Downey joined the cast of "Ally McBeal" for its fourth season, playing the boyfriend of Ally (Calista Flockhart). He won a Golden Globe for the role, but after season's end, the character was written out of the show because of Downey's drug struggles.
COMMENTING POLICY:Readers are encouraged to post comments that are germane to the article. We reserve the right to remove any user, and to delete comments that contain abusive language or personal threats, as well as those that are racist or demeaning. Readers may report comments by clicking "Report Abuse." Once a comment has been flagged, a Baltimore Sun staffer will investigate. Click here for more information on commenting.