Stephen Tobolowsky





Stephen Tobolowsky



The quintessential character actor, Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in more than 100 movies and more than 200 television shows in his career (USA TODAY recently noted that he was the ninth most frequently seen actor in film today). Along the way his roles have spanned almost all aspects of being a working actor, from the big-budget and Oscar Award-worthy (as head of the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi Burning), to the cult phenomenon (Groundhog Day), to the buzzworthy (Glee). But despite a lifetime devotion to the craft of acting that also includes a classical theater training and a Tony Award nomination, you probably wouldn't recognize him if you saw him on the street. He lives in Los Angeles.

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This last weekend was the reunion of my college theater department. SMU. Dallas, Texas. Reunions are wonderful and dangerous. They are as close as we can come to taking a ride in a time machine. They become epic dramas of survival and apology—fueled by chardonnay.


You may think the lanyard they loop around your neck at the check-in desk is a nametag, but it is a mirror that says in an instant, “...

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“The fall from your dream into reality is especially hard when you’ve seen that you can fly.”
Stephen Tobolowsky, The Dangerous Animals Club

“Fairly or unfairly, many people are tried in life. The mistake people make is that they think the trial is a sign of failure. It’s not. It’s only a doorway that leads to who you really are.”
Stephen Tobolowsky, The Dangerous Animals Club

“The one common tragedy I have seen woven throughout my life and the lives of others is that we can't feel the miracle of our own lives.”
Stephen Tobolowsky, The Dangerous Animals Club



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