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Tim Robbins


Timothy Francis Robbins (born October 16, 1958)[3] is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for portraying Andy Dufresne in the film The Shawshank Redemption (1994), and has won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award and Golden Globe for his role in Mystic River (2003) and another Golden Globe as Best Actor for The Player (1992).


Robbins's other roles include starring as Lt. Samuel "Merlin" Wells in Top Gun (1986), Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham (1988), Erik in Erik the Viking (1989), Ed Walters in I.Q. (1994), Nick Beam in Nothing to Lose (1997) and Senator Robert Hammond in Green Lantern (2011).


 He also directed the films Bob Roberts (1992) and Dead Man Walking (1995), both of which were well-received. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director for Dead Man Walking.


On television, Robbins played Secretary of State Walter Larson in the HBO comedy The Brink (2015), and in Here and Now (2018) portrayed Greg Boatwright.


Robbins was born in West Covina, California, and raised in New York City. His parents were Mary Cecelia (née Bledsoe), a musician, and Gilbert Lee Robbins, a singer, actor, and manager of The Gaslight Cafe.] Robbins has two sisters, Adele and Gabrielle, and a brother, composer David Robbins. He was raised Catholic.


Robbins moved to Greenwich Village with his family at a young age while his father pursued a career as a member of a folk music group called The Highwaymen. Robbins started performing in theater at age twelve and joined the drama club at Stuyvesant High School (Class of 1976).


 He spent two years at SUNY Plattsburgh and then returned to California to study at the UCLA Film School, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama in 1981.