Robert Downey Jr. Biography
Robert John Downey Jr.
RJD, Bob, Bob Downey
Actor, Singer, Producer, Screenwriter
Vocals, Musical Keyboard
Robert Downey was born on April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He is currently 52 years old.
Robert attended Santa Monica High School, but left in the interim to focus on acting.
At the tender age of 10, he learned Classical ballet as a part of the curriculum during his stay in England. As a teenager, he attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York.
- Father – Robert Downey Sr. (Filmmaker, Actor, Producer)
- Mother – Elsie Downey (Actress)
- Siblings – Allyson Downey (Older Sister)
- Children – Indio Falconer Downey (Son), Exton Elias Downey (Son)
Spouses / Partners
- Deborah Falconer (m. 1992; div. 2004)
- Susan Levin (m. 2005)
Robert Downey has dated –
Jennifer Jason Leigh – Robert was in a relationship with Jennifer Jason Leigh once.
Sarah Jessica Parker – Robert and actress Sarah Jessica Parker had had dated for over six years from 1984 to 1991.
Winona Ryder – The Iron Man was rumored to be dating Winona Ryder in the past.
Deborah Falconer – Back in April 1992, Robert and actress, singer Deborah Falconer started dating each other and entered into married life on May 29, 1992. After living together for almost a decade, the couple parted their ways due to his drug addiction. They together have a son named Indio Falconer Downey (b. September 7, 1993). They were given divorce on April 26, 2004.
Marisa Tomei – Robert and actress Marisa Tomei became closer in 1994 and took their relationship onto the next level after they met on the sets of the film, Only You.
Calista Flockhart – Robert was rumored to had a fling with actress Calista Flockhart in 2001.
Susan Downey – Robert Downey began dating producer Susan Downey in August 2003 when they first met on the sets of the film, Gothika. They became engaged on November 6, 2003 and married on August 27, 2005 in a Jewish ceremony. Susan has two children with him, son Exton Elias Downey (b. February 7, 2012) and daughter Avri Roel (b. November 2014).
- In feet – 5 feet 8½ inches
- In centimeters – 174 cm
- In meters – 1.74 m
- In Kilograms – 78 kg
- In Pounds – 172 lbs
- Measurements – 45-15-35
- Chest – 45 inches
- Biceps – 15 inches
- Waist – 35 inches
9 (US) / 8.5 (UK)
Robert Downey Jr. released his first studio album in November 2004, titled The Futurist which went on to reach #121 on Us Billboard charts. The album is comprised of 10 tracks and sold 16,000 copies in its first week. Not to mention, he is not a hardcore singer.
Robert made his acting debut at the age of five in his father’s film Pound (1970).
His title role came with the 1992 film Chaplin, for which he was nominated for for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won him the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Weird Science, Less than Zero, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Zodiac, Tropic Thunder, Iron Man series and Sherlock Homes franchise were some of the films enough to speak about his sarcastic, mind-blogging acting and immeasurable popularity.
Downey made his television debut with the American late night live TV sketch comedy, Saturday Night Live in 1985.
He has been the face of several brands including the Taiwanese mobile maker HTC and Nissan Motors, to name a few.
Cars & Bikes
Robert Downey Jr. is a huge fan of supercars as just like his onscreen persona. His love for cars doesn’t end with his friction movies and has quite an impressive collection of luxury cars. Down the line in his career, he has possession of a 1970 Mustang, a Mercedes-Benz Pagoda, a black Audi A7 Sport ($68,300), Audi R8 ($115,990), Acura NSX Roadster ($130,000), VW Golf Sport, and a green Bentley Continental GT ($190,000).
One of the wealthiest and style icons of America, Robert Downey live a King like life with his enormous fortune. His luxurious Maibu mansion in California costs him a whopping $14 million dollars which he has his wife bought in 2009. This beach facing 3,500 square feet rach style mansion features six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a gym, and of course, all the amenities that one could imagine.
Robert Downey recently acquired a $2.5 million worth modest mansion in Pacific Palisades. This house features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two car garage with a beautiful garden. He also owns a couple of real estate properties in Rustic Canyon and Abbott Kinney.
Robert Downey Jr. Net worth
Robert Downey’s staggering net worth is estimated to be $260 million US dollars as of 2017. RJD’s last year earning was about $50 million, making him one of the highest-paid actors in the business. He apparently has a lucrative deal with Disney Marvel that would fuel his net worth $50 million in the next few years. In 2010, Robert and his wife Susan launched their own production company, Team Downey, which also makes a considerable portion of his net worth. His annual salary is estimated to be $80 million.
Robert Downey Jr. Favorites
- Favorite Actor – Peter O’Toole
- Favorite Movies – Iron Man, Sherlock Homes
- Favorite Color – Green
- Favorite Brands – Adidas, Benedict Aviators, Ray-ban, Lacoste, BlackBerry
Social Media Portfolio
It’s no surprise that a man who gave dozens of box office blockbusters has large amount of fan following on a variety of social media platforms. Follow him on:
Interesting Facts About Robert Downey Jr.
RJD family name was Elias until 1950 when his father changed the family name to Downey after his stepfather James Downey.
He wrote and starred in his first documentary The Last Party in 1993.
RJD has came all the way to get to where he has reached today, who is now a proud member of Hollywood’s 20 Million Club. And, of course, it isn’t that easy to achieve it, thanks to the Iron Man franchise.
Robert was nominated for Academy Awards twice, but he couldn’t able to get one for him.
The most powerful celebrity in entertainment is a black belt in the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.
Robert is a big fan of sun glasses and is very rare to see him off the glasses.
He has been on-and-off the jail several times for his excessive use of drugs. His father was an avid drug addict, who supply him drugs since childhood.
RJD has been off the drugs since 2003 and has credited his wife for helping him oversome his drug and alcohol habits.
As of 2017, the U.S. domestic box-office grosses of Downey Jr.’s films total over US $4.2 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $9 billion, making Downey Jr. the fifth highest-grossing U.S. domestic box-office star of all time.