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'

Robert Jr. Downey (2014)
photo: Gage Skidmore, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American actor and producer whose career has been characterized by critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, before a resurgence of commercial success in middle age. From 2013 to 2015, he was listed by Forbes as Hollywood's highest-paid actor. Downey portrayed the title character in the biopic Chaplin (1992), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. For his role in action comedy Tropic Thunder (2008) he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Downey is the younger of two children of Robert Downey Sr., an actor and independent filmmaker, and Elsie Ann (née Ford), an actress who appeared in Downey Sr.'s films. During his childhood, Downey had minor roles in his father's films. He made his acting debut at the age of five, playing a sick puppy in the absurdist comedy Pound (1970).

His first lead role was with Molly Ringwald in The Pick-up Artist (1987). Because of this and other coming-of-age films Downey did during the 1980s, he is sometimes named as a member of the "Brat Pack."

Downey was arrested on drug related charges for the third time in less than a month on 20 July 1996. 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 8 December 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 concurred that his drug use had been "self-medicating," and that he needed treatment, not punishment.

On 13 February 1998, he suffered a slight cut on his nose after fighting with another inmate, and was transferred to another jail in Monterey Park, California. 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 22 June 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 5 August 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 in October-November. He seemed to be back on track until an anonymous caller led police to a motel room in Palm Springs, California on 25 November 2000 at 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 26 November 2000 on $15,000 bail, the actor faced a jail term of one year to a maximum of six in a state prison for the felonies, if convicted. Downey pleaded innocent.

On 21 January 2001, he was awarded a Golden Globe as Best Supporting actor in a TV series for Ally McBeal. Two days later, model Deborah Falconer, 35, his estranged wife from 1996, sued for divorce. They have a son, Indio, born on 7 September 1993 in Los Angeles.

It looked like a definite conclusion to his career when Downey was arrested once more, on 24 April 2001 in 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 16 July 2001 a judge ordered a continuation of his live-in drug treatment.

The actor married Susan Levin on 27 August 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 February 2012 at 07:24 AM in Los Angeles. Their daughter, Avri Roel, was born on 4 November 2014 at 3:22 AM in Los Angeles.

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  • associate relationship with Evans, Chris (1981) (born 13 June 1981). Notes: co-stars in "The Avengers"
  • associate relationship with Johansson, Scarlett (born 22 November 1984). Notes: co-stars in "The Avengers"
  • associate relationship with Jordan, Leslie (born 29 April 1955). Notes: Once shared a cell
  • friend relationship with Gibson, Mel (born 3 January 1956)
  • friend relationship with Sutherland, Kiefer (born 21 December 1966). Notes: Roomates for 3 years
  • role played of/by Chaplin, Charles (born 16 April 1889). Notes: 1992 film "Chaplin"
  • role played of/by Einstein, Albert (born 14 March 1879). Notes: 1988 film "That's Adequate"
  • role played of/by Mussolini, Bruno (born 22 April 1918). Notes: 1985 TV miniseries "Mussolini: The Untold Story"


  • Work : New Career 1990 (First screen appearance)
  • Work : Gain social status 1992 (Oscar nomination)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 7 September 1993 (Birth of son, Indio Falconer Downey)
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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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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 4 November 2014 at 03:22 AM in Los Angeles (Birth of daughter, Avri Roel Downey)
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Source Notes

Marion March quotes colleague G.G. from him.

Daughter Avri's data from Downey's Facebook page, posted 6 November 2014: "Yep...Avri Roel Downey joined the party @ 3:22 a.m. on November 4th...she's 7lbs even, spans 20 inches, and is accompanied by a variety of Susan's traits that have seemingly overwritten my "junk DNA."" [1].


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Unsuccessful rehab, community service)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Dad Robert Downey Sr, filmmaker)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons, one daughter)
  • 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 (Film, TV, stage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Film debut at age 5)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Twice nominated)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (BAFTA, etc)