Otis Tobias Maguire is the second child of Tobias Vincent Maguire otherwise known as ‘The Spider Man’. Born on the 8th of May 2009, Otis has come to the limelight mainly as a celebrity kid whose father is popular for his portrayal of Peter Parker in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007).
While Otis could easily be considered lucky and fortunate to have such a famous and influential dad, he will most likely be missing out on the experience of being raised by his father and mother combined following his parents’ separation and subsequent divorce in 2020. There is more for you to grasp about the celebrity child in this article if you hang on.
Early Life Background of the Celebrity Kid
Otis, 14, is popular because of his ‘Spiderman’ father. Details about his education and upbringing are seldom in the public space. Be that as it may, his 48-year-old father was born in Santa Monica, Califonia, US, and has English, German and Austrian ancestry. He is also one of eight Puerto Rican, Polish, and more distant Danish, French, and Cornish. Vincent Maguire’s grandmother was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and came to the U.S in 1933.
Otis’ father left high school in order to pursue his acting career. He however later got his GED. It is said that Tobias Vincent Maguire originally wanted to be a chef but he changed to acting when his mother offered him $100 to take drama instead of home economics in high school.
While the father of 2 was climbing the ladder of his career, he became a model dancer for Nordstorm at age 6 and began getting some roles on various T.V shows such as Fox comedy’s Great Scott in 1992.
He made his professional movie debut in 1993 with This Boy’s Life. However, his major movie breakthrough came in 2002. He is said to have been engaged to Rashida Jones in 2002 before meeting his son’s mother while shooting a movie.
Engrossing Details about Otis Tobias Maguire
1. His Mother, Jennifer Meyer met His Father in 2003
Jennifer Meyer is Otis Tobias Maguire’s biological mother. She met with Vincent in 2003 while he was shooting Seabiscuit at Universal Studios. The couple fell in love and got engaged in April 2006.
Otis Tobias Maguire’s parents later tied the knot on the 3rd of September 2007 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii and their wedding ceremony was attended by prominent personalities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Lukas Haas. Their union was later blessed with 2 kids; a boy and a girl.
2. Who is Otis Tobias Maguire’s Sister?
You will have been probably asking by now who is Tobias’ sister? Well her name is Ruby Maguire and she was born on the 10th of November 2006 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The couple also calls their first daughter ‘Sweetheart.’ According to Tobey, they call their daughter sweetheart in order to honor Meyer’s late grandmother who would always call her granddaughter ‘Sweetheart.’
3. His Parents Officially Parted Ways in 2020 Because of Irreconcilable Differences
In 2014, Otis’ parents announced their separation after being together for 9 years. His mother Meyer was said to have filed for a divorce in the year 2020.
Sources say the couple parted ways because of their different interests and disconnect. While Maguire happens to be a very private person, his ex-wife is said to be very sociable and keeps a lot of friends. This and other issues likely made their marriage unrealistic.
According to a statement made available by the couple, they decided to go separate ways after much soul searching and consideration. They however noted that they will be devoted to their parenting duties and their first priority is to jointly raise their kids with love and friendship.
4. Otis Tobias Maguire’s Mother is an Expert and Accomplished Jewelry Designer
Born to a Jewish family on the 23rd of April 1977, Otis’ mother began making jewelry alongside her grandmother Edith Meyer at the tender age of 6. Though she holds a degree in psychology from Syracuse University, Meyer decided to create her eponymous jewelry line in 2003 after working at Ralph Lauren.
Meyer designed her trademark in 2004 which is a leaf-shaped 18-karat gold charm that represents turning over a new leaf. Her products notably made her national debut when a Hollywood stylist picked one of her leaf pendants for Jennifer Aniston to wear in a movie titled The Break-Up (2006).
The mother of two gained more popularity and founded her own company, Jennifer Meyer Jewelry. She has a line of rings, charms, pendants, and necklaces that are distributed through luxury stores like Barneys New York and Net-a-Porter.com.
In 2007, Otis Tobias Maguire’s mother was named Jeweler of the year in the US Magazine Hot Hollywood Style issue.
She received an award from CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2012. In 2013, Jennifer was further nominated for CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessories Design. Moreso, she designed the wedding ring for Jennifer Aniston’s marriage to Justin Theroux in 2015.
Tobias’ mother and estranged wife to Vincent Maguire have significantly been named on Hollywood’s Top 20 Red Carpet Designers of 2017. In 2018, she opened her first brick-and-mortar boutique as part of the Caruso Palisades Project and launched e-commerce on her website. Lastly, she has written her name with gold by donating 25% of one week of Jennifer Meyer Jewelry sales online and in-store sales to Baby2Baby in response to the devastating Woolsey Fire in Malibu in 2018.
5. The Celebrity Kid’s Maternal Grandfather Ronald Meyer is a Popular Entertainment Executive
Tobias’ maternal grandfather Ronald Meyer is an American entertainment executive and also a former talent agent. He co-founded Creative Artists Agency in 1975 and later worked with Universal Pictures from 1995 to 2020 when he voluntarily resigned after admitting to having had an affair with an unnamed woman believed to be Charlotte Kirk.
Ronald Meyer reportedly assisted ‘Spider-man’ to regain his job after being fired from Spider-Man 2 in 2003.
6. His Paternal Grandmother is a Hollywood Star
Wendy Brown is Otis’ maternal grandmother who has done advertising, publicity, and acting in Hollywood for many years. She is also the one that coached and managed his father Tobey in his early career days. She is known for movies like Take Your Pills (2018) and What Is Democracy (2018).
7. His Aunt, Sarah Meyer is also a Successful Movie Production Executive
It will be fair to say the celebrity kid comes from a family of people that are one way or the other associated with entertainment. Apart from his father, paternal grandmother, and maternal grandfather, Otis’ aunty Sarah Meyer is also a successful movie producer. She is known for movies like Unknown (2011), The Losers (2010), and Orphan (2009).
8. His Father has an Impressive Career Record
The 14-year-old’s father has been very successful on the screens. Tobias Vincent Maguire’s first appearance in a feature film was in The Wizard (1989). His major professional debut was however in the early 90s.
The father of two rose to stardom in 2002 after starring in Spider-man which was based on Marvel Comics superheroes. His performance in Spider-man earned him good reviews, making him clinch the sequels of the movie and also other juicy movie roles.
Below is a quick outline of Otis Tobias’ Father’s filmography
- Pleasantville – 1998
- The Cider House Rules – 1999
- Cats & Dogs – 2001
- Spider-Man – 2002
- Seabiscuit – 2003
- Spider-Man 2 – 2004
- Spider-Man 3 – 2007
- Brothers – 2009
- The Great Gatsby – 2013
- Pawn Sacrifice – 2014
- The Boss Baby – 2017
- Spider-Man: No Way Home – 2021
- Babylon – 2022
9. What are His Hobbies?
Tobias has been spotted in a few photos hanging out with his parents. Since he is still dependent, not much can be said of what he likes outside the usual routine of young people. However, his father enjoys playing chess. He has also been a vegetarian since 1992 and was even voted the world’s sexiest vegetarian by PETA in 2002. Tobias’ father also enjoys cooking and yoga.
10. How Much Does Otis Tobias Maguire Worth?
Otis Tobias Maguire may be considered to be pretty rich owing to how successful his parents are. His father has an estimated net worth of $75 million. He is said to have made $26 million from the two sequels to Spider-Man (2002). Among his many other fortunes, Vincent Maguire played in the world series of Poker in 2004 and won the Phil Hellmuth Poker Invitation at the Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles. He took the first prize of $95,480.
In May 2002, Otis’ father also bought a $3.5 million Beverly Hills mansion.
While Otis Tobias Maguire’s father stands out as a multimillion-dollar worth actor, his mother Jennifer Meyer has also made a huge sum from her Jewelry business. She is projected to be worth over $7 million.
It is important to note that there may be other interesting details about Otis Tobias Maguire that may unfold with time. Other aspects of his life like his career and relationships will come up when he finally becomes an adult. In the main time, much of what is said about him is in connection to his parent’s career and influence.