Jeffrey Tambor

Actor, Playwright, Acting teacher
Often seen onscreen playing officious and obsequious types in a variety of film and television roles, actor Jeffrey Tambor first made himself known as the narcissistic sidekick Hank Kingsley on the acclaimed cable ... Read more »
Born: 07/07/1944 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (158)

A Merry Friggin' Christmas 2014 (Movie)

Snow Globe Santa (Actor)

Inn Trouble 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jennifer Falls 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raising Hope 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Clockwork Girl 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

The D-Train 2014 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

The Good Wife 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Millers 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Webers 15 Minutes 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Arrested Development 2003 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Phil Spector 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Psych 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

Sid (Actor)

Trouble Dolls 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bent 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob's Burgers 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Branded 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

For the Love of Money 2012 (Movie)

Mr. Solomon (Actor)

The Annoying Orange 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Archer 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Certifiably Jonathan 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Flypaper 2011 (Movie)

Gordon Blythe (Actor)

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lucky 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Meeting Spencer 2011 (Movie)

Harris Chappell (Actor)

Mr. Popper's Penguins 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Gremmins (Actor)

Paul 2011 (Movie)

Adam Shadowchild (Actor)

Running Wilde 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

Sid Garner (Actor)

Win Win 2011 (Movie)

Stephen Vigman (Actor)

Entourage 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Voice

Neighbors From Hell 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Operation: Endgame 2010 (Movie)

Devil (Actor)

Tangled 2010 (Movie)

Big Nose Thug (Voice)

Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Medium 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 (Movie)

Carl Murphy (Voice)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

Sid (Actor)

The Invention of Lying 2009 (Movie)

Anthony (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Tom Manning (Actor)

Superhero Movie 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Whitby (Actor)

Welcome to the Captain 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Slipstream 2007 (Movie)

Geek/Jeffrey/Dr. Geekman (Actor)

Twenty Good Years 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Darwin Awards 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2004 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Wendy Williams is on Fire on the Red Carpet 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Game Over 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Hellboy 2004 (Movie)

Dr Tom Manning (Actor)

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 (Movie)

Voice of King Neptune (Actor)

3-South 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Voice

Hairy Tale 2003 (Movie)

Crane (Actor)

Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 (Movie)

Dr Feldman (Actor)

My Boss's Daughter 2003 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

Nobody's Perfect 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scorched 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

That Was Then 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Never Again 2002 (Movie)

Christopher Roland (Actor)

Get Well Soon 2001 (Movie)

Mitchell (Actor)

Prism Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lot 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 (Movie)

May Who (Actor)

Pollock 2000 (Movie)

Clement Greenberg (Actor)

Prism Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sammy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Everything's Relative 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Girl, Interrupted 1999 (Movie)

Doctor Potts (Actor)

Muppets From Space 1999 (Movie)

K Edgar Singer (Actor)

Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky & The Brain 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 (Movie)

Coach Wenchell (Actor)

The Lionhearts 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

12th Annual American Comedy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Dolittle 1998 (Movie)

Dr Fish (Actor)

Meet Joe Black 1998 (Movie)

Quince (Actor)

My Teacher's Wife 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mao Game 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

Sully (Actor)

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Big Bully 1996 (Movie)

Art (Actor)

Jonny Quest Versus the Cyber Insects 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Heavyweights 1995 (Movie)

Maury Garner (Actor)

Another Midnight Run 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VI 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Radioland Murders 1994 (Movie)

Walt Whalen Junior (Actor)

1775 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

At Home With the Webbers 1993 (Movie)

Gerald Webber (Actor)

A House in the Hills 1992 (Movie)

Willie (Actor)

Article 99 1992 (Movie)

Dr Leo Krutz (Actor)

Brenda Starr 1992 (Movie)

Vladimir (Actor)

Crossing the Bridge 1992 (Movie)

Uncle Alby (Actor)

Doogie Howser, M.D. 1987 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

American Dreamer 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

City Slickers 1991 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Life Stinks 1991 (Movie)

Vance Crasswell (Actor)

Pastime 1991 (Movie)

Peter Laporte (Actor)

Seriously... Phil Collins 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Right 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Lisa 1990 (Movie)

Mr Marks (Actor)

Studio 5B 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny, You Don't Look 200 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Actor

Max Headroom 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Adventures of Jonny Quest 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Three O'Clock High 1987 (Movie)

Mr Rice (Actor)

Wildfire 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Voice

Desert Hearts 1986 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Mr. Sunshine 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

9 to 5 1981 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

No Small Affair 1984 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Mom 1983 (Movie)

Jinx (Actor)

The Man Who Wasn't There 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pals 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday the 14th 1981 (Movie)

Waldemar (Actor)

The Star Maker 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ropers 1978 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

And Justice For All 1979 (Movie)

Jay Porter (Actor)

Eddie and Herbert 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

A Gun in the House (TV Show)

Actor

Another Midnight Run (Movie)

Bernie Abbot (Actor)

Eloise at Christmastime (TV Show)

Actor

Eloise at the Plaza (TV Show)

Actor

Jonny's Golden Quest (TV Show)

Voice

Sadat (TV Show)

Actor

Take Your Best Shot (TV Show)

Actor

The Awakening of Candra (TV Show)

Actor

The Burden of Proof (TV Show)

Actor

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Show)

Actor

The Zertigo Diamond Caper (TV Show)

Actor

Weapons of Mass Distraction (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Tangled 2010 (Movie)

"I've Got A Dream" (Song Performer)

Biography

Often seen onscreen playing officious and obsequious types in a variety of film and television roles, actor Jeffrey Tambor first made himself known as the narcissistic sidekick Hank Kingsley on the acclaimed cable sitcom "The Larry Sanders" (HBO, 1992-98). Prior to his Emmy-nominated success on that show, Tambor went back and forth between comedy and drama, playing the recurring role of a judge on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87) while turning in comic performances in "Mr. Mom" (1983) and "City Slickers" (1991). Once he landed the role of Hank, Tambor quickly emerged as a fan favorite, thanks to his many sparring matches with the fictional late night talk show host (Garry Shandling) and the show's producer (Rip Torn). After the program left the air in 1998, Tambor moved on to supporting roles in major films like "There's Something About Mary" (1998), "Girl Interrupted" (1999) and "Pollock" (2000), before returning to the small screen as the incarcerated George Bluth, Sr. on the hilarious and short-lived critical darling, "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06). Tambor also played George's stoner twin brother, Oscar, to hilarious perfection. Meanwhile, he kept busy working in features like "The Hangover" (2009), while also providing his distinctive baritone voice to a variety of animated works, proving that Tambor remained one of the most highly-sought after character performers in the business.

Relationships

Kathryn Mitchell

Wife
Married 1991 Divorced 2000

Kasia Ostlun Actor

Wife
Married Oct. 6, 2001

Barney Tambor

Father

Eileen Tambor

Mother

Eve Tambor

Daughter
Born December 10, 2006 mother, Kasia Ostlun

Molly Tambor

Daughter
Born c. 1975 mother, Kathryn Mitchell

Eli Tambor

Son
Twin of Hugo born October 4, 2009 mother, Kasia Ostlun

Gabriel Tambor

Son
Born December 10, 2004 mother, Kasia Ostlun

Hugo Tambor

Son
Twin of Eli born October 4, 2009 mother, Kasia Ostlun

EDUCATION

Wayne State University

Detroit , Michigan

Wayne State University

Detroit , Michigan

San Francisco State University

San Francisco , California

Milestones

2011

Reprised role as Sid Garner in Todd Phillips' "The Hangover Part II"

2010

Lent his voice to the animated feature "Tangled"

2009

Appeared in the Todd Phillips comedy "The Hangover"

2008

Played a fictionalized version of in several episodes of HBO's "Entourage"

2008

Reprised role for "Hellboy II: The Golden Army"

2006

Co-starred with John Lithgow on the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Twenty Good Years"

2004

Voiced King Neptune in "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie"

2004

Cast in Guillermo del Toro's comic book adaption, "Hellboy"

2003

Played dual role of twin brothers, George Bluth Sr. and Oscar Bluth on the FOX sitcom, "Arrested Development"; received Best Supporting Actor Emmy (2004, 2005) nominations

2000

Cast as Mayor Augustus Maywho in "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

1999

Cast in NBC's short-lived sitcom "Everything's Relative"

1999

Starred as Dr. Melvin Potts opposite Winona Ryder in "Girl, Interrupted"

1998

Cast as Sully the Farrelly brothers comedy "There's Something About Mary"

1998

Played Dr. Fish in the Eddie Murphy comedy, "Doctor Dolittle"

1992

Played Hank Kingsley on the HBO comedy series, "The Larry Sanders Show"; received several Best Supporting Actor Emmy (1993, 1996, 1997, 1998) nominations

1991

Co-starred in Mel Brooks' "Life Stinks"

1987

Cast on the short-lived ABC series, "Max Headroom"

1987

Lent his voice to the syndicated children's series, "The New Adventures of Jonny Quest"

1983

Played Michael Keaton's boss in the comedy "Mr. Mom"

1981

Cast in the recurring role of Judge Alan Wachtel on NBC's police drama, "Hill Street Blues"

1980

First TV miniseries, "Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story" (NBC)

1979

First role as a series regular, ABC's spin-off "The Ropers"

1979

Feature film debut, playing Al Pacino's mentally unstable law partner in "And Justice for All"

1979

Appeared several times on ABC's "Three's Company"

1976

Made Broadway debut in Arthur Penn's "Sly Fox"

1955

Began studying acting and theater at age 11

Taught theater classes at Wayne State University

Bonus Trivia

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"He's just brilliantly funny," Shandling recalls. "I would sit in editing and watch him and laugh out loud, and always know that Jeffrey could do anything in any story and have enough weight to actually make the show work. He could hold up the show. He had that part from the second he walked in to audition. He was Hank, just like that. It's really weird." - from Premiere Magazine, May 2004

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