Robert Downey Sr. He took the surname of his stepfather, James Downey, when enlisting in the army. His father was of Lithuanian Jewish descent, while his mother was of half Irish and half Hungarian Jewish ancestry.
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Robert Downey Jr. and his father used to bond over drugs
Robert John Downey Jr. His career has been characterized by critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, before a resurgence of commercial success in middle age. In , Downey was named by Time magazine among the most influential people in the world ,   and from to , he was listed by Forbes as Hollywood's highest-paid actor. At the age of five, he made his acting debut in Robert Downey Sr. Following a stint at the Corcoran Substance Abuse Treatment Facility on drug charges, he joined the TV series Ally McBeal , for which he won a Golden Globe Award ; however in the wake of two drug charges, one in late and one in early , he was fired and his character terminated.
Who is Robert Downey Jr.’s father?
Robert John Downey Sr. His son is actor Robert Downey Jr. He is known for writing and directing the underground film Putney Swope , a satire on the New York Madison Avenue advertising world. Army , but was underage at the time. Robert Downey Sr.
Every now and then, you just need to ride. Utterly and completely. Which is a good thing. He was a convict, or, to quote Hank Williams, a number, not a name. Inmate P A cog in the penal system.