Ari Hoptman

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Ari E. Hoptman
Residence Twin Cities, Minnesota
Nationality American
Ethnicity Jewish[1]
Citizenship United States
Education Doctorates in Germanic philology
Alma mater Wayne State University;
University of Minnesota
Known for Acting, publications
Notable work A Serious Man
Website
arihoptman.com

Ari Hoptman is a Minnesota-based actor and author, specializing in Germanic etymology, as well as a Marx Brothers historian.[2]

Career[edit]

Hoptman attended Wayne State University before moving to the Twin Cities to attend graduate school at the University of Minnesota. He studied Germanic philology with Fritz Juengling under Anatoly Liberman, eventually earning his doctoral degree in 2002.[3][4] At the University of Minnesota, Hoptman teaches classes in the German, Scandinavian & Dutch department.[5]

Hoptman has appeared in dozens of theatre productions, plays and solo shows, mostly in comedic roles.[6][7][8] Minnesota Public Radio called Hoptman a "great local actor",[9] and one reviewer said he takes a dry pleasure in unusual couplings in his humor.[10][11]

Portraying Ira F. Stone four different times, Hoptman has described the journalist as obnoxious, loud, rude, and late on arrival, but "a brilliant writer.”[3]

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Character
Theater People 2013 Gary
Eden 2012 German Survivalist Leader
A Serious Man 2009 Arlen Finkle
Newtown's Disease 2006 Mr. Hungus
Two Harbors 2005 'Spock' buyer
Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Quest of the Delta Knights 1998 Pancake Breakfast Extra

Publications[edit]

Hoptman's books include:

  • A Bibliography of English Etymology, Volumes 1-2 with Anatoly Liberman and Nathan E. Carlson[12]
  • Die erste Reise[13]
  • Sprachbau: Grammatik Und Arbeitsheft Fur Das Dritte Jahr[14]
  • The Mood of the Tales are Gloomy[15]
  • Verner's Law, Stress, and the Accentuation of Old Germanic Poetry[16]

Hoptman's work has been used in a number of books and journals, including:

  • 1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond by Sharon Stiteler[17]
  • Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik, Volumes 54-55[18]
  • An Analytic Dictionary of the English Etymology: An Introduction by Anatoly Liberman[19]
  • Current projects in historical lexicography[20]
  • Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis, Volume 4[21]
  • Intermediate Dutch: A Grammar and Workbook by Jenneke A. Oosterhoff[22]
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA., Volume 36, Issue 1[23]
  • North-western European Language Evolution: NOWELE., Volumes 36-37[24]
  • Sociological Abstracts, Volume 50, Issue 2[25]

Hoptman is mentioned for his acting in:

  • The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers by Cathleen Falsani[26]
  • The Princeton Seventh by James Vculek.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH HUMOR FESTIVAL". The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Kaylan, Ochen (8 November 2008). "Duck Soup". Weekend America. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Bryan, Erin Elliott (23 May 2012). "Finding ‘Laughter’ on stage". The American Jewish World. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Graduate Student Placement". University of Minnesota. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Hoptman, Ari (2006). "2006 Teaching Staff Article: Ari Hoptman". University of Minnesota. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ari Hoptman's Theatrical Resume". Ari Hoptman. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ari Hoptman". Theater People. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Fierce Mosquito (Small But Persistent Prose)". Common Good Books. 21 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Combs, Marianne. "The Coen brothers, The Big Lebowski and Dudeism". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Mongan, Emily (13 December 2013). "Ari is Ira: Veteran Twin Cities actor Ari Hoptman is Ira Gershwin in Park Square production". Pioneer Press. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  11. ^ Sparber, Max (7 August 2009). "FRINGE SHORTS: "Tales ... of the Expected" by Ari Hoptman". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  12. ^ Liberman, Anatoly (2010). A Bibliography of English Etymology, Volumes 1-2. U of Minnesota Press. ISBN 9780816667727. 
  13. ^ Hoptman, Ari (2008). Die erste Reise. Ari Hoptman. 
  14. ^ Hoptman, Ari E. (2006). Sprachbau: Grammatik Und Arbeitsheft Fur Das Dritte Jahr. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN 9780757538285. 
  15. ^ Hoptman, Ari (2011). The Mood of the Tales are Gloomy. Ari Hoptman. 
  16. ^ Hoptman, Ari E. (2002). Verner's Law, Stress, and the Accentuation of Old Germanic Poetry. University of Minnesota. 
  17. ^ Stiteler, Sharon (2013). 1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond. Running Press. p. 7. ISBN 9780762447343. 
  18. ^ Boutkan, Dirk (2000). Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik, Volumes 54-55. Rodopi. pp. 247; 295. 
  19. ^ Liberman, Anatoly (2008). An Analytic Dictionary of the English Etymology: An Introduction. U of Minnesota Press. p. 83. ISBN 9781452913216. 
  20. ^ Considine, John P. (2010). Current projects in historical lexicography. Cambridge Scholars. p. 77. ISBN 9781443821162. 
  21. ^ Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis. University of California. 1999. p. 83; 154. 
  22. ^ Oosterhoff, Jenneke A. (2009). Intermediate Dutch: A Grammar and Workbook. Routledge. p. VIII. ISBN 9781135975470. 
  23. ^ Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA., Volume 36, Issue 1. Sociological Abstracts, Incorporated. 2002. p. 244. 
  24. ^ North-western European Language Evolution: NOWELE., Volumes 36-37. Odense University Press. 2000. pp. 75; 78; 88. 
  25. ^ Chall, Leo P. (2002). Sociological Abstracts, Volume 50, Issue 2. Sociological Abstracts. p. 1309. 
  26. ^ Falsani, Cathleen (2009). The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers. Zondervan. p. 210. ISBN 9780310292463. 
  27. ^ Vculek, James (2011). The Princeton Seventh. Original Works Publishing. p. 4. ISBN 9781934962695.