STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY is one of the leading character actors in film today. USA Today listed Stephen as the 9th most frequently seen actor in movies. He has appeared in over 200 TV shows and films. He is best known for playing Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, Sammy Jankis in Memento, Werner Brandes in Sneakers, Happy Chapman in Garfield, and Mr. Bates in Freaky Friday. On television, he has played Tor Ekland on Seinfeld, Hugo Jarry on Deadwood, Bob Bishop on Heroes, and can currently be seen as Sandy Ryerson on Glee. On Broadway, he was nominated for a Tony Award for Mornings at Seven in 2002.
He wrote and performed Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party which has appeared in festivals around the world, winning best comedy and best documentary awards and opening the Biografilm Festival in Bologna, Italy. He wrote True Stories with David Byrne and Beth Henley. He is currently writing and performing The Tobolowsky Files, a series of stories which can be heard on Slashfilm.com and iTunes. In 2012, Simon and Schuster published his first book of short stories, "The Dangerous Animals Club."
DAVID CHEN has been creating short films and video essays for two years. His video work has been featured/mentioned in online publications such as Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Vimeo Staff Picks, Allocine, Slate, Vulture, Indiewire, Laughing Squid, Devour, Bustle, Cosmopolitan, Grantland, Metro.co.uk, and Digg.
In addition to creating "The Tobolowsky Files," which features true stories from the life of Stephen Tobolowsky, he hosts and produces podcasts such as "The /Filmcast" and "A Cast of Kings." Episodes of David's podcasts have been downloaded over 16 million times.
"The Primary Instinct" is David's first feature-length film.