Tobias Andersen became acquainted with Ray Bradbury when he created the role of Fire Captain Beatty in the first production of Fahrenheit 451 for The Colony Theatre (Los Angeles, 1997). A veteran of regional theatre, he has been a resident actor with such noted companies as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory, Playmaker's Repertory Company and The Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts. He originated the role of Henry Stamper in the world premiere of Sometimes a Great Notion (Portland Center Stage), portrayed Ulysses S. Grant in the west coast premiere of John Guare's A Few Stout Individuals (Profile Theatre) and Salter in the American premiere of Caryl Churchill's A Number (Imago Theatre). His critically acclaimed portrayal of famed American jurist Clarence Darrow in the one-man play Clarence Darrow was selected by the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) to represent the United States at the Second International Drama Festival in Pakistan. Andersen lives in Portland, Oregon.