Downes was born and raised in the U.K. and trained in the United States, with a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. Robin Atkin Downes has an extensive career in all aspects of the film and television industry. He is an accomplished actor, director, producer, voice and mocap actor and music producer.
Downes has appeared in TV shows such as Babylon 5, CSI: Miami, Charmed, and Angel and in video games such as Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, Halo 2, No More Heroes, and Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier. He is married to actress Michelle Ann Young.