Val Kilmer Biography (1959-)

Full name, Val Edward Kilmer; born December 31, 1959, in Los Angeles, CA; sonof Eugene (a real estate developer and aerospace equipment distributor) andGladys Kilmer; married Joanne Whalley (an actress; professional name, JoanneWhalley-Kilmer), March, 1988 (divorced February, 1996); children: Mercedes, Jack. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: The Firm/AMG, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Rogers & Cowan PR, 1888 Century Park East, Suite500, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, playwright, song performer
Birth Details
December 31, 1959
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Nick Rivers, Top Secret!, Paramount, 1984
  • Chris Knight, Real Genius, TriStar, 1985
  • Lieutenant Tom "Iceman" Kasanzky, Top Gun, Paramount, 1986
  • Madmartigan, Willow, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Jack Andrews, Kill Me Again, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1989
  • Jim Morrison, The Doors, TriStar, 1991
  • Ray Levoi, Thunderheart, TriStar, 1991
  • Mentor (Elvis), True Romance, Warner Bros., 1993
  • J. T. Barker, The Real McCoy, Universal, 1993
  • Doc Holliday, Tombstone, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Batman/Bruce Wayne, Batman Forever (also known as Forever),Warner Bros., 1995
  • Chris Shiherlis, Heat, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Dr. Dark, Dead Girl, 1995
  • Jean Mermoz, Wings of Courage (also known as Guillaumet, les ailes du courage), Sony Pictures Classics, 1995
  • Montgomery, The Island of Dr. Moreau, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Colonel John Henry Patterson, The Ghost and the Darkness, Paramount, 1996
  • Simon Templar, The Saint, Paramount, 1997
  • Voice of Moses/God, The Prince of Egypt (animated), DreamWorks, 1998
  • Virgil "Virg" Adamson, At First Sight, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Bob Henry, Joe the King (also known as Joe Henry), TrimarkPictures, 1999
  • Willem Dekooning, Pollock, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000
  • Robby Gallagher, Red Planet, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Danny Parker/Tom Van Allen, The Salton Sea, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Harris, Mindhunters, Dimension Films, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Philippe Huron, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, CBS, 1986
  • Robert Elliot Burns/Eliot Roberts, The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains,HBO, 1987
  • William "Billy the Kid" Bonney, Gore Vidal's Billy the Kid (also known as The Kid), TNT, 1989
  • FBI Agent Mark Cornell, Run for the Money, USA Network, 2002
  • Specials
  • Eric, One Too Many, ABC, 1985
  • Himself, 100 Years of the Hollywood Western, 1994
  • Riddle Me This: Why Is Batman Forever?, ABC, 1995
  • Narrator, Africa Unbottled: Preserving the Heritage, TBS and syndicated, 1998
  • Jeb Bush, Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000, NBC, 2000
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1994
  • The 1995 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1995
  • The 1998 MTV Music Video Awards, MTV, 1998
  • The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1995
  • The List, VH1, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Michael Baumann, How It All Began, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Servant to Hotspur, Henry IV, Part I, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Electra and Orestes, 1981
  • Orlando, As You Like It, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN,1982
  • Alan Downie, Slab Boys, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Title role, Hamlet, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Boulder, CO, 1988
  • Giovanni, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Public Theatre, 1992
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Performer of various songs, The Doors (soundtrack), Elektra, 1991
  • Performer of "Heartbreak Hotel," True Romance, Warner, 1993
  • Performer of songs "Skeet Surfin'," "Straighten out the Rug," and "How Silly Can You Get?" in Top Secret, 1984.
  • WRITINGS
  • Plays
  • Coauthor, How It All Began, New York Shakespeare Festival, PublicTheatre, 1981
  • Also author of a published book of poetry, My Eden after Burns.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1991, Issue Cumulation, Gale, 1991
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 31, 1996, p. 32
    • Time, April 7, 1997, p. 73

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