Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Val Kilmer is one of the most prolific actors of his generation. From his more recent work as a career military officer in David Mamet's Spartan, back through his work with Oliver Stone in The Doors and Michael Mann in Heat, to his early work in Top Gun, Kilmer has worked with many of film's most respected directors and actors.
The youngest student ever admitted to the drama department at Juilliard, Kilmer made his feature debut in the comedy Top Secret!, which he followed up with Real Genius and his breakout role as the Iceman in Tony Scott's Top Gun, opposite Tom Cruise.
Other memorable roles include Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's The Doors, the title character in Batman Forever, Doc Holliday in Tombstone and Simon Templar in The Saint. His other starring roles include Michael Mann's Heat, with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino;True Romance, directed by Tony Scott; Ron Howard's Willow; At First Sight; and Thunderheart.
Recent projects include the Ric Roman Waugh's Felon, with Stephen Dorff; Déjà vu, an action-thriller produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films for Touchstone Pictures in which Kilmer stars with Denzel Washington and Jim Caviezel; and Kiss, Kiss Bang, Bang, written and directed by Shane Black, and co-starring Robert Downey, Jr.; Millennium's Bad Lieutenant, with Nicolas Cage and directed by Werner Herzog; Streets of Blood, with Sharon Stone and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson; and Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt Now and Sunrise.
He won the 2003 Prism Award for his work in The Salton Sea, and appeared in the 3-D epic Wings of Courage, as well as voicing the characters of both God and Moses in the animated film The Prince of Egypt. Kilmer's films also include Oliver Stone's Alexander, Renny Harlin's Mindhunters, the animated feature Delgo, Ron Howard's The Missing and Wonderland. Kilmer most recently starred in MacGruber, a comedy based on the SNL spoof sketch of 'MacGyver'.
During the production of Wonderland, Kilmer began a photography project that blossomed into a behind-the-scenes pictorial book. Released by Pocket Book, the photographs were exhibited in several cities in the United States. He also published a volume of his own poetry titled My Edens After Burns.
When Kilmer was at Juilliard, he co-wrote the play How it all Began, based on the true story of a West German radical. The play was directed by Des McAnuff and produced by Joseph Papp for the Public Theatre. He made his Broadway debut in the 1983 production of Slab Boys, with Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon. He also appeared in Papp's Delacorte Theatre production of Henry IV: Part One, As You Like It, the title role of Hamlet and 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, also at Papp's Public Theatre.
Kilmer then starred in the Max Azria produced musical The Ten Commandments as Moses at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. In 2005, he starred on London's West End at the Playhouse Theater in Andrew Rattenbury's adaptation of The Postman Always Rings Twice as Frank Chambers, the drifter played by Jack Nicholson in the 1981 film version.
Today, Kilmer tours the U.S. with the film production of his one man show Citizen Twain, aptly rechristened Cinema Twain. He also is a talented and prolific artist with enamel paint on metal, and his art can be seen in galleries and pop-up shows across the U.S.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Reno Pop Culture Con 2019 - November 8-10, 2019 in Reno, NV, USA
- NostalgiaCon 2019 - September 28-29, 2019 in Anaheim, CA, USA
- Michigan Comic Convention 2019 - August 16-18, 2019 in Detroit, MI, USA
- TerrifiCon 2019 - August 9-11, 2019 in Uncasville, CT, USA
- London Film & Comic Con 2019 - July 26-28, 2019 in London, UK
- Atlanta Comic Con 2019 - July 12-14, 2019 in Atlanta, GA, USA
- East Coast Comicon 2019 - May 17-19, 2019 in Secaucus, NJ, USA
- Awesome Con 2019 - April 26-28, 2019 in Washington, DC, USA
- FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2019 - April 19-20, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
- Lexington Comic & Toy Convention 2019 - March 21-24, 2019 in Lexington, KY, USA 2018
- Walker Stalker / Heroes & Villains Fan Fest San Jose 2018 - December 1-2, 2018 in San Jose, CA, USA
- Rose City Comic Con 2018 - September 7-9, 2018 in Portland, OR, USA
- Tampa Bay Comic Con 2018 - August 3-5, 2018 in Tampa, FL, USA
London Film & Comic Con 2018 - July 27-29, 2018 in London, UKCancelled Appearance
- Montreal Comiccon 2018 - July 6-8, 2018 in Montreal, QC
- Denver Comic Con 2018 - June 15-17, 2018 in Denver, CO, USA
Phoenix Comic Fest 2018 - May 24-27, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ, USACancelled Appearance
- Motor City Comic Con 2018 - May 18-20, 2018 in Novi, MI, USA
- The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2018 - April 27-29, 2018 in Oaks, PA, USA
- Wales Comic Con 2018 - April 21-22, 2018 in Wrexham, UK
- Fan Expo Dallas 2018 - April 6-8, 2018 in Dallas, TX, USA 2017
- Wizard World Comic Con Austin 2017 - November 17-19, 2017 in Austin, TX, USA
Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 - November 10-12, 2017 in Providence, RI, USACancelled Appearance
- Wizard World Comic Con Oklahoma City 2017 - October 27-29, 2017 in Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Monster-Mania Con 2017 - September 29 - October 1, 2017 in Hunt Valley, MD, USACancelled Appearance
- Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 - September 21-23, 2017 in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Nashville 2017 - September 8-10, 2017 in Nashville, TN, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento 2017 - June 16-18, 2017 in Sacramento, CA, USA
24 confirmed guest appearances