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Jeffrey Tambor

Highest Rated:   96% The Death of Stalin (2018)
Lowest Rated:   0% For the Love of Money (2012)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Wonder Park
  • Actor
2019
96% The Death of Stalin
  • Georgy Malenkov
2018
No Score Yet Magic Camp
  • Roy Preston
2018
No Score Yet GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Tangled Before Ever After
  • Big Nose
2017
74% Trolls
  • King Peppy
$153.7M 2016
52% The Accountant
  • Francis Silverberg
$86.2M 2016
52% The D Train
  • Bill Shurmur
2015
16% A Merry Friggin' Christmas
  • Snowman
2014
33% Apartment Troubles
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet The Shadow King
  • Actor
2013
21% The Hangover Part III
  • Sid
$112.2M 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
47% Mr. Popper's Penguins
  • Mr. Gremmins
$68.2M 2011
33% The Hangover Part II
  • Sid Garner
$254.4M 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
  • 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
79% The Hangover
  • Sid
$277.4M 2009
72% Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Carl Murphy
$198.4M 2009
No Score Yet Rogue's Gallery
  • Actor
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
53% 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
50% 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
46% Article 99
  • Dr. Leo Krutz
1992
No Score Yet The Burden of Proof
  • Sennett
1992
44% Pastime
  • Peter
1991
18% Life Stinks
  • Crasswell
1991
90% 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
92% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
92% Archer
2009
  • Voice
  • Actor
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2011
  • 2010
75% Arrested Development
2003
  • George Bluth Sr./Oscar Bluth George Bluth Sr.
  • 2018
  • 2013
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 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
97% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing
  • 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 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
92% 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
  • Cohen Counselor Lester Cohen Ben Cohen
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 1999
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • 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
68% 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 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
  • Guest
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
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
No Score Yet Dinosaurs
1991-1994
  • Voice
  • 1993
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
  • Actor
  • 1991
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • Actor
  • 1990
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
  • Actor
  • 1990
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
  • Miller
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
  • 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
No Score Yet Next Caller
2012
  • Jefferson Mingus

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