Oct. 16th, 1958
West Covina, California, USA
Tim Robbins' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2011 - Green Lantern
2008 - City of Ember
2008 - The Lucky Ones
2007 - Then She Found Me
2006 - Catch a Fire
2005 - The Secret Life of Words
2005 - War of the Worlds
2005 - Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
2005 - Zathura: A Space Adventure
2004 - WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception
2004 - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
2003 - Mystic River
2003 - Code 46
2002 - The Truth About Charlie
2001 - Antitrust
2001 - Human Nature
2000 - Mission to Mars
2000 - High Fidelity
1999 - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
1999 - Arlington Road
1997 - Nothing to Lose
1994 - The Shawshank Redemption
1994 - Prêt-à-porter
1994 - I.Q.
1994 - The Hudsucker Proxy
1993 - Short Cuts
1992 - Bob Roberts
1992 - The Player
1991 - Jungle Fever
1990 - Jacob's Ladder
1990 - Cadillac Man
1989 - Erik the Viking
1988 - Bull Durham
1988 - Tapeheads
1986 - Top Gun
1986 - Howard the Duck
1985 - The Sure Thing
1985 - Fraternity Vacation
1976 - Network
Guest TV Roles
Pres. Robert McCallister (Voiced)
Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen singer Gil Robbins and actress Mary Robbins (I). Robbins studied drama at UCLA, where he graduated with honors in 1981. That same year, he formed the Actors' Gang theater group, an experimental ensemble that expressed radical political observations through the European avant-garde form of theater. He started film work in TV movies in 1983, but hit the big time in 1988 with his portrayal of dim-witted fastball pitcher "Nuke" Laloosh in Bull Durham (1988). Tall with baby-faced looks, he has the ability to play naive and obtuse (Cadillac Man (1990) and The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)) or slick and shrewd (The Player (1992) and Bob Roberts (1992)).
- (October 1997) Ranked #60 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
- During an interview with 'Charlie Rose (II)' (qv) regarding the 10-year anniversary of _The Shawshank Redemption (1994)_ (qv), he said he regarded that film, _Bull Durham (1988)_ (qv), _Dead Man Walking (1995)_ (qv), and _Mystic River (2003)_ (qv) as the highlights of his career so far.
- Was considered for the role of Charles Van Doren in _Quiz Show (1994)_ (qv), when 'Steven Soderbergh' (qv) was offered the opportunity to direct it.
- Attended anti-war rally in London on 15th February 2003.
- By age 12, he was already a member of the Theater for the New City, an avant-garde acting troupe.
- Admits that he only did _Howard the Duck (1986)_ (qv) for the money.
- After the September 11 attacks, he tried to fly out of New York City to be with 'Susan Sarandon' (qv) and their children in Hollywood. Upon finding out that all flights were grounded, he and a friend drove from New York City to Los Angeles in a 56-hour trip that began on the morning of September 12, 2001.
- (1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#94).