Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the leading character actors in film today. He has appeared in over 200 films and TV shows–in fact, USA Today listed Stephen as the 9th most frequently seen actor in movies. 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, Sandy Ryerson on Glee, and can currently be seen as Alan on Big Time in Hollywood, FL. In 2002 he was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Mornings at Seven on Broadway.
Stephen wrote and performed in the film Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party, which has appeared in film festivals around the world, winning best comedy and best documentary awards and opening the Biografilm Festival in Bologna, Italy. In addition, Stephen co-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 and 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 podcast, 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 film.