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Stephen Tobolowsky
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Character Bob Bishop
Date of birth 30 May 1951
Origin Dallas, TX, USA
Gender Male
IMDb profile

Stephen Tobolowsky is the American film actor who portrays Bob Bishop.


Stephen has appeared in over 100 films and television shows and most recently John From Cincinnati, and a small part as the mayor in Entourage. Stephen is frequently recognized as the annoying insurance agent "Ned Ryerson" from the movie Groundhog Day, and the villain in Garfield. Other memorable roles include "Hugo Jarry" in Deadwood, "Don Haffman" in CSI: Miami, "Donny" in Las Vegas, "Mr Bates" in Freaky Friday, "Mr. Bench" in Snoops, "Sammy" in Memento, "Dr. Andross" in Murder One, "Karl" in Dweebs, the Captain of the Guards in Spaceballs, Lois's boss in Malcolm in the Middle, the principal in The New Adventures of Old Christine, and the new age spiritual healer in the episode The Heart Attack from Seinfeld. Additionally, Stephen is the subject of the 2005 documentary, Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party. Stephen has also appeared in The Time Traveler's Wife as Henry's doctor and in Dr. Seuss' The Lorax as the Once-ler's uncle.

In addition to acting, Stephen co-wrote True Stories, and wrote and directed Two Idiots in Hollywood, based on his own play. He also directed A Host of Trouble in 2005.

Stephen appeared in Garfield with Breckin Meyer and Mark Christopher Lawrence, and the ABC sit-com Big Day with Nicholas D'Agosto. He also appeared in Blind Dating with Jayma Mays, Sendhil Ramamurthy, and Ossie Mair, Sneakers with Michael Milhoan, The New Adventures of Old Christine with Paula Newsome (as fellow principals), The Drew Carey Show with Ian Gomez, and Glee with Jessalyn Gilsig, Jayma Mays, and Dianna Agron.


  • Stephen was the lead singer in Stevie Ray Vaughan's first band.
  • Stephen won a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his part in the 2002 version of Morning's at Seven.

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