Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
Celebrated Name: Robert Zemeckis
Real Name/Full Name: Robert Lee Zemeckis
Gender: Male
Age: 72 years old
Birth Date: 14 May 1952
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Mary Ellen Trainor (m. 1980; div. 2000); Leslie Harter (m. 2001)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Alexander Zemeckis, Zane Zemeckis, Zsa Zsa Rose Zemeckis, Rhys Zemeckis)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Robert Zemeckis Gay?: No
Profession: Director, film producer, and screenwriter
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $70 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Robert Zemeckis is an American director, producer, and screenwriter who is famous for his works in the popular movies of the 1980s, such as Romancing the Stone and Back to the Future. He is one of the most significant visual effects experts of the industry and often credited as an innovator. He has also won several awards in his lifetime for creating blockbuster movies such as Forrest Gump, which is considered one of Hollywood’s best.

Maybe you know about Robert Zemeckis very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Robert Zemeckis’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Robert Zemeckis was born on 14 May 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, to his parents Rosa and Alphonse Zemeckis. His parents were of different communities where his father belonged from Lithuania, and his mother was Italian. Robert completed his schooling from Roman Catholic Grade School and then Fenger High School. He was always passionate about acting and was very fond of the home camera which his parents bought. It was an 8 mm film. He wanted to attend a college in the cinema, but unfortunately, his parents declined his wish. He completed his graduation from Northern Illinois University.

Personal Life

Robert grew up through many hardships and often expressed his problems to the media and explained how he had no money in his first career. He married the popular actress Mary Ellen Trainer in 1980. She gave birth to their son, named Alexander. Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t work out well and ended up in a divorce. Later he got married to another actress named Leslie Harter, with whom he had three children.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 14 May 1952, Robert Zemeckis is 72 years old as of today’s date 18th May 2024. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


After completing his education, he directly got access to the film cutter industry and worked for NBC News in Chicago. He then met his producer friend Spielberg, and he became Zemeckis’ mentor during the process. Zemeckis played the part of the movie’s writer in his first two films titled I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) and Used Cars (1980). The films were commercially a flop, but the critics loved the works of the people behind the camera. So eventually, Zemeckis’ initial work didn’t go in vain. Zemeckis also worked as a screenwriter for Spielberg’s next titled ‘1941’.

Zemeckis rose to fame after he worked in the movie Forrest Gump, which is one of the greatest films ever created to date. It was his most significant commercial success, which shared with Tom Hanks and other people working for the movie. In 1996, he worked for another successful project titled ‘The Castaway.’ In 2020, he is collaborating with Disney to direct the drama Pinocchio.

Awards & Achievements

Robert Zemeckis is one of the finest directors and screenwriters of Hollywood, who has produced several blockbuster movies in his lifetime. He has also received numerous awards throughout his career span, some of which are listed below:

  • Award for Best Original Screenplay (1985)
  • Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay (1985)
  • Academy Award for Best Director (1994) for Forrest Gump
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Director (1994) for Forrest Gump
  • Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay (1985) for Back to the Future

Net Worth & Salary of Robert Zemeckis in 2024

Robert Zemeckis Net Worth
Robert Zemeckis Net Worth

As of 2024, Robert Zemeckis has earned a massive net worth of $70 million, through his hard work and dedication towards the movie industry. He is working as a director and screenwriter for more than three decades and is one of the most successful. He has also released several blockbuster movies, which were box office hits.

Robert Zemeckis is an American movie director, producer, and screenwriter who has worked in several blockbuster movies. He started his career during the 1980s, where he collaborated with Spielberg to release some projects. Zemeckis rose to fame after he worked in the film Forrest Gump, which is one of the greatest movies ever created to date. In 2020, he collaborated with Disney production to create their live-action drama Pinocchio.


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