Stephen Tobolowsky
Stephen Tobolosky - Actor/Writer/Director

To the right of this page (or scroll to bottom for mobile apps) are upcoming events for 2020.  Most book-signing events include readings from my new book, stories, or interviews.  Check for details, and please join me!

Contact us if you have a performance proposal for your theatre - [email protected].

Past appearances from 2011-2016 moved and archived to here.



  1. Juli on January 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Please tell me, are you the voiceover actor for the discover card commercials? If not, it sounds like you. Thanks, can’t find the info anywhere.

    • Stephen Tobolowsky on January 23, 2012 at 8:38 am

      Dear Jull
      Yes, I have done the voice on some Discover commercials. It has been a lot of fun working with them.

      • Matt on February 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

        Your voice is your passport.

      • Rich on February 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

        I noticed the same thing, when you said ” Ned the Head ” in one of the more recent Discover voice overs.

        GD namedrop, classic.

        And you kill on Californication.

  2. tcbrla on February 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Recognize your voice anywhere and your podcast is just perfect. Thanks!

  3. Brian Murray on August 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Just saw the Discover commercial. If Tobo voiced all commercials, I might actually watch them.

  4. Paulo on September 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Ireland / UK / Europe in the cards?

  5. ljm on October 1, 2012 at 8:10 am

    what about the new Amazon commercial?

    • Stephanie Kimberly on October 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      I am really anxious to know if the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD Commercial is Stephen Tobolowsky as well. I think it’s Stephen, my husband says it’s not. I can’t find the information anywhere and it’s making me crazy!

    • Laura on October 14, 2012 at 6:15 am

      I want to know this one, too! My husband and I keep arguing about it.

  6. Rohan Joseph on October 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Will there be an opening act of any kind or will you be starting promptly at 8 PM for the show in Seattle on Oct. 13th? I have tickets to an event earlier that day and that will help me know if I can make it in time to see your performance. Thanks

  7. James Dawson on October 4, 2012 at 10:40 am

    It was great seeing you again after all these years. Have followed your post-Oak Cliff career closely. Congratulations on a wonderful, entertaining book. Brought back many memories of the areas and places where I also grew up. Hope to see you again soon.

  8. Barbara Ingram on October 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Do we bring our own book for signing, or purchase there (Seattle)?! See ya there!

    • Stephen Tobolowsky on October 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      There will be books for sale (via Barnes and Noble I believe), or if you already have one, you can bring that too and I will be happy to sign!

      • Barbara Ingram on October 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm

        Thanky, thanky! Now the dilemma – print book or audio book?! Ur DAC podcast, and book, reminds me of adventures with salamanders and garter snakes in SE MN…and the snakes escaping in the garage. Although I now know they couldn’t climb rafters, nor would they want to – I never played in that garage again!

  9. Danamyte on October 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Yes, curious about the voice of the Discover Card 5% cash back commercial. Sounds like Jim Parsons to me but apparently it’s you…true?

  10. Richiee Sirota on October 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    If you do a book reading / signing within 120 miles of Atlanta . . . I will be first in line

  11. Margarita on October 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Stephen! Just heard your new podcast mini-sode. In it you said you would be coming to San Francisco, but it’s not on the list above (yet?). My boyfriend and I would love to see you as we are huge fans of the podcast. We’re wishing you luck on your press tour!

  12. John on October 10, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Any chance of coming to Chicago? My wife would probably buy you an Italian beef.

  13. Bernard on October 14, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Been home about an hour after the Seattle show. What a wonderful evening. Thanks, Stephen!! Best of luck to you and all involved as the book tour continues….

    • Stephen Tobolowsky on October 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you. David and I had a great time. Doing the live shows aren’t easy but the audiences in Seattle are a good reason to continue.

  14. Connie on November 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Are you coming to GA with your book tour? I am about 45 minutes south of Atlanta and would love to be first in line!

  15. Alicia on November 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I’d like to take my dad to see your show but we live in Vancouver, BC. Will you be doing another show in Seattle soon?

  16. Cat on December 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm


    I missed your Seattle appearance but this has given me a great excuse to attend the Live Wire show in Portland on 12/15. I am wondering if signed copies of your book will be available at the show? If not I will order one through the web site.

    Happy holidays to you and your family!

    • Stephen Tobolowsky on December 2, 2012 at 7:48 am

      Dear Cat
      I am under the impression copies of the book will be there. If not I will bring a few to sign…

  17. Sarah on December 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Stephen,
    Trying to find more information for this Sunday’s appearance at the Shomrei Torah Synagogue. Can you point me in the right direction? I’d love to come by and hear you speak!!

    • Stephen Tobolowsky on December 4, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Dear Sarah
      I will be part of a panel on writing, acting, music, Judaism and creativity. The panel is at 5PM followed by music and lighting Hanukkah lights afterwards. Here is the website for events that day.

  18. Jessica on December 29, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Waiting somewhat patiently for you to come to Chicago.

  19. Jason on March 31, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Hey Tobo~

    Loved your recent appearance on The Dana Gould Hour. Will your tour dates on the calendar to the right be updated? I’m wondering if you’ll be coming to the Portland, OR area anytime in the near future, and if so where and will I be able/have to buy tickets? Love the inspirational work you do.

    • Stephen Tobolowsky on March 31, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      Dear Jason
      The short answer is Yes. I have a couple venues in Portland that are likely. Long answer is I don’t know when. I will try to get there before I have to start shooting at the end of May. If not it will have to be in June. More later.

  20. Andrew on April 10, 2017 at 1:04 am

    Hi Stephen,
    Been an avid listener of the podcast since the beginning.
    Am constantly surprised by how blown away I am by your stories and the lessons and inspirations you draw from these.
    I gave my wife some of your podcasts to listen to and she said to me – no, ‘I hear his voice and immediately think of Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, and can’t hear beyond that.’
    Perhaps that’s part of my constant amazement. Maybe it’s the characters you’ve played getting mixed up with the person you are.
    But, just wanted to say thanks for your wisdom and the beauty and poignance of your stories.
    Gotta go and get the books now.
    Andrew (from Australia – P.S. would love to see you in Australia too.)

  21. PatrickRus on June 10, 2017 at 5:11 pm
    • Stephen Tobolowsky on July 27, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Patrick, my books have tons of them – but – are you asking for examples of things in my life that confirm my faith in God? or faith in myself? or faith in man? I am not trying to play with words but I tend to think of faith as different from belief. Belief is a set of ideas we hold to as “true.” “Faith” I see as a unit of time – how long can I hold on to this belief? What evidence do I have I that this belief is true. Many people “believe” they can be an actor. After many disappointments they lose “faith.”

      I have seen the unexplainable, the good, and the miraculous in my life. That confirms my belief in God. I continue to have faith. I “feel” the presence of God constantly. I see wisdom as a gift from God.
      Faith in myself? I have continued to work hard at what I love. So I still have faith in what I am doing.
      Faith in man? You lost me.

  22. Bill Bingham on June 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    It was terrific to see you last week at SHARKIES.
    I’m putting links to all my teachers and schools on my website. May I link to your page?
    Bill Bingham

    • Stephen Tobolowsky on July 27, 2017 at 7:11 am

      Please do!!!

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