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Bob Stephenson
Robert J. Stephenson

(1967-05-18) May 18, 1967 (age 53)
EducationUniversity of California at Santa Barbara
OccupationActor, producer, screenwriter
Years active1995–present

Robert J. Stephenson (born May 18, 1967) is an American film and television actor, film producer and screenwriter who is probably best known as Sheriff Jimmy Taylor on the CBS TV series Jericho.


Stephenson was born in Oxnard, California. He attended college at University of California at Santa Barbara. He starred as a bum in the video for the song, "Lazy" by English music group X-Press 2 sung by the Scottish singer David Byrne of Talking Heads, which reached number 2 in the United Kingdom, number 1 on the U.S. Dance Charts and number 1 in Syria in 2002.[1] Along with fellow actor and good friend Tom Hanks he shares a love of the English Premier League team Aston Villa.



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Seven Cop on SWAT Team
1997 Con Air Ted, Pilot
The Game Assassin Kartmann
1998 Two of a Kind Frankenstein Episode: "Nightmare on Carrie's Street"
Felicity Officer Dennis Episode: "Drawing the Line: Part 2"
1999 Sleeping Beauties Record Executive Short
Fight Club Airport Security Officer
Veronica's Closet Fred Episode: "Veronica's June Swoon"
Profiler Phil Mazzotta Episode: "Original Sin"
2000 Architecture of Reassurance Suburban Man Short
Charlie's Angels Red Star Systems Director
2001 Judging Amy Mr. Dimeola Episode: "The Undertow"
2002 Ally McBeal Peter Episode: "Tom Dooley"
Adaptation David
2003 Dragnet Clerk Episode: "The Cutting of the Swath"
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Crazed Fan
2004 Breakin' All the Rules Ticket Master
Catalina View Frank Short
2005 Thumbsucker Debate Official
The Big Empty Doctor #1 Short
2006 Friends with Money Marty
Close to Home Michael Brandt Episode: "Reasonable Doubts"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Super Episode: "Way to Go"
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Branchard Massit Episode: "Nemesisyphus"
School for Scoundrels Classmate
The Ex Doug
2006–2008 Jericho Jimmy Taylor 24 episodes
2007 Zodiac Zodiac 3
Day 73 with Sarah Tom Short
Transformers Xbox Guy
2008 Without a Trace Sean Hall Episode: "Last Call"
2009 Eleventh Hour Daniel Harris Episode: "Miracle"
Logorama Ronald McDonald / Michelin Man / Police Officer Mike Short, Voice
Stolen Lives Mike the Bartender
The Janky Promoters Cameraman
The Patient Bob Short
2009–2010 The Forgotten Walter Bailey 17 episodes
2010 $#*! My Dad Says Steve Episode: "Not Without My Jacket"
2011 Our Idiot Brother Officer Washburn
Larry Crowne Andrews
Hick Lux
Division III: Football's Finest Coach Ervin
Last Man Standing Marvin Episode: "Home Security"
2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Officer Wally Johnson
2013 Vegas Fred LaForge Episode: "Paiutes"
Full Circle Sidney Waverly
Bad Words Bill Murhoff
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gary Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Mom Edward Episode: "Fireballs and Bullet Holes"
2016 Nerdland Friendly Cop / Confused Guy #1 Voice
Why Him? Jerry in Graphics
2017 Twin Peaks Frank Episode: "Part 5"
We Love You, Sally Carmichael! Dave Sinnott
Lady Bird Father Walther
Battle of the Sexes Sugar Daddy PR Guy
El Camino Christmas Dennis the Dental Hygenist
2018 A Futile and Stupid Gesture Construction Worker
Making Babies Gordon
Vice Rush Limbaugh
2019 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Janitor Randy Episode: "The Bimbo"
Lying and Stealing Mr. Oklahoma
2020 Cowboys Sheriff George Jenkins
2021 Ultrasound
2021 Top Gun: Maverick




  1. ^ X-Press 2 Feat. David Byrne: Lazy (Video 2002) - IMDb, retrieved 2021-04-24