Stephen Tobolowsky
Stephen Tobolosky - Actor/Writer/Director

LA Theatre Works has an audio version in play form (published 2021) of my podcast story A Good Day at Auschwitz.  Here are links to buy directly from LATW and available to pre-order from





Cautionary Tales is an e-book for Kindle Singles and Kindle Apps.  Click the picture to read more about it or order the book!

Other Articles:

They Had Great Character
New York Times, September 16, 2010

The X Factor, Part 1
The Awl, August 2, 2010

The X Factor, Part 2
The Awl, August 18, 2010

Bing! Stephen Tobolowsky on How 'Groundhog Day' Changed His Life
Moviefone, February 2, 2011

Stephen Tobolowsky #1: Craft Services Explained! (And Why 'Glee' Does It Best)
Moviefone, December 10, 2010

My Heartfelt Thanks to 'Community' (Plus, What I Learned From Chevy Chase)
The Wrap, April 14, 2011

The Santa Conspiracy (originally titled The Science of Second Chances)
Slate, December 13, 2011

Memories of the Sneakers Shoot
Slate, September 10, 2012

My Hollywood Affliction
New York Times Magazine, September 21, 2012

My Insignificant Year
Slate, October 3, 2012

Remembering Harold Ramis
Slate, February 25, 2014

Archives of semi-regular column for Backstage Magazine
August 2012 - November 2014


  1. kopitiam on October 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    do you think they will make all movie to 3d format within 2 years?

    • Stephen Tobolowsky on October 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      I think that children’s movies and action movies will continue to be in 3D as long as they make money and are not expensive to make. I don’t think character pieces and simple dramas will go to 3D.

  2. Christian on August 29, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Hey Stephen. I’m a huge fan and wanted to say thank you for all the great work and stories thus far. Truly amazing stuff. I had a question about the upcoming Dangerous Animals Club, will it be stories that have already been told on the podcast? Never before heard tales? A mix of both? Looking forward to its release.

    Thanks very much.

    • Stephen Tobolowsky on August 29, 2012 at 8:30 am

      Dear Christian
      Great question. The Dangerous Animals Club is collection of stories that are covered, roughly in the first 25 podcasts. They have new material and are presented in a literary form. I received so many letters of people wanting written copies of the podcast I decided to do it. Then, in the process of writing them down they sort of developed a style of their own. But it will include favorite stories from the podcast like The Dangerous Animals Club, Conference Hour, It’s Not My Dog.

  3. Michele Simons on June 11, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Hello, Stephen– I just finished and greatly enjoyed reading about your adventures with God! The Jewish origins of Christianity is an interest of mine and somehow a search on Amazon led me to your book. I have also enjoyed your acting. You were unforgettable in “Sneakers” and many others. Perhaps my favorite takeaway from “Adventures ” is that two plus two only equals four in base ten. Many thanks for the entertainment and enjoyable reading. Wishing you joy and laughter– M.S. in Durham, NC

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