Fast Facts

  • Earned money playing piano for local theater productions at the age of 14.
  • Was roommates with actor Anthony Edwards at the University of Southern California.
  • Studied theater under Stella Adler, William Taylor and Peggy Feury.
  • Made his feature-film debut in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
  • Originally cast as Marty McFly in the movie Back to the Future.  After six weeks of filming, director Robert Zemeckis replaced him with Michael J. Fox because Stoltz was "too intense."
  • First took up directing with the 2001 TV-movie My Horrible Year!

Awards

  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1989, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee

Relationships

  • Catherine Stoltz — Sister
  • Evelyn B. Stoltz — Mother
  • Jack Stoltz — Father
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh — Ex-significant Other
  • Bridget Fonda — Ex-significant Other
  • Susan R. Stoltz — Sister

College

  • Attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

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Details

  • Birth Place: Whittier, CA
  • Birthday: September 30, 1961, Libra
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Director

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