Tim Meadows

Actor, Comedian
A veteran of Chicago's Second City comedy troupe, Michigan native Tim Meadows joined the cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player in February 1991, earned regular star status in September of 1993 and ... Read more »
Born: 02/04/1961 in Highland Park, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

Bob's Burgers 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Marry Me 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Nobody Knows Anything 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Suburgatory 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

Malcolm (Actor)

The Goldbergs 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glory Daze 1993 - 2002, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Comic Standing 1995 - 2002, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1991 - 2002, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Colbert Report 1996 - 2002, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Very Funny Show 1995 - 2002, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

The Life and Times of Tim 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Conan 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

Malcolm (Actor)

Aliens in the Attic 2009 (Movie)

Sheriff Doug Armstrong (Actor)

The Bill Engvall Show 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Leap of Faith 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lil' Bush 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Reel Comedy: Walk Hard 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Semi-Pro 2008 (Movie)

Cornelius Banks (Actor)

According to Jim 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Everybody Hates Chris 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Game Show Marathon 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Help Me Help You 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lovespring International 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reba 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Benchwarmers 2006 (Movie)

Wayne (Actor)

Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living with Fran 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Office 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mean Girls 2004 (Movie)

Mr Duvall (Actor)

One on One 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cookout 2004 (Movie)

Leroy (Actor)

Wasabi Tuna 2004 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Night of Too Many Stars 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: The Ladies Man 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Strangers With Candy 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Michael Richards Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Third Watch 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Olive, the Other Reindeer 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The Ladies Man 2000 (Movie)

Leon Phelps (Actor)

Free Tibet 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

NBC's New Year's Eve With "Friday Night" 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Pat 1994 (Movie)

Station Manager (Actor)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

Athletic Cone (Actor)

Saturday Night Live's Presidential Bash 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

Sammy Davis Jr (Actor)

Higher Goals (TV Show)

Actor

Mean Girls 2 (TV Show)

Actor

Shredderman Rules (TV Show)

Actor

The Even Stevens Movie (TV Show)

Actor

Three Days (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (3)

The Ladies Man 2000 (Movie)

from character (Characters as Source Material)

The Ladies Man 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Saturday Night Live Remembers Chris Farley 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

A veteran of Chicago's Second City comedy troupe, Michigan native Tim Meadows joined the cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player in February 1991, earned regular star status in September of 1993 and stayed with the series through the beginnings of its 2000-2001 season, standing alongside such notables as the late Phil Hartman as one of the longest-running and most versatile regulars on the sketch comedy series. While on "SNL", Meadows impressed with humorous and accurate impersonations of celebrities including Michael Jackson, Joey Buttafuoco, Ike Turner, O.J. Simpson and General Colin Powell as well as memorable original characters Lionel Osborne, host of the mock public interest TV program "Perspectives", "Quiet Storm" radio DJ Chris 'Champagne' Garnet and his most popular portrayal, The Ladies' Man Leon Phelps, the Courvoisier-drinking romantic advisor with an odd take on relationships and an even odder way of speaking. Meadows had a magnetic presence and turned in dependably solid performances on the demanding series, losing his professional poker face only occasionally to let out a laugh at times when dealing with the amplified antics of fellow Second City alumnus Chris Farley, whose discovery by Lorne Michaels paved the way for Meadows' place on the show.

Relationships

Michelle Meadows

Wife
Married in July 1997 filed for divorce in November 2004

Lathon Meadows

Father
Died of lung cancer in 1997

Mardell Meadows

Mother

Isaiah Meadows

Son
Born December 28, 2000 mother, Michelle Meadows

EDUCATION

Wayne State University

Detroit , Michigan

Milestones

2011

Reunited with fellow "SNL" alums Sandler, Spade, Norm MacDonald and Dana Carvey in "Jack and Jill"

2010

Appeared in the ensemble comedy "Grown Ups," about five friends who reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend; film starred Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider

2008

Appeared in a supporting role in "Semi-Pro" opposite fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum Will Ferrell

2007

Appeared in a supporting role in "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"

2004

Cast as the high school principal in "Mean Girls"; written by (and co-starring) fellow SNL cast member Tina Fey

2002

Co-starred in the midseason replacment sitcom "Leap of Faith" (NBC)

2000

Co-starred on "The Michael Richards Show" (NBC), playing a detective with a Peeping Tom past

2000

Reprised role of Leon Phelps, a popular "SNL" sketch character, in the feature "The Ladies Man"

1999

Guest starred on the odd Comedy Central series "Strangers With Candy"

1999

Lent his voice to a character in the holiday special "Olive, the Other Reindeer" (Fox)

1997

Featured in a public service annoucement sponsored by the Free Tibet organization, comparing the Tibetan struggle for civil rights to that of African-Americans in the 1960s

1996

Performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in the Second City production "Truth, Justice, and the American Way"

1993

Made feature debut with a small role in "Coneheads"; inspired by the classic "SNL" sketch and produced by Lorne Michaels

1993

Nominated for an Emmy as part of the "SNL" writing team

1993

Played Sammy Davis Jr in "Wayne's World 2"

1991

Joined the NBC sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live"; became a regular player in 1993

Raised in Detroit, MI

Joined the famed Second City comedy troupe; worked alongside Chris Farley

Relocated to Chicago, IL

Bonus Trivia

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"'Ladies' Man' was originally a voice I did for prank calls. If a movie deal had been my inspiration, then all I would have been doing these past years was coming up with characters that I could make a lot of money from." – Meadows quoted in Time Out New York, April 29-May 6, 1999

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