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Know Your “That Guy”: Stephen Tobolowsky

By Zach

Stephen Tobolowsky

Born: May 30, 1951

Best Known for Playing: Annoying business men/neighbors

Number of Roles: 200

First Appearance: Robert in Keep My Grave Open (1976)

Most Recent Appearance: Sandy Ryerson on Glee (2010)

Notable Roles:

  • Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day
  • Captain of the Guard in Spaceballs
  • Tor on Seinfeld (The Heart Attack)
  • Max in Thelma & Louise
  • Dr. Lamott in Basic Instinct
  • McClaren in Black Dog
  • Sammy in Memento
  • Assistant State Attorney Don Haffman on CSI: Miami
  • Bob Bishop on Heroes
  • Dr. Kendrick in The Time Traveler’s Wife

Fun Facts:

  • Turned down the role of Al on Home Improvement
  • Went to school with and was lead singer in Stevie Ray Vaughn’s first band.
  • Held hostage at gunpoint twice and almost killed in a bar fight.
  • Broke his neck while riding a horse in Iceland underneath an active volcano.

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