Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Tobolowsky Files Podcast

You know Stephen Tobolowsky, but you probably didn't know his name,  He is one of the best character actors around, and the quintessential, "Hey, It's That Guy!"

He was Ned, the insurance guy, in Groundhog Day, and he's been in nearly 200 movies and TV shows, most recently as the former touch happy music teacher turned pot dealer on Glee.

Stephen Tobolowsky has teamed up with /Film to produce a podcast where he just talks about all his experiences on all these shows and movies.  In the most recent episode, he talks about auditioning for commercials, the movie The Insider and working on Heroes as Bob, the evil head of  "The Company".  It is just riveting.  I can't recommend Stephen's 45 minute long podcast highly enough, for all its background dish!  Think Heroes can be confusing to watch?  Try acting in it! 

On the set of Heroes, he had to use his superpower for the first time.  One of the directors explained that as the show had evolved, the heroes had to show a bit of exertion when using their power. "It's more than a burp, and less than a crap."  Stephen comments, "They just don't teach you these things at university!"  LOL!

You can listen to the podcast here, or find it on iTunes!

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