Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
Real Name/Full Name Robert Lee Zemeckis
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Robert Zemeckis
Birth Place: Illinois, Chicago
Date Of Birth/Birthday: May 14, 1952
Age/How Old: 72 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches –  6ft 0 inches
Weight: In Kilograms – 80kg
In Pounds – 176.37
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Gray
Parents Name: Father – Alphonse Zemeckis
Mother – Rosa (Nee Nespeca)
Siblings: N/A
School: Fenger Academy High School
College: Northern Illinois University, University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Leslie Harter Zemeckis (m. 2001), Mary Ellen Trainor (m. 1980–2000)
Kids/Children Name: Zane Zemeckis, Alexander Zemeckis,  Rhys Zemeckis and Zsa Rose Zemeckis
Profession: Director, film producer, and screenwriter
Net Worth: $80 million
Last Updated: June 2024

It is one thing to have a career and a totally different one to become the star in that particular field. When we talk about American film directors, we can never count them without mentioning Robert Lee Zemeckis. Robert has frequently received the title of an pacesetter in visual effects. Many of the upcoming as well as old film producers, directors and screenwriters look up to him as a role model.

Well, how well do you know about Robert Zemeckis? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Robert Zemeckis’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Robert Zemeckis to date.

Biography and Early Life

Robert Zemeckis original name is Robert Lee Zemeckis, and he came to existence on the 14th of May in 1952 in Illinois, Chicago in the United States of America. Robert is of Lithuanian-American ethnic group as his father Alphonse Zemeckis was a Lithuanian-American. On the other hand, his mother Rosa (nee Nespeca) was Italian-American.

He was born in Illinois, Chicago and raised on the side part of their city. When growing up, he never thought about being a film-maker as there was no room for that in their home.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Robert Zemeckis in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Robert Zemeckis’s age is 72 years old as of today’s date 15th June 2024 having been born on 14 May 1952. Though, he is 6′ 00″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176.37lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.


Robert is not only successful but he is also very educated. The first years of his school life were spent in a Roman Catholic grade school. After graduating from elementary, he joined Fenger Academy High School. Robert loved television since he was very young and before he had a passion of joining the film industry. Luckily, he learned of the existence of film schools and he immediately informed his parents that he wanted to join.

Unfortunately, this was an impossible mission as the parents were totally against the idea. Finally, he was able to convince them and he was enrolled in Northern Illinois University which is located in Dekalb, Illinois. He later transferred from Northern Illinois University and joined School of Cinematic Arts (University of Southern California) in Los Angeles.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Robert Zemeckis With Wife Leslie Harter
Robert Zemeckis With Wife Leslie Harter

Although Robert confesses to have spent much of buried in his job, he was still lucky to find a woman to marry. However, his marriage to actress Marry Ellen Trainor didn’t go so well, at least they were able to keep it going for some time. They got married in 1980s and shared a son but after realizing it wasn’t working out, they called it quits officially through a divorce.

However, Robert never gave up on love and on 4th of December 2001; he tied the knot with his second wife actress Leslie Harter. Together they have three children. The names of his children are: Zane Zemeckis, Alexander Zemeckis, Rhys Zemeckis and Zsa Zsa Rose Zemeckis.

Is Robert Zemeckis Gay?

Robert Zemechis is definitely not gay. He has been married twice and both of his wives are ladies. From the two marriages he has four children named Zane Zemeckis, Alexander Zemeckis, Rhys Zemeckis and Zsa Zsa Rose Zemeckis.

Professional Career

Robert was very fascinated by television at a very young age. Since his parents owned a home movie camera, he decided to start exercising what he saw on television by filming family events. As time went by, he advanced his experienced by involving his friends in producing narrative films. However, this was not enough, and he therefore decided to join Northern University of Illinois to further his studies.

After several trial and errors, he managed to attract the attention of his fans in the 1980s after he directed Romancing the Stone which was released in 1984. This was followed by a science-fiction comedy known as Back to the Future as well as Who Framed Roger Rabbit which was released in 1988.

His entrance into dramatic fares was driven by his success in producing Death Becomes Her. Another dramatic fare he got involved in include: Forrest Gump which earned him an Academy Award for Best Director in the category of Best Director. Robert has been able to direct films of all genres including family and adults’ films.


During his career in the film industry, Robert has been able to attract great award and nominations some of which include; Academy Award for Best Director. His film Who Framed Roger Rabbit won 3 Academy Awards including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Picture. Robert has also received several nominations including Academy Award nomination, Bafta Award and Golden Globe Award nomination among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Robert Zemeckis in ’2024’

Robert Zemeckis Net Worth
Robert Zemeckis Net Worth

Robert has not only won fame, different awards and nominations in the process, but he has also earned great income. As of 2024, his net worth has been estimated at $80 million. We wish him the best and hope that he will hit the $100 million mark soon.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Did you know that Robert is not only a film director, producer and screenwriter he is also a pilot? Now you know. Zemeckis is a private pilot, and he flies a Cirrus SR20.
  • Robert is also affiliated to the Democratic Party, and he frequently contributes to Democratic Party political candidates.

Robert Zemeckis is good at what he does. Although all what his parents and neighbors knew all about was the blue collar jobs, he never gave up on his dream of joining the film industry. Today, he is the best in this field, and he has been able to open the eyes of many people and has changed their perspective about the film industry.


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