Jeffrey Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor

Age
70
Birthday
Jul. 8th, 1944
Born in
San Francisco, California, USA
Height
6' 1"

Jeffrey Tambor's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Arrested Development TV Show
Arrested Development
Archer TV Show
Archer
Bent TV Show
Bent
Max Headroom TV Show
Max Headroom
Hollywood Squares TV Show
Hollywood Squares
Jonny Quest TV Show
Jonny Quest
Next Caller TV Show
Next Caller
The Larry Sanders Show TV Show
The Larry Sanders Show
The Ropers TV Show
The Ropers
Welcome to The Captain TV Show
Welcome to The Captain
Twenty Good Years TV Show
Twenty Good Years
That Was Then TV Show
That Was Then
American Dreamer TV Show
American Dreamer
3 South TV Show
3 South
Everything's Relative TV Show
Everything's Relative
Later with Bob Costas TV Show
Later with Bob Costas
Mr. Sunshine TV Show
Mr. Sunshine
 

Main Movie Roles

2011 - Paul
2010 - Tangled
2009 - Monsters vs. Aliens
2009 - The Invention of Lying
2009 - The Hangover
2008 - Hellboy II: The Golden Army
2008 - Superhero Movie
2007 - The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas
2007 - Slipstream
2004 - EuroTrip
2004 - Hellboy
2004 - The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
2003 - My Boss's Daughter
2003 - Under the Tuscan Sun
2003 - Malibu's Most Wanted
2000 - The Grinch
2000 - Pollock
1999 - Girl, Interrupted
1999 - Teaching Mrs. Tingle
1999 - Muppets from Space
1998 - Dr. Dolittle
1998 - There's Something About Mary
1998 - Meet Joe Black
1995 - Heavy Weights
1995 - My Teacher's Wife
1994 - Radioland Murders
1992 - Article 99
1991 - City Slickers
1991 - Life Stinks
1987 - Three O'Clock High
1985 - Desert Hearts
1983 - The Man Who Wasn't There
1983 - Mr. Mom
1981 - Saturday The 14th
1979 - ...And Justice for All.

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Judge Alan Wachtel
26
Judge George Kluger
4
Winston Cromwell III
4
Jeffrey Tambor
3
Gordon Salt
3
Mole (Voiced)
3
Lloyd French
2
Arnold
2
Mr. Rogers
2
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BIOGRAPHY:

An incisive talent when it comes to playing bent, off-the-wall characters, Jeffrey Tambor has been captivating audiences for nearly four decades. Born and raised in San Francisco, he studied acting at San Francisco State University and earned his Bachelors of Arts degree there. Following his Masters at Wayne State University, he started building up his resume in repertory theater. He was first seen on episodic TV in the mid-'70s in both comedies ("Taxi" (1978), "Barney Miller" (1975)) and dramas ("Kojak" (1973), "Starsky and Hutch" (1975)). A large, somewhat looming fellow, his sly-eyed look and leering gaze, matched with a bright set of pearly teeth and stark pattern baldness, made him a natural for broad, warped comedy. The folks at "Three's Company" (1977) brought Jeffrey back time and time again, standing toe-to-toe with John Ritter and stealing many of their scenes with his noticeably bizarre gents. He was so right for the show that he was signed to a co-starring role on the show's spin-off "The Ropers" (1979) with Norman Fell and Audra Lindley. He and Patty McCormack played the Ropers' chagrined neighbors. On the legitimate stage, he has been an earnest player over the years with performances in "Sly Fox" and "Glengarry Glen Ross" on Broadway in addition to roles in "Measure for Measure," "A Flea in Her Ear" and "The Seagull." On the side, Jeffrey has directed a number of stage productions and teaches acting in the Los Angeles area. Although not as well known for his film work, he made a strong dramatic impression in his film debut _...And Justice for All (1979)_ in which he played Al Pacino's half-crazed law partner. He went on to enhance a number of other movies including _Dreamchasers (1982)_, Mr. Mom (1983), Brenda Starr (1989), Radioland Murders (1994), Doctor Dolittle (1998), Pollock (2000). More recently he played the Mayor of Whoville in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). Emmy-nominated for his quirky work on "The Larry Sanders Show" (1992), Jeffrey's fondness and talent for the weird and wacky has recently found a nesting roost. Quite at home amid the insanity in the series "Arrested Development" (2003), he recently copped another Emmy nomination as the patriarch of the highly dysfunctional Bluth family.


TRIVIA:
  • In spite of his typically obnoxious or exasperating characters, Tambor is one of the most respected and well-liked character actors working today.
  • Children: Molly Tambor (b. 1975) and Gabriel Kasper (b. December 10th 2004).
  • His wife Kasia gave birth to their second child, a girl named Eve Julia, on December 10th 2006.
  • He was nominated for a 1974 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Principal Role for his performance in "The Play's The Thing" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  • He became a father and grandfather in December 2004. His wife Kasia gave birth to son Gabriel Kasper on December 10 and his daughter Molly Tambor gave birth to son Mason Jay Moore on December 14.
  • Directed a production of "Burn This" at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles and is the co-owner of Skylight Books in the Los Feliz area.
  • Was a teacher at Milton Katselas' Beverly Hills Playhouse.
  • He originally played Tom Abernathy in _Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005)_ (qv). However, when the scene needed to be re-shot, he was shooting _"Arrested Development" (2003)_ (qv), so the scene was re-shot with 'Stephen Tobolowsky' (qv). The version of the scene with Jeffrey can be seen on the DVD.


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