In 1981 Robbins joined an experimental theatre group called the Actors' Gang, in Los Angeles. He took a part in Fraternity Vacation. He then gained success in the 1988 baseball movie Bull Durham.
In 1992 Tim Robbins starred in The Player, for which he received critical acclaim. His directing and screen writing debut was with Bob Roberts, in 1992. He then starred alongside Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption.
Robbins then went on to write, produce and direct several movies.
Robbins won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar and the SAG Award for Mystic River in 2003.
In 2006 Robbins directed a new adaptation of George Orwell's 1984.
Born on 16th October 1958 in West Covina, California, Robbins has one sister. Robbins family moved to Greenwich Village. Robbins joined Theater for the New City at the age of twelve, participating in the drama club at Stuyvesant High School. He spent two years at SUNY Plattsburg and then returned to California to attend drama school at UCLA.
Tim Robbins lives in New York City with his actress wife Susan Sarandon. They have two sons: Jack Henry and Miles Guthrie.
Robbins is a keen baseball and hockey fan. He supports the New York Mets and the New York Rangers. He regularly visits games.