Jeffrey Tambor

Biography

Date of Birth 8 July 1944, San Francisco, California, USA Birth Name Jeffrey Michael Tambor Height 6' 1" (1.85 m) Mini 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.

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Hellboy

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The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

Wizard

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Teaching Mrs. Tingle

Coach 'Spanky' Wenchell

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Life Stinks

Vance Crasswell

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Win Win

Stephen Vigman

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Saturday the 14th

Waldemar

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For the Love of Money

Mr. Solomon

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The D Train

Bill Shurmur

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Never Again

Christopher

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Phil Spector

Bruce Cutler

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Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen

Self (archive footage)

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Magic Camp

Preston

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Tangled: Before Ever After

Big Nose (voice)

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The Death of Stalin

Georgy Malenkov

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55 Steps

Mort Cohen

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Trolls

King Peppy (voice)

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The Accountant

Francis Silverberg

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The D Train

Bill Shurmur

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The D Train

Bill Shurmur

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The Clockwork Girl

Wilhelm the Tinkerer (voice)

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A Merry Friggin' Christmas

Snow Globe Snowman (voice)

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The Hangover Part III

Sid

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Phil Spector

Bruce Cutler

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The Arrested Development Documentary Project

Himself

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For the Love of Money

Mr. Solomon

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Branded

Bob Gibbons

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Flypaper

Gordon Blythe

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Five

Danny

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Win Win

Stephen Vigman

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Lucky

Detective Harold Waylon

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Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Gremmins

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The Hangover Part II

Sid Garner

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Paul

Adam Shadowchild

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Tangled

Big Nose Thug (voice)

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Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo

Mr. Calvin Curdles (voice)

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Operation: Endgame

Devil

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The Invention of Lying

Anthony

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The Hangover

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Monsters vs. Aliens

Carl Murphy (voice)

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Monsters Vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space

Carl Murphy (voice)

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Superhero Movie

Dr. Whitby

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Tom Manning

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Slipstream

Geek / Jeffrey / Dr. Geekman

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My Friends Tigger And Pooh - A Super Sleuth Christmastery

Santa (voice)

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The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

Wizard

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The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

King Neptune (voice)

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Hellboy

Tom Manning

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Eurotrip

Scott's Dad (uncredited)

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Funky Monkey

Crane

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Scorched

Bank Employer

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Malibu's Most Wanted

Dr. Feldman

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My Boss's Daughter

Ken

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Eloise at Christmastime

Mr. Salomone

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Eloise at the Plaza

Mr. Salomone

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Never Again

Christopher

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Get Well Soon

Mitchell

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Mayor Augustus Maywho

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Pollock

Clem Greenberg

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Girl, Interrupted

Dr. Potts

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Teaching Mrs. Tingle

Coach 'Spanky' Wenchell

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Muppets from Space

K. Edgar Singer

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Meet Joe Black

Quince

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There's Something About Mary

Sully

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Dr. Dolittle

Dr. Fish

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Weapons of Mass Distraction

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Big Bully

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The Man Who Captured Eichmann

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Heavyweights

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My Teacher's Wife

Jack Boomer

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Radioland Murders

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Another Midnight Run

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A House in the Hills

Willie

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Crossing the Bridge

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Life Stinks

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City Slickers

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Pastime

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Brenda Starr

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The Easter Story - Greatest Adventures of the Bible

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Lisa

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Three O'Clock High

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Desert Hearts

Jerry (uncredited)

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No Small Affair

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Mr. Mom

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The Man Who Wasn't There

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Saturday the 14th

Waldemar

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A Gun in the House

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Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story

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… And Justice For All

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