Mr. Tessman, Actor
Stephen Tobolowsky, is one of the leading character actors in films today. He has appeared over 250 movies and television shows. He was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in 2002.
He is best known for playing Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, as well as 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 Silicon Valley, Seinfeld, Deadwood, Glee, Californication, and can currently be seen on The Goldbergs on ABC and One Day at a Time on Netflix.
He wrote and performed Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party that premiered at the HBO Comedy Festival. 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, will be published in April of 2017.
Fun Facts: He performed with Stevie Ray Vaughn when Stevie was 14 and cut the first songs Stevie every performed.