Val Kilmer - Details


Val KilmerKilmer made his feature film debut in the comedy Top Secret, followed by Real Genius, Top Gun and Willow.

He was the youngest student ever admitted into the drama department of the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City. After playing Orestes in Electra And Orestes and the title roles in Richard III and Macbeth, Kilmer co-wrote How It All Began, based on the true story of a West German radical. The play was directed by Des McAnuff and produced by the esteemed Joseph Papp for the Public Theater in the early 1980s.

On stage Kilmer has appeared in Joseph Papp’s Delacorte Theater production of Henry IV Part I and starred in As You Like It, with Patti LuPone, at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. He made his Broadway debut in the 1983 production of Slab Boys, with Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon. He has also appeared in Kingdoms and in the title role of Hamlet for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and most recently in ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore at the Joseph Papp Public Theater.

Kilmer also starred in the highly regarded HBO movie The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains, for which he received a CableACE Award nomination.

He also recently made a short film for the Preparatory School For Native Americans entitled Between Two Worlds, a production of the non-profit organization Blessed Films.


  • 31st December 1959 - Birth