River Phoenix Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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River Phoenix Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthAugust 23, 1970
Zodiac SignVirgo
Eye ColorBlue

River Phoenix was an American actor, musician, and animal activist who is remembered for the success that his worked achieved within a very short period of time as he appeared in films and shows like Explorers, The Mosquito CoastStand by MeRunning on EmptyA Night in the Life of Jimmy ReardonMy Own Private IdahoThe Thing Called LoveSeven Brides for Seven BrothersIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade, ABC Afterschool SpecialSurviving: A Family in Crisis, and Circle of Violence: A Family Drama.

Born Name

River Jude Bottom

Nick Name

River Phoenix, Rio, Riv

River Phoenix as seen in a still from the movie 'Little Nikita'
River Phoenix as seen in a still from the movie ‘Little Nikita’ (Enrico / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Age

He was born on August 23, 1970.

Died

He passed away at the age of 23 on October 31, 1993, in West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States due to combined drug intoxication.

Resting Place

He was cremated and his remains were scattered in Micanopy, Florida, United States.

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Madras, Jefferson County, Oregon, United States

Nationality

American

Education

River Phoenix never received any formal education.

Occupation

Actor, Musician, Animal Activist

River Phoenix as seen alongside Martha Plimpton in a picture taken on the red carpet at the 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989
River Phoenix as seen alongside Martha Plimpton in a picture taken on the red carpet at the 61st Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1989 (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Family

  • Father – John Lee Bottom
  • Mother – Arlyn Phoenix (Social Activist)
  • Siblings – Rain Phoenix (Younger Sister) (Actress, Musician, Singer), Joaquin Phoenix (Younger Brother) (Actor, Producer, Activist), Liberty Phoenix (Younger Sister) (Actress), Summer Phoenix (Younger Sister) (Actress, Model, Designer)
  • Others – Robert Merrill Bottom (Paternal Grandfather), William Dell Bottom (Paternal Great Grandfather), Cordelia Pearl Matherly (Paternal Great Grandmother), Beulah Ernestine Ingram (Paternal Grandmother), Robert Lee Ingram (Paternal Great Grandfather), Mary Elizabeth Leach /Leidy (Paternal Great Grandmother), Meyer Dunetz (Maternal Grandfather), Samuel /Sam Dunetz (Maternal Great Grandfather), Libbe “Sallie” Grodenzik (Maternal Great Grandmother), Margaret “Margie” Lefkowitz (Maternal Grandmother), Ignatz Lefkowitz (Maternal Great Grandfather), Mary Beck (Maternal Great Grandmother)

Genre

Alternative Rock, Folk Rock

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar

Labels

Unsigned

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

River Phoenix had dated –

  1. Martha Plimpton (1986-1989)
  2. Marlee Matlin (1988)
  3. Suzanne Solgot (1989-1993)
  4. Samantha Mathis (1992-1993)
River Phoenix as seen while holding the Volpi Cup that he won for 'Best Male Performance' for 'Belli e damnati' (My Own Private Idaho) at the 48th International Film Festival of Venice in September 1991
River Phoenix as seen while holding the Volpi Cup that he won for ‘Best Male Performance’ for ‘Belli e damnati’ (My Own Private Idaho) at the 48th International Film Festival of Venice in September 1991 (AP Photo / Luca Bruno / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

River Phoenix was of English, German, and French Huguenot descent on his father’s side and had Ashkenazi Jewish roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Charming personality
  • Usually sported slightly long hair

Brand Endorsements

River Phoenix was a part of the commercials for Ocean Spray juice, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Mitsubishi between 1980 and 1982.

He also did a commercial for PETA in 1988.

River Phoenix Favorite Things

  • Charitable Organizations – Earth Save, Earth Trust

SourceIMDb

River Phoenix (Left) as seen while posing for the camera along with a fan at the 61st Academy Awards, March 29, 1989 - Governor's Ball
River Phoenix (Left) as seen while posing for the camera along with a fan at the 61st Academy Awards, March 29, 1989 – Governor’s Ball (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

River Phoenix Facts

  1. He was the oldest one of the 5 siblings.
  2. His first name was inspired by the river of life from the Hermann Hesse novel, Siddhartha, and his middle name ‘Jude’ was inspired by the Beatles‘ song “Hey Jude”.
  3. River Phoenix also appeared in a couple of music videos which included songs like “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King and “Breaking the Girl” by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Featured Image by Enrico / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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