Joaquin Phoenix

Biography

American film actor Joaquin Rafael Phoenix, born Joaquin Rafael Bottom has ventured behind the camera, directing music videos as well as producing movies and television shows. Phoenix recorded an album, the soundtrack to “Walk the Line”. He is also known for his work as a social activist, particularly as an advocate for animal rights. Phoenix's first acting jobs were guest appearances on two television shows with his brother River in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982) and Backwards: The Riddle Of Dyslexia (1984). He made his big-screen debut in Space Camp (1986), playing the role of Max, after starring in an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "A very happy ending" the same year. His first starring role was in Russkies (1987). He later co-starred in Ron Howard's Parenthood (1989), in which he was credited as Leaf Phoenix.

Phoenix served as one of the executive producers of a television show called 4Real, a half-hour series which showcase celebrity guests on global adventures "in order to connect with young leaders who are creating social and economic change." He is also listed as a producer on the movie We Own the Night. He has directed music videos for the following bands: Ringside, She Wants Revenge, People in Planes, Arckid, Albert Hammond Jr., and Silversun Pickups.

American film actor Joaquin Rafael Phoenix, born Joaquin Rafael Bottom has ventured behind the camera, directing music videos as well as producing movies and television shows. Phoenix recorded an album, the soundtrack to “Walk the Line”. He is also known for his work as a social activist, particularly as an advocate for animal rights. Phoenix's first acting jobs were guest appearances on two television shows with his brother River in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982) and Backwards: The Riddle Of Dyslexia (1984). He made his big-screen debut in Space Camp (1986), playing the role of Max, after starring in an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "A very happy ending" the same year. His first starring role was in Russkies (1987). He later co-starred in Ron Howard's Parenthood (1989), in which he was credited as Leaf Phoenix.

Phoenix served as one of the executive producers of a television show called 4Real, a half-hour series which showcase celebrity guests on global adventures "in order to connect with young leaders who are creating social and economic change." He is also listed as a producer on the movie We Own the Night. He has directed music videos for the following bands: Ringside, She Wants Revenge, People in Planes, Arckid, Albert Hammond Jr., and Silversun Pickups.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1974-10-28

Place of Birth San Juan, Puerto Rico

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Leaf Phoenix

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Unity as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2015 Irrational Man as Abe
2014 Inherent Vice as Larry "Doc" Sportello
2014 Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart as Jimmy Emmett (archive footage)
2013 Her as Theodore
2013 The Immigrant as Bruno Weiss
2013 Back Beyond as Freddie Quell
2012 The Master as Freddie Quell
2010 I'm Still Here as Himself
2008 Two Lovers as Leonard
2007 Reservation Road as Ethan Learner
2007 We Own the Night as Bobby Green
2005 Earthlings as Himself
2005 Walk the Line as Johnny Cash
2005 Strength and Honor: Creating the World of Gladiator as Himself
2004 Ladder 49 as Jack Morrison
2004 Hotel Rwanda as Jack Daglish
2004 The Village as Lucius Hunt
2003 Brother Bear as Kenai (voice)
2003 It's All About Love as John
2002 Signs as Merrill Hess
2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies as Commodus (Gladiator) (archive footage)
2001 Good Day Live(1 episode)
2001 Buffalo Soldiers as Ray Elwood
2000 Quills as The Abbe du Coulmier
2000 Gladiator as Commodus
2000 The Yards as Willie Gutierrez
1999 8MM as Max California
1998 Clay Pigeons as Clay Bidwell
1998 Return to Paradise as Lewis McBride
1997 U Turn as Toby N. Tucker
1997 Inventing the Abbotts as Doug Holt
1995 To Die For as Jimmy Emmett
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(4 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1989 Parenthood as Garry Buckman-Lampkin
1987 Russkies as Danny
1986 SpaceCamp as Max
1986 Morningstar/Eveningstar(5 episodes) as Doug Roberts
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(3 episodes)
1983 The New Leave It to Beaver(101 episodes) as Kyle Cleaver
1983 The Fall Guy(2 episodes) as Boy
1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers(22 episodes) as Travis
1981 Hill Street Blues(1 episode)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1944 Golden Globe Awards(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1900 You Were Never Really Here as Joe
1900 Mary Magdalene as Jesus

Production

2010 I'm Still Here … Producer
1900 4Real(8 episodes) … Producer

Writing

2010 I'm Still Here … Writer

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