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Robert Iler
Robert Michael Iler

(1985-03-02) March 2, 1985 (age 37)
  • Actor
  • poker player
  • podcast host
Years active 1997–2009, 2019–present

Robert Michael Iler (/ˈlər/; born March 2, 1985) is an American former actor. He is best known for his portrayal of A.J. Soprano on The Sopranos. His film roles include Tadpole (2002), and Daredevil (2003).



By mid-1997, he was appearing in commercials for Pizza Hut, and attending three or four auditions a week. He had also appeared on Saturday Night Live and in some film parts, but nothing that brought him great recognition. It was then that he won the role of A.J. Soprano, the son of series lead Tony Soprano, on the HBO drama The Sopranos, which aired from 1999–2007. By May 2001, he had begun home schooling for his education.

After the conclusion of The Sopranos in 2007, Iler largely retired from acting, instead moving to Las Vegas to pursue a career as a professional poker player, where he participated in both official and unsanctioned games. In September 2019, Iler moved to Los Angeles, where he started the podcast Pajama Pants alongside The Sopranos co-star Jamie-Lynn Sigler and YouTube comedian Kassem G.

Personal life

..... He has been sober since 2013.

..... He pleaded guilty to a single charge of larceny and received three years' probation.

He was present on October 23, 2005, when the underground poker club Ace Point was raided by the police; however, no charges were filed against him.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Tic Code Denny Harley
2002 Tadpole Charlie
2003 Daredevil Bully #1


Year Title Role Notes
1999–2007 The Sopranos A.J. Soprano Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (1999, 2007)
2001 Oz Himself Episode: "Famous Last Words"
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Troy Linsky Episode: "Mean"
2004 The Dead Zone Derek Rankin Episode: "Cycle of Violence"
2006 Four Kings Rob Cancelled mid-season
2009 Law & Order Chad Klein Episode: "Lucky Stiff"
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