Robert Iler

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Robert Iler
Born Robert Mitchell Iler
(1985-03-02) March 2, 1985 (age 29)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

Robert Michael Iler (born March 2, 1985) is an American actor, known for his portrayal of A.J. Soprano on The Sopranos which aired on HBO from 1999–2007.

Early life[edit]

Robert Iler is of Irish descent.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Iler appeared in the video for Marilyn Manson's single "Dope Hat" (1995).[citation needed]

By mid-1997, he was appearing in commercials for Pizza Hut, and attending three or four auditions a week. He had also appeared on Saturday Night Live and in some film parts, but nothing that brought him great recognition. It was then that he won the role of A.J. Soprano, the son of series lead Tony Soprano, on the HBO drama The Sopranos,[1][2] which aired from 1999-2007. By May 2001, he had begun home schooling for his education.[2]

Legal issues[edit]

In July 2001, Iler was arrested for the armed robbery of two Brazilian tourists and for possession of marijuana. He pled guilty to a single charge of larceny and received three years' probation.[3]

He was present on October 23, 2005 when the underground poker club, Ace Point, was raided by the police.[4]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Levin, Gary (March 30, 2007). "Gandolfini, Iler sit down for father-son chat". USA Today.
  2. ^ a b c "Cast of 'Sopranos' Discusses Show's Success". CNN. May 18, 2001. 
  3. ^ "'Sopranos' Star Busted. The Smoking Gun. August 1, 2001.
  4. ^ Friedman, Michael (2005-10-23). "Anthony Soprano Jr. Caught in Poker Raid". Pokernews.com. Retrieved 2007-08-14. 

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