Val Kilmer = 322 (Primes)
Val E. Kilmer = 333 (Primes)
Val Edward Kilmer was born December 31, 1959, in Los Angeles, the son of Gladys Swanette (Ekstadt; 1928–2019) and Eugene Dorris Kilmer (1921–1993), an aerospace equipment distributor and real estate developer. His mother was of Swedish descent. His father’s ancestry included English, Scottish-Irish, French and German. His parents divorced in 1968 when he was 8 years old. Kilmer’s grandfather was a gold miner in New Mexico, near the border with Arizona. In 1977 Kilmer’s younger brother Wesley, who had received a diagnosis of epilepsy, drowned in a jacuzzi at age 15; their father died in 1993.
Kilmer attended Berkeley Hall School, a Christian Science school in Los Angeles, until ninth grade. He attended Chatsworth High School with Kevin Spacey and Mare Winningham, and also attended the Hollywood Professional School. He became the youngest person at the time to be accepted into the Juilliard School’s Drama Division, where he was a member of Group 10.