Girl
Dr. Dark
 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau
 1995 Heat
Chris Shiherlis
 1995 Batman Forever
Batman / Bruce Wayne
 1995 Wings of Courage
Jean Mermoz
 1993 Tombstone
Doc Holliday
 1993 The Real McCoy
J.T. Barker
 1993 True Romance
 1992 Thunderheart
Ray Levoi
 1991 The Doors
Jim Morrison
 1989 Kill Me Again
Jack Andrews
 1989 Billy the Kid (TV Movie)
William Bonney
 1988 Willow
 1987 The Man Who Broke 1, 000 Chains (TV Movie)
Robert Elliot Burns / Elliot Roberts
 1986 The Murders in the Rue Morgue (TV Movie)
Phillipe Huron
 1986 Top Gun
 1985 Real Genius
Chris Knight
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- One Too Many (1985) ... Eric
 1984 Top Secret!
Nick Rivers
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(June 1981 to April 1982) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It," at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota with David Warrilow (Jaques) and Patti LuPone in the cast. Liviu Ciulei was director. Santo Loquasto was set and costume designer. Jennifer Tipton was lighting designer. ... See more »

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5' 11¾" (1.82 m)


Joanne Whalley  (divorced)  (2 children)


Mercedes Kilmer | See more »


Kilmer (Ekstadt), Gladys Swanette | Kilmer, Eugene Dorris


Kilmer, Wesley (sibling) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

There are some directors I should have worked with. I'd like to have worked with Altman [Robert Altman] - I turned him down a couple of times when I was younger. My thing now is if it's a good director I'll never say no - I'm just gonna say yes from now on. (2004) See more »


Does a variation on his trademark of twirling objects in Willow (1988): he twirls a sword during the fight in the snow camp. See more »


He rubs the first two fingers of his right hand together. Particularly in tense scenes, but also where he is not speaking. See more »

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