Robert Iler

Actor
Like many child actors before him, Robert Iler, who for six seasons played A. J. Soprano on the landmark series "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007), ran into his share of trouble along his path to fame. Starting off with a ... Read more »
Born: 03/02/1985 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (7)

James Gandolfini: Tribute To A Friend 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sopranos 1998 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tadpole 2002 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

The Tic Code 2000 (Movie)

Denny (Actor)

Biography

Like many child actors before him, Robert Iler, who for six seasons played A. J. Soprano on the landmark series "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007), ran into his share of trouble along his path to fame. Starting off with a number of commercials, including an ad for Pizza Hut, Iler made his screen debut in "The Tic Code" (1999) before landing the role of the underachieving A.J. who is a constant source of anxiety to his mafia father, mainly due to his inherent inability to take over the family business. But just as his career had started, Iler ran into trouble with the law in 2001 when life began imitating art following his arrest for armed robbery and possession of marijuana. After receiving three years' probation, Iler branched out beyond "The Sopranos" to land roles in "Tadpole" (2002) and "Daredevil" (2003), while nabbing guest roles on "The Dead Zone" (USA Network, 2002-07), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ) and "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010). Meanwhile, he faced further legal problems in 2005 when he was part of a police raid of an underground poker club in New York City. Though his time on "The Sopranos" ended when the show wrapped in 2007 with one of the most talked about finales in television history, the adult Iler remained relatively under the radar with his future as an actor apparently uncertain.

Relationships

Edith Capone

Companion
Dated c. 2002

Helen Iler

Mother
Works for the Transit Authority in New York never married Iler's father

Edward McGreevey

Father
Lives in upstate New York never married Iler's mother

Brian McGreevey

Half-Brother
Born c. 1998

Michael McGreevey

Half-Brother
Born c. 1994

Milestones

2003

Featured in "Daredevil" starring Ben Affleck

2002

Reunited with Winick for a role in "Tadpole"

2000

Feature debut as a bully who harrasses a student with Tourette syndrome in Gary Winick's "The Tic Code" (lensed in 1997)

1999

Breakthrough role as Anthony Soprano Jr. (A.J.) on the hit HBO series "The Sopranos"

Appeared in a Pizza Hut TV commercial

At age six, discovered by talent agent Jeff Mitchell

Bonus Trivia

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On July 4, 2001, when Iler was 16 years old, he and three others were arrested on Manhattan's Upper East Side for robbing $40 from two Brazilian tourists. Iler was charged with second degree robbery as well as marijuana possession which carried up to 15 years in prison. On April 23, 2002, Iler and one of his accomplices agreed to plead guilty to a lesser misdemeanor and Iler was sentenced to three years probation.

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