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Jeffrey Tambor

Highest Rated:   94% Win Win (2011)
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 YEAR
No Score Yet Amusement Park
  • Actor
2018
74% Trolls
  • King Peppy
2016
51% The Accountant
  • Francis Silverberg
2016
48% 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
20% The Hangover Part III
  • Sid
2013
49% Phil Spector
  • Bruce Cutler
2013
10% Branded
  • Bob Gibbons
2012
0% For the Love of Money
  • Mr. Solomon
2012
No Score Yet Arrested Development
  • Actor
2011
17% Flypaper
  • Gordon Blythe
2011
48% Mr. Popper's Penguins
  • Mr. Gremmins
2011
33% The Hangover Part II
  • Sid Garner
2011
33% Meeting Spencer
  • Harris Chappell
2011
71% Paul
  • Adam Shadowchild
2011
94% Win Win
  • Stephen Vigman
2011
25% Certifiably Jonathan
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Five
  • Mr. Dinlear
2011
89% Tangled
  • Big Nose Thug
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
58% The Invention of Lying
  • Anthony
2009
79% The Hangover
  • Sid
2009
72% Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Carl Murphy
2009
No Score Yet Rogue's Gallery
  • Actor
2009
85% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)
  • Dr. Tom Manning
2008
17% Superhero Movie
  • Dr. Whitby
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
68% The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
  • King Neptune
2004
No Score Yet Funky Monkey
  • Crane
2004
81% Hellboy
  • Dr. Tom Manning
2004
No Score Yet Hairy Tale
  • Actor
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
2003
46% Eurotrip
  • Actor
2003
31% Never Again
  • Christopher
2002
No Score Yet Get Well Soon
  • Mitchell
2002
81% Pollock
  • Clement Greenberg
2000
53% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Mayor May Who
2000
54% Girl, Interrupted
  • Dr. Potts
1999
19% Teaching Mrs. Tingle
  • Coach Wenchell
1999
63% Muppets From Space
  • K. Edgar Singer
1999
51% 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 (Heavy Weights)
  • 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
19% 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
70% Three O'Clock High
  • Mr. Rice
1987
86% Desert Hearts
  • Jerry
1986
67% 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
85% Mr. Mom
  • Jinx
1983
No Score Yet Cocaine: One Man's Seduction
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Sadat
  • 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
Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • Guest
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Lloyd
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Judge Barry Dilwynn
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
98% Transparent
2014
  • Maura Pfefferman Mort/Moira Maura Pfefferman Mort/Maura
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Himself
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
81% Bent
2012
  • Walt
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Judge Kluger Judge George Kluger
97% Archer
2009
  • Actor
  • Voice
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Milt Stephen Montgomery
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Neil
No Score Yet Next Caller
2012
  • Jefferson Mingus
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2016
  • George Bluth Sr./Oscar Bluth George Bluth Sr.
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Cohen Counselor Lester Cohen Ben Cohen
46% The Millers
2013-2015
  • Ed Dolan
No Score Yet WordGirl
2007-2015
  • Mr. Big
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Arnold/Cookie Man Arnold
32% Running Wilde
2010-2011
  • Steve Wilde Sr.
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Todd Emory
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Jerzy Skaggs
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing

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