Birth Date: April 4, 1965 / Age: 51
Birth Place: New York, New York
Biography: Having appeared in several small film roles from an early age, at 20 he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live, but only appeared there for one season. He went on to star in The Pick-up Artist in 1987. The same year, he portrayed the drug-addicted rich boy in Less Than Zero, a role which came close to his later public life. In 1992 Downey starred as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin, a role which garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. His other films include Only You, Natural Born Killers and lead role as a seventeenth-century doctor in Restoration, a film adaptation of Rose Tremain's novel of the same name.
In 2000, he became an acclaimed regular on the television series Ally McBeal. He won a Golden Globe award for his work on the show and was also nominated for an Emmy.
On November 23, 2004, he released his debut musical album "The Futurist" on Sony Classical.