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. 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 has played Tor Ekland on Seinfeld, Hugo Jarry on Deadwood, Bob Bishop on Heroes, and is currently seen as Sandy Ryerson on Glee and Stu Beggs on Californication.
He wrote and performed Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party that premiered at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen. He wrote True Stories with David Byrne and Beth Henley.
He has written and performed his stories on the “The Tobolowsky Files” for Slashfilm.com and on iTunes. They are also broadcast weekly on KUOW in Seattle and on WFPL in Louisville.
PRI (Public Radio International) is now producing broadcasts of his stories to air on stations across the country.
His first book of stories, The Dangerous Animals Club, has been published by Simon and Schuster in September 2012.
He performed with Stevie Ray Vaughn when Stevie was 14 and cut the first songs Stevie every performed.
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