Larry Thomas

Larry Thomas

Mini Biography

 

is best known for his role as the “Soup Nazi” on the television sitcom Seinfeld. The role earned him an Emmy Award nomination in 1996 in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

In 1997, he made a cameo appearance as the black jack dealer in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. In 2004, he guest-starred as himself in the Scrubs episode “My Self-Examination“. He also played a Soup Nazi-like “food cop” in a commercial for the Center for Consumer Freedom.[2] That same year he guest-starred in the television series Drake & Josh as Mr. Galloway in the episode “2 Idiots and a Baby.”

In 2006, Thomas made an appearance in the independent comedy feature Spaced Out (which includes a variation of his famous “No Soup For You” line). This was the start of a working relationship with Boomstick Films[3] which includes co-starring roles in Not Another B Movie, Dr. Spine, and the award-winning Paranormal Activity spoof Paranormal Calamity.

In other recent roles of note, Larry has portrayed each of the two most iconic Middle Eastern villains of American history. In 2006, he guest-starred in Arrested Development as a Saddam Hussein lookalike. An earlier joke had one character having a photo taken with the real Saddam, after mistaking him for Thomas. Thomas also played the role of Osama bin Laden in Uwe Boll‘s 2008 shock comedy film Postal.

In February 2012, Thomas again appeared as the Soup Nazi in an Acura NSX commercial featuring comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno.