Robert Downey Jr. Trademarks
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September 21, 2023
Robert Downey Jr. is an actor from New York, New York who is best known for his roles in the television series Ally McBeal and his roles in numerous movies within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Robert John Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965, in Manhattan, New York to Elsie Ann and Robert Downey Sr. His father, Downey Sr. was born to Elizabeth and Robert Elias Sr., but changed his last name to that of his stepfather upon entering the United States Army. Robert Downey Sr. was of Lithuanian Jewish, Hungarian Jewish, and Irish descent. He died in July of 2021. Robert Downey Jr.’s mother was an actress who appeared in his father’s films and was of Scottish, German, and Swiss ancestry. The family lived in Greenwich Village, where Downey Jr. was raised with his sister Allyson, who also went on to become an actor.
As a child, Robert Downey Jr. had uncredited roles in several of his father’s films, including Pound (1970), Greaser’s Palace (1972), and Moment to Moment (1975). He studied classical ballet in England at the age of ten and was later enrolled at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York. He moved to California with his father after his parents divorced but soon returned to New York City to pursue acting. Eventually, he would make his way back to Hollywood, California, where he roomed with fellow actor Kiefer Sutherland while trying to launch his acting career.
Early in his career, Downey worked in theatre and had a short stint with the cast of Saturday Night Live. His first, real breakthrough performances were in the movies Tuff Turf (1985) and Weird Science (1985). His first lead role was playing opposite Molly Ringwald in The Pick-up Artist (1987). The 1987 film, Less Than Zero gave him critical acclaim and afforded him the opportunity to work on bigger budget films. He appeared in Chances Are (1989), Air America (1990), and Soapdish (1991).
Downey was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Chaplin in 1992. He had a very successful run of movies during the 1990s, including Heart and Souls (1993), Short Cuts (1993), The Last Party (1993), Only You (1994), Natural Born Killers (1994), Restoration (1995), Two Girls and a Guy (1997), U.S. Marshals (1998), and Black and White (1999).
He received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his work on the television series Ally McBeal. This also allowed him to sing a duet with famed singer, Sting, of the song “Every Breath You Take” which appeared on Vonda Shepard’s Ally McBeal: For Once in My Life album and in an episode of the series.
He appeared in The Singing Detective in 2003 before making his return to big-budget films with Gothika, a supernatural horror film, co-starring Halle Berry and Penélope Cruz. He released his debut musical album in November of 2004, titled The Futurist. Robert also acted in several semi-independent films at this time, including Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), A Scanner Darkly (2006), and Fur (2006). He also did voice-over work in an episode of Family Guy in 2006 and went on to appear in the movie Zodiac in 2007.
Although he had already achieved much critical and financial success, he found even greater commercial success with his next two films, Iron Man and Tropic Thunder, both released in 2008. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Tropic Thunder. He then went on to appear in The Soloist (2009), Sherlock Holmes (2009), and Due Date (2010).
Robert Downey Jr. reprised his role as Tony Stark in Iron Man 2 in 2010 and then in Avengers (2012). He played the role of Tony Stark in more than ten movies, which kept him busy for most of the late 2010s. He was the host for a YouTube documentary series in 2019 titled, The Age of A.I. He also starred in the movie Dolittle in 2020. He has upcoming projects scheduled with Jamie Foxx, director Dexter Fletcher, and will also co-star in an upcoming television adaptation of The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Robert Downey Jr. obtained a federal trademark registration for his name to be used in motion picture films on CDs and in downloadable materials. This is the only federal trademark registration that he has applied for.
Downey married producer, Susan Levin in August of 2005 in Amagansett, New York. The couple has two children, a son, Exton Elias, born in 2012 and a daughter, Avri Roel, born in 2014. The family currently resides in East Hampton, NY. Susan and Robert own a production company together named, Team Downey. It is believed that Robert Downey Jr.’s net worth is around $300 million.
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IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S MOTION PICTURE FILMS FEATURING COMEDY, DRAMA, ACTION, ADVENTURE AND/OR ANIMATION; PRE-RECORDED COMPACT DISCS FEATURING MUSIC; PRE-RECORDED VIDEO DISCS FEATURING COMEDY, DRAMA, ACTION, ADVENTURE AND/OR ANIMATION; DOWNLOADABLE MUSICAL SOUND RECORDINGS AND DOWNLOADABLE VIDEO RECORDINGS FEATURING COMEDY, DRAMA, ACTION, ADVENTURE AND/OR ANIMATION. FIRST USE: 19830000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19830000.