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Val Kilmer (born December 31, 1959 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor, best known for his roles in Tombstone, The Doors, Heat and Batman Forever. He was married to Joanne Whalley from 1988 until they divorced in 1996. The couple had a daughter and son.

Val Kilmer
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Kilmer in 2005
Val Edward Kilmer

(1959-12-31) December 31, 1959 (age 59)
OccupationActor, director
Years active1977-present
Spouse(s)Joanne Whalley
(m. 1988-1996, divorced)
ChildrenMercedes Kilmer
Jack Kilmer

In January 2015, Kilmer was hospitalized for massive bleeding in his throat.[1] In December 2017, Kilmer said he had a "two-year battle with throat cancer...and a procedure on his trachea has reduced his voice to a rasp and rendered him short of breath."[2]


  1. "Val Kilmer's family says actor's faith is hampering tumor treatment: report". The New York Daily Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  2. Abramovitch, Seth (December 20, 2017). "Val Kilmer Opens Up About Battling Cancer and His Kids' Showbiz Ambitions". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 21, 2017.

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