Born in Los Angeles, California. Studied at Hollywood’s Professional’s School and, in his teens, entered Juilliard’s drama program. His professional acting career began on stage, and he still participates in theater; he played Hamlet at the 1988 Colorado Shakespeare Festival. His film debut was in the 1984 spoof Top Secret! , wherein he starred as blond rock idol Nick Rivers. He was in a number of films throughout the 1980s, including the 1986 smash Top Gun. His role of Madmartigan in the fantasy film Willow also gathered him a strong fan base. Despite his obvious talent and range, it wasn’t until his astonishingly believable performance as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s The Doors that the world sat up and took notice. Kilmer again put his good baritone to use in the movie, performing all of the concert pieces.
Since then, he has played two more American legends, Elvis Presley in True Romance and Doc Holliday in Tombstone. In July 1994, it was announced that Kilmer would be taking over the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne from Michael Keaton in the third of the Batman feature films. “Batman Forever” continued Kilmer’s ascension to fame, after which he did Michael Mann’s crime epic “HEAT” for which he was given equal billing with two of the worlds best actors, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.
Recent years have seen Kilmer appearing in a number of different and unusual roles, such as the voice of KITT in the 2009 re-boot series of the much loved 80’s show Knight Rider. He also appeared in the Brilliant “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” in 2005, along with an almost unrecognisable cameo in the HBO series Entourage in 2004.
Kilmer has also recently expanded into the video game arena; doing the voice of Alchemax CEO Walker Sloan in the new “Spider-man: Edge of Time” game.
Val is looking forward to meeting his fans in Brisbane, November 5th and 6th, 11am to 5pm (breaks aside) with at least one publically accessible Q&A free with admission (auditorium attendance limits apply), being in photos* and signing* for fans.
He will also be appearing in Melbourne at the Single Day event there. for ticket prices and details, check out the Back to the Future with Supanova Page
* Fees apply: $40 per autograph and $50 per photo (professional 8 x 10 photo printed on the spot)
Guest confirmed other commitments and health pending.