Joe Roth Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Aug, 2017
Facts of Joe Roth
Date of Birth: 1948 , June-13
Age: 73 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Joe Roth
Father Lawrence Roth
Mother Frances Roth
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City
Ethnicity White
Net Worth $700 million
Married Yes
Married to Donna Roth (m. 1980)
Children Zack Roth, Julia Roth, Daniel Pinder Roth
Divorce Donna Roth (dIV.2004)
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The 69 years old Joe Roth is an American film executive, producer, and film director too. Former Executive with 20th Century Fox and Disney, Roth set up Revolution Studios in the year 2000. Moreover, he co-founded Morgan Creek Productions in 1987. From 1994 to 2000, Joe spent six years at the helm of Walt Disney.

Early Life and Education

Joe Roth was born on June 13, 1948, in New York City, the United States of America to Lawrence Roth, a foreman at a plastics plant, and Frances Roth. His father volunteered his son to be a plaintiff in the ACLU’s effort to abolish obligatory prayer in the public schools in 1959.

The case was finally filed in U.S. Supreme Court in 1962 and the court ruled that such prayer was unconstitutional under the First Amendment, in the landmark case of Engel v. Vitale.

Joe graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in communication in the year 1970. Regarding his ethnicity and nationality, Joe is a White American. He was brought up in his New York City hometown with his younger brother actor, George Roth.

Professional Career

The former executive producer of the TV series Anger Management Joe Roth has produced over 40 films over the course of his career. He was listed 6th in Premiere Magazine’s 2003 Hollywood Power List and produced the 76th annual Academy Awards.

Moreover, Joe gained popularity after he became a majority owner of a Seattle, Washington, based Major League Soccer franchise alongside Paul Allen on November 13, 2007. He has produced the fantasy adventure film Oz the Great and powerful, featuring James Edward Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, and Joey King as well.

Personal Life

The American actor Joe Roth, 69, is a married man. He was married to his girlfriend Donna Arkoff whose father, Samuel Z. Arkoff was a movie producer. The couple exchanged vows in the year 1980. They wed in a private ceremony along with their close friends and families.

Before getting married, they dated for a year and later they realized they are a perfect match for each other, soon after, they got married. However, the relationship didn’t work out and Joe divorced his wife Donna after 24 years of marriage.

The Couple had two sons named Zack Roth and Daniel Pinder Roth as well as a daughter Julia Roth. Since their divorce, there isn’t news about Joe’s dating, girlfriend and lover affairs.

Net Worth

Joe Roth is an American film executive, producer, and film director. He has produced a number of successful films including Snow White and the Huntsman, Oz the Great and Powerful and Heaven Is for Real as well. Heaven Is for the Real movie was budgeted $12 million and it grossed a whopping box office collection of $101.3 million.

Therefore, Joe Roth has garnered a mouth watering net worth from his career. Joe’s net worth according to latest reports is said to be $700 million.