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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 59 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Kramer vs. Kramer
Kramer vs. Kramer Ted Kramer
(1979)
Tootsie
Tootsie Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels
(1982)
Rain Man
Rain Man Raymond Babbitt
(1988)
The Graduate
The Graduate Ben Braddock
(1967)

Filmography

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 2016 Medici: Masters of Florence (TV Series)
Giovanni
- Epiphany (2016) ... Giovanni
- Judgement Day (2016) ... Giovanni
- Pestilence (2016) ... Giovanni
- Original Sin (2016) ... Giovanni
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Shifu (voice)
 2015 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (TV Movie)
Mr. Hoppy
 2014 Chef
Riva
 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)
 2011 Little Fockers: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Bernie Focker
 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
 2008 Kung Fu Panda
Shifu (voice)
 2006 The Holiday
Dustin Hoffman (uncredited)
 2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Larry's Guide #1
- The End (2005) ... Larry's Guide #1
 2005 Racing Stripes
Tucker (voice)
 2003 Confidence
King
 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
 1977 Camera Three (TV Series)
 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
Hap
 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)
Zoditch
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Larson
- 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: Appeared (as "Willy Loman") in a revival of "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway, 1984. The production won a Tony for Best Reproduction. However, his performance was looked down upon by critics and was snubbed by the Tony committee, even though he won a Drama Desk award. In 1985 he reprised this role for TV (Death of a Salesman (... 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

Height:

5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
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Personal Quote:

On how he became an actor: I started junior college in Los Angeles because I didn't have the grades to go to university and I didn't want to go into the military. So in my first year of junior college I'm failing and I don't know what to do. I don't want to get a job, I want to be a student, and a friend says, 'Take acting, because they don't flunk you - it's like gym, nobody gets an F.'

"I took ... See more »

Trivia:

Has appeared in two films about "Peter Pan" (Hook (1991) and Finding Neverland (2004)). Following his appearance in Hook (1991), close friend and former roommate Gene Hackman began calling him "Hook" as a joke. The name stuck and his contemporaries call him by that nickname to this day. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Leo

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