Tim Robbins, born Timothy Francis Robbins is a widely famous American director, actor, and screenwriter. He is also a part-time producer and activist. He has directed a series of commercially and critically successful movies in various genres, including ‘Dead Man Walking’ and ‘Bob Roberts’ to name a few. Let’s move on to know more about the Net worth of Tim Robbins in 2018.
Tim Robbins was born on the 16th of October 1958, in West Covina, California, to a folk singer father and musician mother, Gilbert Lee and Mary Cecelia Robbins. The couple also had two daughters, Gabrielle and Adele and another son David. Tim’s parents were both into acting, and it was there that he managed to grasp the essence of the art. The Robbins family moved to Greenwich Village when Tim was still young to enable his father to pursue his passion for folk music by being a member of the folk band, ‘The Highwaymen.’
He went to Stuyvesant High School where he joined the drama club and started performing in theatre by the time he was twelve years old. He then went on to attend SUNY Plattsburgh (the State University of New York in Plattsburgh). He was there for two years, after which he returned and enrolled himself into UCLA Film School. He graduated from there in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in Drama. While there, he used to spend all his spare time at The Theatre for the New City’s ‘Annual Summer Street Theatre.’
This was the beginning of his career as a theatre artist, as it was here that he got the opportunity to perform in a musical adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince.” Tim was the creator of ‘Actors’ Gang’ (a theatre group), which he started after graduating in 1981 with his fellow college mates (including John Cusack). He began a relationship with fellow actress Susan Sarandon in 1988 having met her while filming ‘Bull Durham.’ He has two children with her named John Henry and Miles Guthrie. The marriage between the couple ended in 2009.
After starting his own theatre group venture, Tim Robbins appeared for the first time in 3 episodes of a TV program called ‘St. Elsewhere’ in the year 1982 in which he played the part of a domestic terrorist. He then participated as a guest star on the second episode of the show ‘Moonlighting’ in the year 1985. During this time, he portrayed a number of small roles in various films including ‘Fraternity Vacation’ (1985), ‘Top gun’ (1986), ‘The Love Boat,’ etc.
His first momentous role came in ‘Bull Durham’ as Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh. Tim debuted as a director as well as a screenwriter in 1992 with a mock comedy about a right-winged senatorial candidate titled ‘Bob Roberts’. He then acted, along with Morgan Freeman, in the well-received, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ in 1994.
He further appeared in ‘The Lucky Ones’ (2008), ‘City of Ambers’ and then as Senator Hammond in ‘Green Lantern’ (2011). The TV series ‘Treme’ (an HBO series) also has two episodes which were directed by Tim Robbins. He also portrayed the Secretary of State in the comedy series ‘The Brink’ (2015) and Greg Boatwright in ‘Here and Now’ (2018). Tim Robbins is not just an amazing filmmaker and actor, but also a talented musician. In 2010, he released an album named ‘Tim Robbins and The Rogues Gallery Band,’ which contained songs written by him over the past 25 years.
Awards and Achievements
• Won Best Actor Award- Cannes (for the 1992 film ‘The Player’).
• Nominated for Oscar for Best Director (for the film ‘Dead Man Walking’- 1995)
• Won Best Supportive actor Oscar at SAG Award (for his role in ‘Mystic River’- 2003)
• Won 39th Man of the Year Pudding Pot Award (by Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard- 2005)
• Won the Academy Award (2006)
• At the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, he served as the member of the jury (2013).
Net Worth of Tim Robbins
The net worth of Tim Robbins is an astounding $62 million. His fortune is the result of his rigorous work and involvement in innumerable projects both in the TV and film industries.
Tim Robbins is a genuine actor and a respectable director. Personally as well, he is described as a humble and cordial person. Even being involved in a considerable number of projects, he always provides the audience with his best.