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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 »

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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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Stage Play: Jimmy Shine. Written by Murray Schisgal. Music by John Sebastian. Lyrics by John Sebastian [earliest Broadway credit]. Scenic Design by Edward Burbridge. Directed by Donald Driver. Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 5 Dec 1968- 26 Apr 1969 (161 performances + 20 previews). Cast: Dustin Hoffman (as "Jimmy Shine"), Barbara Cason (as "Miss ... See more »

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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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[2004 quote] I once met Clint Eastwood, and it was remarkable. I studied him as I spoke to him. I looked down, and his pants were a little short -- they showed a bit too much of his socks. There was something so timid and shy and almost gawky about him in real life. I remember thinking to myself, Someone should have cast him in Meet John Doe (1941), the Frank Capra movie, because that's the real ... See more »


Brother-in-law of producer Lee Gottsegen. See more »


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

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