Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the leading character actors in film today. USA Today listed Stephen as the 9th most frequently seen actor in movies; he has appeared over 200 movies and television shows. See here for credits.
He is best known for playing Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, Sammy Jankis in Memento, Werner Brandes in Sneakers, Happy Chapman in Garfield, and Mr. Bates in Freaky Friday. On television, he played Tor Ekland on Seinfeld, Hugo Jarry on Deadwood, Bob Bishop on Heroes, Sandy Ryerson on Glee, Stu Beggs on Californication and Jack Barker on Silicon Valley. From time to time he shows up on The Goldbergs, and its spinoff Schooled. Stephen currently appears as a regular in the new generation remake of Norman Lear's One Day at a Time, which premiered February 8, 2019 -- and then filmed it's Fourth Season for CBS Pop TV. Seasons 1-3 at present also still available on Netflix. Starting Fall of 2020, CBS will re-air Season 4. Hopes are high for more episodes as soon as safe filming practices can be set in the pandemic era!
Please read here for the One Day at a Time journey.
His podcast with David Chen “The Tobolowsky Files” is available at Slashfilm.com and on iTunes, and also previously broadcast on KUOW 94.9 in Seattle, on WFPL in Louisville, KY and many stations through Public Radio International (PRI).*
His first book of stories, The Dangerous Animals Club, is published by Simon & Schuster September 25, 2012. His second book, My Adventures with God, available April 17, 2017, is also published by Simon & Schuster.
He performed with Stevie Ray Vaughn when Stevie was 14 and cut the first songs Stevie ever performed.
*David Chen's update on /Film: Public Radio International Announces a New Radio Show Based on The Tobolowsky Files.
For the last 10 years, Stephen has taught Classes in Improv and Comedy offered through Kalmenson & Kalmenson.
If you are wondering where you might have seen him, Stephen's many television and film credits are listed here: Stephen Tobolowsky at IMDb
Steven Levy at Framework Entertainment
David Rose at Innovative Artists
Jud Laghi (Literary) at Jud Laghi Agency
Craig Kroh (Autograph Shows)
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