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Stephen Tobolowsky is a Actor, Director and Writer American born on 30 may 1951 at Dallas (USA)

Stephen Tobolowsky

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Birth name Stephen Harold Tobolowsky
Nationality USA
Birth 30 may 1951 (73 years) at Dallas (USA)

Stephen Harold Tobolowsky (born May 30, 1951) is an American actor, author and musician. He played annoying insurance salesman Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, as well as such television characters as Commissioner Hugo Jarry (Deadwood), Bob Bishop (Heroes), Sandy Ryerson (Glee) and Stu Beggs (Californication).
Tobolowsky has a monthly audio podcast, "The Tobolowsky Files", of autobiographical stories of his acting and personal life. He has also authored The Dangerous Animals Club and Cautionary Tales based on these original stories. Since March 2015 he has run a weekly second podcast called Big Problems - An Advice Podcast.


Tobolowsky was born in Dallas, Texas to a Jewish family. He graduated from Justin F. Kimball High School and Southern Methodist University.

Best films

Garfield (2004)
Freaky Friday (2003)
Bird on a Wire (1990)
Groundhog Day (1993)

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Filmography of Stephen Tobolowsky (94 films)

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Fractured (2019)
, 1h40
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Sam Worthington, Adjoa Andoh, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky
Roles Dr. Berthram
Rating65% 3.2527653.2527653.2527653.2527653.252765
Le film débute par une dispute de couple en voiture. Dans la voiture se trouvent Ray, Joanne et Peri Monroe, leur fille. Peri a un casque sur ses oreilles où elle écoute de la musique afin de ne pas pouvoir écouter l'altercation entre ses parents. Dans la voiture, Ray reproche à Joanne que ses beaux-parents ont été désagréable avec lui durant le repas de Thanksgiving (États-Unis) et Joanne lui reproche de ne plus être le même homme qu'au début et que leur couple bat de l'aile.
Monsters at Large, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Actors Mischa Barton, Austin St. John, Stephen Tobolowsky
Roles Mr. Phillips
Rating50% 2.51932.51932.51932.51932.5193
Un groupe d’enfants créée une organisation, afin de se débarrasser des monstres qui hantent les lits du voisinage.
Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation, Western
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Frank Welker, Grey DeLisle, Matthew Lillard, Carlos Alazraqui, Kate Micucci, Tania Gunadi
Roles Andy Gunderson (voice)
Rating69% 3.460943.460943.460943.460943.46094
Scooby et ses amis visitent un ranch qui a la réputation d’être hanté par un inquiétant cow-boy. Le spectre serait en outre un ancêtre de Sammy.
The Confirmation, 1h30
Directed by Bob Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Clive Owen, Jaeden Martell, Maria Bello, Robert Forster, Tim Blake Nelson, Patton Oswalt
Roles Father Lyons
Rating63% 3.1995753.1995753.1995753.1995753.199575
Un père divorcé et son jeune fils distant passent un week-end ensemble à la recherche d'une boîte à outils volée, sa seule chance d'obtenir de rares boulots payés. Leur quête soudera leur relation père-fils.
Atlas Shrugged: Part III: Who Is John Galt?, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Kristoffer Polaha, Laura Regan, Stephen Tobolowsky, Joaquim de Almeida, Eric Allan Kramer, Rob Morrow
Roles Dr. Hugh Akston
Rating43% 2.1550552.1550552.1550552.1550552.155055
16px In progress The owner of the 20th Century Motor Company has died and his children have taken over, with a new plan to operate the company: that everyone work as hard as he can, but that salaries be "based on need". A lab engineer named John Galt objects and announces, "I'll stop the motor of the world."
Mr. Peabody & Sherman, 1h32
Directed by Rob Minkoff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, French Revolution films
Actors Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney
Roles Principal Purdy (voice)
Rating67% 3.398733.398733.398733.398733.39873
Mr. Peabody is a gifted anthropomorphic dog who has an adopted 7-year-old son, Sherman. He tutors Sherman travelling throughout history using the WABAC, a time machine.
Christian Mingle, 1h43
Directed by Corbin Bernsen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Wood, Stephen Tobolowsky, David Keith, Morgan Fairchild, John O'Hurley
Roles Douglas McCarver
Rating42% 2.1281552.1281552.1281552.1281552.128155
Busy ad executive Gwyneth Hayden (Lacey Chabert) has been unsuccessful in love. Seeing that a friend has become engaged leaving her as the last single woman in her group, and after seeing an advert for the dating website christian mingle, she signs up. She confesses to her co-worker Pam (Saidah Arrika Ekulona) that she hasn't been to church in years despite having been brought up a Christian, and before going on a date with Paul (Jonathan Patrick Moore) she buys The Bible for Dummies and Christianity for Dummies.
Toy Story of Terror!, 21minutes
Directed by Angus MacLane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers, Michael Keaton
Roles Ron (voice)
Rating74% 3.7420653.7420653.7420653.7420653.742065
Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Rex, Mr. Pricklepants, Mr. Potato Head, and Trixie sit in the trunk of Bonnie's mother's car during a road trip, using a portable DVD player to watch a horror film. When the car gets a flat tire, Jessie is knocked into a tool box. The others manage to free her, but Jessie is traumatized as the experience reminds her of the many years she spent abandoned in a box. Mrs. Anderson parks the car at the Sleep Well Motel, where they must spend the night as a tow truck cannot be sent out until the next morning.
The Lorax
The Lorax (2012)
, 1h26
Directed by Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about music and musicians, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Musical films, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films
Actors Zac Efron, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Willow Smith
Roles Uncle Ubb (voice)
Rating64% 3.2011753.2011753.2011753.2011753.201175
Ted Wiggins is an idealistic 12-year-old boy [citation needed], who lives in "Thneedville", a walled city that, aside from the human citizens, is completely artificial; everything is made of plastic, metal, or synthetics. Ted has a crush on local environmentalist Audrey, who wants to see a "real tree" more than anything in the world, and decides to find one in order to impress her. His energetic Grammy Norma secretly tells Ted the legend of the Once-ler, who will tell anyone about trees if you brought him fifteen cents, a nail, and a shell of a great-great-great grandfather snail. When Ted leaves Thneedville in search of the Once-ler, he discovers that the outside world is a contaminated, empty wasteland. Once the boy finds him, the Once-ler agrees to tell Ted about the trees on the condition that he listens to the story over multiple visits. Ted agrees, but on his way home, he encounters the mayor of Thneedville, Aloysius O'Hare, who is also the proprietor of a company that sells bottled oxygen to Thneedville residents. O'Hare explains to Ted that because trees produce oxygen free of charge, he considers it a threat to his business whenever he hears people talking about them. After revealing that he has "security camera eyes" all over the city, O'Hare pressures Ted to stay in town. However, Ted continues to sneak out of O'Hare's sight (with his grandmother's encouragement) and learns more of the trees' history.
The Last Ride, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Musical
Actors Kaley Cuoco, Henry Thomas, Ray McKinnon, Jesse James, Stephen Tobolowsky, James Hampton
Roles Ray
Rating58% 2.9009252.9009252.9009252.9009252.900925
The film centers around the final days of Hank Williams' life when he was being driven by a young auto mechanic to his New Year's Eve shows in West Virginia and Ohio. The film chronicles their relations, their adventures, and Williams' drug and alcohol dependency, which later resulted in his death on January 1, 1953.
The Rainbow Tribe, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors David James Elliott, Grayson Russell, Ed Quinn, Julie Ann Emery, Gabriel Mann, Rebecca Mader
Roles Principal Sands
Rating60% 3.002293.002293.002293.002293.00229
Morgan Roberts atteint d'un cancer revient sur les lieux de son enfance : le camp où il passait toutes ses vacances d'été pour tenter de retrouver un peu de sa jeunesse. Il y retrouve son meilleur ami et accepte de prendre sous sa responsabilité un groupe de petites fripouilles âgées de 10 ans et débordant d'énergie ! Les six enfants vont lui en faire voir de toutes les couleurs avec leurs bêtises, complots et manigances de toutes sortes .
You May Not Kiss the Bride, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Dave Annable, Katharine McPhee Foster, Rob Schneider, Mena Suvari, Kathy Bates, Tia Carrere
Roles Plumber
Rating54% 2.703032.703032.703032.703032.70303
The unassuming pet photographer, Bryan Lighthouse (Dave Annable) is thrown into a serious action, adventure and romance adventure when he's forced to marry Masha Nikitin (Katharine McPhee) to pay a debt to her criminal parents against his will. Masha's father marries her to Bryan to get her a green card, under the condition that Bryan cannot touch her. Off to spend their honeymoon at a remote tropical resort somewhere in Tahiti, Masha's boyfriend Brick (Vinnie Jones), who is in love with her (although she does not return the feeling), follows them.
Buried (2010)
, 1h35
Directed by Rodrigo Cortés
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Political films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Stephen Tobolowsky, Samantha Mathis, Erik Palladino, Kali Rocha
Roles Alan Davenport (voice)
Rating69% 3.496783.496783.496783.496783.49678
On October 23, 2006, Paul Conroy, an American civilian truck driver working in Iraq, wakes up and finds himself buried alive in a wooden coffin, bound and gagged, with only a Zippo lighter and a BlackBerry phone at hand. Although he initially has no idea how he got there, he starts to piece together what has happened to him. He remembers that his and several other trucks were ambushed by terrorists, who killed his colleagues; he was hit by a rock and passed out. He receives a call from his kidnapper, Jabir, demanding that he pay a ransom of $5 million by 9PM or he will be left in the coffin to die.
Peep World
Peep World (2010)
, 1h19
Directed by Barry W. Blaustein
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Ron Rifkin, Lewis Black, Lesley Ann Warren, Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Ben Schwartz
Roles Ephraim
Rating54% 2.74762.74762.74762.74762.7476
At a dinner celebrating the 70th birthday of their father Henry Meyerwitz (Ron Rifkin), tensions among the four Meyerwitz siblings explode thanks to the success of the youngest son, Nathan (Ben Schwartz), whose new novel Peep World is a thinly veiled portrait of the family. The best-selling expose reveals the oldest, "responsible" son, Jack (Michael C. Hall), as a porn addict, the daughter, Cheri (Sarah Silverman), as a catty drama queen, and the third son, Joel (Rainn Wilson), as a living disaster with a loony plan to change his life.