Dustin Hoffman Biography (1937-)

Full name, Dustin Lee Hoffman; born August 8, 1937, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Harry (a set decorator and furniture salesman) and Lillian (a jazz pianist;maiden name, Gold) Hoffman; married Anne Byrne (a ballet dancer), May 3, 1969 (divorced, 1980); married Lisa Gottsegen, October 21, 1980; children: (first marriage) Karina (stepdaughter), Jenna (an actress and photographer); (second marriage) Jacob, Rebecca, Max, Alexandra. Addresses: Office: c/o Punch Productions, 11661 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 222, Los Angeles, CA 90049; c/o Neverland Production Office, Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 0QD, England.; Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., BeverlyHills, CA 90212; Endeavor, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: c/o Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Wolf-Kasteler & Associates, 335 N. Maple Dr., Suite351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Contact: c/o 31054 Broadbeach Rd., Malibu, CA90265; c/o 335 N. Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
August 8, 1937
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Hap, The Tiger Makes Out, Columbia, 1967
  • Ben Braddock, The Graduate, Embassy, 1967
  • Jack Fisher, Madigan's Millions (also known as El millon de Madigan, Madigan's Million, and Un dollaro per 7 vigliacci), American International, 1968
  • John, John and Mary, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, Midnight Cowboy, United Artists, 1969
  • Jack Crabb, Little Big Man, National General, 1970
  • Georgie Soloway, Who Is Harry Kellerman, and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things about Me?, National General, 1971
  • David Sumner, Straw Dogs, Cinerama, 1971
  • Title role, Alfredo, Alfredo, Paramount, 1973
  • Louis Dega, Papillon, Allied Artists, 1973
  • Lenny Bruce (title role), Lenny, United Artists, 1974
  • Carl Bernstein, All the President's Men, Warner Bros., 1976
  • Thomas Babington "Babe" Levy, Marathon Man, Paramount, 1976
  • Max Dembo, Straight Time, Cinerama, 1978
  • Wally Stanton, Agatha, Warner Bros., 1979
  • Ted Kramer, Kramer vs. Kramer, Columbia, 1979
  • Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels, Tootsie, Columbia, 1982
  • (In archive footage) Thomas Levy (segment Marathon Man), Terrorin the Aisles (also known as Time for Terror), 1984
  • Private Conversations, 1986
  • Chuck Clark, Ishtar, Columbia, 1987
  • Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Vito McMullen, Family Business, TriStar, 1989
  • Mumbles, Dick Tracy, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Captain James Hook (title role), Hook, TriStar, 1991
  • Dutch Schultz, Billy Bathgate, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Bernie LaPlante, Hero (also known as Accidental Hero), Columbia, 1992
  • (In archive footage) Peter, La class americaine (also known as Le grand detournement), 1993
  • Himself, Jonas in the Desert, 1994
  • Himself, Midnight Cowboy Revisited, 1994
  • Colonel Sam Daniels, M.D., Outbreak, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Walt "Teach" Teacher, American Buffalo, Samuel Goldwyn, 1996
  • Danny Snyder, Sleepers, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Max Brackett, Mad City, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Stanley Motss, Wag the Dog, New Line Cinema, 1997
  • Dr. Norman Goodman, Sphere, Warner Bros., 1998
  • (In archive footage) Himself/Shylock, Shylock, 1999
  • Himself, Film-Fest DVD: Issue 1-Sundance, 1999
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Willy Loman, Being John Malkovich, USA Films, 1999
  • The conscience, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (also known as Joan of Arc and Jeanne d'Arc), Columbia, 1999
  • Voice, Tuesday (animated short film), 2001
  • Himself, Finding the Truth: The Making of "Kramer vs. Kramer," 2001
  • Himself, The Directors: Wolfgang Petersen, Wellsprung Media, 2001
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) The Kid Stays in the Picture, USAFilms, 2002
  • Ben Floss, Moonlight Mile, Buena Vista, 2002
  • King, Confidence, 2003
  • Wendell Rohr, The Runaway Jury, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Director and producer, Straight Time, Cinerama, 1978
  • Producer, A Walk on the Moon, Miramax, 1999
  • Producer, The Furies, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Voice of Benedict Arnold, Liberty's Kids (also known as LibertyKid), PBS, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Host of introductory segments, Strokes of Genius, 1984
  • Himself, 30 Years of Billy Connolly, 1998
  • Movies
  • Narrator/father, The Point, ABC, 1971
  • Milquetoast the cross-dressing cockroach, A Wish for Wings That Work, 1991
  • (Uncredited) Presenter, The Devil's Arithmetic, Showtime, 1999
  • Pilots
  • Arthur Greene, Higher and Higher, Attorneys at Law, CBS, 1968
  • Interviewee, New York at the Movies, Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • Specials
  • Marlo Thomas and Friends in Free to Be ... You and Me, ABC, 1974
  • Bette Midler--Ol' Red Hair Is Back, NBC, 1977
  • Night of 100 Stars, 1982
  • TV's Censored Bloopers, 1984
  • The Night of 100 Stars II, 1985
  • Private Conversations: On the Set of "Death of a Salesman," (alsoknown as Private Conversations: The Making of the Television Adaptation of"Death of a Salesman" with Dustin Hoffman), PBS, 1985
  • Willy Loman, Death of a Salesman (also known as Der Tod eines Handlungreisenden), CBS, 1985
  • Himself, The Ultimate Stuntman: A Tribute to Dar Robinson, 1987
  • The 3rd Annual Hollywood Insider Academy Awards Special, USA Network, 1989
  • Narrator, Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, HBO, 1989
  • Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special, ABC, 1990
  • Oprah: Behind the Scenes, ABC, 1992
  • Himself, Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration, ABC, 1992
  • In a New Light, ABC, 1992
  • In a New Light '93, ABC, 1993
  • Himself, Aretha Franklin: Duets, Fox, 1993
  • Voice, Earth and the American Dream, HBO, 1993
  • Comic Relief VI, HBO, 1994
  • Inside the Academy Awards, 1995
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg, NBC, 1995
  • The First Hundred Years: A Celebration of American Movies, HBO, 1995
  • Himself, The American Film Institute Salute to Clint Eastwood, 1996
  • Interviewee, Gene Hackman: Portrait of an Artist, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Himself, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies, CBS, 1998
  • To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th, CBS, 1998
  • Host, Warner Bros. Story: No Guts, No Glory: 75 Years of Award Winners, TNT, 1998
  • Honoree, A Salute to Dustin Hoffman (also known as The 27th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Dustin Hoffman),1999
  • Himself, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999
  • Interviewee, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, History Channel, 1999
  • Himself, AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies, CBS, 2000
  • A Home for the Holidays with Mariah Carey, CBS, 2001
  • Narrator, Goldwyn, PBS, 2001
  • Interviewee, Dustin Hoffman: First in His Class, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words & Music, TNT and The WB, 2001
  • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand, Fox, 2001
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Himself, Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film, 2002
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Inside the Playboy Mansion, Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • Himself, There's Only One Paul McCartney, BBC, 2002
  • Himself, 75 Years of the Academy Awards: An Unofficial History, BBC, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 23rd Tony Awards, 1969
  • The 52nd Annual Academy Awards, 1980
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1990
  • The 44th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1990
  • Presenter, The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1991
  • Presenter, Walt Disney Presents the American Teacher Awards, The Disney Channel, 1992
  • Presenter, The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1993
  • The 68th Annual Academy Awards, 1996
  • The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1997
  • Presenter, The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1998
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards, 1998
  • Presenter, The 13th Annual American Comedy Awards, Fox, 1999
  • Presenter, Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year 2000, CBS, 2000
  • Himself, The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2000
  • Himself, The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001
  • Presenter, The 2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Presenter, The 7th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Keynote speaker, AFI Awards 2001, CBS, 2002
  • Himself, The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2002
  • Himself, The 45th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2003
  • Himself, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003
  • Episodic
  • "Sweet Prince of Delancey Street," Naked City, ABC, 1961
  • Robert Burke, "The Voices of Death," The Defenders, 1962
  • "Barefoot on a Bed of Coals," Naked City, ABC, 1963
  • "A Matter of Law and Disorder," The Defenders, CBS, 1965
  • "The Heroine," The Doctors and the Nurses (also known as The Nurses), CBS, 1965
  • "The Star Wagon," N.E.T. Playhouse, National Educational Television (now PBS), 1966
  • Zoditch, "The Journey of the Fifth Horseman," N.E.T. Playhouse, National Educational Television (now PBS), 1966
  • "The Trap of Solid Gold," ABC Stage '67, ABC, 1967
  • Champlin on Film, syndicated, 1989
  • (As Sam Etic) Voice of Mr. Bergstrom, "Lisa's Substitute," The Simpsons, Fox, 1991
  • "Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey," American Masters, PBS, 1992
  • The Entertainment Business, Bravo, 1998
  • Himself, Talk Soup, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Himself, "Today Is a Good Day: Remembering Chief Dan George," Life andTimes, CBC, 1999
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 1999
  • Himself, Mad TV, Fox, 2001
  • Himself, "Wetten dass ... ? aus Leipzig," Wetten, dass ... ?, 2002
  • Himself/Jonny Regan, V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2002, 2003
  • Himself, Festival Pass with Chris Gore, 2002
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003
  • Television Work
  • Executive producer, Death of a Salesman (special), CBS, 1985
  • Executive producer, Devil's Arithmetic (movie), Showtime, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • Ridzinski, A Cook for Mr. General, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1961
  • Clov, Endgame, Theatre Company of Boston, Boston, MA, 1964
  • Dunlavin, The Quare Fellow, Theatre Company of Boston, 1964
  • C. Couch (Babboon), In the Jungle of Cities, Theatre Company of Boston, 1964
  • Nicholas Trilestski, A Country Scandal, Theatre Company of Boston,1964
  • Ben, The Dumbwaiter, Theatre Company of Boston, 1964
  • Bert Hudd, The Room, Theatre Company of Boston, 1964
  • Pozzo, Waiting for Godot, Theatre Company of Boston, 1964
  • Zapo, Picnic on the Battlefield, Theatre Company of Boston, 1964
  • Hugo, Dirty Hands, Theatre Company of Boston, 1964
  • Peter, The Cocktail Party, Theatre Company of Boston, 1964
  • Frankie, Three Men on a Horse, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1964
  • Immanuel, Harry, Noon and Night, American Place Theatre, New YorkCity, 1966
  • Zoditch, The Journey of the Fifth Horse, American Place Theatre, 1966
  • Title role, "The Old Jew," Max, "Reverberations," and Jax, "Fragments," Fragments (triple-bill), Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 1966
  • Valentine Bross, Eh?, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1966
  • Title role, Jimmy Shine, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Willy Loman, Death of a Salesman, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • The Night of 100 Stars II, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985
  • Shylock, The Merchant of Venice, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1989, then 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1989-1990
  • Also appeared on Broadway in The Subject Was Roses; appeared off-Broadway in A View from the Bridge.
  • Stage Work
  • Director, Jimmy Shine, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Director, All over Town, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1974
  • Coproducer, Death of a Salesman, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Young Ben, Death of a Salesman, Caedmon, 1968
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Specials
  • Additional written material, Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special, ABC, 1990
  • Songs
  • Wrote "Shooting the Breeze."

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Brode, Douglas, The Films of Dustin Hoffman, Citadel Press, 1988
    • Dworkin, Susan, Making Tootsie: A Film Study with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack, NewMarket Press, 1983
    • Lenburg, Jeff, Dustin Hoffman, Hollywood's Anti-Hero, St. Martin'sPress, 1983
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • American Film, December, 1988, p. 20
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 4, 1994, p. 46; fall, 1996, p. 69
    • New York Times, December 16, 1979; December 21, 1982; December 10,1989
    • New York Times Magazine, March 18, 1984
    • People Weekly, January 17, 1983; May 25, 1987; March 20, 1995, p.144; March 16, 1998, p. 138
    • Rolling Stone, February 3, 1983
    • Saturday Review, January/February, 1986
    • Time, December 3, 1979
    • World Press Review, April, 1997, p. 37

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