Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins at the premiere of "Catch A Fire". Arclight Cinemas,

Birth Name: Timothy Francis Robbins

Place of Birth: West Covina, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 16, 1958

Ethnicity: English, with some Norwegian, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, German, distant Dutch, remote French

Tim Robbins is an American actor, writer, director, producer, musician, and activist. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Mystic River (2003).

Tim is the son of Mary Cecelia (Bledsoe), an actress, and Gilbert Lee Robbins, a folk singer, musician, and actor. Many of his ancestral lines have resided in the United States since the 1600s. He has two children, including actor and musician Miles Robbins, with his former partner, actress Susan Sarandon.

Tim’s paternal grandfather was Richard Lee Robbins (the son of Walter Appleton Robbins and Mary Judith Taylor). Richard was born in Washington. Walter was the son of Albert Comfort Robbins and Cynthia Olive Wiltse. Mary Judith was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Taylor and Judith Bradley.

Tim’s paternal grandmother was Agnes J. Hughes (the daughter of James Ambrose Hughes and Clara A. Helgeson). Agnes was born in Washington. James was the son of John Hughes, who was born in Ireland, and of Caroline Walker. Clara was born in Iowa, the daughter of Norwegian parents, Halvor Helgeson and Anna/Annie Johnson.

Tim’s maternal grandfather was Maynard Tevis Bledsoe (the son of James William Bledsoe and Martha Alice Pursell). Maynard was born in California. James was the son of Granville R. Bledsoe and Elizabeth Skaggs. Martha was the daughter of James Pursell and Rachel Rice Coshow.

Tim’s maternal grandmother was Thelma Cecilia Matthews (the daughter of Albert/Bert Matthews/Mathews and Lelitia/Lettie M. Johnson). Thelma was born in Indiana. Lettie was the daughter of Frank Johnson and Frances Hunot.

Sources: Genealogies of Tim Robbins – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Tim’s paternal grandmother, Agnes J. Hughes, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Tim’s paternal great-grandmother, Clara A. Helgeson, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogies of Tim Robbins (incorrectly identify his maternal ancestry) – http://www.wargs.com

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