Tobey Maguire Biography
Birth Name - Tobias Vincent Maguire
Date of Birth - June 27, 1975
Santa Monica, California, USA
Height - 5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Tobey Maguire's parents were 18 and 20--and unwed--when he was born. His father, Vincent Maguire, was a cook and sometime construction worker. His mother, Wendy Brown, was a secretary and aspiring screenwriter. They split two years after his birth. This resulted in moving constantly as a youth, spending time in California, Oregon, and Washington. He quit school in the ninth grade and pursued acting roles. He did several commercials and bit roles on various TV shows before landing a starring role on the Fox comedy "Great Scott!" (1992). That role lasted nine weeks before the show was canceled. Although avoiding drugs and alcohol, he still is known for running with the party set, including Leonardo DiCaprio's group. Tobey is a vegetarian and studies yoga.
More Interesting Information for Tobey Maguire
Is a vegetarian.
Enjoys yoga and cooking.
Originally wanted to be a chef, but he turned to acting after his mother offered him $100 to take drama rather than home economics in high school.
He will get $26 million for the two sequels to Spider-Man (2002).
Packed on several pounds to fit his role in Spider-Man (2002).
May, 2002: Bought a $3.5 million Beverly Hills mansion with his Spider-Man (2002) earnings.
Lost 25 pounds to fit his role as Red Pollard in Seabiscuit (2003).
Has four half brothers: 2 on his dad's side: Vincent Jr. (born 1973) and Timothy (born 1984); and two on his mother's side: Jopaul Epp (born 1991), and Weston Epp (born 1994).
Often portrays heroes that are close to animals or creatures. In Cats & Dogs (2001), he provided the voice of Lou the Beagle in which he saves the world from cats; in Spider-Man (2002), he was bitten by a radioactive (genetically modified in the movies) spider that gave him superhuman abilities; in Seabiscuit (2003), he played Red Pollard, a jockey who rode a winning horse to victory.
During the Australian release period of Spider-Man (2002), he appeared on an Australian late-night variety show with his co-star Willem Dafoe. During this interview, when asked if he was a fan of the comic book, he claimed that he had never touched a Spider-Man comic book before and that he never wanted to read them.
Is good friends with his Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), and Spider-Man 3 (2007) co-star Kirsten Dunst.
He was originally set to play the role of Jake Hoyt in Training Day (2001), opposite Denzel Washington. He had even gone through two months of training with narcotic officers, weapons training, and put on a lot of muscle but the role was later given to the producer's first choice, Ethan Hawke, and Tobey went on to star in Spider-Man (2002) instead.
He played in the World Series of Poker. On October 27, 2004, he won the Phil Hellmuth Poker Invitational at the Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles, taking a first prize of $95,480.
Enjoys playing chess.
Member of the AAs
Was engaged to Rashida Jones (2002).
He and his fiancée, Jennifer Meyer, announced their engagement in April. [June 12, 2006]
Close friend of Leonardo DiCaprio
Considered for the role of Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).
Tobey and his fiancée, Jennifer Meyer, are the parents of a girl, Ruby, born at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on November 11, 2006.
While promoting The Good German (2006) on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he revealed the baby's name, Ruby Sweetheart.
Almost couldn't do Spider-Man 2 (2004) after having an on-set accident while shooting Seabiscuit (2003), which made him suffer severe back pains. Jake Gyllenhaal was already in talks to replace him and had already begun preparation.
He and his best friend Leonardo DiCaprio were both in movie directed by Sam Raimi. DiCaprio was in The Quick and the Dead (1995) and Tobey in Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007).
Personal quotes from Tobey Maguire
"All the people throughout my life who were naysayers pissed me off. But they've all given me a fervor; an angry ambition that cannot be stopped - and I look forward to finding a therapist and working on that."
"I think fame is a really complicated thing. It can be a great challenge to handle the difficult parts of it and strengthen your character so you don't get affected in a negative way by it. And I'm scared and excited and hesitant and anxious. I'm conflicted about it, truly."
[On ending the Spider-Man film series with the third installment] "To me it seems like this is a natural point for the team to break up because we have a lot of story conclusions that were going along for the main characters for the first two movies and we kind of tie almost everything up for the third movie. It feels like a trilogy to me and it feels like the end."
"I was pretty ambitious. I felt like I had a good imagination and vision for my life. And I had people telling me 'You are driving the vehicle of your life here. You are the master of your own destiny in a sense. Do whatever you want to do.'"
Spider-Man 2 (2004) $17,000,000
Seabiscuit (2003) $12,500,000
Spider-Man (2002) $4,000,000
Tobey Maguire Filmography
Tokyo Suckerpunch (2008) .... Billy Chaka
Quiet Type (2007)
Spider-Man 3 (2007) (VG) (voice) .... Spider-Man/Peter Parker
Spider-Man 3 (2007) .... Spider-Man/Peter Parker
... aka Spider-Man 3: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version)
The Good German (2006) .... Patrick Tully
Spider-Man 2 (2004) .... Spider-Man/Peter Parker
... aka Spider-Man 2.1 (USA: recut version)
... aka Spider-Man 2: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version)
Spider-Man 2 (2004) (VG) (voice) .... Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Seabiscuit (2003) .... Red Pollard
Spider-Man (2002) .... Spider-Man/Peter Parker
Spider-Man (2002) (VG) (voice) .... Spider-Man/Peter Parker
Cats & Dogs (2001) (voice) .... Lou the Beagle
Don's Plum (2001) .... Ian
"Saturday Night Live" .... Host (1 episode, 2000)
... aka NBC's Saturday Night (USA: first season title)
... aka SNL (USA: informal title)
... aka SNL 25 (USA: alternative title)
... aka Saturday Night (USA: second season title)
... aka Saturday Night Live '80 (USA: sixth season title)
- Episode #25.17 (2000) TV Episode .... Host
Wonder Boys (2000) .... James Leer
... aka Wonder Boys, Die (Germany)
... aka Wonderboys - Lauter Wunderknaben (Germany: TV title)
Ride with the Devil (1999/I) .... Jake Roedel
The Cider House Rules (1999) .... Homer Wells
Pleasantville (1998) .... David
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) .... Hitchhiker
Deconstructing Harry (1997) .... Harvey Stern/Harry's Character
The Ice Storm (1997) .... Paul Hood
Duke of Groove (1996) (TV) .... Rich Cooper
Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (1996) (TV) .... Chuck Borchardt
... aka Seduced by Madness (USA: short title)
"Tracey Takes On..." .... Sonny (1 episode, 1996)
- Family (1996) TV Episode .... Sonny
Joyride (1996) .... J.T
Empire Records (1995) (scenes deleted) .... Andre
... aka Empire
... aka Rock & Fun
A Child's Cry for Help (1994) (TV) .... Peter Lively
S.F.W. (1994) .... Al
... aka So Fucking What? (USA: long title)
Spoils of War (1994) (TV) .... Martin
... aka In Spite of Love (USA)
"Walker, Texas Ranger" .... Duane Parsons (1 episode, 1994)
- The Prodigal Son (1994) TV Episode .... Duane Parsons
Healer (1994) .... Teenager
Revenge of the Red Baron (1994) .... Jimmy Spencer
... aka Plane Fear
This Boy's Life (1993) .... Chuck Bolger
"Great Scott!" .... Scott Melrod (2 episodes, 1992)
- Choir Mire (1992) TV Episode .... Scott Melrod
- Hair Scare (1992) TV Episode .... Scott Melrod
"Wild & Crazy Kids" (1 episode, 1992)
- Episode dated 17 July 1992 (1992) TV Episode
"Eerie, Indiana" .... Tripp McConnell (1 episode, 1991)
- The Dead Letter (1991) TV Episode .... Tripp McConnell
"Jake and the Fatman" .... Terry Fitzroy (1 episode, 1991)
- I'll Never Be the Same (1991) TV Episode .... Terry Fitzroy
"Roseanne" .... Jeff (1 episode, 1991)
- Valentine's Day (1991) TV Episode .... Jeff
"Blossom" .... Boy (1 episode, 1991)
- Sex, Lies and Teenagers (1991) TV Episode .... Boy
"1st & Ten" .... Chad (1 episode, 1990)
... aka 1st & Ten, Training Camp: The Bulls Are Back (USA: new title)
... aka 1st & Ten: Do It Again (USA: new title)
... aka 1st & Ten: Going for Broke (USA: new title)
... aka 1st & Ten: In Your Face! (USA: new title)
... aka 1st & Ten: The Bulls Mean Business (USA: new title)
... aka 1st & Ten: The Championship (USA: new title)
- If I Didn't Play Football (1990) TV Episode .... Chad
Tales from the Whoop: Hot Rod Brown Class Clown (1990) (TV) .... Hot Rod Brown
... aka Hot Rod Brown, Class Clown (USA: short title)
The Wizard (1989) (uncredited) .... Lucas' goon at video armageddon
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place (1989) (TV) (as Tobias Maguire) .... Boy #3