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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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Known For

Memento
Memento Sammy Jankis
(2000)
Groundhog Day
(1993)
Buried
Buried Alan Davenport
(2010)
Thelma & Louise
(1991)

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  White Famous (TV Movie) (pre-production)
 2016 Blunt Talk (TV Series)
Daniel Rudolph
- Walter Has to Look After Walter (2016) ... Daniel Rudolph
 2016 Fuller House (TV Series)
Mr. Gerald
 2012-2015 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Marc Shulman
- Two to One (2012) ... Marc Shulman (voice)
- Pilot (2012) ... Marc Shulman
 2015 Dr. Ken (TV Series)
Joe
- Pilot (2015) ... Joe
 2015 Another Period (TV Series)
Thomas Edison
 2015 Big Time in Hollywood, FL (TV Series)
Alan
- Art Imitates Death (2015) ... Alan
- Monkey Largo (2015) ... Alan
- What Dreams May Come (2015) ... Alan
- Separate But Equal (2015) ... Alan
- A Night In (2015) ... Alan
 2014 Hello Ladies (TV Series)
Alan
- Hello Ladies: The Movie (2014) ... Alan
 2014 The Hotwives of Orlando (TV Series)
Phil
- The Reunion (2014) ... Phil
- Vow Renewals (2014) ... Phil
- Staycation (2014) ... Phil
- Intervention Party (2014) ... Phil
- Say You, Séance (2014) ... Phil
 2011-2014 Californication (TV Series)
Stu Beggs
- Grace (2014) ... Stu Beggs
- Daughter (2014) ... Stu Beggs
- Smile (2014) ... Stu Beggs
 2014 Next Time on Lonny (TV Series)
Dr. Grant
- The Lonny Experiment (2014) ... Dr. Grant
 2014 Friends with Better Lives (TV Series)
Dr. Adleman
- Game Sext Match (2014) ... Dr. Adleman
 2013 Toy Story of Terror (TV Short)
Ron the Manager (voice)
 2013 The Flipside (TV Series short)
James
- The Hitchhiker (2013) ... James
 2012 Work It (TV Series)
Dr. David Deutsch
- Shake Your Moneymaker (2012) ... Dr. David Deutsch
 2011 Hail Mary (TV Movie)
 2011 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Mr. Geekman
- Taboo (2011) ... Mr. Geekman (voice)
 2011 The Defenders (TV Series)
Judge Gelineau
- Nevada v. Wayne (2011) ... Judge Gelineau
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Edwin Adelson
- Bullseye (2010) ... Edwin Adelson
 2010 True Jackson, VP (TV Series)
Lars Balthazar
- Saving Snackleberry (2010) ... Lars Balthazar
 2009 Rita Rocks (TV Series)
Bill Bowman
- Get Off Off of My Cloud (2009) ... Bill Bowman
 2007 Entourage (TV Series)
Mayor of Beverly Hills
- Sorry, Harvey (2007) ... Mayor of Beverly Hills
 2007 Raines (TV Series)
Wally Anderson
- Stone Dead (2007) ... Wally Anderson
 2007 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Dr. Alvin Azinabinacroft
- The Good Lawyer (2007) ... Dr. Alvin Azinabinacroft
 2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Joe
- The Friday Night Slaughter (2007) ... Joe
 2006-2007 Big Day (TV Series)
The Garf
- The Ceremony (2007) ... The Garf
- Magic Hour (2007) ... The Garf
- Stolen Vows (2006) ... The Garf
 2007 The Valley of Light (TV Movie)
Littlefield
 2006 American Men (TV Movie)
Sterling Moss
 2006 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Bud Penrod
- No One Is Alone (2006) ... Bud Penrod
 2006 Night Stalker (TV Series)
Titus Berry
- Timeless (2006) ... Titus Berry
 2006 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Dr. Edward
- Dead Man's Ridge (2006) ... Dr. Edward
 2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Len Dunkel
- The Seder (2005) ... Len Dunkel
 2005 Reba (TV Series)
Judge
- Grannies Gone Wild (2005) ... Judge
 2005 The Closer (TV Series)
James Bloom
- The Butler Did It (2005) ... James Bloom
 2005 McBride: The Doctor Is Out... Really Out (TV Movie)
Harry Evers
 2005 American Dragon: Jake Long (TV Series)
Troll
- Adventures in Troll-Sitting (2005) ... Troll (voice)
 2004 Complete Savages (TV Series)
Mr. Frehley
- Voodude (2004) ... Mr. Frehley
 2004 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Ned Weathers
- Company (2004) ... Ned Weathers
 2004 According to Jim (TV Series)
Dr. Ted
- The Marriage Bank (2004) ... Dr. Ted
 2004 It's All Relative (TV Series)
Roy
- Philip in a China Shop (2004) ... Roy
 2004 Married to the Kellys (TV Series)
Henry Conway
- Talk Radio (2004) ... Henry Conway
 2003 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Donny Rollins
- Donny, We Hardly Knew Ye (2003) ... Donny Rollins
 2003 The Dead Zone (TV Series)
Dr. Jim Pratt
- Plague (2003) ... Dr. Jim Pratt
 2003 Oliver Beene (TV Series)
Ringmaster Bob
- Divorce-o-Rama (2003) ... Ringmaster Bob
 2003 Lloyd in Space (TV Series)
 2003 Kingpin (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Klein's lawyer
- Black Magic Woman (2003) ... Dr. Klein's lawyer
 2003 Twins (TV Movie)
 2002 Do Over (TV Series)
Mr. Meyers
- The Block Party (2002) ... Mr. Meyers
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Jim Halliwell
- Malignant (2002) ... Jim Halliwell
 2002 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Mr. Fisher
- Lois' Makeover (2002) ... Mr. Fisher
 2001 The Gene Pool (TV Movie)
Walter Westfield
 2001 Off Centre (TV Series)
Milt Flack
- Swing Time (2001) ... Milt Flack
 2001 The Day the World Ended (TV Movie)
Principal Ed Turner
 2001 Roswell (TV Series)
Julius Walters
- Secrets and Lies (2001) ... Julius Walters
 2001 Dead Last (TV Series)
Ghost Doctor
- Gastric Distress (2001) ... Ghost Doctor
 2001 Black River (TV Movie)
Mayor Tom Thompson
 2001 On the Edge (TV Movie)
Tom (wraparound segments)
 2001 The Lone Gunmen (TV Series)
Adam Burgess
- Madam, I'm Adam (2001) ... Adam Burgess
 2001 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Dr. Benson / Burt Halverstrom
- The Exterminator (2001) ... Dr. Benson / Burt Halverstrom (voice)
 2001 Bull (TV Series)
Mr. Siegel
- Blood, Flopsweat and Tears (2001) ... Mr. Siegel
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
Gil
- Mindwarp (2000) ... Gil (voice)
 2000 That's Life (TV Series)
Study Advisor Roger Robinson
- The Screw-Up (2000) ... Study Advisor Roger Robinson (as Stephen Tobolowski)
 2000 Hollywood Off-Ramp (TV Series)
- Club Brigadoon (2000)
 2000 Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion (TV Movie)
B.J. McQueen
 1998-2000 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Mr. Brinkman
- The Toolshed Behind the Church (2000) ... (as Steven Tobolowsky)
 1999 Snoops (TV Series)
Michael Bench
- Bedfellas (1999) ... Michael Bench
 1999 Odd Man Out (TV Series)
Alan Carlson
- In the Name of the Father (1999) ... Alan Carlson
 1999 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (TV Series)
Father Viteri
- Berg's New Roommate (1999) ... Father Viteri
 1999 That '70s Show (TV Series)
The Professor
- Laurie and the Professor (1999) ... The Professor
 1999 Don't Look Under the Bed (TV Movie)
Michael McCausland
 1999 The Practice (TV Series)
Clyde Burrows
- Closet Justice (1999) ... Clyde Burrows
 1999 Mad About You (TV Series)
Principal Hocksacker
- Uncle Phil Goes Back to High School (1999) ... Principal Hocksacker
 1998 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Mayor Bob Laird
- Eden (1998) ... Mayor Bob Laird
 1998 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
Dr. Gerken
- Don't Tell (1998) ... Dr. Gerken
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
Numericles
- Hercules and the Techno Greeks (1998) ... Numericles (voice)
 1997-1998 Life with Louie (TV Series)
- Project: Mother's Day (1998) ... (voice)
- Family Portrait (1997) ... (voice)
 1998 The Closer (TV Series)
Phil
- Morality Bites (1998) ... Phil
 1997 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Councilman
- The Dog and Pony Show (1997) ... Councilman
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Fred Argyle
- Par for the Course (1997) ... Fred Argyle
 1997 The Naked Truth (TV Series)
Vincent Hartford
- The Birds (1997) ... Vincent Hartford
 1996 Night Visitors (TV Movie)
Taylor
 1996 The Pretender (TV Series)
Dr. Alan Trader
- Pilot (1996) ... Dr. Alan Trader
 1994 Harts of the West (TV Series)
Dave's former boss
- Back in the Panties Again (1994) ... Dave's former boss
 1993 Cafe Americain (TV Series)
Roger
- Toast of the Town (1993) ... Roger
 1993 When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn (TV Movie)
Det. Keefe
 1993 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Eugene Paxton
- A Liver Runs Through It (1993) ... Eugene Paxton
 1993 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Ben Sasha
- Be My Valentine (1993) ... Ben Sasha
 1991 Deadly Medicine (TV Movie)
Ron Sutton
 1991 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Tor
- The Heart Attack (1991) ... Tor
 1991 Shannon's Deal (TV Series)
Baker
- Greed (1991) ... Baker
 1991 Baby Talk (TV Series)
Dr. Ezra Farr
- The Whiz Kid (1991) ... Dr. Ezra Farr
 1991 Down Home (TV Series)
Honis
- Mail Order Tran (1991) ... Honis
 1991 Tagget (TV Movie)
Al Hentz
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (TV Movie)
Sergeant Phil Baranski
 1991 The Marla Hanson Story (TV Movie)
Defense Attorney
 1990 Lifestories (TV Series)
Josh Gant
- Art Conforti (1990) ... Josh Gant
 1990 Last Flight Out (TV Movie)
Doctor Timothy Brandon
 1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Dr. Michael Segal
- Lie Down and Deliver (1989) ... Dr. Michael Segal
 1989 Roe vs. Wade (TV Movie)
Darryl Horwath
 1986 Designing Women (TV Series)
Boyd
- Design House (1986) ... Boyd
 1986 227 (TV Series)
Professor
- We the People (1986) ... Professor
 1985 Stir Crazy (TV Series)
Salesman
- Where's Mary? (1985) ... Salesman
 1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Russell Phelps
 1985 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Phoenix (1985) ... Doctor
 1985 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Steve Comiskey
- A Man of Good Will (1985) ... Steve Comiskey
 1985 Alice (TV Series)
Caveman Carl
- Vera, the Nightbird (1985) ... Caveman Carl
 1983 Cocaine and Blue Eyes (TV Movie)
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Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Stephen Tobolowski | Steven Tobolowsky

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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