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Biography #2 (for Freaky Friday)Film audiences recognize Stephen Tobolowsky from such memorable roles as Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, Werner Brandis in Sneakers, and Sammy Jankis in Memento.
In over twenty years of work, Tobolowsky has appeared in over 75 films including Mississippi Burning, Thelma and Louise, Single White Female, Bossa Nova, and The Insider. Other recent films include The Prime Gig, Par 6, The Operator, View from the Top, The Country Bears, and the critically acclaimed Adaptation.
He has been featured in dozens of television programs ranging from Seinfeld, Mad About You, and The Drew Carey Show to The Practice and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
As a director, he staged the original New York productions of The Miss Firecracker Contest with Holly Hunter and The Lucky Spot with Amy Madigan. On the West Coast, he directed the Los Angeles premiere of David Hare's The Secret Rapture as well as award-winning productions of The Bridgehead, Our Town, and Mornings at Seven.
In 2002, he was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play, for a role in Mornings at Seven.
As a screenwriter, Tobolowsky co-wrote True Stories with David Byrne as well as Samba for Bob Rafelson. He also wrote and directed the stage and film versions of his cult hit Two Idiots in Hollywood.