Tim Robbins Biography (1958?-)

Full name, Timothy Francis Robbins; born October 16, 1958 (some sources cite1959), in New York, NY (some sources cite West Covina, CA); son of Gil (a folksinger, musician, publishing executive, and nightclub owner) and Mary (an actress) Robbins; brother of David Robbins (a composer), Adele Robbins (an actress), and Gabrielle Robbins (a cabaret performer); companion of Susan Sarandon (an actress); children: Miles Guthrie (an actor), Jack Henry (an actor), Eva Marie Livia Amurri (stepdaughter; an actress). Addresses: Office: Havoc Productions, 16 West 19th St., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10011.; Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Lisa Kasteler, Wolf/Kasteler/Van Iden and Associates Public Relations, 335 North Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer, composer, writer
Birth Details
October 16, 1958?
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Boe, Toy Soldiers (also known as Guerrilla salvaje), New World, 1984
  • Nelson, No Small Affair, Columbia, 1984
  • Gary Cooper, The Sure Thing, Embassy, 1985
  • Larry "Mother" Tucker, Fraternity Vacation, New World, 1985
  • Lieutenant junior grade Sam Wills (Merlin), Top Gun, Paramount, 1986
  • Phil Blumburtt, Howard the Duck (also known as Howard: A New Breed of Hero), Universal, 1986
  • Harry, Five Corners, Cineplex Odeon, 1987
  • Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh, Bull Durham, Orion, 1988
  • Delmount Williams, Miss Firecracker, Corsair, 1989
  • Title role, Erik the Viking (also known as Erik viking), Orion, 1989
  • Jeff, Twister, 1989
  • Josh Tager, Tapeheads, Avenue, 1989
  • Jacob Singer, Jacob's Ladder (also known as Dante's Inferno), TriStar, 1990
  • Larry, Cadillac Man, Orion, 1990
  • Jerry, Jungle Fever, Universal, 1991
  • Title role, Bob Roberts, Paramount/Miramax, 1992
  • Griffin Mill, The Player, Fine Line, 1992
  • Himself, Post No Bills, 1992
  • Gene Shepard, Short Cuts, Fine Line, 1993
  • Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption, Columbia, 1994
  • Ed Walters, I.Q., Paramount, 1994
  • Joe Flynn, Pret-a-Porter (also known as Pret-a-Porter: Ready toWear and Ready to Wear), Miramax, 1994
  • Norville Barnes, The Hudsucker Proxy (also known as Hudsucker--Der grosse Sprung), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Nick Beam, Nothing to Lose, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Himself, Nusrat: A Voice from Heaven, 1998
  • Oliver Lang/William Fenimore, Arlington Road, Screen Gems, 1999
  • President of the United States, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (also known as Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me), New LineCinema, 1999
  • Voice on film reel, Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Ian "Ray" Raymond, High Fidelity, Buena Vista, 2000
  • Himself, Last Party (also known as The Party's Over), FilmMovement, 2000
  • Woodrow "Woody" Blake, Mission to Mars (also known as M2M),Buena Vista, 2000
  • Gary Winston, AntiTrust (also known as Conspiracy.com), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001
  • Nathan Bronfman, Human Nature, Fine Line, 2001
  • Lewis Bartholomew, The Truth about Charlie, Universal, 2002
  • Dave Boyle, Mystic River, Warner Bros., 2003
  • Narrator, The Day My God Died, Andrew Levine Productions, 2003
  • Tibetan voices, Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion, Artistic License, 2003
  • William, Code 46, United Artists, 2003
  • The Education of Gore Vidal (documentary), 2003
  • (Uncredited) Rival anchor, Anchorman (also known as Action News, Action Newsman, and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy), DreamWorks, 2004
  • Film Director
  • Bob Roberts, Paramount/Miramax, 1992
  • Dead Man Walking, Polygram, 1996
  • Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Film Producer
  • Dead Man Walking, Polygram, 1996
  • Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Himself, Get Up, Stand Up, 2003
  • Movies
  • Marvin, Quarterback Princess, CBS, 1983
  • Joseph Cotten, Malice in Wonderland (also known as The Rumor Mill), CBS, 1985
  • First teen, Trenchcoat in Paradise, 1989
  • Specials
  • Comic Relief IV, HBO, 1990
  • Himself, All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (also known as Sesame Street's All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!), ABC, 1994
  • Himself, Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country (also known as Love, Trust & Ketchup), Bravo, 1994
  • Gore Vidal (also known as Gore Vidal's Gore Vidal), Arts and Entertainment, 1995
  • Host and narrator, The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera, Independent Film Channel, 1996
  • Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, NBC, 2000
  • Himself, Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature, Channel 4, 2001
  • Himself, VH1 News Special: Islamabad Rock City, VH1, 2001
  • Himself, New York at the Movies, Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • (In archive footage) Who Is Alan Smithee?, American Movie Classics, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1993
  • The 50th Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993
  • Presenter, The 51st Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1994
  • Presenter, The 67th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1995
  • Presenter, The 13th Annual MTV Video Music Awards (also known as The 1996 MTV Video Music Awards), MTV, 1996
  • Presenter, The 69th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1997
  • Presenter, The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1997
  • Presenter, The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1999
  • Presenter, MTV Video Music Awards 1999, MTV, 1999
  • Presenter, Sports Illustrated's 20th Century Sports Awards, CBS, 1999
  • Presenter, The 10th Annual IFP Gotham Awards, Bravo, 2000
  • Himself, MTV Video Music Awards 2000, MTV, 2000
  • Presenter, The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004
  • Himself, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2004
  • The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2004
  • Episodic
  • Arthur Reinhardt, "Bypass," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1982
  • Arthur Reinhardt, "Cora and Arnie," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1982
  • Arthur Reinhardt, "Down's Syndrome," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1982
  • Brewster Kingston, "How the Other Half Dies," Legmen, NBC, 1984
  • Johnson, "Scared Stiff," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1984
  • Patrolman Lawrence Swan, "Rookie Nookie," Hill Street Blues, NBC,1984
  • Fremmer, "Gunfight at the So-So Corral," Moonlighting, ABC, 1985
  • Jordon's phantom, "Mirror, Mirror...," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1986
  • Performer in short early version of Bob Roberts, Saturday NightLive (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night,and SNL), NBC, 1986
  • Himself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1990, 1992
  • Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1992
  • Himself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, multiple appearances, beginning 1994
  • Voice of Jim Hope, "Grift of the Magi," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1999
  • Himself, "Two Party Political System," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 2000
  • Himself, Mad TV, Fox, 2000
  • Himself, "Susan Sarandon: Rebel with a Cause," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Susan Sarandon), Arts and Entertainment, c. 2000
  • Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2000, 2001 (multiple episodes)
  • Himself, "Tim Robbins: Playing from the Heart," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Tim Robbins), Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • Himself, The View, ABC, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Himself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2003
  • Himself, On the Record with Bob Costas, HBO, 2003
  • Himself, Tinseltown.TV, 2003
  • Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2003, 2004
  • Himself, Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2004
  • Himself, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004
  • Himself, NY Graham Norton, 2004
  • Himself, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004
  • Also appeared in episodes of other series, including The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Comedy Central; Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo; Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO; and Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC.
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Specials
  • The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera, Independent FilmChannel, 1996
  • The Spectre of Hope (also known as Salgado: The Spectre of Hope), Cinemax, 2000
  • Television Work
  • Other
  • Director of short early version of Bob Roberts, Saturday NightLive (episodic; also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1986
  • Director and producer, Queens Supreme (pilot), CBS, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • Ubu Roi, Los Angeles area, 1981
  • Slick Slack Griff Graff, 1985
  • The Guys, Actors' Gang, New York Shakespeare Festival, Flea Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Nick, The Guys, Actors' Gang, Hollywood, CA, 2002
  • Stage Director
  • Ubu Roi, Los Angeles area, 1981
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1984
  • (With Adam Simon) Carnage: A Comedy, Actors' Gang, Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles, 1988, then New York Shakespeare Festival, Susan Stein Shiva Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • The Good Woman of Setzuan, 1990
  • Mephisto, Actors' Gang, Hollywood, CA, 2001
  • Embedded (one-act), New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 2004
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Himself, Hidden Vulnerability: A Look into the Making of "Arlington Road," Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1999
  • Himself, Antitrust: Cracking the Code, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000
  • (In archive footage) Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize,2000
  • Video Work
  • Guest camera operator, Pearl Jam: Touring Band 2000, 2001
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Bob Roberts (based on a short film that aired on Saturday NightLive), Paramount/Miramax, 1992
  • Dead Man Walking, Polygram, 1996
  • Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Film Music
  • Songs
  • Song "Repave Amerika," Tapeheads, Avenue, 1989
  • (With David Robbins) Bob Roberts, Paramount/Miramax, 1992
  • Dead Man Walking, Polygram, 1996
  • Song "Cobbler in Despair," Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Teleplays
  • Short early version of Bob Roberts, Saturday Night Live (episodic; also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, andSNL), NBC, 1986
  • Stage Plays
  • (With Adam Simon) Slick Slack Griff Graff, 1985
  • (With Adam Simon) Carnage: A Comedy, Actors' Gang, Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles, 1988, then New York Shakespeare Festival, Susan Stein Shiva Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Embedded (one-act), New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 2004
  • With Simon, also wrote After the Dog Wars, Alagazam, Farmer, and Violence: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle.
  • Radio Plays
  • Mayhem: The Invasion, L.A. Theatre Works, broadcast 1992
  • Author of other radio plays.
  • Nonfiction
  • Cradle Will Rock: The Movie and the Moment, edited by Theresa Burns, foreword by Paul Newman, historical notes by Eric Darton and Nancy StearnsBercaw, additional contributions by Robert Tracy, Newmarket Press, 2000
  • Contributor to periodicals, including Nation.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Cineaste, spring, 1996, p. 4
    • Cosmopolitan, June, 1992, p. 170
    • Empire, issue 82, 1996, pp. 92-93; October, 1997, p. 198; December, 1997, p. 11
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 26, 1992, p. 12; March 22, 1996, p. 26;February 6, 2004, pp. 58-59; March 12, 2004, p. 123
    • Interview, August, 1992, p. 66; March, 2004, pp. 126-30
    • Nation, April 5, 1999, pp. 13-14, 16-18, 20
    • Newsweek, November 12, 1990, p. 77
    • New York Times, September 10, 1989, pp. H9, H34
    • Parade, February 8, 2004, p. 20
    • People Weekly, January 22, 1996, p. 29
    • Playboy, October, 1992, p. 140; February, 1995, pp. 47-48, 50, 52,54, 56-60, 62
    • Premiere, March, 1989, p. 37; November 1, 2003, p. 124
    • Progressive, June, 1991, p. 36
    • Times (London), November 13, 1997
    • US Weekly, June, 1997
    • Vogue, September, 1992, pp. 568-72

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