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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 58 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Kramer vs. Kramer
Kramer vs. Kramer Ted Kramer
Tootsie Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels
Rain Man
Rain Man Raymond Babbitt
The Graduate
The Graduate Ben Braddock


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 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Shifu (voice)
 2015 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (TV Movie)
Mr Hoppy
 2014 Chef
 2014 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Mr. Hoppy
 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
 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)
 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mr. Bergstrom
- Lisa's Substitute (1991) ... Mr. Bergstrom (voice, as Sam Etic)
 1979 Agatha
Wally Stanton
 1971 The Point (TV Movie)
Narrator / Father (First Telecast)
 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:

TV commercial (US): Volkswagen. Mr. Hoffman demonstrated the features of the VW Fastback, one notably being a trunk where he assumed the engine would be. 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 winning the Academy Award] We are part of an artistic family.There are sixty thousand actors in the Screen Actors Guild who don't work. You have to practice accents while you're driving a taxicab 'cause when you're a broke actor you can't write and you can't paint. Most actors don't work and few of us are lucky to have a chance. And to that artistic family that strives for excellence, none of... See more »


His performance as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie (1982) is ranked #33 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006). See more »


Has a reputation for being difficult to work with due to his perfectionist approach See more »

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