Being the son of legendary actor Robert Falconer Downey Sr. paved the way for Indio Falconer Downey to start acting at the very young age of 12 and he rose to fame after his superb role in the 2005 movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. However, Indio has always been passionate about music and he eventually had to make the choice to focus on his musical career.
Get to know interesting facts about his bio, height, family, and parents as you read on.
American singer cum actor Indio Falconer Downey was born 7th September 1993 in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. His love for entertainment started with his passion for music when he was in high school and this made him join a band as a vocalist and guitarist.
Indio also ventured into acting back in 2005 when he was 12 years old, starring in the comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang where he played the role of the younger version of the main character. Later, he appeared in the super dramatic movie Jackie alongside Peter Sarsgaard and Greta Gerwig. He also starred in Play of Consciousness, a movie directed by Adam Michardi, playing the lead role in the movie.
After starring in Play of Consciousness, he went back to Los Angeles to join his band and gear up his musical career as a vocalist and a guitarist. Upon reuniting with his band, he started having issues of drug abuse and addiction but with the help and encouragement of his father, he was able to get back to normal and reignited his passion for music.
Indio Falconer Downey later founded a musical band alongside with his friend Ralph Alexander with the name The Dose and this band is known to have released quite amazing singles which include: Glory, Cold Hands, Shadows Close Behind, Space Trader, Adore, and Truth Lies Inside. The band, in 2018, launched two highly rated singles titled Vervain and Thrill of It. He is still actively involved in the band along with his friend and business partner Ralph Alexander who is an excellent drummer as well as a bassist. Sources also have it that the pair intend to drop more single hits in no distant future.
Family Background: Parents
Indio Falconer Downey is said to have a mixed ancestral line that can be traced to English, German, Hungarian Jewish, Irish, Scottish and Swiss descent from his father’s side while his mum is of French Canadian, Russian Jewish, Scottish and Welsh descent. The American artiste also comes from an entertainment inclined family. His father Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor who has made a name in the industry and was listed as Hollywood’s most paid actor for three years as well as having a track record of appearing in so many Hollywood blockbuster movies. Indio’s mother Deborah is also a well known American musician, actress and former model for the Elite Model Management.
Also, it is worth knowing that the passion for entertainment didn’t stop with his parents, his grandfather Robert Downey Sr. was also an American actor, director, and producer before he retired from filmmaking and his grandmother Elise Ford was also into the industry as she was a writer and an actress.
Indio’s parents, however, parted ways when he was a little over 8 years old and this was said to have been a very traumatic time for him. Sources have it that the split was due to Robert’s drug problems which Deborah could no longer handle. Although he was under the care of his mum, Indio Falconer Downey was usually seen around with his dad.
Coming to his personal life, Indio Falconer Downey was involved in an unfortunate incident in 2014 when he was arrested for cocaine possession as well as being seen smoking the hard drug by some police officers. He was eventually arrested for that but discharged the next day through the help of his father.
Height & Weight
The fine young actor comes with a well-built body structure that is complemented with an estimated height of 5 feet 10 inches and a body weight of 78 kg which is about 172 pounds.