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Jeffrey Tambor

Jeffrey TamborAKA Jeffrey Michael Tambor

Born: 8-Jul-1944
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Scientology
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show

Jeffrey Tambor is a character actor with a comic touch, recognized by his shiny head, portly build, and booming voice. In his two most famous roles, he was the Ed McMahon-esque sidekick on The Larry Sanders Show and the unethical patriarch of the Bluth family on Arrested Development.

He studied acting and taught for years, and worked on stage with such actors as George C. Scott, Meryl Streep, Sam Waterston, and Judith Light. He was 33, with 15 years experience as a professional actor, when he first appeared on television, performing an autopsy on an episode of Kojak. He appeared in four episodes of Three's Company in different roles, and then played the comic next-door neighbor and foil for Norman Fell and Audra Lindley in their spin-off, The Ropers. He was a cross-dressing attorney (and later judge) on Hill Street Blues. He played the Dabney Coleman role in the TV series of 9 to 5, until he was replaced by Peter Bonerz. He was the news producer on Max Headroom, played stuffy sorts on The Golden Girls and L.A. Law,, did voice work on Jonny Quest, played the imprisoned patriarch on Arrested Development, and co-starred in the short-lived sitcom Twenty Good Years with John Lithgow.

He has also acted in films, such as the comedies Mr. Mom, Three O'Clock High, City Slickers, There's Something About Mary, and Funky Monkey. He voiced the Mayor of Whoville in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and King Neptune in The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie.

Father: Barney Tambor (flooring contractor)
Mother: Eileen Tambor (housewife)
Wife: Katie Mitchell (second wife)
Daughter: Molly Tambor (teaches history, Columbia University)
Wife: Kasia Ostlun (waitress, m. 6-Oct-2001, one daughter, two sons)
Daughter: Eve Julia Tambor (b. 10-Dec-2006)
Son: Hugo Bernard Tambor (twin, b. 4-Oct-2009)
Son: Eli Nicholas Tambor (twin, b. 4-Oct-2009)

    University: BA, San Francisco State University
    University: MA Theater Arts, Wayne State University

    Environmental Media Association Board of Directors
    J. C. Penney shoe salesman
    Hungarian Ancestry Paternal side
    Jewish Ancestry

    Transparent Maura Pfefferman (2014-)
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lester Cohen (2013-14)
    The Good Wife Judge George Kluger (2013-14)
    China, IL Prof. Cakes (2011-13)
    Archer Len Trexler (2010-11)
    WordGirl Mr. Big (2007-09)
    Twenty Good Years Jeffrey Pyne (2006-08)
    Arrested Development George Bluth, Sr. (2003-06)
    The Lot Myron Sylver (1999-2001)
    The Larry Sanders Show Hank Kingsley (1992-98)
    American Dreamer Joe Baines (1990-91)
    L.A. Law Gordon Salt (1988)
    Max Headroom Murray (1987-88)
    Mr. Sunshine Prof. Paul Stark 1986)
    9 to 5 Franklin Hart (1982)
    Hill Street Blues Judge Alan Wachtel (1981-87)
    The Ropers Jeffrey P. Brookes III (1979-80)

    The Death of Stalin (8-Sep-2017)
    The Accountant (13-Oct-2016)
    Trolls (8-Oct-2016) [VOICE]
    The D Train (23-Jan-2015)
    A Merry Friggin' Christmas (17-Oct-2014) [VOICE]
    The Hangover Part III (20-May-2013)
    Phil Spector (24-Mar-2013) · Bruce Cutler
    Branded (7-Sep-2012)
    Lucky (15-Jul-2011)
    Mr. Popper's Penguins (16-Jun-2011) · Mr. Gremmins
    The Hangover Part II (25-May-2011) · Sid Garner
    Paul (14-Feb-2011) · Adam Shadowchild
    Flypaper (28-Jan-2011) · Gordon Blythe
    Win Win (Jan-2011) · Stephen Vigman
    Tangled (24-Nov-2010) · Big Nose Thug [VOICE]
    Operation Endgame (16-Jul-2010) · Devil
    Meeting Spencer (2010)
    The Invention of Lying (14-Sep-2009) · Anthony
    The Hangover (2-Jun-2009) · Sid
    Monsters vs Aliens (19-Mar-2009) [VOICE]
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army (28-Jun-2008)
    Superhero Movie (27-Mar-2008)
    Certifiably Jonathan (1-Mar-2007) · Himself
    Slipstream (10-Feb-2007)
    The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (27-Apr-2005)
    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (14-Nov-2004) [VOICE]
    Funky Monkey (17-Sep-2004)
    Hellboy (2-Apr-2004) · Tom Manning
    Eloise at Christmastime (22-Nov-2003)
    My Boss's Daughter (22-Aug-2003) · Ken
    Eloise at the Plaza (27-Apr-2003)
    Malibu's Most Wanted (10-Apr-2003) · Dr. Feldman
    Scorched (17-May-2002) · Employer
    Get Well Soon (21-Dec-2001) · Mitchell
    Never Again (11-Mar-2001)
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas (8-Nov-2000)
    Pollock (6-Sep-2000) · Clem Greenberg
    Girl, Interrupted (8-Dec-1999) · Dr. Potts
    Teaching Mrs. Tingle (11-Aug-1999)
    Muppets From Space (14-Jul-1999) · K. Edgar Singer
    Meet Joe Black (2-Nov-1998) · Quince
    There's Something About Mary (15-Jul-1998)
    Doctor Dolittle (13-Jun-1998) · Dr. Fish
    Weapons of Mass Distraction (17-May-1997)
    The Man Who Captured Eichmann (10-Nov-1996)
    Big Bully (26-Jan-1996) · Art
    Heavyweights (17-Feb-1995) · Maury Garner
    My Teacher's Wife (1995) · Jack Boomer
    Radioland Murders (21-Oct-1994)
    A House in the Hills (1993)
    At Home with the Webbers (1993) · Gerald Webber
    Crossing the Bridge (11-Sep-1992)
    Article 99 (13-Mar-1992) · Dr. Leo Krutz
    The Burden of Proof (9-Feb-1992)
    Life Stinks (26-Jul-1991) · Vance Crasswell
    City Slickers (7-Jun-1991)
    Pastime (1991) · Peter Laporte
    Lisa (20-Apr-1990) · Mr. Marks
    Brenda Starr (20-Jul-1989) · Vladimir
    Three O'Clock High (9-Oct-1987) · Mr. Rice
    No Small Affair (9-Nov-1984) · Ken
    The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (1-Nov-1984) · Dr. Lindsey
    The Awakening of Candra (16-Dec-1983)
    Sadat (31-Oct-1983)
    The Man Who Wasn't There (12-Aug-1983) · Boris Potemkin
    Mr. Mom (22-Jul-1983) · Jinx
    Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (27-Feb-1983) · Mort Broome
    The Dream Chasers (1982) · Jeffrey Bauman
    Saturday the 14th (30-Oct-1981) · Waldemar
    ...And Justice For All (19-Oct-1979) · Jay Porter

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