Jeffrey Tambor Biography

Birthday: 1944-07-08
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California USA
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Wiki 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" (1974)) 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" (1976) 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. Before his "Three's Company" guest roles, he co-starred in 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 The Dream Chasers (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.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Ropers Jeffrey P. Brookes III 1979 - 1980
Jonny Quest (1986) Hard Rock 1986 - 1987
Max Headroom Murray 1987 - 1988
Larry Sanders Show Hank Kingsley 1992 Comedy
The Larry Sanders Show Hank Kingsley 1998 Comedy
Everything's Relative Jake Gorelick 1999 Comedy
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Mayor Augustus Maywho 2000 Comedy
Arrested Development George Bluth Sr. 2004 - 2005 Comedy
Welcome to the Captain Uncle Saul 2008 Comedy
Branded Bob 2012 Action
Onion News Empire David Bryant 2013 Comedy
Monsters vs. Aliens Carl Murphy 2013 - 2014 Animation
China, IL 2015 Animation
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Never Again Christopher Roland 1916
Saturday the 14th 1981 Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
No Small Affair 1984 0, 0
Lisa Mr. Marks 1990 Drama, Horror, Romance
Life Stinks 1991
City Slickers 1991 Comedy
Article 99 1992 Drama, Comedy
Brenda Starr 1992 Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Crossing the Bridge 1992 Comedy, Drama
Another Midnight Run 1994 Comedy
Radioland Murders Walt Whalen, Jr. 1994 Comedy, Mystery, Romance
A House in the Hills Willie 1995 Romance, Thriller
My Teacher's Wife Jack Boomer 1995 Comedy, Romance
The Man Who Captured Eichmann 1996 0, 0
Big Bully Art 1996 0
Weapons of Mass Distraction 1997 Comedy, Drama, Crime
Doctor Dolittle Dr. Fish 1998 0, 0
There's Something About Mary Sully 1998 Comedy, Romance
Meet Joe Black Quince 1998 Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Girl, Interrupted Dr. Melvin Potts 1999
Muppets from Space K. Edgar Singer 1999 Family, Comedy, Sci Fi
Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 Comedy, Thriller
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Mayor Augustus Maywho 2000 0, 0
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Mayor Augustus Maywho 2000 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Pollock 2001 Drama
Get Well Soon Mitchell 2002 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Scorched 2003 0
My Boss's Daughter Ken 2003 0
Eloise at the Plaza Mr. Salomone 2003 Family, Comedy
Eloise at Christmastime Mr. Salomone 2003 Family, Comedy, Drama
Hellboy Tom Manning 2004 0
Funky Monkey Crane 2004 Comedy, Family
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie King Neptune 2004 Animation, Comedy, Family
Staar: She'd Rather Be a Mistress Himself 2007 Comedy
Superhero Movie Dr. Whitby 2008 Action, Comedy, Sci Fi
Hellboy II: The Golden Army Tom Manning 2008 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Hangover Sid 2009
Monsters vs. Aliens Carl Murphy 2009 Animation, Action, Adventure
The Invention of Lying Anthony 2009 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Meeting Spencer Harris Chappell 2010
Tangled Big Nose Thug 2010 Animation, Comedy, Family
Certifiably Jonathan 2011
The Hangover Part II Sid Garner 2011 0
Lucky Detective Harold Waylon 2011 Comedy
Flypaper 2011 Comedy, Crime
Operation: Endgame Devil 2012 Action, Comedy
For the Love of Money Mr. Solomon 2012 Action, Crime, Drama
Branded Bob 2012 Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
The Clockwork Girl Wilhelm the Tinkerer 2013 Animation
For Better or for Worse George 2013 Comedy, Romance
The Hangover Part III Sid 2013 Comedy