Robert John Downey Jr. works in Hollywood, the United States. He enjoyed early critical and commercial success, then struggled with substance abuse and legal issues, and finally found renewed commercial success decades into his career. Time magazine included Downey in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2008, and from 2013 to 2015, he was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes.
He made his acting debut in his father’s film Pound in 1970, when he was just five years old. Later, in the ’80s, he was a part of the Brat Pack and starred in two teen flicks together: Weird Science (1985) and Less than Zero (1987). Downey’s performance as Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 biopic Chaplin earned him an Academy Award nomination and a BAFTA Award. After serving time in prison for drug possession at Corcoran, he joined the cast of the Golden Globe-winning TV series Ally McBeal. Due to drug-related legal issues, he was let go from the show in 2000/2001. He completed a court-mandated drug rehabilitation program and has been clean since 2003.
Until Mel Gibson put up the money for the insurance on Downey’s film The Singing Detective 2003, completion bond companies were unwilling to insure the actor. Thereafter, he became a leading man in films like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Zodiac (2007), and Tropic Thunder (2008), for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Downey Jr. became a household name after starring as Tony Stark/Iron Man in ten MCU films between 2008’s Iron Man and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame (2019). He also played the title role in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes (2009) and its sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2010), for which he won his second Golden Globe (2011).
As of 2023, Robert Downey Jr is 58 years old, his estimated net worth is $300 million, and he stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (174 cm or 1.74 m) tall.
Robert John Downey Jr.
Ironman, Robert, Bob, RDJ
Actor, Singer, Composer, and Producer
Best Known for
For his acting in Iron Man (2008)
Date of Birth
4 April 1965
As of 2023, Robert Downey Jr is 58 years old.
Manhattan, New York, United States
Venice, Greenwich Village, Malibu, England
School / College / University
Santa Monica High School
Race / Ethnicity
His father was of half Lithuanian Jewish, one-quarter Hungarian Jewish, and one-quarter Irish descent, while Downey’s mother had Scottish, German, and Swiss ancestry.
A well-styled “A” letter combined with the number 6 with an arrow going through it on his right arm.
Physical Stats & More
- In feet: 5′ 8″
- In Centimetres: 174 c.m
- In meters: 1.74 m
- In kilograms: 78 k.g
- In Pounds: 172lbs
- Chest Size: 45″
- Biceps Size: 15″
- Waist Size: 32″
Robert Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965, in Manhattan, New York City, to actors Robert Downey Sr. and Elsie Ann Ford. He has one older sister, Allyson Downey.
Robert Downey Jr.’s father, Robert Downey Sr., is also an actor and filmmaker, and the two have collaborated on multiple projects throughout their careers. In fact, a documentary titled “Sr.” was released on Netflix in December 2021, which tells the story of Robert Downey Sr.’s rise in New York City, his crash, burn, and redemption in Hollywood, and his relationship with his son in the aftermath.
In 1992, Robert Downey Jr. married actress and singer Deborah Falconer. The couple has one child together, a son named Indio Falconer Downey, who was born in September 1993. However, they divorced in 2004.
In 2005, Robert Downey Jr. married film producer Susan Downey (née Levin). The couple has two children together: a son named Exton Elias Downey, who was born in February 2012, and a daughter named Avri Roel Downey, who was born in November 2014.
Deborah Falconer (Actress and Singer) (1992-2004)
Susan Downey (née Levin) (Film Producer) (2005–Present)
Robert Doweny Sr. (Actor and Filmmaker)
Allyson Lee Downey
Indio Falconer Downey (Son) (Born in September 1993)
Exton Elias Downey (Son) (Born in February 2012)
Avri Roel Downey
Jim Downey (Uncle)
Betty McLoughlin (Grandmother)
Robert Elias (Grandfather)
Relationship & More
Married to Susan Downey
27 August 2005 (with Susan Downey)
29 May 1992 (With Deborah Falconer)
Girlfriend and dating history
Sarah Jessica Parker (1984–1991)
In the 1980s, Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker had a seven-year relationship. They met on the set of “Firstborn” in 1984 and began dating soon after. At the time, the couple was regarded as one of Hollywood’s hottest.
Their relationship, however, was turbulent and reportedly plagued by drug addiction issues. Throughout their relationship, Downey struggled with substance abuse, and Parker tried to help him overcome his addiction. Due to Downey’s addiction issues, the couple divorced in 1991. Despite their split, both have spoken highly of each other in interviews over the years, and there appears to be no animosity between them.
Deborah Falconer (1992–2004)
From May 1992 to April 2004, Robert Downey Jr. and Deborah Falconer were married. Falconer is a singer, songwriter, model, and actress from the United States. Falconer and Downey Jr. first met at Sting’s birthday party in 1992. Shortly after, the couple began dating and married on May 29, 1992, in New York. Indio Falconer Downey, the couple’s first child, was born on September 7, 1993. During his marriage to Falconer, Downey Jr. struggled with addiction, which strained their relationship. Falconer eventually filed for divorce in 2001, but the couple briefly reconciled before calling it quits in April 2004.
Susan Downey (2005–Present)
Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr. have been married since August 27, 2005. They first met on the set of “Gothika,” a film in which Susan was an executive producer, in 2003. They began dating in November 2003, became engaged in November 2003, and married in 2005. They have two children together: Exton Elias Downey, born on February 7, 2012, and Avri Roel Downey, born on November 4, 2014. Susan has often been credited with helping Robert turn his life around and overcome his previous struggles with addiction and legal issues.
Favorite Color – Teal
Favorite Food – Filet Mignon Meatballs
Favorite Perfume – Gendarme V.
Favorite Music – Sesame Street, Classic Rock.
Favorite Movie – Tropic Thunder, La Grande Bouffe
Net Worth 2023
As of 2023, Robert Downey Jr’s estimated net worth is $300 million. His acting career, especially his roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is his main source of income. In 2008, for “Iron Man,” he was paid $2.5 million. By 2019, when he was in “Avengers: Endgame,” he was getting $75 million as a starting salary. It is said that Downey made close to $435 million while playing the Marvel hero. Without taking into account profit-sharing and back-end earnings, it is thought that he made around $200 million from Marvel.
Downey has produced movies and TV shows like “The Judge” and “Perry Mason” in addition to acting. He has also made money through endorsements, like when OnePlus paid him to promote their phones. He has also put money into real estate. He is said to have spent $3.8 million on a mansion in Malibu.
Robert Downey Jr Net worth Growth
|Net worth in 2022||$300 million|
|Net worth in 2021||$260 million|
|Net worth in 2020||$200 million|
|Net worth in 2019||$170 million|
|Net worth in 2018||$150 million|
|Yearly Salary||$30 million|
|Monthly Salary||$2.5 million|
|Weekly Salary||$60 thousand|
|Daily Salary||$90 thousand|
Salary in Marvel Movies
|Iron Man I||$500 thousand|
|Iron Man II||$10 million|
|Iron Man III||$75 million|
$50 million ($10 million base + $40 million backend bonus)
|Avengers: Age of Ultron||$40 million|
|Captain America: Civil War||$40 million|
|Spider-Man Homecoming||$15 million|
|Avengers: Infinity War||$40 million|
|Avengers: End Game||$75 million|
Downey Jr. has a notable car collection that includes a variety of classic and luxurious vehicles. The collection features rare and unique cars that have been restored and customized to Downey’s liking. Among the highlights are his custom Boss 302 Mustang that won best-in-show at the SEMA show in 2017, a hybrid car built and customized for The Avengers movies, a Mercedes Benz Pagoda, a 1965 Chevy Corvette, a 1974 BMW 3.0 CS coupe modified by SpeedKore, and a Ferrari California T droptop.
- Boss 302 Mustang
- Mercedes Benz Pagoda
- 1965 Chevy Corvette
- 1974 BMW 3.0 CS coupe
- Ferrari California T droptop
Robert Downey Jr, the famous actor, and producer, has multiple properties including houses in Malibu and East Hampton.
In Malibu, he purchased a 7+ acre property with a main house and a uniquely shaped secondary structure near the pool area in 2009 for $13.4 million. He also has a dome-shaped, energy-efficient guesthouse in Malibu.
In East Hampton, he purchased the Edward DeRose Windmill Cottage for $10.5 million in the Spring of 2017. This windmill house is known to be his primary address and was featured in Architectural Digest. It has an open floor plan with two guest bedrooms, a large kitchen, a dining room with a breakfast nook, an arcade room, and a private screening room. The interior design features contemporary pieces, mid-century decor, and custom lighting fixtures.
Robert Downey Jr. has had many pets throughout the years, and he is well-known for his compassion toward animals. Interviews and articles have revealed that Downey and his wife Susan have two cats, Monty and D’Artagnan and that they frequently host a menagerie of other animals. The couple has included their two cats, Monty and D’Artagnan, in a video tour of their home.
Downey and his wife have several cats as pets but also have previously hosted dogs and birds in their home. According to quotes made by Downey, animals have always played a significant role in his life.
Robert Downey Jr Facts
- On April 4, 1965, in the Big Apple, Robert Downey Jr. entered the world.
- Both of his parents were performers; his father, Robert Downey Sr., was a well-known independent filmmaker, and his mother, Elsie Ford, appeared in several of her husband’s films.
- At the age of seventeen, Downey Jr. decided to abandon his high school studies in favor of an acting career.
- He was one of the young actors known as the Brat Pack who became stars in a string of blockbuster movies throughout the ’80s.
- Two of Downey Jr.’s acting accolades come from the Golden Globes, where he was named Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy and Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.
- He attributes his success in kicking his drug habit to his training in Wing Chun, a Chinese martial art and method of self-defense, which he began in the early 2000s.
- Open about his past drug abuse, Downey Jr. has said his wife, Susan Downey, was instrumental in helping him recover.
- Once, while naked and hallucinating, he was pulled over for speeding and is said to have thrown imaginary rats at the police.
- Tony Stark/Iron Man in the MCU and Sherlock Holmes in the Sherlock Holmes films are just two of the many iconic roles that Downey Jr. has played in his career.
- Forbes has consistently ranked him as the highest-paid actor, most recently at $80 million in 2014 and $66 million in 2015.
RDJ Movies and TV Shows
All Movies List
|1972||Greaser’s Palace||Small Boy in Covered Wagon|
|1975||Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight||Himself|
|1980||Up the Academy||Boy on Soccer Team|
|1983||Baby It’s You||Stewart|
|1985||Tuff Turf||Jimmy Parker|
|1985||Girls Just Want to Have Fun||Punk Party Crasher|
|1986||Back to School||Derek Lutz|
|1987||The Pick-up Artist||Jack Jericho|
|1987||Less than Zero||Julian Wells|
|1988||Johnny Be Good||Leo Wiggins|
|1988||Rented Lips||Wolf Dangler|
|1988||That’s Adequate||Albert Einstein|
|1989||True Believer||Roger Baron|
Alex Finch / Louie Jefferies
|1990||Air America||Billy Covington|
|1991||Too Much Sun||
David Seton Barnes
|1993||Heart and Souls||Thomas Reilly|
|1993||The Last Party||Himself|
|1993||Short Cuts||Bill Bush|
|1994||Natural Born Killers||Wayne Gale|
|1994||Only You||Peter Wright|
|1995||Richard III||Earl Rivers|
|1995||Home for the Holidays||Tommy Larson|
|1996||Danger Zone||Jim Scott|
|1997||One Night Stand||Charlie|
|1997||Two Girls and a Guy||Blake Allen|
|1997||Hugo Pool||Franz Mazur|
|1998||The Gingerbread Man||Clyde Pell|
Special Agent John Royce
|1999||Friends & Lovers||Hans|
|1999||Black and White||Terry Donager|
|2000||Wonder Boys||Terry Crabtree|
|2003||Whatever We Do||Bobby|
|2003||The Singing Detective||Dan Dark|
|2003||Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin||Himself|
|2005||Kiss Kiss Bang Bang||Harry Lockhart|
|2005||Good Night, and Good Luck||Joseph Wershba|
|2005||Hubert Selby Jr.: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow||Narrator|
|2006||A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints||Dito Montiel|
|2006||The Shaggy Dog||Dr. Kozak|
|2006||A Scanner Darkly||James Barris|
|2007||Lucky You||Telephone Jack|
Principal Nathan Gardner
|2008||Iron Man||Tony Stark / Iron Man|
|2008||The Incredible Hulk||Tony Stark / Iron Man|
|2008||Tropic Thunder||Kirk Lazarus|
|2009||The Soloist||Steve Lopez|
|2009||Sherlock Holmes||Sherlock Holmes|
|2010||Iron Man 2||
Tony Stark / Iron Man
|2010||Love & Distrust||Rob|
|2010||Due Date||Peter Highman|
|2011||Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows||
Tony Stark / Iron Man
|2013||Iron Man 3||
Tony Stark / Iron Man
|2014||The Judge||Hank Palmer|
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||
Tony Stark / Iron Man
|2016||Captain America: Civil War||
Tony Stark / Iron Man
|2016||The Nice Guys||Sid Shattuck|
Tony Stark / Iron Man
|2018||Avengers: Infinity War||
Tony Stark / Iron Man
Tony Stark / Iron Man
|2020||Dolittle||Dr. John Dolittle|
All TV Shows List
|1985–1986||Saturday Night Live||Various characters|
|1985||Mussolini: The Untold Story||Bruno Mussolini|
|1995||Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree||Mr. Willowby|
|1996||Saturday Night Live||Himself (host)|
|2000–2002||Ally McBeal||Larry Paul|
|2005||Family Guy||Patrick Pewterschmidt (voice)|
|2019||The Age of A.I.||Himself (host)|
|2020||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Himself (guest host)|
|In Productions||The Sympathizer||Not Known yet|
Is Robert Downey Jr a billionaire?
No, Robert Downey Jr is not a billionaire. His net worth is $300 million. While he earned a substantial amount from his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his personal wealth is not at billionaire levels.
Does Rdj have a daughter?
Yes, Robert Downey Jr has a daughter named Avri Roel Downey. She was born on November 4th, 2014. He also has an elder son named Exton Elias Downey with his wife, Susan Downey.
What has Robert Downey Jr done for society?
Throughout his career, Robert Downey Jr. has promoted numerous charitable causes. He has given financial support to charities like the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Stand Up to Cancer, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Having battled substance abuse in the past, Downey Jr. has also used his celebrity status to spread awareness about mental health and addiction issues.
Why was Robert Downey Jr paid so much for Avengers?
It’s been said that Robert Downey Jr. made a lot of money playing Tony Stark/Iron Man in the MCU. He made an estimated $435 million from residuals for his roles in MCU films. Star power and attention to detail both contributed to Downey Jr.’s role as Iron Man and the overall success of the Marvel films. In addition, he secured a deal that gave him a cut of the earnings from his film appearances.
Why did Robert Downey Jr quit the role of Iron Man?
In 2019, Robert Downey Jr. gave up his enduring role as Tony Stark/Iron Man, and various sources claim that he had good reasons for doing so. Although Downey hasn’t specifically stated a reason for leaving, some reports indicate that he felt the time was right to leave the role after more than a decade in it and wanted to pursue other opportunities. According to a different report, Downey stated that he left the role because the plot had progressed to the point where it would be best to put an end to his time playing Iron Man. He felt that he had done everything he could with the character.
Can Tony Stark come back?
Even though Robert Downey Jr. no longer plays Iron Man, Tony Stark may return in some capacity to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character’s return hasn’t been formally announced, though, as of yet. Tony Stark might come back at some point because in the Marvel comics, characters have risen from the dead or from alternate universes.
Who is the richest actor of Avengers?
None other than RDJ himself with a net worth of 300 million USD.
How much did Robert Downey Jr earn from Marvel?
The earnings of Robert Downey Jr. from the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been widely reported, but precise figures are difficult to confirm. According to Forbes, Downey Jr earned an estimated $75 million for his role as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame (2019), which includes his salary as well as backend profits from the film’s box office success. We have shared his all salary details for Marvel movies, you can check them from the salary section.
What is Robert Downey Jr real name?
Robert Downey Jr.’s real name is Robert John Downey Jr.
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Does Robert Downey Jr have an autobiography?
Yes, Robert Downey Jr. has written an autobiography. According to “Today“, the actor signed a deal with HarperEntertainment, an imprint of HarperCollins, to write his memoirs. However, it is unclear if the book has been published or if there is a release date.
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