River Phoenix

River Phoenix
1970 - 1993

River Phoenix  American Actor


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River Phoenix passed away on 31st Oct 1993 aged 23.


River Phoenix was in relationships with Samantha Mathis (1992 - 1993), Suzanne Solgot (1990 - 1993) and Martha Plimpton (1986 - 1989).

He is rumoured to have hooked up with Marlee Matlin (1988).


American Actor River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom on 23rd August, 1970 in Metolius, Oregon, United States and passed away on 31st Oct 1993 West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States aged 23. He is most remembered for Stand By Me (1986). His zodiac sign is Leo.

River Phoenix was in 7 on-screen matchups, including Ann Magnuson in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988), Ione Skye in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988), Lili Taylor in Dogfight (1991), Martha Plimpton in Running on Empty (1988) and Meredith Salenger in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988).

River Phoenix is a member of the following lists: Male actors from Gainesville, Florida, Musicians from Gainesville, Florida and Actors from Gainesville, Florida.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating3 3 years 2 years, 4 months 1 year, 11 months
Rumoured1 29 years, 10 months - -
Total4 29 years, 10 months 9 years, 11 months 1 year, 11 months


First Name River
Middle Name Jude
Last Name Phoenix
Full Name at Birth River Jude Bottom
Alternative Name Rio
Age 23 (age at death) years
Birthday 23rd August, 1970
Birthplace Metolius, Oregon, United States
Died 31st October, 1993
Place of Death West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of Death Heart Failure Caused By Acute Mixed Drug Intoxication
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Distinctive Feature His Environmentalism, Early pioneer of Veganism, His naturally blonde hair, His fresh complexion
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Cult
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, Musician And Activist.
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Stand By Me (1986)
Music Genre (Text) Alternative rock, Folk rock
Year(s) Active 1988–1993, 1982–1993
Instrument (text) Guitar
Record Label Island Records
Associated Acts Papercranes
Clothes Size 8
Shoe Size 11
Official Websites www.river-phoenix.org/
Father John Lee Bottom
Mother Arlyn Phoenix (Sunday December 31,1944-Present) (Commonly Known As Heart Phoenix, Is The Mother Of Actors River, Rain, Joaquin, Liberty, And Summer Phoenix.)
Brother Joaquin Phoenix (Actor)
Sister Rain Bottom, Liberty Bottom, Summer Bottom, Jodean Bottom (half-sister)
Friend Flea, Sidney Poitier, Chad Smith, John Frusciante, Harrison Ford, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Kiedis
Associated People Keanu Reeves, Sidney Poiter
Favorite Places New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Las Vegas
Favorite Foods Vegan

River Jude Phoenix (born River Jude Bottom; August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix and Summer Phoenix.

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Partner Comparison

River Phoenix23 LeoActor
Samantha Mathis46 TaurusActress
Suzanne Solgot51 TaurusMusician
Marlee Matlin51 VirgoActress
Martha Plimpton45 ScorpioActress


Dark Blood2012BoyMovie
Silent Tongue1993Talbot RoeMovie
The Thing Called Love1993James WrightMovie
Sneakers1992Carl ArbogastMovie
Dogfight1991Eddie BirdlaceMovie
My Own Private Idaho1991Mike WatersMovie
I Love You to Death1990DevoMovie
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade1989Young IndyMovie
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon1988Jimmy ReardonMovie
Little Nikita1988Jeff GrantMovie
Running on Empty1988Danny PopeMovie
Stand by Me1986Chris ChambersMovie
The Mosquito Coast1986CharlieMovie
Circle of Violence: A Family Drama1986Chris BenfieldTV Movie
Explorers1985Wolfgang MüllerMovie
Robert Kennedy & His Times1985Robert Kennedy Jr.TV Show
Surviving1985Philip BroganTV Movie
Celebrity1984Jeffie - Age 11TV Show
It's Your Move1984BrianTV Show
Hotel1983KevinTV Show
Family Ties1982Eugene ForbesTV Show
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers1982Guthrie McFaddenTV Show
ABC Afterschool Specials1972Brian EllsworthTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (55)

glennfanJun 12

My favorite actor.

lupita263Oct 26, 2015

Gone much too young. So talented and so beautiful!

enemerAug 23, 2015

Your zodiac sign was Virgo, not Leo. Fix the algorithm. Greetings.

PlayerHayterApr 14, 2015

I can't believe it's been over 20 years since his death. He was indeed ahead of his time, along with Jimmy Dean.

vina11Jan 13, 2015

vinazadi@live.com Hello My name is vina, i saw your profile today at famousfix.com and became intrested in you,i will also like to know you more,and if you can send an email to my email address,i will give you my pictures here is my email address (vinazadi@live.com) I believe we can move from here! Awaiting for your mail to my email address above. vina -.....

MontannaJan 6, 2013

Hey river. Oh god I miss you so much. I'm sorry for what happened to you, I know you can't hear me... But I love you sweetheart. I love you forever and always. You'll never be forgotten. I promise. Xoxo

HannahApr 4, 2011

Screw you all he will alwayz me mine!!!! R.I.P. River ily

KaileyJan 15, 2011

No way River Phoenix will always be mine!!I would give up my life just t o have him back down here!!I love u RIVER! Best person in the world and everyday i think of u atleast ones!!Im crazy about u sweaty!! ur acting and ur personalty is adorable!!and not to mention ur beautiful eyes!!THOSE GREEN EYES!!OMG!! <3 I LOVE U!!!

HeroinHeartJan 5, 2011


TammyDec 20, 2010

I really miss u alot River u was a really great guy, i still cry when i watch stand by me i have lost all my best pals U, Brad Renfro, Heath Ledger,Corey Haim, i have 1 left Corey Feldman he`s changed his life alot since he had Zen i hope he stays that way, well anyways i miss u guys alot n wish yall were here hope to c yall again 1 day way on down the road but 4 now Love,peace,happiness,4ever urs..

RaejackDec 17, 2010

loved him then love him, now, now i love his brother as well since walk the line, even kept an eye out for his movies, his brother would be proud.

di7234241109Aug 30, 2010

to young to die

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