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Stephen Tobolowsky

Character actor Stephen Tobolowsky was born on May 30, 1951 in Dallas, Texas. Over the past three decades, Tobolowsky has racked up a lengthy list of roles in movies and television across many different genres. While Tobolowsky initially attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with the intention of studying geology, he was quickly ... See full bio »
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TV Commercial, "5% Cash Back", for Discover Card (voiceover). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Stephen Tobolowski | Steven Tobolowsky


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[2011] The most difficult role I've ever had, but one of the most rewarding, was Memento (2000). I'll mention that because we had no lines in the script, and Chris [Christopher Nolan, writer-director] wanted us to improvise our part. I was playing someone with amnesia, which means you can't remember what you're doing, and Chris was going to cover it from different angles. So part of my brain had ... See more »


To develop a plotline for the 1986 film True Stories (1986) he and rocker David Byrne once stared wordlessly for two hours at Byrne's wall. On the wall were hundreds of pencil drawings of ideas for the film by Byrne. That very night, he wrote a thirty-page treatment for the film and was soon hired as a writer. See more »


Often plays egomaniacal characters See more »

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