Tim Robbins – Age, Movies, Relationship With Susan Sarandon

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Tim Robbins is many things in Hollywood – actor, director, producer, writer, and musician. The film The Shawshank Redemption is the work for which he is mostly known for, while he is known to many movie fans today for his role in HBO’s drama “Here and Now”. Here are all the things you need to know about him.

Tim Robbins – age and parents

Tim Robbins was born in October 1959 in West Covina, California and grew up in New York City. His mother Mary Robbins is an actor. She is most recognized for her role in “Dead Man Walking” (1995) and “Cradle Will Rock” (1999), and sadly passed away in 2011.

Tim Robbins’ father was Gil Lee Robbins, a folk musician and actor. He was a member of the folk group Highwaymen. He has many music albums to his name including “American Civil War Music”. He went on to manage the Gaslight Cafe, a music club in Greenwich Village, New York that attracted most of the greats of the time including the future Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan. Senior Robbins passed away in 2011. He died in April 2011. A week and a few days later, his wife Mary joined him.

Robbins has three siblings,  Adele, and Gabrielle (sisters), and David (brother). He spent two years at SUNY Plattsburgh before transferring to California to study at the UCLA Film School from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama in 1981.

Tim Robbins is 61 years old.

Tim Robbins – career

Tim Robbins began in Off-Off-Broadway under The Theater for the New City label and went on to train himself in street theater. He became a screen actor in 1982 when he played the role of Andrew Reinhardt a domestic terrorist in the medical thriller “St. Elsewhere” on NBC.

Tim Robbins’ most prominent role on screen came in “Bull Durham” the romantic sports film about a minor league baseball team the Durham Bulls in North Carolina. Robbins played the hotshot rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin LaLoosh in a film that was well-received, making 58 million dollars of a budget of 7.5 million dollars.

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In 1992, he was part of the film “The Player” in which he played Griffin Mill, a studio executive who stood between screenwriters and their goals of having their work turned into movies. His relationship with a story editor and the emergence of a rival story executive set the motion for the clashes in the film. In 1994, he was in “The Shawshank Redemption” based on a Stephen King novella. In this film, Tim played the role of  Andy Dufresne, a banker convicted for killing his wife and her lover and sentenced to two consecutive life in imprisonment.

In 2003, Robbins won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his brilliant portrayal of Dave Boyle a man who survived abuse as a child only to face trauma as a grown man. In the following years, he was in “The Secret Life of Words” (2005), “Catch A Fire” (2006), “The Lucky Ones” (2008) “City of Ember” (2008).

Tim Robbins is also a filmmaker. His most memorable act must be “Dead Man Walking” which he wrote, produced, and directed starring his then-lover Susan Saradon. The film is about a man awaiting execution for murdering a teenage couple and the unsuccessful appeals of Sister Helen to get him out. Saradon played Sister Helen in the film that was shot with 11 million dollars and went on to make 88 in the box office. For his effort here, he got the Oscar nomination for best director.

In the music aspect, he released “Tim Robbins & The Rogues Gallery Band” (2010), an album containing songs which he had written over the course of the past quarter of a century.


Tim Robbins is a father of two but he was never married. In 1988, Robbins was on the set of the film “Bull Durham” where he met the Oscar-winning actress Sarah Saradon. Born in October 1946, Sarah is twelve years older than Tim but that didn’t stop them falling in love. Before then, Susan was married to the actor Chris Sarandon. In fact, she was accompanying to an audition, when the casting directors saw her and fell in love with her redhead and made a star of her. Susan divorced Saradon in 1979 after 13 years of marriage. Out of gratitude for the role he played in making her a star she kept his last night.

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Susan didn’t marry Tim Robbins, they became live-in partners from 1988. This was not the first time for her. From 1984 to 1988, Susan Sarandon was the partner of the Italian director, producer, and screenwriter Franco Amuri bearing his daughter Eva Amuri.

Susan was attracted to Robbins majorly because they share the same liberal anti-war views. The partnership between Tim and Susan lasted till 2009 and produced two kids, the first John “Jack” Henry was born May 15, 1989, and the second Miles Guthrie born May 4, 1992. They are now men.

What is Tim Robbins’ net worth?

Tim Robbins is a very wealthy man. He is worth 60 million dollars. Looking at our database, he is arguably the richest person. He stands at 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 meters) which should make him the tallest.

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