Tobey Maguire's parents were 18 and 20 - and unwed - when he was born. His father, Vincent, was a cook. His mother, Wendy, was a secretary. They split two years after his birth. This resulted in his 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.
Is a vegetarian.
Enjoys yoga and cooking.
Originally wanted to be a chef, but turned to acting after his mother offered him $100 to take drama rather than home ec. in high school.
If there are two sequels to Spider-Man (2002), he will get $26,000,000 for them.
Packed on several pounds to fit his role in Spider-Man (2002).
May, 2002: Bought a $3.5 million dollar 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 all on his dad's side. Vincent, Jr. (born 1973), Timothy (born 1984), 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 radio-active spider that gave him abilities to fight crime; in Seabiscuit (2003), he played Red Pollard, a jockey that 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) and Spider-Man 2 (2004) 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, weapon 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).
Filmography of Tobey Maguire:
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Tokyo Suckerpunch (2006)
The Good German (2006)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Don's Plum (2001)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Wonder Boys (2000)
Ride with the Devil (1999)
The Cider House Rules (1999)
Don's Plum (1998)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
The Ice Storm (1997)
Seduced by Madness (1996)
Duke of Groove (1995)
Revenge of the Red Baron (1994)
A Child's Cry for Help (1994)
Spoils of War (1994)
This Boy's Life (1993)