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Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer was born in Los Angeles, to Gladys (Ekstadt) and Eugene Kilmer, a real estate developer and aerospace equipment distributor. His mother, born in Indiana, was from a Swedish family, and his father was from Texas. Val studied at Hollywood's Professional's School and, in his teens, entered Juilliard's drama program. His professional acting career began on stage, and he still participates in theater; he played Hamlet at the 1988 Colorado Shakespeare Festival. His film debut was in the 1984 spoof Top Secret! (1984), wherein he starred as blond rock idol Nick Rivers. He was in a number of films throughout the 1980s, including the 1986 smash Top Gun (1986). Despite his obvious talent and range, it wasn't until his astonishingly believable performance as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's The Doors (1991) that the world sat up and took notice. Kilmer again put his good baritone to use in the movie, performing all of the concert pieces. Since then, he has played two more American legends, Elvis Presley in True Romance (1993) and Doc Holliday in Tombstone (1993). In July 1994, it was announced that Kilmer would be taking over the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne from Michael Keaton.

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Dec 31, 1959 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series ABC Afterschool Specials 1972-10-04
Latest Project:
Series The Spoils of Babylon 2014-01-09

5 wins & 13 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Life's Too Short
Poster of Knight Rider
Poster of Psych
Poster of Entourage
The Spoils of Babylon General Cauliffe 4 episodes, 2014 2014-01-09
Life's Too Short Unknown 2012-02-01
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
XIII: The Conspiracy La Mangouste 2 episodes, 2008 2009-02-08
Knight Rider Unknown 2008-02-17
Comanche Moon Inish Scull 3 episodes, 2008 2008-01-13
Psych Unknown 2006-07-07
Numb3rs Unknown 2005
Robot Chicken Unknown 2005-02-20
Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
ABC Afterschool Specials Unknown 1972-10-04