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  • Was the lead singer and played guitar in Stevie Ray Vaughan's first band.
  • Spent two hours in 1986 staring wordlessly at David Byrne's drawings of ideas for True Stories, then wrote a 30-page treatment for the film that night and was hired by Byrne as a writer on the project. 
  • Turned down the role of Al in the series Home Improvement.
  • Played Principal Flutie in the unaired pilot for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


  • 2002, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee


  • Ann Hearn — Wife


  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, United States (BA in Drama, 1973); University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, United States (MA in Drama)

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  • Birth Name: Stephen Harold Tobolowsky
  • Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Writer

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