If you ran into Stephen Tobolowsky on the street, you would not be mistaken: Yes, you’ve seen him before. A childhood dentist? A former geometry teacher? Your local florist? Tobolowsky is a character actor, one of the most prolific screen and stage presences of our time, having appeared in productions that range from Deadwood to Glee, from Mississippi Burning to Groundhog Day. But Stephen Tobolowsky, it turns out, is not just an actor; he is also a dazzlingly talented storyteller and writer.
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Actor Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in over 200 movies and television shows. He has played everyone from Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day to Sandy Ryerson in Glee. He has amused thousands with his true stories on The Tobolowsky Files at Slashfilm.com and iTunes. Here he shares some homespun philosophy and more true stories that prove tales of sex, drugs, and rock and roll are often the most humiliating and almost always the most enjoyable.
Stephen Tobolowsky grew up in Texas in the 1950s, a time when the neighborhood animals had it rough - they were constantly the victims of car accidents, other animals, and even drive-by shootings. But when an animal showed up in his own life unexpectedly, Stephen had to decide what the line between cruelty and kindness was, and how much responsibility he was going to take for crossing that line. Stephen performed this sweet, funny story live for Tasty Words.