Val Kilmer

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Val Edward Kilmer
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/31/1959, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor
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Val Kilmer Fast Facts:
  • Distant cousin of poet Joyce Kilmer.
  • Attended Chatsworth High School with Kevin Spacey and Mare Winningham; Winningham and Kilmer dated during their teens.
  • Started acting in commercials at age 12, and at 17, was one of the youngest students ever accepted to Juilliard's drama school.
  • Made his Broadway debut in a 1983 production of John Byrne's The Slab Boys with Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon. 
  • Did his own singing when he played Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's The Doors (1991).
  • Voiced KITT in NBC's 2008 Knight Rider reboot. 
  • Enjoys being outdoors; goes fishing, hiking and horseback riding in his spare time.
  • In 2010, appeared in character as Mark Twain at Boston's Mary Baker Eddy Library, in connection with Kilmer's work on a film on the life of Eddy, who founded Christian Science, and Eddy's link to Twain. His appearance drew the library's largest crowd up to that time.
  • Val Kilmer Relationships:
  • Senga - Stepmother
  • Wesley Kilmer - Brother
  • Eugene Kilmer - Father
  • Gladys Kilmer - Mother
  • Jack - Son
  • Joanne Whalley - Ex-wife
  • Mark Kilmer - Brother
  • Mercedes - Daughter
  • College:
  • The Juilliard School, New York, NY

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