James Toback Height, Weight, Age, Controversies, Wife, Family, Biography & More

James Toback

Full NameJames Lee Toback
ProfessionAmerican Screenwriter and Film Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 175 cm
in meters - 1.75 m
in feet inches - 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 95 kg
in Pounds - 209 lbs
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper (Semi-Bald)
Personal Life
Date of BirthNovember 23, 1944
Age (as in 2017)72 Years
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
HometownNew York City, New York, U.S.
SchoolEthical Culture Fieldston School, New York City
College/UniversityHarvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Educational QualificationA College Degree with "magna cum laude" (meaning, "with great honor")
DebutFilm Actor- Exposed (1983)
Exposed 1983
Film Scriptwriter- The Gambler (1974)
The Gambler 1974
Film Director- Fingers (1978)
Fingers 1978
FamilyFather- Irwin Lionel Toback
Mother- Selma Judith
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Address1801 Century Park East
23rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
HobbiesWatching Films, Traveling, Listening to Music
Controversies• Throughout his career, Toback has been in news for sexually harassing young women.
• In 1989, an article in "Spy" magazine explained how Toback would "hang out on the streets of the Upper West Side in New York City, and approach women."
• On October 22, 2017, according to a report by The Los Angeles Times, 38 women have accused Toback of sexual harassment. The main accusers include Terri Conn (actor in As the World Turns) and Louise Post (singer and guitarist in the band Veruca Salt). However, Toback denied the allegations saying he was taking medication at the time of the alleged harassments and it was "biologically impossible" for the alleged thing to happen.
Favorite Things
Favorite ActorAlec Baldwin
Favorite ActressSienna Miller
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriends/AffairsConsuelo Sarah Churchill Vanderbilt Russell
Stephanie Kempf
Wife/SpouseConsuelo Sarah Churchill Vanderbilt Russell (m. 1968; div. 1969)
Stephanie Kempf (present spouse)
James Toback With His Wife Stephanie Kempf
ChildrenSon- Andre Toback (from Stephanie Kempf)
James Toback With His Son Andre Toback
Daughter- None
Money Factor
Net Worth $10 Million

James Toback

Some Lesser Known Facts About James Toback

  • Does James Toback smoke?: Yes
  • Does James Toback drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born in a rich family in New York City.
  • His mother, Selma Judith, was a moderator of political debates on NBC and a president of the League of Women Voters.
  • His father, Irwin Lionel Toback, was a stockbroker and former vice president of Dreyfus & Company.
  • In an interview, Toback revealed that while attending Harvard College, he took what is claimed to be the largest single dose of LSD in history. For 8 long days, he remained under the influence of the drug. He says, “I lost all fear of death due to this experience.”
  • After graduating from Harvard, he worked as a journalist.
  • While working as a Journalist, the “Esquire” magazine gave him an assignment on football player Jim Brown. Toback got a chance to live in Brown’s house for a couple of years, where both Brown and Toback engaged in orgies with several women.

  • Toback also wrote a book about his experience with Brown. The book entitled- Jim: The Author’s Self-Centered Memoir of the Great Jim Brown (1972). Jim The Authors Self-Centered Memoir of the Great Jim Brown (1972)
  • In the early 1970s, Toback also taught creative writing at the City College of New York. Based on this teaching experience, Toback wrote the screenplay for “The Gambler.”
  • Toback is the original screenplay writer of the 1991 American Crime Drama Film-  “Bugsy.” The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay. Toback won the Los Angeles Film Critics’ Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film. Bugsy 1991
  • In 2008, Toback directed a documentary about the legendary boxer Mike Tyson entitled- Tyson. Tyson Documentary by James Toback
  • In 2017, his film- “The Private Life of a Modern Woman,” starring Sienna Miller, premiered at the “Venice Film Festival.”
  • In 2017, more than three dozen women came forward accusing Toback of sexual harassment.

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