Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Harold Tobolowsky is an American character actor. He is known for film roles such as insurance agent Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day and amnesiac Sammy Jankis in Memento, as well as such television characters as Commissioner Hugo Jarry in Deadwood, Bob Bishop in Heroes, Sandy Ryerson in Glee, Stu Beggs in Californication and White Famous, "Action" Jack Barker in Silicon Valley, Dr. Leslie Berkowitz in One Day at a Time, Principal Earl Ball in The Goldbergs, and Dr. Schulman in The Mindy Project. Tobolowsky was born on May 30, 1951, in Dallas, Texas. He studied geology at Southern Methodist University but switched to theater after being cast in a production of "The Crucible." He later attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with a degree in drama. Tobolowsky began his acting career in the early 1980s, appearing in films such as The Philadelphia Experiment (1984), Nobody's Fool (1986), and Spaceballs (1987). He also had a recurring role on the television series Seinfeld (1989-1998). Tobolowsky's breakthrough role came in 1993, when he played Ned Ryerson in the comedy Groundhog Day. His performance in the film was critically acclaimed, and he has since become one of the most recognizable character actors in Hollywood. Tobolowsky has continued to work steadily in film and television over the years. He has appeared in numerous other films, including Memento (2000), Mulholland Drive (2001), and The Informant! (2009). He has also had recurring roles on the television series Deadwood (2004-2006), Heroes (2006-2007), Californication (2007-2014), and Silicon Valley (2014-2019). In addition to his acting career, Tobolowsky is also a writer and a podcaster. He has written two books, The Dangerous Animals Club (2002) and The Tobolowsky Files (2017). He also hosts the podcast The Tobolowsky Files, in which he tells stories about his life and career.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    Birthday
    5/30/1951
Memento
Memento
8.2
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day
7.6
Basic Instinct
Basic Instinct
6.9
Thelma & Louise
Thelma & Louise
7.6
Mississippi Burning
Mississippi Burning
7.7
Bird on a Wire
Bird on a Wire
6.2
Wedlock
Wedlock
5.7
Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Memoirs of an Invisible Man
5.9
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
5.6
Great Balls of Fire!
Great Balls of Fire!
6.3
Radioland Murders
Radioland Murders
6
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
6.2
Murder in the First
Murder in the First
7.2
Garfield
Garfield
5.7
The Insider
The Insider
7.5
Mr. Magoo
Mr. Magoo
4.5
Buried
Buried
6.6
Single White Female
Single White Female
6.3
Blind Dating
Blind Dating
6
Freddy Got Fingered
Freddy Got Fingered
4.7
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
5.7
The Pickle
The Pickle
4.8
Beethoven's Big Break
Beethoven's Big Break
5.1
Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde
4.7
Boxboarders!
Boxboarders!
3.8
Black River
Black River
5.5
Love Liza
Love Liza
6.3
The Prime Gig
The Prime Gig
5.9
Funny About Love
Funny About Love
4.6
Where the Day Takes You
Where the Day Takes You
6.1
The Grifters
The Grifters
6.5
Josh and S.A.M.
Josh and S.A.M.
4.7
Black Dog
Black Dog
6.3
The Country Bears
The Country Bears
4.8
The Day the World Ended
The Day the World Ended
4
Don't Look Under the Bed
Don't Look Under the Bed
6.5
Living 'til the End
Living 'til the End
3
You May Not Kiss the Bride
You May Not Kiss the Bride
5.6
Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes
Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes
3.8
The Lorax
The Lorax
6.5
The Last Ride
The Last Ride
5.5
Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party
Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party
6.1
Power 98
Power 98
4.2
Promise Me Tomorrow
Promise Me Tomorrow
10
Trevor
Trevor
6.9
Par 6
0
The Face Is Familiar
The Face Is Familiar
0
Night Visitors
Night Visitors
4
The Operator
The Operator
3.8
The Philadelphia Experiment
The Philadelphia Experiment
6.1
Roe vs. Wade
Roe vs. Wade
6.8
Frankie and Johnny Are Married
Frankie and Johnny Are Married
6
Sneakers
Sneakers
6.9
Tagget
Tagget
0
Christian Mingle
Christian Mingle
6.1
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
6.9
Guys and Girls Can't Be Friends
Guys and Girls Can't Be Friends
6
Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey
Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey
7.9
The Barber
The Barber
5.6
The Primary Instinct
6.9
Failure to Launch
Failure to Launch
5.8
Hello Ladies: The Movie
Hello Ladies: The Movie
6.5
The Glimmer Man
The Glimmer Man
5.4
One Man's Hero
One Man's Hero
5.3
The Confirmation
The Confirmation
6.4
Atlas Shrugged: Part III: Who Is John Galt?
Atlas Shrugged: Part III: Who Is John Galt?
4.4
Last Flight Out
0
Roadside Prophets
Roadside Prophets
5.7
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
6.7
Debating Robert Lee
Debating Robert Lee
7
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
6.6
Wild Hogs
Wild Hogs
6
McBride: The Doctor is Out...Really Out
McBride: The Doctor is Out...Really Out
7.2
National Security
National Security
5.9
The Valley of Light
The Valley of Light
6.7
Freaky Friday
Freaky Friday
6.5
Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror
5.2
Where is Rocky II?
Where is Rocky II?
5
Spaceballs
Spaceballs
6.8
Say It Ain't Solo
0
Magnificat
Magnificat
6.3
Hero
Hero
6.3
Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown
Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown
7.9
Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion
Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion
3.3
Mamaboy
Mamaboy
4.7
Nobody's Fool
Nobody's Fool
4.3
Calendar Girl
Calendar Girl
5.1
Keep My Grave Open
Keep My Grave Open
3.9
Little Black Book
Little Black Book
5.3
Pearblossom Hwy
Pearblossom Hwy
5.4
Monsters at Large
Monsters at Large
5.4
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
5.7
In Country
In Country
5.4
Breaking In
Breaking In
5.5
Strange Nature
Strange Nature
6
The Marla Hanson Story
The Marla Hanson Story
6.7
Fractured
Fractured
6.7
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons"
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons"
6.5
Loners
Loners
3.7
The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: Hack-a-ween
The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: Hack-a-ween
6.3
Fantastic Mr. Murray
Fantastic Mr. Murray
6.2
The Curse of Inferno
The Curse of Inferno
5.2
To the Moon, Alice
0
Checking Out
Checking Out
4.3
View from the Top
View from the Top
5.5
Romeo Is Bleeding
Romeo Is Bleeding
6.2
Ritual
Ritual
4.5
The Sasquatch Gang
The Sasquatch Gang
5.7
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster
6.3
Toy Story of Terror!
Toy Story of Terror!
7.2
Swing Shift
Swing Shift
5.8
Robots
Robots
6.4
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story
5.8
Around the Fire
Around the Fire
3.6
Welcome to the Men's Group
Welcome to the Men's Group
2
Waiting for Yvette
Waiting for Yvette
5.1
Boys On Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want
Boys On Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want
4
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn
4.1
My Father the Hero
My Father the Hero
5.3
Groundhog Day: The Weight of Time
Groundhog Day: The Weight of Time
5
The Rainbow Tribe
The Rainbow Tribe
6.3
Six L.A. Love Stories
Six L.A. Love Stories
5
Peep World
Peep World
4.8
On The Edge
On The Edge
6.1
Two Idiots in Hollywood
Two Idiots in Hollywood
0
Haul Out the Holly
Haul Out the Holly
6.6
Hollywood Signs
Hollywood Signs
1.5
Cocaine and Blue Eyes
Cocaine and Blue Eyes
4.3
Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan: Brothers in Blues
Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan: Brothers in Blues
7
Deadly Medicine
Deadly Medicine
0
Love Virtually
Love Virtually
5
Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up
Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up
7.8
Hard Breakers
Hard Breakers
3.5
Candy Cane Lane
Candy Cane Lane
6.1
Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova
5.3
Stanley's Gig
5.8
Poolman
Poolman
4.8
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