You would be hard-pressed to find a Hollywood actor who has appeared in more movies and TV shows over the past 20 years than Stephen Tobolowsky. In fact, we dare you to try.
The 59-year-old actor -- best known for playing tenacious insurance salesman Ned Ryerson in the 1993 comedy 'Groundhog Day' and who has more recently stolen scenes in on the TV shows 'Deadwood' and 'Glee' -- has amassed some 200 credits since appearing in his first legitimate production, the 1983 made-for-TV movie 'Cocaine and Blue Eyes,' which starred none other than O.J. Simpson.
But Moviefone is also interested in Tobolowsky because, in his spare time, he has established himself as a stand-out humor writer and master storyteller -- as fans of his Slashfilm podcast The Tobolowsky Files know well. This past summer, The Awl featured his excellent two-part essay about auditions, and in 2012 Simon & Schuster will publish his memoir.
All of this makes us extremely happy to announce that Tobolowsky has joined the Moviefone fold as a columnist. But before you read the first installment of his semi-regular humor column, Stephen Tobolowsky Is The Best Expert Moviefone Could Find, let's find out a bit more about him.
9 Awesome Facts About Stephen Tobolowsky
1. He told us in a recent phone interview that, in 1976, when deciding which coast to relocate to from his hometown of Dallas, Texas, in order to pursue acting, he chose Los Angeles because "it was better to be poor in Los Angeles than New York because the weather was better."