Robert Iler

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Robert Iler
Born Robert Michael Iler
March 2, 1985 (age 33)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997-2009; 2016-present

Robert Michael Iler (Born March 2, 1985 in New York City, New York) is an American actor, known for his portrayal of A.J. Soprano on The Sopranos which aired on HBO from 1999 to 2007.

Early life[edit]

Iler was born in New York City and is of Irish descent.[1][2]


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 pleaded guilty to a single charge of larceny and received three years' probation.[3] Iler was represented in the matter by notable NYC Criminal Defense Attorney Michael F. Bachner.[4]

Iler was present on October 23, 2005 when the underground poker club Ace Point was raided by the police.[5]



  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. ^ Rush, George (July 10, 2001). "Sopranos Teen Eyes Role With grand Jury". NY Daily news (Archives). NY Daily News. NY Daily news. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  5. ^ Friedman, Michael (2005-10-23). "Anthony Soprano Jr. Caught in Poker Raid". Retrieved 2007-08-14.

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