River Phoenix
River Phoenix

Birth name

River Jude Bottom

Birth date

August 23, 1970

Birth place

Madras, Oregon, U.S.

Death date

October 31, 1993 (aged 23)

Death place

West Hollywood, California, U.S.

Cause of death

Heroin and cocaine overdose



Years active


River Jude Phoenix (August 23, 1970 - October 31, 1993) was an American actor who is best known for the role of Chris in Season 1-4 episodes of Tiger Troops. He also played many roles like Eric in the Barney era from 1989 to 1993, Wolfgang Müller in Explorers, Chris Chambers in Stand by Me, Young Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and James Wright in The Thing Called Love. Phoenix died of heroin and cocaine overdose at age 23 on October 31, 1993.