Tobias Jelinek’s professional break came at age 15 when a Disney scout spotted him on stage in a local Santa Barbara stage production. The encounter lead to Jelinek’s first film role as Jay in Disney’s classic HOCUS POCUS (1993).
Beginning with his recurring role on STRANGER THINGS (receiving a SAG Award as a member of Best TV Ensemble in Drama) TOBIAS JELINEK has been recognized for bringing vivid, dynamic characters to the screen and stage in both drama and comedy. His recent credits include the memorable train-hopping gang leader ‘Morpheus’ opposite Zach Galifianakis on FX’s award-winning BASKETS, the villain ‘Boots’ on CW’s ARROW, and a number of chameleon guest characters on popular network and cable shows including NCIS, NCIS:LA, MAJOR CRIMES, MACGYVER, and Showtime’s I’M DYING UP HERE.
His recent comedy credits include guest performances on Comedy Central, THE MINDY PROJECT, and his regular role on Youtube sensation RHETT & LINK’S BUDDY SYSTEM with Molly Shannon and Tony Hale.
Currently, he plays Dennis Bishop on Paramount Network’s AMERICAN WOMAN starring Alicia Silverstone. His feature credits include the lead role in Academy Award Winner Tom Woodruff’s Fire City: End of Days. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.