|Robert Tapert Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11½ in|
|Date of Birth||May 14, 1955|
Robert Tapert is a talented American film and television producer, screenwriter, and television director. He is known for producing Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Young Hercules, Cleopatra 2525, Legend of the Seeker, Spartacus, Ash vs Evil Dead, The Evil Dead, Timecop, The Grudge, 30 Days of Night, Drag Me to Hell, and Don’t Breathe. He co-founded the production companies Renaissance Pictures and Ghost House Pictures. Robert graduated in Economics from Michigan State University.
Robert Gerard Tapert
Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
- Los Angeles, California, United States
- Auckland, New Zealand
Robert Tapert attended Michigan State University and graduated in Economics.
Film and Television Producer, Screenwriter, Television Director
- Father – Robert Henry Tapert
- Mother – Patricia Ann
- Siblings – Dorothy Tapert (Sister), Mary Beth Tapert (Sister) (Actress), Jeff Tapert (Younger Brother)
- Others – Daisy Lawless (Step-Daughter), Frank Ryan (Father-In-Law), Julie Ryan (Mother-In-Law), Josie Ryan (Sister-In-Law), Julius Henry Tapert (Paternal Grandfather), Charles H. Tapert (Paternal Great Grandfather), Emilia Velger (Paternal Great Grandmother), Edna Marie McHugh (Paternal Grandmother), Hugh Patrick McHugh (Paternal Great Grandfather), Mary Ellen Kennedy (Paternal Great Grandmother), Edward C. Ospalek (Maternal Grandfather), Albin/Albine Ospalek (Maternal Great Grandfather), Marcella/Mary (Maternal Great Grandmother), Dorothy E. Catt (Maternal Grandmother), Lawssen Catt (Maternal Great Grandfather), Mary Etta (Maternal Great Grandmother)
Robert Tapert is represented by Ghost House Pictures / Renaissance Pictures, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
5 ft 11½ in or 181.5 cm
83 kg or 183 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Robert Tapert has dated –
- Lucy Lawless – Robert was in a relationship with actress Lucy Lawless for a while. The couple tied the knot on March 28, 1998. They are blessed with 2 sons named Julius Robert Bay Tapert (b. October 16, 1999) and Judah Miro Tapert (b. May 7, 2002).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of English, German, 1/4 Irish, and possibly Czech descent.
Salt and Pepper
- Arched eyebrows
- Rounded chin
Best Known For
Co-creating the popular TV series Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001), and for producing and writing films like Hard Target (1993), Timecop (1994), and Darkman (1990)
He made his feature film debut in the horror film It’s Murder! in 1977.
First TV Show
In 1988, he made his first TV show appearance on the documentary series The Incredibly Strange Film Show.
Robert Tapert Favorite Things
- Season Of Xena – Season 6
Source – BookOfTheDead.ws
Robert Tapert Facts
- While in college, he was a roommate and best friends with writer Ivan Raimi.
- His 2nd son Judah who was born in New Zealand weighed 8 lbs, 8 ounces at birth.
- In 2018, he got his New Zealand citizenship certificate after 26 years of living in the country.
- In 1979, Robert along with Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi founded the Renaissance Pictures.
- Later in 2002, he and Sam Raimi established the film production company called Ghost House Pictures and the horror film The Grudge (2004) was the first film released under the company.
- Robert has constantly supported the petition for New Zealand Gun Reform act.
- In May 2019, he was awarded the insignia of a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his contribution to the film and TV industries.
- Visit his official website @ robtapert.com.
- Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
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