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Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, and went to Santa Monica City College, where he ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 53 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Medici: Masters of Florence (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
Giovanni de' Medici
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 (completed)
Shifu (voice)
 2015/II The Program
Bob Hamman
 2014 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (TV Movie)
Mr. Hoppy
 2014 The Cobbler
Abraham Simkin
 2014 Boychoir
Master Carvelle
 2014 Chef
 2011 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (Video short)
Shifu (voice)
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Shifu (voice)
 2010 Kung Fu Panda Holiday (TV Short)
Shifu (voice)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (Video short)
Shifu (voice)
 2008/II Belonging
Narrator (unconfirmed)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda
Shifu (voice)
 2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Larry's Guide #1
- The End (2005) ... Larry's Guide #1
 2005 Racing Stripes
Tucker (voice)
 2003 Confidence
 2001 Tuesday (Short) (voice)
 1997 Mad City
 1996 American Buffalo
 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mr. Bergstrom
- Lisa's Substitute (1991) ... Mr. Bergstrom (voice, as Sam Etic)
 1985 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
Willy Loman
 1979 Agatha
Wally Stanton
 1972 Alfredo, Alfredo
Alfredo Sbisà
 1971 The Point (TV Movie)
Narrator / Father (First Telecast)
 1969 John and Mary
 1969 Sunday Father (Short)
A 'Sunday Father'
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
Arthur Greene
- Higher and Higher, Attorneys at Law (1968) ... Arthur Greene
 1967 The Tiger Makes Out
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
J.J. Semmons
- The Trap of Solid Gold (1967) ... J.J. Semmons
 1966 A Christmas Masque (TV Movie)
The Dragon
 1966 The Star Wagon (TV Movie)
Hanus Wicks
 1966 The Journey of the Fifth Horse (TV Movie)
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
- The Heroine (1965) ... Larson
 1962-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Buddy / Robert Burke
- A Matter of Law and Disorder (1965) ... Buddy
- The Voices of Death (1962) ... Robert Burke
 1961-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Finney / Lester Stenton
- Barefoot on a Bed of Coals (1963) ... Finney
- Sweet Prince of Delancey Street (1961) ... Lester Stenton
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Other Works:

Stage: Was assistant director on "A View from the Bridge" on Broadway, 1965. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 22 Interviews | 27 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sam Etic | Dasutin Hofuman


5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on Mike Nichols] He makes you feel kind of like a kite. He lets you go ahead and you do your thing. And then when you're finished he pulls you in by the string. But at least you've had the enjoyment of the wind. See more »


Had expressed an early desire to play the title role in Gandhi (1982), but was offered Tootsie (1982) the same year and ended up taking the latter role. He eventually lost the Oscar that year to Ben Kingsley who played Gandhi. See more »


Deep nasal voice, which has a unique "honking" timbre See more »

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