Stephen Tobolowsky, the quintessential character actor, has appeared in more than one hundred movies and more than two hundred television shows. (USA Today recently noted that he was the ninth most frequently seen actor in film today.) His roles have spanned virtually the entire spectrum of a working actor’s career, from the big-budget and Oscar-worthy (as head of the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi Burning), to the cult phenomenon (Groundhog Day), to the buzzworthy (Heroes, Deadwood, Californication, and Glee). He wrote and performed in the film Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party and wrote True Stories with David Byrne and Beth Henley. But despite a lifetime of devotion to the craft of acting that also includes classical theater training at SMU and the University of Illinois, as well as a Tony nomination for his work on Broadway, you probably wouldn’t recognize him if you saw him on the street. He currently performs his stories on “The Tobolowsky Files” at Slashfilm.com and on iTunes. They are also broadcast weekly on radio in Seattle, Louisville, and Austin. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.