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Who Is Robert Downey Jr.? Find Out All You Need To Know About Him

Shailendra Poudel Published On Mon Jul 08 2019   Modified On Mon Jul 08 2019
Who Is Robert Downey Jr.? Find Out All You Need To Know About Him


    Who Is Robert Downey Jr.? Find Out All You Need To Know About Him

    Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor. He is known for playing as Charlie Chaplin in 1992 film Chaplin and Tony Stark/ Iron man in Marvel Cinematic Universe film series.

    Robert Downey Jr.'s Biography & Drugs addiction

    Robert Downey Jr. was born on 4th April 1965 in New York City, New York, United States. He belongs to mixed ethnicity and her birth sign is Aries.

    Talking about Robert Downey Jr., the youngest son of an actor Robert Downey Sr. a,  his mother, Elsie Ann was an actress appeared in his father films. He and his older sister Allyson grew up together in Greenwich Village.

    From an early age, Downey used marijuana at the age of six. He and his father used to take drugs together and for him, it was like his father was expressing his love to him.
    He used to appear in his father movie as a child artist, he knew the silver screen at the age of 5.

    Robert Downey Jr.'s Age & Body Statistics

    • Age: As of 2019, Robert Downey Jr.'s age is 54 years old.
    • Body Measurement: He has an athletic body physic with 44 inches chest, 35 inches waist, and 14 inches biceps.
    • Height: Iron Man stands 5 feet 9 inches/174 cm similar to celebrity Iskra Lawrence and Erica Leerhsen.
    • Weight: He weighs 78 kg/172 lbs.
    • Eyes Color: American actor has dark brown eyes which is bright and beautiful.
    • Hair Color: Similarly, he has soft dark brown hair.
    • Tattoo: Sherlock Holmes actor had 3 tattoo in his body. One in his right arm logo of Avenger, on left shoulder for her wife name Susan Levin and one on his right shoulder letters of his son Indio Falconer Downey.

    Robert Downey Jr.'s Relationship History & Personal Life

    As being 100 most influential people in the world, most of people are fan of his personality. Many girls love to marry him and dream about him. Robert Downey Jr. is a married man and had kids from his two marriages.

    Firstly he was married to actress Deborah Falconer. He dated Deborah for 42 days and took wedding vows on 29th May 1992.


    Robert Downey Jr with his wife Deborah Falconer

    The couple welcomed their first child in September 1993.Later, due to Robert habit of using drugs for which he was arrested and sentenced his stay in rehab. Their divorce was finalized on 26th April 2004.

    After a year later he married producer Susan, she also took Robert last name. Susan Downey and Robert dating secretly as she was afraid that her relationship with Robert won't last long. Robert proposed Susan on her 30th birthday and tied the knot on 27 August 2005. 


    Robert Downey Jr with his second wife Susan Downey

    The couple welcomed their first son Exton Downey on 7th February 2012 and daughter Avri Roel Downey on 4th November 2014. 

    Robert Downey Jr with his family

    He is living happily with his wife and children.

    Before his any marriage he was dating actress Sarah Jessica Parker and due to his drug addiction at that time the couple got separated.

    Drug addiction

    Robert Downey Jr. started taking marijuana when he was six years old. As he grew up he used to take drugs, for which he was arrested numerous times. He was arrested for possession of heroin, cocaine and 357 Magnum handgun while he was speeding down Sunset Boulevard. He was arrested several times for drug abuse cases and went to jail which also affected his movie career.

    Robert Downey Jr.'s Net Worth & Career

    As of 2019, Robert Downey Jr. net worth is estimated to be $300 million. He earned from his movie as an actor.

    Talking about his wealth and salary he topped the Forbes list of Hollywood's highest paid actor from 2012 to 2015.

    Here is some Robert Downey Jr. movie list with salary:

    • Richard III (1995) $50,000
    • Danger Zone (1996) $500,000
    • Game 6 (2005) $100 per day
    • Iron Man (2008) $ 500,000
    • Sherlock Holmes (2009) $15,000,000
    • The Avengers (2012)   $50,000,000 (once box-office bonuses and backend compensation are factored in)
    • Iron Man Three (2013)    $5 million
    • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)   $10 million
    • Avenger Infinity war  $75 million with box office bonuses
    • Avenger Endgame $104 million with box office bonuses

    He also own  houses in various places and  estate which is worth in millions.


    Marvel actor debuted as a child artist in his father's film Pound in 1970 and appeared in various movies. 

    He appeared with big actors in his early career  Val Kilmer, Michael Keaton, Halle Berry,  Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes and many more. 

    Due to his drug addiction, his career was down from 1996 to 2001. He was tackling his drug addiction habits and other legal issues. And he made his come back in with small roles in the movies. 

    In 2008 he made his come back from the movie Iron Man and Tropic Thunder. After the success of his role Tony Stark/ Iron Man, he appeared in big-budget movies like Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows alongside Jude Law. 

    In 2012, he repeated his role as Tony Stark in the movie Avengers teaming with actor Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo. MCU movies made his career sky high and continued to play as Tony Stark in Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain American, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgames with the newest member like of MCU Paul Rudd, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and many more. Endgame was also his last film as Tony Stark/Ironman which was released in 2019.

    Music Career

    Including acting, Downey has sung on several soundtracks. His commercially successful had been his remake of Joni Mitchell Christmas song River. He also sung for his films like Chaplin, Too Much Sun, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and many more.

    Intresting Facts about Robert Downey Jr.

    • His family name was Elias and his father changed to Downey in the 1950.
    • He studied ballet at the age of 10.
    • Acting is in his blood  as he is son of actor and actress.
    • He quit study at the age of 16 and started his career in acting.
    • In his early career he worked at restaurant and clean table.

    A Quick Summary of Robert Downey Jr.

    Who is Robert Downey Jr.?

    Robert Downey Jr is an American actor.

    What is the height of Robert Downey Jr.?

    He stands 5 feet 9 inches or 174 cm.

    How much did Robert Downey Jr. make from Civil War?

    He made $40 million as a salary in Captain American: Civil War movie.

    Who is Robert Downey Jr. Wife?

    His wife is  Susan Downey. 

    What are his upcoming Movies? 

    His upcoming movies are The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle in 2020, Sherlock Holmes and All-Star Weekend in 2021.