Downey, Robert Jr.

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Downey, Robert Jr. Gender: M
Robert John Downey, Jr.
born on 4 April 1965 at 13:10 (= 1:10 PM )
Place Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: March
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 14°45' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 19°12 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 13°51'


American actor and noted family, the son of independent film-maker Robert Downey, Sr. His first screen appearance was 1970 and he was nominated for an Oscar for "Chaplin" in 1992.

Downey was arrested on drug related charges for the third time in less than a month on 7/20/96. He was sentenced to three years probation and public service after three months live-in rehab. Seemingly bent on self-destruction of a fine talent if not his well-being, he moved in and out of arrests and rehab for the next two years. On 12/08/1997 he was returned to jail for violating probation by failing to stay clean and sober. Psychiatrist Manijeh Mikakhtar has diagnosed Downey Jr. with bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. She concurs that his drug use has been "self-medicating," and that he needs treatment, not punishment.

On 2/13/1998, he suffered a slight cut on his nose after fighting with another inmate, and was transferred to another jail in Monterey Park, CA. He then entered an undisclosed rehab center for a 67-day stay. Upon serving his time, Downey returned to the screen with skilled performances. Things took a turn for the worse when, on 6/22/1999, Downey was sentenced to a stint in the L.A. County Jail's rehab center after confessing in court that he had violated his probation. On 8/05/1999, his plight worsened even further when he was sentenced to two years in prison after revealing that rehab didn't work, and that he just couldn't kick his habit. In an interview in January 1999, he came out with his bi-sexuality. In a later interview he declared that his claim was "manufactured" as he searched for his identity. Regarding his drug addiction, he told the judge that he felt that he was holding a loaded gun in his mouth - and he liked the taste of the metal.

In 2000, Downey completed his incarceration and returned to the small screen with five-episodes on the series "Ally McBeal," October-November. He seemed to be back on track until an anonymous caller led police to a motel room in Palm Springs, CA on 11/25/00, 9:00 PM. Sadly, Downey was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and he was arrested for committing a felony. Released 11/26/00 on $15,000 bail, he is scheduled to appear in court within 30 days. The actor faces a jail term of one year to a maximum of six in a state prison for the felonies, if convicted. Downey will plead innocent on his arraignment scheduled for 12/27/2000.

On 1/21/2001, he was awarded a Golden Globe as Best Supporting actor in a TV series, "Ally McBeal." Two days later, model Deborah Falconer, 35, his estranged wife from 1996, sued for divorce. They have a son, Indio,

born in September 1993.

It looked like a definite conclusion to his career when Downey was arrested once more, 4/24/2001, Los Angeles while under the influence of a controlled substance; however, with his continuing good luck and public sympathy, he was assigned to rehab for 6 to 12 months, not jail, and on 7/16/2001 a judge ordered a continuation of his live-in drug treatment.

The actor married Susan Levin on August 27, 2005 in Amagansett, Long Island, New York in a ceremony that began at 6:30 PM. The couple met in 2002 and became engaged in November 2003.

Susan gave birth to a son, named Exton Elias Downey, on 7 Feb. 2012 at 07:24 am in Los Angeles.

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  • Work : New Career 1990 (First screen appearance)
  • Work : Gain social status 1992 (Oscar nomination)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities September 1993 (Son born)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 1996 (Separated from wife Deborah Falconer)
  • Crime : Arrest June 1996 (Stopped for speeding, found drugs)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 20 July 1996 (Drugs)
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  • Crime : Arrest 8 December 1997 (Returned to jail for parole violation)
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  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Perpetration 13 February 1998 (Fight with another jail inmate)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 22 June 1999 at 12:00 midnight in Los Angeles, CA (L.A. County Jail rehab)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 5 August 1999 at 12:00 noon in Los Angeles, CA (Sentenced to two years in prison)
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  • Work : Prize 21 January 2001 (Golden Globe for role in Ally McBeal)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 23 January 2001 (Falconer sued for divorce)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship November 2003 (Engaged to Susan Levin)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 27 August 2005 at 6:30 PM in Amagansett, New York (Married Susan Levin)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 7 February 2012 at 07:24 AM in Los Angeles (birth of son Exton Elias (source: Sarah van Sanden, from news))
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Source Notes

Marion March quotes colleague G.G. from him


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Unsuccessful rehab, community service)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Dad Robert Downey Sr, filmmaker)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, Deborah Falconer)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons from different marriages)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual (claimed in an interview but denied it in a later interview)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Prison and rehab centers)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress