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Who is Stephen Tobolowsky?

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    Stephen Tobolowsky

    Born: 30-May-1951

    Birthplace: Dallas, TX

    Gender: Male

    Ethnicity: White

    Sexual orientation: Straight

    Occupation: Actor

    Nationality: United States

    Executive summary: Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day

    Stephen Tobolowsky is a character actor, appearing in small roles in several films every year. He's balding, middle-aged, pudgy, and white -- utterly forgettable, really -- but like the best character actors, chances are you remember him without even knowing it. In Groundhog Day, he was Ned Ryerson, the annoying insurance salesman who pestered Bill Murray every morning. In Mememto, he was Guy Pearce's doppelganger. In Single White Female, he was Bridget Fonda's leering boss. In Sneakers, he was the "Passport?" guy. In Thelma & Louise, he was a dogged FBI agent. In Spaceballs, he was Captain of the Guard.

    He co-wrote David Byrne's True Stories, and wrote and directed the bizarre but rarely-seen "make me a star" story Two Idiots in Hollywood, based on his own play. He directed Holly Hunter in the original New York stage production of The Miss Firecracker Contest. Tobolowsky has appeared in dozens of movies, from Swing Shift to The Insider, Adaptation to Freaky Friday to Freddy Got Fingered. And on the small screen, he's done Seinfeld, Mad About You, The Practice Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Drew Carey Show, among many others.

    His aunt, Hermine Tobolowsky, was a feminist and activist, who led the movement to add the Equal Legal Rights Amendment to the Texas Constitution. It was adopted in 1972. She died in 1995. He is also a distant relative of 1960s schlockmeister Edwin Tobolowsky, producer of Zontar: The Thing from Venus, Mars Needs Women, and In the Year 2889.

    Wife: Ann Hearn (actress, Evening Shade)

    High School: Kimball High School (1969)

    University: BA Drama, Southern Methodist University

    University: MA Drama, University of Illinois


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer


    Just My Luck (12-May-2006)

    Failure to Launch (10-Mar-2006)

    Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (11-Mar-2005)

    Robots (10-Mar-2005) [VOICE]

    Little Black Book (06-Aug-2004)

    Garfield (11-Jun-2004)

    Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (23-Jan-2004)

    Freaky Friday (6-Aug-2003)

    Kingpin (2-Feb-2003)

    National Security (15-Jan-2003)

    The Country Bears (21-Jul-2002)

    Love Liza (14-Jan-2002)

    The Day the World Ended (23-Nov-2001)

    Black River (6-Jul-2001)

    Memento (5-Sep-2000)

    The Prime Gig (1-Sep-2000)

    Bossa Nova (21-Feb-2000)

    Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes (2000)

    The Insider (5-Nov-1999)

    One Man's Hero (2-Aug-1999)

    Around the Fire (10-Apr-1999)

    The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (19-May-1998) [VOICE]

    Black Dog (01-May-1998)

    Mr. Magoo (25-Dec-1997)

    An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (29-Sep-1997)

    Boys Life 2 (7-Mar-1997)

    The Curse of Inferno (1997)

    The Glimmer Man (4-Oct-1996)

    Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (8-Mar-1996) [VOICE]

    Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (25-Aug-1995)

    Murder in the First (20-Jan-1995)

    Radioland Murders (21-Oct-1994)

    My Father the Hero (4-Feb-1994)

    Trevor (Jan-1994)

    Josh and S.A.M. (24-Nov-1993)

    Calendar Girl (03-Sep-1993)

    The Pickle (30-Apr-1993)

    Groundhog Day (12-Feb-1993)

    Roadside Prophets (8-Oct-1992)

    Hero (2-Oct-1992)

    Where the Day Takes You (11-Sep-1992)

    Sneakers (9-Sep-1992)

    Single White Female (14-Aug-1992)

    Basic Instinct (20-Mar-1992)

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man (28-Feb-1992)

    Wedlock (05-Sep-1991)

    Thelma & Louise (24-May-1991)

    The Grifters (Jan-1991)

    Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (12-Oct-1990)

    Funny About Love (21-Sep-1990)

    Bird on a Wire (18-May-1990)

    Breaking In (13-Oct-1989)

    In Country (7-Sep-1989)

    Great Balls of Fire! (30-Jun-1989)

    Mississippi Burning (9-Dec-1988)

    Spaceballs (24-Jun-1987)

    Nobody's Fool (Nov-1986)

    The Philadelphia Experiment (05-Oct-1984)

    Swing Shift (13-Apr-1984)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Stephen Tobolowsky (born May 30, 1951 in Dallas, Texas) is an American actor. Tobolowsky (pronounced tow-buh-lov-skee) is a character actor most often cast as supporting characters that are amiable, brainy, and/or clueless. Perhaps through sheer force of repetition, he is best known from his role in 1993's Groundhog Day, in which he played Bill Murray's annoying high school classmate and insurance salesman, Ned Ryerson who Murray's character keeps running into when he keeps repeating Feburary 2nd. Tobolowsky would later reunite with Murray 11 years later in the movie version of the comic strip Garfield: The Movie in which Tobolowsky played the villianous TV star Happy Chapman (Murray himself provided the voice of the orange feline). He also had a memorable guest spot on Seinfeld as Kramer's holistic healer in the second season episode, "The Heart Attack."

    After starting on the New York theater scene, Stephen moved to Hollywood to enter the film business. He has appeared in over 100 films and at least as many television projects. Throughout his career he has maintained a connection to the theater by directing and acting in plays in New York and Los Angeles. He directed one movie, Two Idiots in Hollywood, which was based on his play of the same name. Stephen also co-wrote the film True Stories with David Byrne. In 2005 he released a documentary film, Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party, featuring a performance in which he tells stories from his life to a group of friends.

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    1 decade ago

    National Lampoon's Totally Baked: A Potumentary (2006) (post-production) (attached) .... Jesco Rollins

    Blind Guy Driving (2006) (post-production) .... Dr. Perkins

    The Guys (2006) (TV) (completed)

    Loveless in Los Angeles (2006) (completed) .... Jon

    Just My Luck (2006) (uncredited)

    Pope Dreams (2006) .... Carl Venable

    Love Hollywood Style (2006) .... Marty Greenbaum/Devil

    Failure to Launch (2006) .... Bud

    "Ghost Whisperer"

    - Dead Man's Ridge (2006) TV Episode .... Dr. Edward

    The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang (2006) .... Ernie Dalrymple

    "Desperate Housewives"

    - No One Is Alone (2006) TV Episode .... Bud Penrod

    "Night Stalker"

    - Timeless (2005) TV Episode

    "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

    - The Seder (2005) TV Episode .... Len Dunkel


    - Grannies Gone Wild (2005) TV Episode .... Judge

    Living 'til the End (2005) .... Dr. Shaw

    The Importance of Blind Dating (2005) .... Patrick

    "The Closer"

    - The Butler Did It (2005) TV Episode .... James Bloom

    McBride: The Doctor Is Out, Really Out (2005) (TV) .... Harry Evers


    - Boy-the-Earth-Talks-To (2005) TV Episode .... Hugo Jarry

    - Something Very Expensive (2005) TV Episode .... Hugo Jarry

    - Complications (2005) TV Episode .... Hugo Jarry

    - Requiem for a Gleet (2005) TV Episode .... Hugo Jarry

    "CSI: Miami"

    - Whacked (2005) TV Episode .... Assistant State Attorney Don Haffman

    - Killer Date (2005) TV Episode .... Assistant State Attorney Don Haffman

    - Pro Per (2004) TV Episode .... Assistant State Attorney Don Haffman

    - Freaks and Tweaks (2003) TV Episode .... Assistant State Attorney Don Haffman

    - Simple Man (2003) TV Episode .... Assistant State Attorney Don Haffman

    Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005) .... Tom Abernathy

    Robots (2005) (voice) .... Bigmouth Executive/Forge

    ... aka Robots: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version)

    "American Dragon: Jake Long"

    - Adventures in Troll-Sitting (2005) TV Episode (voice) .... Troll

    Boxboarders! (2005) .... Dr. James

    "Complete Savages"

    - Voodude (2004) TV Episode .... Mr. Frehley

    "Will & Grace"

    - Company (2004) TV Episode .... Ned Weathers

    Little Black Book (2004) .... Carl

    Garfield (2004) .... Happy Chapman

    ... aka Garfield: The Movie (USA: promotional title)

    "According to Jim"

    - The Marriage Bank (2004) TV Episode .... Dr. Ted

    "It's All Relative"

    - Philip in a China Shop (2004) TV Episode .... Roy

    "Married to the Kellys"

    - Talk Radio (2004) TV Episode .... Henry Conway

    Frankie and Johnny Are Married (2004) .... Murray Mintz

    Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004) .... George Ruddy

    "The West Wing"

    - The Stormy Present (2004) TV Episode .... Max Milkman

    Debating Robert Lee (2004) .... Judge #1

    "Las Vegas"

    - Donny, We Hardly Knew Ye (2003) TV Episode .... Donny Rollins

    Freaky Friday (2003) .... Mr. Bates

    "The Dead Zone"

    ... aka Stephen King's Dead Zone (USA)

    - Plague (2003) TV Episode .... Jim Pratt

    "Oliver Beene"

    - Divorce-o-Rama (2003) TV Episode .... Ringmaster Bob

    View from the Top (2003) (uncredited) .... Frank Thomas

    "Kingpin" (2003) (mini) TV Series .... Dr. Klein's lawyer

    National Security (2003) .... Billy Narthax

    Twins (2003) (TV)

    Adaptation. (2002) (scenes deleted) .... Ranger Steve Neely

    "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"

    ... aka Law & Order: CI (USA: promotional abbreviation)

    - Malignant (2002) TV Episode .... Jim Halliwell

    The Country Bears (2002) .... Norbert Barrington

    Par 6 (2002) .... T.T. Riley

    "Malcolm in the Middle"

    - Lois' Makeover (2002) TV Episode .... Mr. Fisher

    Love Liza (2002) .... Tom Bailey

    "Off Centre"

    - Swing Time (2001) TV Episode .... Milt Flack

    The Day the World Ended (2001) (TV) .... Principal Ed Turner


    ... aka Roswell High (UK) (USA: working title)

    - Secrets and Lies (2001) TV Episode .... Julius Walters

    "Dead Last"

    - Gastric Distress (2001) TV Episode .... Ghost Doctor

    It Is What It Is (2001/I) .... Dr. Martin Ullberg

    Black River (2001) (TV) .... Mayor

    ... aka Dean Koontz's Black River

    On the Edge (2001) (TV) .... Tom

    Freddy Got Fingered (2001) (uncredited) .... Uncle Neil

    "The Lone Gunmen"

    - Madam, I'm Adam (2001) TV Episode .... Adam Burgess

    "King of the Hill"

    - The Exterminator (2001) TV Episode (voice) .... Dr. Benson/Burt Halverstrom


    - Blood, Flopsweat and Tears (2001) TV Episode .... Mr. Siegel

    The Gene Pool (2001) (TV) .... Walter Westfield

    Ritual (2001/I) .... Dr. Javitz

    ... aka Tales from the Crypt Presents: Revelation (USA)

    ... aka Tales from the Crypt Presents: Voodoo (Philippines: English title)

    "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"

    - Mindwarp (2000) TV Episode (voice) .... Gil

    "That's Life"

    - The Screw-Up (2000) TV Episode

    Memento (2000) .... Sammy

    The Prime Gig (2000) .... Mick

    "Hollywood Off-Ramp"

    - Club Brigadoon (2000) TV Episode

    Stanley's Gig (2000) .... Abe Cohen

    Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion (2000) (TV) .... B.J. McQueen

    ... aka Alien Fury (USA)

    ... aka Countdown to Invasion (International: English title)

    "Any Day Now"

    - The Toolshed Behind the Church (2000) TV Episode

    - Making Music with the Wrong Man (1998) TV Episode .... Mr. Brinkman

    The Operator (2000) .... Doc

    Bossa Nova (2000) .... Trevor

    Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes (2000) .... Dewey Wise

    Urban Chaos Theory (2000) .... The Husband


    - A Criminal Mind (1999) TV Episode .... Mr. Bench

    - Bedfellas (1999) TV Episode .... Mr. Bench

    - Singer in the Band (1999) TV Episode .... Michael Bench

    "Odd Man Out"

    - In the Name of the Father (1999) TV Episode .... Alan Carlson

    The Insider (1999) .... Eric Kluster

    "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place"

    ... aka Two Guys and a Girl (USA: third season title)

    - Berg's New Roommate (1999) TV Episode .... Father Viteri

    "That '70s Show"

    - Laurie and the Professor (1999) TV Episode .... The Professor

    Don't Look Under the Bed (1999) (TV) .... Michael McCausland

    One Man's Hero (1999) .... Capt. Gaine

    ... aka Batallón de San Patricio, El (Mexico)

    ... aka Héroes sin patria (Spain)

    ... aka Herois sense pàtria (Spain: Catalan title)

    Around the Fire (1999) .... Doc

    "The Practice"

    - Closet Justice (1999) TV Episode .... Clyde Burrows

    "Mad About You"

    - Uncle Phil Goes Back to High School (1999) TV Episode .... Principal

    "Vengeance Unlimited"

    ... aka Mr. Chapel

    - Eden (1998) TV Episode .... Mayor Bob Laird

    "Suddenly Susan"

    - Don't Tell (1998) TV Episode .... Dr. Gerken

    The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998) (V) (voice) .... Tabaqui the Hyena


    ... aka Disney's Hercules (USA: complete title)

    - Hercules and the Techno Greeks (1998) TV Episode (voice) .... Numericles

    The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998) (V) (voice) (as Stephen Tobolowski) .... Calculator

    Black Dog (1998) .... ATF Agent McClaren

    ... aka Black Dog (France)

    "The Closer"

    - Morality Bites (1998) TV Episode .... Phil

    Mr. Magoo (1997) .... Agent Chuck Stupak, FBI

    "The Drew Carey Show"

    - The Dog and Pony Show (1997) TV Episode .... The Councilman

    "Promised Land"

    ... aka Home of the Brave

    - Par from the Course (1997) TV Episode .... Fred Argyle

    An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997) .... Bill Bardo

    ... aka Burn Hollywood Burn (UK: video title)

    "Murder One"

    - Chapter Eighteen, Year Two (1997) TV Episode .... Dr. Andross

    - Chapter Fifteen, Year Two (1997) TV Episode .... Dr. Andross

    - Chapter Sixteen, Year Two (1997) TV Episode .... Dr. Andross

    "The Naked Truth"

    ... aka Wilde Again

    - The Birds (1997) TV Episode .... Vincent Hartford

    Boys Life 2 (1997) .... Father Joe (segment "Trevor")

    The Curse of Inferno (1997) .... Lonnie Martin

    ... aka The Stick Up

    Night Visitors (1996) (TV) .... Taylor

    The Glimmer Man (1996) .... Christopher Maynard

    "Mr. Rhodes" (1996) TV Series .... Ray Heary

    "The Pretender"

    - Pilot (1996) TV Episode .... Dr. Trader

    Power 98 (1996) .... Rick Harris

    Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) (voice) .... Bando

    "The Home Court"

    - Touched by an Anger (1996) TV Episode .... Jeffrey Solomon

    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

    ... aka BtVS (USA: promotional abbreviation)

    ... aka Buffy

    ... aka Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series

    - Unaired Pilot Presentation (1996) TV Episode .... Principal Flutie

    "Dweebs" (1995) TV Series .... Karl

    Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995) .... Oliver Mintz

    "Chicago Hope"

    - Songs from the Cuckoo Birds (1995) TV Episode .... Dr. Ted Joseph

    - Full Moon (1995) TV Episode .... Dr. Ted Joseph

    Murder in the First (1995) .... Mr. Henkin

    ... aka Meurtre à Alcatraz (France)

    "A Whole New Ballgame" (1995) TV Series .... Dr. Warner Brakefield

    Radioland Murders (1994) .... Max Applewhite

    "Blue Skies" (1994) TV Series .... Oak

    "Harts of the West"

    - Back in the Panties Again (1994) TV Episode

    My Father the Hero (1994) .... Mike

    ... aka My father, ce héros (France)

    Trevor (1994) .... Father Jon

    ... aka Ellen DeGeneres Presents 'Trevor' (USA: TV title)

    "Cafe Americain"

    - Toast of the Town (1993) TV Episode

    Josh and S.A.M. (1993) .... Thomas 'Thom' Whitney

    "Against the Grain" (1993) TV Series .... Niles Hardeman

    Romeo Is Bleeding (1993) (uncredited) .... District Attorney

    Calendar Girl (1993) .... Antonio Gallo

    "When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn" (1993) (mini) TV Series .... Det. Keefe

    The Pickle (1993) .... Mike Krakower

    "Civil Wars"

    - A Liver Runs Through It (1993) TV Episode

    Groundhog Day (1993) .... Ned Ryerson

    "Picket Fences"

    - Be My Valentine (1993) TV Episode .... Ben Sasha

    Roadside Prophets (1992) .... Ranger Bob

    Hero (1992/I) .... James Wallace, Channel 4 Station Manager

    ... aka Accidental Hero

    Where the Day Takes You (1992) .... Charles

    Sneakers (1992) .... Dr. Werner Brandes

    Single White Female (1992) .... Mitch Myerson

    Basic Instinct (1992) .... Dr. Lamott

    ... aka Basic Instinct (France)

    ... aka Ice Cold Desire (Singapore: English title: censored version)

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) .... Warren Singleton

    ... aka Aventures d'un homme invisible, Les (France)

    Deadly Medicine (1991) (TV) .... Ron Sutton

    Wedlock (1991) .... Warden Holliday

    ... aka Deadlock

    Thelma & Louise (1991) .... Max


    - The Heart Attack (1991) TV Episode .... Tor

    "Shannon's Deal"

    - Greed (1991) TV Episode .... Baker

    "Baby Talk"

    - Whiz Kid (1991) TV Episode .... Dr. Ezra Farr

    "Down Home"

    - Mail Order Tran (1991) TV Episode .... Honis

    Tagget (1991) (TV) .... Al Hentz

    ... aka Dragonfire

    Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991) (TV) .... Sergeant Phil Baranski

    ... aka The Case of the Maligned Mobster

    The Marla Hanson Story (1991) (TV) .... Defense Attorney

    ... aka Face Value

    Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990) (as Stephen Tobolowski) .... Mayor Bill Klepler

    Funny About Love (1990) .... Hugo

    The Grifters (1990) .... Jeweler

    Last Flight Out (1990) (TV) .... Doctor Timothy Brandon

    Bird on a Wire (1990) .... Joe Weyburn

    To the Moon, Alice (1990) (TV) .... Sitcom Producer

    Mirror, Mirror (1990) .... Mr. Anderson

    "L.A. Law"

    - Lie Down and Deliver (1989) TV Episode .... Dr. Michael Segal

    Breaking In (1989) .... District Attorney

    In Country (1989) .... Pete

    Great Balls of Fire! (1989) .... Jud Phillips

    Roe vs. Wade (1989) (TV) .... Darryl Horwath

    Checking Out (1989) .... Pharmacist

    Mississippi Burning (1988) .... Clayton Townley

    Two Idiots in Hollywood (1988) .... Prosecuting Attorney

    Spaceballs (1987) .... Captain of the Guard

    "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd"

    - Here's Why You Should Never Wear High Heels to the Bank (1987) TV Episode .... Alex

    "Designing Women"

    - Design House (1986) TV Episode .... Boyd

    Nobody's Fool (1986) .... Kirk


    - We the People (1986) TV Episode .... Professor

    "Cagney & Lacey"

    - Ordinary Hero (1985) TV Episode .... Russell Phelps

    "Falcon Crest"

    - The Phoenix (1985) TV Episode .... Doctor

    "Knots Landing"

    - A Man of Good Will (1985) TV Episode .... Steve Comiskey


    - Vera, the Nightbird (1985) TV Episode .... Caveman Carl

    The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) .... Barney

    Swing Shift (1984) .... French de Mille/Documentary Narrator

    Cocaine and Blue Eyes (1983) (TV) .... TV Clerk

    Keep My Grave Open (1976) .... Robert

    ... aka The House Where Hell Froze Over

    Filmography as: Actor, Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Writer, Composer, Himself

    Director - filmography

    (2000s) (1980s)

    A Host of Trouble (2005)

    Two Idiots in Hollywood (1988)

    Filmography as: Actor, Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Writer, Composer, Himself

    Miscellaneous Crew - filmography

    Groundhog Day: The Weight of Time (2002) (V) (special thanks)

    Tadpole (2002) (special thanks)

    Filmography as: Actor, Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Writer, Composer, Himself

    Writer - filmography

    Two Idiots in Hollywood (1988) (also play)

    True Stories (1986)

    Filmography as: Actor, Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Writer, Composer, Himself

    Composer - filmography

    Two Idiots in Hollywood (1988)

    Filmography as: Actor, Director, Miscellaneous Crew, Writer, Composer, Himself

    Himself - filmography

    The 5 Keys to Mastery (2005) (V) .... Self

    Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party (2005) .... Himself

    Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey (2003) (V) .... Himself

    "Movie Lover's Road Trip" (2003) TV Series .... Himself

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I have no flippin clue> good luck finding out!!!!###%$%&^%&%%%

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