Jun. 27th, 1975
Santa Monica, California, USA
5' 8 1/2"
Tobey Maguire's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Tropic Thunder
2007 - Spider-Man 3
2006 - The Good German
2004 - Spider-Man 2
2003 - Seabiscuit
2002 - Spider-Man
2001 - Cats & Dogs
2000 - Wonder Boys
1999 - Ride with the Devil
1999 - The Cider House Rules
1998 - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1998 - Pleasantville
1997 - Joyride
1997 - The Ice Storm
1997 - Deconstructing Harry
1995 - Empire Records
1993 - This Boy's Life
1989 - The Wizard
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
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.
- May, 2002: Bought a $3.5 million Beverly Hills mansion with his _Spider-Man (2002)_ (qv) earnings.
- Made his movie debut in _This Boy's Life (1993)_ (qv).
- Often portrays heroes that are close to animals or creatures. In _Cats & Dogs (2001)_ (qv), he provided the voice of Lou the Beagle in which he saves the world from cats; in _Spider-Man (2002)_ (qv), he was bitten by a radioactive (genetically modified in the movies) spider that gave him superhuman abilities; in _Seabiscuit (2003)_ (qv), he played 'Red Pollard' (qv), a jockey who rode a winning horse to victory.
- 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.
- Was originally cast as Alex Chance Browning in _Final Destination (2000)_ (qv).
- Has been a vegan/vegetarian since 1992.
- He will get $26 million for the two sequels to _Spider-Man (2002)_ (qv).
- He was originally set to play the role of Jake Hoyt in _Training Day (2001)_ (qv), opposite 'Denzel Washington' (qv). 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' (qv), and Tobey went on to star in _Spider-Man (2002)_ (qv) instead.