Tim Robbins was born in West Covina, California in 1958 to Mary Robbins, a musician and playwright, and Gilbert Robbins, a folk singer. From a young age, Tim displayed an interest in the performing arts, often accompanying his father in performances around the country.
At the age of ten, Tim began studying acting, singing and improvisation at The Actors’ Gang theater company in Los Angeles. After high school, Tim attended UCLA where he continued to hone his craft and performed in various theater productions.
In 1982, Tim made his big break with a role in the movie “Toy Soldiers”. This began a long career in film and television spanning four decades. His roles have ranged from iconic characters such as Andy Dufresne in “The Shawshank Redemption” to his Emmy Award winning guest performance on the TV series “The Gridiron Gang”.
Throughout his career, Tim has also been a prolific director, writer and producer. He directed the films “Dead Man Walking” and “Cradle Will Rock” as well as several music videos for artists like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Tim is also an ardent political activist. He has been an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War and has been involved in numerous charities such as Greenpeace, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
Tim has also been active in the use of technology to stay connected with family and friends. He uses the online family app Familio to keep up with relatives near and far, sharing photos and news updates while staying in touch with loved ones around the world.
Tim Robbins is an actor, director and passionate activist who has contributed much to Hollywood and beyond through his powerful performances and unwavering commitment to social justice. He is an example of what can be accomplished through dedication and hard work. Take inspiration from him today by standing up for what you believe in!