LA Weekly cover story detailed his struggle taking creative control of The Actors' Gang, the theater company he founded in 1981. Many long-time members of the group left the company during the controversy. [August 2001]
Graduated with honors from UCLA with a degree in Drama (1981).
Admits that he only did Howard the Duck (1986) for the money.
His father, Gil Robbins, was a member of the folk-music group The Highwaymen. His mother is actress Mary Robbins. Has a brother, David Robbins and sister Adele Robbins. Two sons with partner Susan Sarandon: Miles Robbins and Jack Henry Robbins. He and Sarandon were together from 1988 through 2009.
Apparently "discovered" Jack Black, having given him his first film role in Bob Roberts (1992). The two remain good friends today and he has appeared in 3 films with him.
Is good friends with John Cusack, in addition to being his co-star in six films: Bob Roberts (1992), Cradle Will Rock (1999), High Fidelity (2000), The Player (1992), The Sure Thing (1985), and Tapeheads (1988).
As co-presenters of the Academy Awards in 1993, he and his former partner, Susan Sarandon, seized a chance to bring public attention to the plight of a few hundred Haitians with AIDS who had been interned in Guantánamo Bay.
Considers himself the worlds biggest New York Rangers fan. He claims to own every highlight video released of their 1994 Stanley Cup Championship season. He is also a big New York Mets fan.
During an interview with Charlie Rose regarding the 10-year anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption (1994), he said he regarded that film, Bull Durham (1988), Dead Man Walking (1995), and Mystic River (2003) as the highlights of his career so far.
Was considered for the role of Charles Van Doren in Quiz Show (1994), when Steven Soderbergh was offered the opportunity to direct it.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#94). 
Ranked #60 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
A long-time Green Party member (along with partner, Susan Sarandon), he was repeatedly criticized by other Hollywood stars for voting for Ralph Nader in the controversial 2000 election. He wrote a small essay about why he made the choice in the August 6, 2001, edition of "The Nation," a monthly progressive magazine. [August 2001]
Called for Hollywood boycott of Elizabeth Hurley and Proctor & Gamble products in 2000 after she crossed a picket line to make a commercial for a P&G product. At a pro-union rally in New York he said, "We're bringing her [Hurley] to trial after this is over. She won't get away with it!" Apparently she did "get away with it" whatever "it" was, since nothing came to pass in the intervening seven years.
After the September 11 attacks, he tried to fly out of New York City to be with Susan Sarandon and their children in Hollywood. Upon finding out that all flights were grounded, he and a friend drove from New York City to Los Angeles in a 56-hour trip that began on the morning of September 12, 2001.
Attended anti-war rally in London on 15th February 2003.
Was considered for the role of Dr. Doom in Fantastic Four (2005) and Eddie Darko in Donnie Darko (2001).
Revealed on "The Colbert Report" (2005) that of all the movies he's made, Bull Durham (1988) is his favorite.
Despite his reputation as a ultra-liberal activist (which has frequently led him to be the target of Republican criticism), Robbins has donated significant amounts of money to Republican, as well as Democratic, candidates for public office. This includes $500.00 he gave to the ultimately successful 2006 U.S. congressional campaign of Michele Bachmann, R-MN, who is a prominent and vocal far-right opponent of nearly every Democratic and liberal proposal and policy.
Revealed in December 2009 that he and Susan Sarandon had broken up during the summer of the same year.
Played in the Boston Bruins Legends Classic Hockey Game (January 2010).