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  • (1966) TV commercial (US): Volkswagen. Mr. Hoffman demonstrated the features of the VW Fastback, one notably being a trunk where he assumed the engine would be.
  • Song: Composed "Shooting the Breeze", sung by Sting on Michael Aspel TV show (UK). Played piano on the show for the Sting performance.
  • TV commercial: E! Entertainment Television cable channel, 2002.
  • TV commercial: Audi A6 automobile, "Just Like Your Mother", 2004
  • :TV commercial: Kappahl, 2006
  • Stage: Starred in "Jimmy Shine", Brooks Atkinson Theatre, opened on December 5, 1968 after 20 previews and closed on April 26, 1969 after 161 total performances. He won the Drama Desk award for Outstanding Performance. During performances, his female fans would pelt him with roses.
  • Stage: Appeared (as "Ridzinski") in "A Cook for Mr. General" on Broadway, Playhouse Theatre, October 19, 1961-November 11, 1961 for 28 total performances.
  • Stage: Replaced Martin Sheen in the role of Timmy Clearly in the original Broadway production of Frank D. Gilroy's "The Subject Was Roses"; he also replaced the stage manager on the production.
  • TV commercial: Telstra NextG Network, Australia
  • Stage: Appeared (as "Shylock") in a revival of William Shakespeare's "The Merchant Of Venice" on Broadway, for which he received a Tony nomination as Best Actor (Play), 1990.
  • Stage: Appeared (as "Willy Loman") in a revival of "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway, 1984. The production won a Tony for Best Reproduction. However, his performance was looked down upon by critics and was snubbed by the Tony committee, even though he won a Drama Desk award. In 1985 he reprised this role for TV (Death of a Salesman (1985)) and got his revenge on the theater world by winning an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for his performance.
  • Stage: Was assistant director on "A View from the Bridge" on Broadway, 1965.
  • (1968) Stage Play: Jimmy Shine. Written by Murray Schisgal. Music by John Sebastian. Lyrics by John Sebastian [earliest Broadway credit]. Scenic Design by Edward Burbridge. Directed by Donald Driver. Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 5 Dec 1968- 26 Apr 1969 (161 performances + 20 previews). Cast: Dustin Hoffman (as "Jimmy Shine"), Barbara Cason (as "Miss Green"), Gale Dixon (as "Millie"), Dorothy Emmerson (as "Rita"), Johnny Evans (as "Boy Dancer"), Rose Gregorio (as "Rosie Pitkin"), Kim Lang (as "Girl"), Cleavon Little (as "Lee Haines") [Broadway debut], Rue McClanahan (as "Sally Weber"), Eli Mintz (as "Mr. Lepke"), Pamela Payton-Wright (as "Constance Fry"), John Pleshette (as "Boy"), David Sabin (as "Man in Closet"), Susan Segal (as "Girl Dancer"), Charles Siebert (as "Michael Leon"), Susan Sullivan (as "Elizabeth Evans"), Joel Warfield (as "2nd Boy"), Arnold Wilkerson (as "Arnold").Understudies: Barbara Cason (as "Sally Weber"), Dorothy Emmerson (as "Elizabeth Evans/Miss Green"), Kim Lang (as "Rita/Rosie Pitkin"), Joseph Leon (as "Mr. Lepke"), John Pleshette (as "Jimmy Shine"), Susan Segal (as "Millie"), Joel Warfield (as "Michael Leon") and Arnold Wilkerson (as "Lee Haines"). Replacement actor: Avril Gentles (as "Miss Green") [from ? Mar 1969- ?]. Produced by Claire Nichtern and Zev Bufman.
  • (1989) He played Shylock in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," in London, England. Peter Hall was director.
  • (August 1953) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It," in the Nineteenth Midsummer Festival (Shakespeare's Comedies) production at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. Gilmor Brown was artistic director. Jack Warfield was director.

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