Val Kilmer Biography


Val Kilmer

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Birth Name: Val Kilmer
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Sign: sagittarius
Age:   58 Years
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Winner of Satellite Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical, Val Kilmer is an actor from United States known for starring the role of Nick Rivers in the movie Top Secret!. He is also famous for his role in the movies like Top Gun, Real Genius, and so on. Val who has the deep resonant voice and pretty-boy looks was born as Val Edward Kilmer in Los Angeles, California, United States of America to Gladys (née Ekstadt) and Eugene Kilmer. He is an American and is of Swedish, English, Native American, Scots-Irish, French and German descent.

On 28th of February 1988, Val got married to Joanne Whalley. Joanne Whalley is a British actress and she is known for starring the lead role in CBS' Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. They met each other for the first time while both of them were on the set of movie, Willow. From this married life they also became parents twice. Though they were completely dedicated towards each other, this married life came to an end on 1st of February 1996.

Val was raised in San Fernando Valley. As a child he joined Berkeley Hall School and studied there till he was in his 9th grade. Then he joined Chatsworth High School and Hollywood Professional School.  William Woods University honored him with the honorary doctorate of Fine Arts in 2012. He has been active in acting since 1977. In 1977, he joined Juilliard School's Drama Division and appeared in Group 10 till 1981. In 1981, he also appeared in the play How It All Began. Though he denied appearing in the movie The Outsiders, he accepted the role of Nick Rivers in the movie Top Secret!. He got his rise in fame after starring this role. His popularity rose to prominence after he starred in the movies like Real Genius, Top Gun and Tombstone. For this appearance in At First Sight, he earned the salary of $9,000,000. His net worth is estimated to be around $25 million.

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Born in Los Angeles, California

1959 31th of December

Val who is known for his deep resonant voice and pretty-boy looks was born as Val Edward Kilmer in Los Angeles, California, United States of America to Gladys (née Ekstadt) and Eugene Kilmer. He is an American and is of Swedish, English, Native American, Scots-Irish, French and German descent.

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Began his acting career

1977

He has been active in acting since 1977. In 1977, he joined Juilliard School's Drama Division and appeared in Group 10 till 1981. He also became the youngest actor to be accepted in this play. In 1981, he also appeared in the play How It All Began. 

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Married to Joanne Whalley

1988 28th of February

On 28th of February 1988, Val got married to Joanne Whalley. Joanne Whalley is a British actress and she is known for starring the lead role in CBS' Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. They met each other for the first time while both of them were on the set of movie, Willow. 

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First child, Mercedes Kilmer

1991 29th of October

He became father for the first time in his life in 1991. He and his ex wife, Joanne Whalley welcomed their first child together on 29th of October and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Mercedes Kilmer. 

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Second child, Jack Kilmer

1995 6th of June

American actor, Jack Kilmer is his second child. Jack Kilmer was born on 6th of June 1995 in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. He was born as the second child of Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley. 

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Divorced with Joanne Whalley

1996 1st of February

He got married to Joanne Whalley in the early 1988. From this married life they also became parents twice. Though they were completely dedicated towards each other, this married life came to an end on 1st of February 1996.

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Honored by Empire (UK) magazine

1997 of October

Besides being nominated in lots of prestigious awards and being awarded with them, he has also honored by several hot magazines. In 1997, he was honored by the Empire (UK) magazine for The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.

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Won Prism Awards

2003

For starring the role of Danny Parker and Tom Van Allen in the 2002 movie, The Salton Sea he got his one and only nomination in Prism Awards in 2003. He was also honored with this award that year for Performance in a Theatrical Feature Film.

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Won Satellite Awards

2005

Satellite Awards is also one of the prestigious awards in the acting world. He got his first nomination in this award in 2005 and that was for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical. He was also honored with this award that year. 

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Won Camerimage

2005

In 2005, he was honored with Camerimage for Actor with Special Visual Sensitivity. That is also his only nomination in this award till date. He has also won Capri, Hollywood and Cinequest San Jose Film Festival once.

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Received an honorary doctorate of Fine Arts

2012 5th of May

Val was raised in San Fernando Valley. As a child he joined Berkeley Hall School and studied there till he was in his 9th grade. Then he joined Chatsworth High School and Hollywood Professional School.  William Woods University honored him with the in 2012.

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