Robert John Downey Jr. was born April 4, 1965 on the island of Manhattan.
Robert Downey Sr. was a filmmaker and Downey Jr.'s mother was an actress.
Downey Jr. is related to both Harry Connick Jr. and Barbara Walters.
Robert's first movie experience was in his father's film 'Pound' when he was only 5.
While not considered a core member of the 80s band of young actors referred to as the 'Brat Pack,' many consider him part of the larger group associated with the Brat Pack.
Downey Jr. once dated actress Sarah Jessica Parker.
Robert and his wife Susan own their own production company, Team Downey.
Downey Jr. often lends his vocal talents to the soundtracks of films he is in and has released his own album.
Downey Jr. was once let out of rehab for a day to shoot a music video for Elton John.
Following being cast as Tony Stark in 'Iron Man,' Downey Jr. rose to the ranks of Hollywood's megastars.