Timothy Francis Robbins is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and musician. He is known for portraying Andy Dufresne in the film The Shawshank Redemption, and has won an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards for his roles in the films The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993) and Mystic River (2003). Robbins's other roles include starring as Lt. Samuel "Merlin" Wells in Top Gun (1986), Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham (1988), Erik in Erik the Viking (1989), Ed Walters in I.Q. (1994), Nick Beam in Nothing to Lose (1997) and Senator Robert Hammond in Green Lantern (2011). He also directed the films Bob Roberts (1992) and Dead Man Walking (1995), both of which were well received. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director for Dead Man Walking. For television, Robbins played Secretary of State Walter Larson in the HBO comedy The Brink (2015), and in Here and Now (2018) portrayed Greg Boatwright.