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Tim Meadows



One of the longest-running cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live, easygoing funnyman Tim Meadows crafted some of the series' most enduring characters in his nine-year stint on the popular late-night comedy staple. Whether sipping Courvoisier as self-proclaimed Ladies' Man Leon Phelps or posing clueless questions to irritable guests as early morning talk show host Lionel Osborne, Meadows and his memorable collection of characters endured even during the more critically panned years of SNL and proved an important component of keeping the show on its feet during those dark days.



Born in Highland Park, MI, and raised in Detroit, Meadows studied radio and television broadcasting at Wayne State University before performing improvisational comedy at the Soup Kitchen Saloon in nearby Ferndale. Quickly finding his stride on-stage, Meadows relocated to Chicago where he would join the ImprovOlympia team and later become associated with the Second City troupe. Gaining a loyal following during his three-year stint with the legendary comedy troupe, Meadows was soon courted by SNL producer Lorne Michaels and in 1991, he achieved the dreams of comics nationwide when he joined the SNL cast as a featured player. Nominated for an Emmy the same month he made the transition to cast member status two years later, Meadows was fired from the show in 1994 only to be hired back at the insistence of Michaels. Although he did little film or television work during his SNL years, Meadows prepared for his own departure from the series by appearing in the features of such former cast members as Dan Aykroyd (Coneheads [1993]), Mike Myers and Dana Carvey (Wayne's World 2 [also 1993]), and Julia Sweeney (It's Pat [1994]). Predictably, Meadows' segue into his post-SNL career began with the quickly dismissed Ladies Man feature, though he continued to grace the small screen with roles in such sitcoms as The Michael Richards Show and Leap of Faith.



As the 2000's continued, Meadows began to carve out a niche for himself with memorable and funny supporting roles in a variety of comedies like The Even Stevens Movie, The Benchwarmers, and, quite notably, as the Carpal Tunnel suffering high school principle in 2004's Mean Girls. In 2007, he appeared as fictional rock star Dewey Cox's drummer in the musical biopic parody Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. He appeared in the 2008 Will Ferrell vehicle Semi-Pro, the 2011 Adam Sandler project Jack and Jill, and took a leading part in the sequel Mean Girls 2.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Harry
2016
85% Trainwreck
  • Tim
2015
No Score Yet Chasing Ghosts
  • Actor
2014
7% Grown Ups 2
  • Malcolm
2013
3% Jack and Jill
  • Ted
2011
No Score Yet Freak Dance
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Mean Girls 2
  • Principal Duvall
2011
10% Grown Ups
  • Malcolm
2010
No Score Yet GravyTrain
  • Full Serve
2010
31% Aliens in the Attic
  • Sheriff Doug Armstrong
2009
21% Semi-Pro
  • Cornelius Banks
2008
74% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
  • Sam
2007
No Score Yet Shredderman Rules!
  • Mr. Green
2007
11% The Benchwarmers
  • Wayne
2006
No Score Yet 25 Years Of Improv Comedy
  • Actor
2006
5% The Cookout
  • Leroy Lady
2004
84% Mean Girls
  • Mr. Duvall
2004
No Score Yet Wasabi Tuna
  • Dave
2003
No Score Yet The Even Stevens Movie
  • Miles McDermott
2003
No Score Yet Nobody Knows Anything
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Three Days
  • Lionel
2001
11% The Ladies Man
  • Leon Phelps
2000
No Score Yet Song of Tibet
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Best of Tim Meadows
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Olive, the Other Reindeer
  • Actor
1999
0% It's Pat
  • Station Manager
1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Best of 1993
  • Actor
1994
60% Wayne's World 2
  • Sammy Davis Jr.
1993
33% Coneheads
  • Athletic Cone
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
77% The Goldbergs
2013
  • Mr. Gloscott Mr. Glascott
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Christian
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Dr. Volk
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
15% Glory Daze
2010-2011
  • Professor Haines
Lass es, Larry!
2000-2011
  • Hal
88% Suburgatory
2011-2014
  • Edmond
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
  • Judge
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Hal
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
78% Marry Me
2014-2015
  • Kevin 1
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Martin Lutherking
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
57% Son of Zorn
2016
  • Craig
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • Performer

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