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How a Bail Bondsman Became the Soup Nazi

In 1995, an unknown actor stole the show from the most popular characters on TV.

When Seinfeld's "The Soup Nazi" episode aired, the militant chef played by Larry Thomas was an instant sensation. "No soup for you" became one of the show's most famous lines, and Thomas would go on to earn an Emmy nomination after paying for the $100 application fee himself.

Before landing the role, Thomas was working as a bail bondsman in Los Angeles, struggling to get an acting career going.

"The only people who had seen my work were the four people who had sat in the audience of the plays I was doing," Thomas tells The Hollywood Reporter...

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