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1[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/stephen_tobolowsky.jpg]]²²->''"The very best character actors are made of equal parts discipline and madness, and the fact that our faces are more familiar than our names is not our curse, but our blessing. The character actor's goal, after all, is not to earn the adulation of the public; it is to give lives to a hundred nameless spirits who make us laugh or cry, who are both familiar and new, who show us that their journey is our journey, and who, like everyone in the audience, never get to kiss Creator/ReneeZellweger."''²-->--Stephen Tobolowsky²²Stephen Harold Tobolowsky (born May 30, 1951) is an incredibly prolific character actor, having appeared in over 200 movies and TV episodes. In fact, once in a hotel room he flipped through channels to find himself on every channel at various ages.²²Stephen is perhaps best known for playing Ned Ryerson in the Creator/BillMurray classic ''Film/GroundhogDay''. Although a versatile actor, he has a tendency to play jerks, incompetent villains, annoying suits or other ObstructiveBureaucrat types. In reality Stephen is a witty and affable fellow with a self-deprecating sense of humour. ²²He's also a highly gifted storyteller, and has a storytelling {{Podcast}} called ''[[http://www.slashfilm.com/category/features/slashfilmcast/the-tobolowsky-files/ The Tobolowsky Files]]'' where he regales us with tales of life, love and the entertainment industry. These podcasts detail his emotional journeys through every aspect of Hollywood, while also recounting his personal relationships with friends, girlfriends, family and faith. They are often hilarious, heartwarming and tearjerking. You have been warned.²²----²!!Film Roles²* 1984: ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaExperiment'' as Barney²* 1987: ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' as Captain of the Guard²* 1988: ''Film/MississippiBurning'' as Clayton Townley²* 1989: ''Film/GreatBallsOfFire'' as Jud Phillips²* 1990: ''Film/BirdOnAWire'' as Joe Weyburn²* 1991: ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' as Max²* 1992: ''Film/BasicInstinct'' as Dr. Lamott ²* 1992: ''Film/SingleWhiteFemale'' as Mitchell Myerson ²* 1992: ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'' as Werner Brandes²* 1993: ''Film/GroundhogDay'' as Ned! Ryyyyyyerson! ²* 1994: ''Film/{{Trevor}}'' as Father Joe²* 1997: ''Film/MrMagoo'' as Agent Chuck Stupak ²* 2000: ''Film/{{Memento}}'' as Sammy Jankis²* 2002: ''Film/TheCountryBears'' as Norbert Barrington ²* 2002: ''Film/{{Adaptation}}'' as Ranger Steve Neely²* 2003: ''Film/{{Freaky Friday|2003}}'' as Mr. Bates ²* 2004: ''Film/{{Garfield}}'' as Happy Chapman ²* 2005: ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'' as Bigmouth Executive / Forge²* 2007: ''Film/WildHogs'' as Charley²* 2009: ''Film/TheTimeTravellersWife'' as Dr. Kendrick ²* 2010: ''Film/{{Buried}}'' as Alan Davenport²* 2012: ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' as Uncle Ubb²* 2013: ''WesternAnimation/ToyStoryOfTerror'' as Ron the Manager²* 2014: ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'' as Principal Purdy²* 2017: ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooShaggysShowdown'' as Andy Gunderson²²!!Television Roles²* 2003–05: ''Series/CSIMiami'' as Assistant State Attorney Don Haffman ²* 2005–06: ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' as Hugo Jarry ²* 2007: ''Series/JohnFromCincinnati'' as Mark Lewinsky ²* 2007–08: ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' as Bob Bishop ²* 2011: ''Series/{{Community}}'' as Professor Peter Sheffield ²* 2009–11: ''Series/{{Glee}}'' as Sandy Ryerson²* 2012: ''Series/TheMindyProject'' as Marc Shulman ²* 2012–13: ''Series/{{Justified}}'' as FBI Agent Jerry Barkley ²* 2011–14: ''Series/{{Californication}}'' as Stu Beggs²* 2016-17: ''Series/{{SiliconValley}}'' as Jack Barker ²* 2016: ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' as Professor Stein²* 2016: ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' as Principal Huggins²* 2017-: ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017'' as Dr. Leslie Berkowitz²²!!Video Game Roles²* 2014: ''[[Videogame/BatmanArkhamOrigins Batman: Arkham Origins — Cold Cold Heart]]'' as Ferris Boyle / Mobsters / Joker Thugs ²----

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