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Actor and author offers advice at upcoming MSUM event

Posted on September 19, 2017

Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Fox Recital Hall

Professional actor, author, and storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky will talk about acting, writing and his career Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 9:30-11 a.m., in Fox Recital Hall in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. A question and answer session will follow the talk. 

Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the leading character actors in films today. USA Today listed him as the ninth most frequently seen actor in movies. He has appeared in over 250 movies and television shows, and is best known for playing Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, Sammy Jankis in Memento, Werner Brandes in Sneakers, Happy Chapman in Garfield, and Mr. Bates in Freaky Friday.

On television, he played notable roles on Seinfeld, Deadwood, Glee, Californication, and can currently be seen on The Goldbergs on ABC, Silicon Valley for HBO and One Day at a Time for Netflix.

He wrote and performed Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party, which premiered at the HBO Comedy Festival and SXSW in Austin. He wrote True Stories with David Byrne and Beth Henley. His storytelling concert film The Primary Instinct was released in 2016 on HULU and is available on iTunes.

He has written and performed his stories, The Tobolowsky Files around the world and can currently be heard on Slashfilm.com and on iTunes.

His first book, The Dangerous Animals Club, was published by Simon and Schuster in 2012. His second book of stories with Simon and Schuster, My Adventures with God, was hailed as a “delight” by Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief), and features an introspective, humorous collection about love, religion, catastrophe, and Jewish identity, all told through the lens of our ever-evolving relationship with the mystery that is “God.”


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