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R. L. Stine Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

R. L. Stine Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 78 kg
Date of Birth October 8, 1943
Zodiac Sign Libra
Spouse Jane Waldhorn

R. L. Stine is an American novelist, short story writer, television producer, screenwriter, and executive editor who is known for having published a series of best-selling novels some of which include Fear Street, Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, and The Nightmare Room.

Born Name

Robert Lawrence Stine

Nick Name

Jovial Bob Stine, Eric Affabee

R. L. Stine as seen in a picture that was taken at an event in Phoenix, Arizona in November 2019
R. L. Stine as seen in a picture that was taken at an event in Phoenix, Arizona in November 2019 (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Residence

New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Stine studied at Cassingham Elementary School and Bexley High School from where he graduated in 1961.

In 1965, he graduated from the Ohio State University from where he attained his Bachelor of Arts in English.

Occupation

Novelist, Short Story Writer, Television Producer, Screenwriter, Executive Editor

Family

  • Father – Lewis Stine (Shipping Clerk)
  • Mother – Anne Feinstein
  • Siblings – Bill (Younger Brother), Pam (Younger Sister)

Manager

R. L. Stine is represented by Parachute Publishing, LLC.

Genre

Children’s Literature, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Humor, Gothic Fiction, Genre Fiction, Dark Fantasy, Thriller, Supernatural Fiction

Net Worth

R. L. Stine’s net worth was $200 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

R. L. Stine has been in a relationship with –

  1. Jane Waldhorn (1969-Present) – R. L. Stine got married to editor and writer Jane Waldhorn on June 22, 1969. She is also the co-founder of Parachute Press. Together, the couple has a son named Matthew (b. June 7, 1980), who is part of the music industry.

R. L. Stine as seen in a picture that was taken in August 2021, while in a pool
R. L. Stine as seen in a picture that was taken in August 2021, while in a pool (R. L. Stine / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Stine has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Thick eyebrows
  • He has a prominent mole on his forehead as well as several beauty spots.

R. L. Stine Favorite Things

  • Films – Island Of Lost Souls (1933), The Lady Eve (1941), The Godfather, Part II (1974), A Damsel In Distress (1937), Spirited Away (2002), Goosebumps (2015)
  • Scary Stories – Coraline by Neil Gaiman, Bunnicula by James Howe & Deborah Howe, The Twits by Roald Dahl, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Infestation by Timothy J. Bradley, Half-Minute Horrors by Susan Rich, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (also rec’d by Patti Smith), Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

SourceRadical Reads, Rotten Tomatoes

R. L. Stine as seen in a picture that was taken in October 2020
R. L. Stine as seen in a picture that was taken in October 2020 (R. L. Stine / Instagram)

R. L. Stine Facts

  1. He was raised in Bexley, Ohio in a Jewish family.
  2. Stine began writing when he was just 9 years old on a typewriter that had been laying in his home attic. Originally, he had started writing joke books.
  3. He credits Tales from the Crypt to be his inspiration as he enjoyed reading the comic books series at an early age.
  4. While attending Ohio State University, he contributed to the humor magazine The Sundial as their editor for 3 out of 4 years that he was there.
  5. Upon graduating from college, Stine moved to New York City to pursue his passion for writing. After moving there, he began writing the humor magazine Bananas for Scholastic Press. He had written a total of 72 issues between 1975 and 1984.
  6. He wrote his debut horror novel titled Blind Date in 1986, followed by several others including The Babysitter, Beach House, Hit and Run, and The Girlfriend.
  7. R. L. Stine wrote his first Fear Street book series in 1989. Later, in 1992, Stine started writing the Goosebumps series.
  8. He was placed at #36 on Forbes‘s list of “40 best-paid Entertainers of 1996–97” with an income of $41 million for the fiscal year.
  9. By the year 2008, R. L. Stine had sold more than 400 million copies of his books.
  10. During the ’90s, Stine was listed as America’s number one best-selling author 3-times by USA Today.
  11. He has a dog named Minnie.
  12. R. L. Stine and comedian Chevy Chase were born on the same day.

Featured Image By Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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