Stephen Lea Sheppard

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Stephen Lea Sheppard
Born (1983-01-26) January 26, 1983 (age 33)
Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada

Stephen Lea Sheppard (born January 26, 1983) is a Canadian television and film actor.[1] He played Dudley Heinsbergen in the 2001 Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums and geek guru Harris Trinsky on NBC dramedy Freaks and Geeks.

Sheppard was born in Gibsons, British Columbia, northwest of Vancouver.[2] On a commentary track for the Freaks and Geeks episode "Looks and Books", Judd Apatow shares that he gave Anderson an "acting reel" he made of Sheppard's performance on the show, in order to help Sheppard get his Royal Tenenbaums role.[3]

These two roles remain Sheppard's only on-camera acting credits. Beginning in 2007, he has co-authored several modules for the role playing game Exalted.


  1. ^ Stephen Lea Sheppard at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Warnica, Richard (12 June 2012). "What happened to Dudley Heinsbergen?". Maclean's. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Looks and Books." Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series. Commentary by Judd Apatow, John Francis Daley, Paul Feig, Samm Levine, Natasha Melnick, Jerry Messing, Stephen Lea Sheppard, and Martin Starr. Writ. Paul Feig. Dir. Ken Kwapis. Shout! Factory, 2004. DVD.

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