Robert Iler

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Robert Iler
Robert Michael Iler

(1985-03-02) March 2, 1985 (age 34)
Years active1997-2009

Robert Michael Iler (Born March 2, 1985)[1][2] is an Irish-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.[3][4]


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,[3][4] which aired from 1999-2007. By May 2001, he had begun home schooling for his education.[4]

Legal issues[edit]

In July 2001, Iler was arrested for the armed robbery of two Brazilian tourists in his Upper East Side neighborhood[5] and for possession of marijuana. He pleaded guilty to a single charge of larceny and received three years' probation.[6]

Iler was present on October 23, 2005 when the underground poker club Ace Point was raided by the police.[7]



  1. ^ "Robert Iler". The Smoking Gun. Jun 12, 2014. Retrieved Feb 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Tony Soprano Jr. Actor Embarrassed By Arrest". ABC News. Retrieved Feb 18, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Levin, Gary (March 30, 2007). "Gandolfini, Iler sit down for father-son chat". USA Today.
  4. ^ a b c "Cast of 'Sopranos' Discusses Show's Success". CNN. May 18, 2001.
  5. ^ Rashbaum, William (July 5, 2002). "Soprano,' 16, Charged in East Side Street Robbery". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  6. ^ "'Sopranos' Star Busted. The Smoking Gun. August 1, 2001.
  7. ^ Friedman, Michael (2005-10-23). "Anthony Soprano Jr. Caught in Poker Raid". Retrieved 2007-08-14.

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