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CELEBRITY FAN PROFILE: Tim Robbins

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Tim Robbins knows his way around a movie set. He's starred in movies like Bull Durham and The Shawshank Redemption. In a recent charity hockey game, Robbins showed he knows his way around the ice, too.
NAME: Tim Robbins
POSITION: Forward
BIRTHDATE/PLACE: 10-16-58/West Covina, CA
THE VITALS:
  • Star of numerous movies, including Bull Durham, Jacob's Ladder, The Hudsucker Proxy and The Shawshank Redemption.
  • Wrote and directed the movie Bob Roberts.
  • Has two children with Susan Sarandon.
  • Robbins was born in Southern California, but grew up in New York City, thus making him a Rangers fan. He picked up the game young and was once kicked off his high school hockey team for fighting. Robbins kept his gloves on when FOXSports.com caught up with him recently.
    FOXSports.com: How did you get into the game of hockey? Tim Robbins: I started playing when I was a kid in New York City. FOXSports.com: Who were your favorite players growing up? Robbins: Rod Gilbert, Vic Hadfield, Jean Ratelle, Brad Park, Ed Giacomin, Ron Duguay. FOXSports.com: How was playing with Duguay in the game? Robbins: I've played with him a few times now. He gives me (crap) on the ice, I give him (crap). He's a good guy. FOXSports.com: Any player you model your game after? Robbins: No. I wish I was good enough to model my game after someone. FOXSports.com: Who do you like to watch these days? Robbins: The Rangers, this year, have been great to watch. I like to watch anyone who cares about what they're doing. A team that cares and goes out and works hard. Jarome Iginla's great to watch. I like Mike York. I like the way Mike York and Fleury play, little guys who play big. FOXSports.com: Who's going to win the Stanley Cup this year? Robbins: (Laughs) The Rangers!
    Tagged: Rangers, Mike York

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