Jeffrey Tambor

Highest Rated: 100% Desert Hearts (1986)
Birthday: Jul 8, 1944
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Born July 8th, 1944, character actor Jeffrey Tambor has built his career in comedies playing the role of the uptight boss, or more generally, the stuffy guy. After graduate school, teaching, and a prolific stage career, Tambor started making television guest-starring appearances in the early '70s. He showed up on Three's Company enough that he eventually got a spot on the spin-off series The Ropers as the disapproving next-door neighbor Jeffrey. After the show's two-season run, he did a few TV movies before landing a reoccurring roles on the television version of 9 to 5, naturally playing the Dabney Coleman boss character. Throughout the '80s and early '90s, he continued to play the role of the stuffy guy on television (The Golden Girls, L.A. Law, Max Headroom) and movies (Mr. Mom, City Slickers, Life Stinks). His big break came in 1992, when he was cast as Garry Shandling's smiling sidekick, Hank Kingsley, on HBO's The Larry Sanders Show, his most recognizable role. For the rest of the '90s, he frequently returned to playing snide characters for movies (Teaching Mrs. Tingle, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Muppets From Space), although he would be more well-known for his work on television. In 1999, he appeared on the AMC series The Lot for its two-season run and provided voice talent for the MTV cartoon show 3 South. He played another boss type in the heist film Scorched in 2002.In 2003, Tambor joined the cast of Arrested Development for the role of George Bluth, an imprisoned millionaire and patriarch to a seriously dysfunctional family. The role would earn two Emmy nominations. Tambor tried his luck at television success once again in Welcome to the Captain, a short-lived sitcom in 2006, and returned to the big screen for the buddy comedy Twenty Good Years. He played a supporting role in 2009's critically acclaimed comedy the Invention of Lying, and played father of the bride in the megahit The Hangover. In 2011, Tambor took another supporting role for the comedy drama Win Win, and reprised his role in The Hangover for The Hangover Part 2.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
50% 55 Steps Mort Cohen 2018
96% The Death of Stalin Georgy Malenkov 2018
No Score Yet Magic Camp Roy Preston 2018
No Score Yet Tangled Before Ever After Big Nose 2017
No Score Yet GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II Actor 2017
75% Trolls King Peppy $153.7M 2016
51% The Accountant Francis Silverberg $86.2M 2016
53% The D Train Bill Shurmur 2015
15% A Merry Friggin' Christmas Snowman 2014
33% Apartment Troubles Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Shadow King Actor 2013
20% The Hangover Part III Sid $112.3M 2013
No Score Yet The Arrested Development Documentary Project Actor 2013
50% Phil Spector Bruce Cutler 2013
9% Branded Bob Gibbons $0.4M 2012
0% For the Love of Money Mr. Solomon 2012
17% Flypaper Gordon Blythe $1.6K 2011
No Score Yet Lucky Detective Harold Waylon 2011
48% Mr. Popper's Penguins Mr. Gremmins $68.2M 2011
33% The Hangover Part II Sid Garner $254.5M 2011
33% Meeting Spencer Harris Chappell 2011
94% Win Win Stephen Vigman $10.2M 2011
71% Paul Adam Shadowchild $37.4M 2011
25% Certifiably Jonathan Actor $8.3K 2011
No Score Yet Five Mr. Dinlear 2011
89% Tangled Big Nose Thug $200.9M 2010
No Score Yet The Clockwork Girl Wilhelm 2010
40% Operation: Endgame (Rogue's Gallery) Devil 2010
No Score Yet Word Girl: Earth Day Girl Actor 2010
No Score Yet Monsters Vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space Actor 2009
56% The Invention of Lying Anthony $18.5M 2009
78% The Hangover Sid $277.4M 2009
73% Monsters vs. Aliens Carl Murphy $198.4M 2009
86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) Dr. Tom Manning $75.8M 2008
17% Superhero Movie Dr. Whitby $25.9M 2008
25% Slipstream Geek 2007
No Score Yet Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show Actor 2007
38% The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Oz 2005
No Score Yet Funky Monkey Crane 2004
81% Hellboy Dr. Tom Manning $59.1M 2004
No Score Yet Eloise at Christmastime Mr. Salamone 2003
8% My Boss's Daughter Ken 2003
No Score Yet Eloise at the Plaza Mr. Salamone 2003
31% Malibu's Most Wanted Dr. Feldman $34.4M 2003
47% Eurotrip Actor $17.8M 2003
31% Never Again Christopher $0.2M 2002
No Score Yet Get Well Soon Mitchell 2002
81% Pollock Clement Greenberg $7.3M 2000
51% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Mayor May Who $259.1M 2000
54% Girl, Interrupted Dr. Potts 1999
19% Teaching Mrs. Tingle Coach Wenchell 1999
63% Muppets From Space K. Edgar Singer 1999
53% Meet Joe Black Quince 1998
83% There's Something About Mary Sully 1998
43% Dr. Dolittle Dr. Fish 1998
No Score Yet Weapons of Mass Distraction Alan Blanchard 1997
0% Big Bully Art 1996
No Score Yet El Asesino en mis Manos Isser Harel 1996
29% Heavyweights Maury Garner 1995
No Score Yet My Teacher's Wife (Learning Curves) Mr. Boomer 1995
24% Radioland Murders Walt Whalen Junior 1994
No Score Yet At Home with the Webbers Gerald 1994
No Score Yet A House in the Hills Willie 1993
No Score Yet Crossing the Bridge Uncle Alby 1992
No Score Yet Brenda Starr Vladimir 1992
43% Article 99 Dr. Leo Krutz 1992
No Score Yet The Burden of Proof Sennett 1992
44% Pastime Peter 1991
18% Life Stinks Crasswell 1991
88% City Slickers Lou 1991
No Score Yet Lisa Mr. Marks 1990
No Score Yet A Perfect Little Murder Hecker 1990
67% Three O'Clock High Mr. Rice 1987
100% Desert Hearts Jerry 1986
57% No Small Affair Ken 1984
No Score Yet The Dream Chasers Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Man Who Wasn't There Boris Potemkin 1983
81% Mr. Mom Jinx 1983
No Score Yet Sadat Actor 1983
No Score Yet Cocaine: One Man's Seduction Actor 1983
No Score Yet Take Your Best Shot Alden Pepper 1982
No Score Yet The Dream Chasers Actor 1982
No Score Yet The Star Maker Harry Lanson 1981
10% Saturday the 14th Waldemar 1981
No Score Yet A Gun in the House Actor 1981
No Score Yet The Awakening of Candra Actor 1981
No Score Yet Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Dankworth 1980
81% ...And Justice for All Jay Porter 1979

TV

CREDIT
90% Archer
2009
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2011
  • 2010
75% Arrested Development
2003
George Bluth Sr./Oscar Bluth George Bluth Sr.
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2013
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
96% Transparent
2014-2017
Maura Pfefferman Mort/Moira Maura Pfefferman Mort/Maura
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Panelist
  • 2016
  • 2015
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Star vs. the Forces of Evil
2015
Voice
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet WordGirl
2007-2015
Voice Mr. Big
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
47% The Millers
2013-2015
Ed Dolan
  • 2014
96% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Arnold/Cookie Man Arnold
  • 2014
  • 2013
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Judge Kluger Judge George Kluger
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Guest Cohen Counselor Lester Cohen Ben Cohen
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 1999
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994-2018
Guest
  • 2013
92% Psych
2006-2014
Lloyd
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
81% Bent
2012
Walt
  • 2012
90% Bob's Burgers
2011
Voice
  • 2012
30% Running Wilde
2010-2011
Steve Wilde Sr.
  • 2011
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Himself
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Todd Emory
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Jerzy Skaggs
  • 2008
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
Neil
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Judge Barry Dilwynn
  • 2007
No Score Yet Twenty Good Years
2006
Jeffrey Pyne
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Proud Family
2001-2005
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Sid Herman
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2000
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Hank Hank Kingsley
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
96% Dinosaurs
1991-1994
Voice
  • 1993
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
  • 1991
No Score Yet American Dreamer
1990-1991
Joe Baines
  • 1991
  • 1990
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
  • 1990
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
Miller
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest Dr. Stevens
  • 1989
  • 1985
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Russell Armstrong
  • 1988
92% Max Headroom
1987-1988
Murray
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
Milt Stephen Montgomery
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
Judge Watchel Judge Wachtel Wachtel
  • 1986
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Maj. Reddish
  • 1982
No Score Yet Three's Company
1977-1984
Dr. Tom Miller Cromwell Phil
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Klein
  • 1981
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Congressman
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Ropers
1979-1980
Jeffrey P. Brookes III
  • 1979
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Randy
  • 1978
13% Everything's Relative
1999
Jake Gorelick
No Score Yet Next Caller
2012
Jefferson Mingus

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