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Born Michael Robert Gale on the 25th May 1951, in University City, Missouri USA, Bob is an award- winning screenwriter, director and producer, best known to the world for creating the “Back to the Future” trilogy with Robert Zemeckis, among many other accomplishments.

Have you ever wondered how rich Bob Gale is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gale’s net worth is as high as $20 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry, which has been active since the ‘70s.

Bob Gale Net Worth $20 Million

Bob is the oldest of three sons born to Mark R. Gale who worked as an attorney, and his wife, Maxine, an art dealer and violinist. From his early teen years, Bob became interested in comic books, and launched his own comic book “The Green Vomit”, while also started a comic book club in St. Louis which became quite popular. He took his first steps towards filmmaking when he and his brother Charlie made a film series parodying the “Republic Pictures Commando Cody”. He created one with his brother, and the other two in collaboration with Richard Rosenberg, who had taken over the whole production of the films.

After finishing high school, Bob enrolled at the University of Southern California, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in cinema. During his college years, he befriended Robert Zemeckis, with whom he would go on to create a number of films, including the aforementioned trilogy.

Bob started his career in the early ‘70s with short films – “The Annihilator Attacks” (1972) and The Discovery” (1973) – and then in 1978 worked for the first time with Zemeckis; the two wrote the romantic comedy film “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” (1978), starring Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco and Marc McClure. The two continued to work together by writing the screenplay for the action comedy “1941”, directed by Steven Spielberg, which was nominated for three Academy Awards. In 1980 the two created the comedy “Used Cars”, which starred Kurt Russell, Jack Warden and Gerrit Graham, then throughout the ‘80s, the two worked on a trilogy that launched them to stardom “Back to the Future” (1985), “Back to the Future II” (1989), and “Back to the Future III” (1990).

For the first film, the two received an Academy Award- nomination, while they won the Hugo award in the category Best Dramatic Presentation.

Following the success of these films, the two created the animated TV series “Back to the Future” (1991-1993), and worked as consultants for five video games created by Telltale games. Bob became focused primarily on the “Back to the Future” franchise, and aside from writing the action thriller “Trespass” in 1992, again with Zemeckis, Bob didn’t have any other work connected to the film industry until 2002, when he wrote and directed the adventure comedy “Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road”, with James Marsden, Gary Oldman and Kurt Russell in the lead roles.

In 2014 he started working on a stage musical of “Back to the Future” with Zemeckis, and it was announced that it would be premiered in 2015 for the 30th anniversary of the first installment of the franchise, however, the production of the musical has been interrupted and at the moment there has been no news about the musical.

His love for comic books continued in his adult life, and Bob has worked for Marvel and DC on such comics as “Ant-Man’s Big Christmas”, “Daredevil, “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Batman”, which also increased his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Bob is married to Tina, but there are no further details about their marriage, including whether the couple has children or not.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 25, 1951
Birth place: University City, Missouri, United States
Profession:Actor, Producer
Education:University of Southern California
Nationality:American
Parents:Mark R. Gale, Maxine Gale
Siblings:Charles Gale, Randy Gale
Movies:Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III, Interstate 60, Used Cars, 1941, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Trespass, Back in Time, Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie, Bordello of Blood, Field Of Honor, Bronson
Books:Back To The Future: Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1One of his favorite movies is Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
2He and Robert Zemeckis were known as "The Bobs" to Steven Spielberg and John Milius (and others) since they were always working and writing things together in and out of film school. Their writing structure as collaborators entailed both of them to be in the same room discussing things out loud and then one of them writing it down in longhand (as opposed to writing separately and then pooling it together afterward like some collaborators). Of all their scripts, Used Cars (1980) took the longest to write, from beginning to end, since they had to throw out an entire first draft.
3Frequently works with director Robert Zemeckis on projects such as A Field of Honor (1973), the Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) episode "Chopper", I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978), 1941 (1979), Used Cars (1980), Back to the Future (1985), the Amazing Stories (1985) episode "Go to the Head of the Class", Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Amazing Stories: Book II (1992), Trespass (1992), and Bordello of Blood (1996).
4Currently writing the Marvel comic book Daredevil.
5Wrote first chapter of Batman's "No Man's Land" crossover and will eventually write some Daredevil comics.
6Bob often makes obscure references to his hometown in his scripts.
7Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television (1973)


Quotes

#Quote
1[ on 'Back to the Future'] I don't know that part one was necessarily hugely cutting-edge. It was a very good melding of mechanical effects, where you can't tell where one ends and the other begins. So we're proud of that. This was way before we had computers or anything digital to do this stuff.. It holds up really well, and is probably the best time-machine film ever made.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Live Action DVD Premiere MovieInterstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)· Peter Bray
· Neil Canton
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Screenplay for a DVD Premiere MovieInterstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)
2001Lifetime Achievement AwardSt. Louis International Film Festival
1986DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura Straniera)Back to the Future (1985)· Robert Zemeckis
1986HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationBack to the Future (1985)· Robert Zemeckis (written by/director)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003DVD Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary, Library ReleaseUsed Cars (1980)· Kurt Russell
· Robert Zemeckis
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Director of a DVD Premiere MovieInterstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)
1991HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationBack to the Future Part III (1990)· Robert Zemeckis (story/based on characters created by/director)
1986OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenBack to the Future (1985)· Robert Zemeckis
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureBack to the Future (1985)· Robert Zemeckis
1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmBack to the Future (1985)· Neil Canton
· Robert Zemeckis
1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - OriginalBack to the Future (1985)· Robert Zemeckis
1986WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenBack to the Future (1985)· Robert Zemeckis


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doc and Marty Teach Climate Change2016Short characters
Back to the Future: Doc Brown Saves the World2015Video short
Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition2015Video Game characters / story consultant
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Outatime2011Video Game characters / story consultant
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 4, Double Visions2011Video Game characters / story consultant
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3, Citizen Brown2011Video Game characters / story consultant
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 2, Get Tannen2011Video Game characters / story consultant
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1, It's About Time2010Video Game characters / story consultant
Back to the Future Video Slots2004Video Game creator / story
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road2002
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure2001Video Game concept: Back to the Future
Bordello of Blood1996story
Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie1995Video Game
Tattoo Assassins1994Video Game as Bob 'Koldan' Gale
Tales from the Crypt1993TV Series screenplay - 1 episode
Back to the Future1991-1992TV Series creator - 26 episodes
Trespass1992written by
Back to the Future Part III1991Video Game based on characters created by
Back to the Future... The Ride1991Short characters - uncredited
Back to the Future Part III1990characters / screenplay / story
Back to the Future Part II1989characters / screenplay / story
Back to the Future Part II Behind-the-Scenes Special Presentation1989TV Movie documentary
Amazing Stories1986TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Back to the Future1985written by
Used Cars1984TV Movie creator / written by
Used Cars1980written by
19411979screenplay / story
I Wanna Hold Your Hand1978written by
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1975TV Series story - 1 episode
A Field of Honor1973Short uncredited
The Discovery1973Short writer
The Annihilator Attacks1972Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Back to the Future Video Slots2004Video Game
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road2002
Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie1995Video Game
Tattoo Assassins1994Video Game as Bob 'Koldan' Gale
Tales from the Crypt1993TV Series 1 episode
Back to the Future1992TV Series 13 episodes
The Discovery1973Short
The Annihilator Attacks1972Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Back for the Future2011Short executive producer
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road2002producer
Trespass1992executive producer
Back to the Future1991TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy1990TV Special documentary short executive producer
Back to the Future Part III1990producer
Back to the Future Part II1989producer
Back to the Future Part II Behind-the-Scenes Special Presentation1989TV Movie documentary executive producer
Time Travel: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy1985TV Movie documentary executive producer
Back to the Future1985producer
Used Cars1984TV Movie producer
Used Cars1980producer
I Wanna Hold Your Hand1978associate producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bronson2008Prison Officer / Screw

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Field of Honor1973Short special effects and titles

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lift1972Short production assistant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine2016Documentary extra special thanks
Beyond the Marquee2016TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Back to the 2015 Future2015Short special thanks
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz2012special thanks
The Witches of Oz2011TV Mini-Series special thanks - 2 episodes
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Outatime2011Video Game special thanks
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 4, Double Visions2011Video Game special thanks
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3, Citizen Brown2011Video Game special thanks
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 2, Get Tannen2011Video Game special thanks
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1, It's About Time2010Video Game special thanks
El Panda2009Short dedicatee
Looking Back to the Future2009Video documentary special thanks
Back to the Future... The Pinball1990Video Game thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine2016DocumentaryHimself
Beyond the Marquee2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest / Himself - Guest
DeLorean: Living the Dream2015DocumentaryHimself
Back to 20152015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Back in Time2015DocumentaryHimself
The Real History of Science Fiction2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster2013DocumentaryHimself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Milius2013DocumentaryHimself
A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Ace of Cakes2011TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Treasure2010TV SeriesHimself
Tales from the Future2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Looking Back to the Future2009Video documentaryHimself
The Mythology of Superman2006Video documentary shortHimself
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman2006Video documentaryHimself
Looking Back at the Future2006DocumentaryHimself
Fans of the Future2005DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood's Master Storytellers: Back to the Future 20th Anniversary2005TV MovieHimself
The Making of 'Interstate 60'2003Video documentary shortHimself
The World's First Time Machine2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Back to the Future: Making the Trilogy2002Video documentaryHimself
Back to the Future: Behind the Scenes2002Video documentary shortHimself
Back to the Future Part 2: Behind the Scenes2002Video documentary shortHimself
Back to the Future Part 3: Behind the Scenes2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of '1941'1996Video documentaryHimself
The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy1990TV Special documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Back to the Future III'1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Back to the Future Part II Behind-the-Scenes Special Presentation1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Back to the Future II'1989Video shortHimself
Citizen Steve1987Documentary shortHimself - Writer
The Importance of Being Funny in America1987TV Movie documentaryGuest
The Making of 'Back to the Future'1985TV Short documentaryHimself

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