Val Kilmer young
December 31, 1959
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
93 kg | 205 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Val Kilmer was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on December 31, 1959, is an American actor. Young Val Kilmer began his acting career on stage, in a play "How It All Began", at the Public Theater at the New York Shakespeare Festival (1981).
He landed his off-Broadway debut in a play "The Slab Boys" (1983), opposite Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon.
He made his big screen debut in action comedy film Top Secret! (1984) in role as Nick Rivers.
He got his television debut in film The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986) in role as Phillipe Huron.
Kilmer's breakthrough performance came as LT Tom "Iceman" Kazanski in action drama film Top Gun (1986) opposite Tom Cruise.
Top Gun: Maverick (2020) action drama in role as Vice Admiral Tom "Iceman" Kazansky, opposite Tom Cruise
Soldier's Heart (2020) Western in role as CJ
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) comedy in role as Himself / Reboot Bluntman
He directed, wrote and starred in lead role as Mark Twain in comedy movie Cinema Twain (2019).
He won a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Perry Van Shrike / "Gay Perry" in neo-noir black comedy crime movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005).
He played Bruce Wayne / Batman in superhero film Batman Forever (1995) directed by Joel Schumacher.
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) science fiction horror with Marlon Brando
The Doors (1991) biographical drama in role as Jim Morrison
Heat (1995) drama crime opposite Robert De Niro, Natalie Portman and Al Pacino
Red Planet (2000) science fiction thriller with Carrie‑Anne Moss and Tom Sizemore
The Saint (1997) thriller action opposite Elisabeth Shue and Roger Moore
The Missing (2003) Western thriller opposite Tommy Lee Jones, Evan Rachel Wood and Cate Blanchett
Thunderheart (1992) thriller opposite Sam Shepard
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) thriller drama with Michael Douglas
Blind Horizon (2003) thriller drama with Faye Dunaway, Neve Campbell and Sam Shepard
Alexander (2004) epic historical drama with Colin Farrell, Jared Leto and Angelina Jolie
Willow (1988) fantasy drama in role as Madmartigan
Tombstone (1993) Western opposite Kurt Russell
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) crime drama opposite Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes
The Snowman (2017) psychological crime horror thriller with Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson
He was nominated for the CableACE Award for Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for his performance as Robert Eliot Burns / Eliot Roberts in drama television film The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987).
Comanche Moon (2008) CBS miniseries in role as Inish Scull
He voiced KITT in television series Knight Rider (2008-2009).
Ghost Ghirls (2013) Yahoo! Screen comedy web series in role as Sweetriver Jackson
The Spoils of Babylon (2014) comedy miniseries in role as General Cauliffe
Attended Berkeley Hall School, Chatsworth High School and Hollywood Professional School.
Studied classical theatre at the Juilliard School.
Has Swedish, English, Scots-Irish, French and German ancestry.
Fan of Katharine Hepburn And Spencer Tracy.
Friend with Kevin Spacey.
He is an avid musician.
Featured in music videos for:
Tenacious D "To Be the Best" (2012)
Oneohtrix Point Never "Animals" (2016)
He voiced Moses / God in animated musical drama film The Prince of Egypt (1998) and Bravo in animated sports comedy movie Planes (2013).
He played Moses in a musical "The Ten Commandments: The Musical" (2004), at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
Supporter of Native American affairs.
He is an advocate of environmental protection.
He owns a ranch in New Mexico where he hunts, tracks, hikes, fishes and raises bison.
He was married to actress Joanne Whalley (1988-1996), they have two children: a daughter, Mercedes and a son, Jack.
He dated Cher (1982-1984), Michelle Pfeiffer (1985), Izabella Miko (2009-2012), Zeta Graff (2005), Bridgetta Tomarchio (2003), Neve Campbell (2002-2003), Daryl Hannah (2001-2002), Cindy Crawford (1996), Emily Lloyd (1994) and Lesley Ann Warren (1986).
I was going to movies and watching TV, going to the theater a little bit. It was like 'Wow, you could make a living doing this? Great! What could be better?' There isn't anything I could choose better.
Partly because the town is just finicky, there are strange Catch 22 clauses in the consciousness of this community and one of them was that you, I found out, you can't do a comedy unless you've just done a comedy.
A lot of old guys in movies are like cowboys - they talk like cowboys and they dress like cowboys.
I don't believe in death. I think it's just a state of mind.
I saw the horizon. It's out there. And though I may not ever be able to touch it, it's worth reaching for.
I don't make any pretense about being normal. I'm not.
New Mexico is my home. It has never been anything but home. The ranch has rivers and canyon, everything imaginable. I can ride, hunt and fish. At the same time, ranching is grueling, difficult work. It`s like acting, to be successful at it, you have to work hard. I take it very seriously.