Robert Downey Sr.
Name: Robert Downey Sr.
Occupation: Director
Gender: Male
Height: 191 cm (6' 4'')
Birth Day: June 24, 1936
Age: 84
Birth Place: New York City, United States
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Robert Downey Sr.

Robert Downey Sr. was born on June 24, 1936 in New York City, United States (84 years old). Robert Downey Sr. is a Director, zodiac sign: Cancer. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: $10 Million.

Brief Info

Underground filmmaker known for writing and directing the films Hugo Pool, Putney Swope, and Greaser's Palace. He is also the father of actor Robert Downey Jr.


In 2005, he released a documentary about life on the streets of Philadelphia called Rittenhouse Square.

Net Worth 2020

$10 Million
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Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Jim Downey Jim Downey Brother $2 million (2018) N/A 68 Writer
#2 Allyson Downey Daughter N/A N/A N/A
#3 Robert Elias Father N/A N/A N/A
#4 Laura Ernst Former spouse N/A N/A N/A
#5 Elsie Ford Former spouse N/A N/A N/A
#6 Indio Falconer Downey Indio Falconer Downey Grandson $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 27 Guitarist
#7 Betty McLoughlin Mother N/A N/A N/A
#8 Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. Son $300 Million N/A 55 Actor
#9 Rosemary Rogers Rosemary Rogers Spouse $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 88 Novelist
#10 Avri Roel Downey N/A N/A 6 Celebrity Family Member
#11 Exton Elias Downey N/A N/A N/A


Height Weight Hair Colour Eye Colour Blood Type Tattoo(s)
191 cm (6' 4'') N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Before Fame

He directed his first short film, Balls Bluff, in 1961.


Biography Timeline


In 1961, working with the film editor Fred von Bernewitz, he began writing and directing low-budget 16mm films that gained an underground following, beginning with Ball's Bluff (1961), a fantasy short about a Civil War soldier who awakens in Central Park in 1961. He moved into big-budget filmmaking with the surrealistic Greaser's Palace (1972). His most recent film was Rittenhouse Square (2005), a documentary capturing life in a Philadelphia park.


Downey's films were often family affairs. His first wife, Elsie, appears in four of his movies (Chafed Elbows, Pound, Greaser's Palace, Moment to Moment), as well as co-writing one (Moment to Moment). Daughter Allyson and son Robert Jr. each made their film debuts in the 1970 absurdist comedy Pound at the ages of 7 and 5, respectively; Allyson would appear in one more film by her father, Up the Academy. Robert Jr.'s lengthy acting résumé includes appearances in eight films directed by his father (Pound, Greaser's Palace, Moment to Moment, Up the Academy, America, Rented Lips, Too Much Sun, Hugo Pool), as well as two acting appearances in movies where his father was also an actor (Johnny Be Good, Hail Caesar).


Downey has been married three times. His first marriage was to actress Elsie Ann Downey (née Ford), with whom he had two children: actress-writer Allyson Downey and actor Robert Downey Jr. The marriage ended in divorce in 1975. His second marriage, to actress-writer Laura Ernst, ended with her 1994 death from Lou Gehrig's disease. In 1998 he married his third wife, Rosemary Rogers, author of Random House bestseller Saints Preserve Us! and seven other books. They live in New York City.

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Currently, Robert Downey Sr. is 86 years, 0 months and 8 days old. Robert Downey Sr. will celebrate 87th birthday on a Saturday 24th of June 2023.

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