Tambor, Jeffrey 1944–

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TAMBOR, Jeffrey 1944–


Full name, Jeffrey Michael Tambor; born July 8, 1944, in San Francisco, CA; married Kasia Ostlun, October 6, 2001; children: Molly; (with Ostlun) Gabriel Kasper. Education: San Francisco State University, B.A.; Wayne State University, M.F.A.

Addresses: Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; VOX, Inc., 5670 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Manager—Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Bragman/Nyman/Cafarelli, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., Eighth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor, director, and educator. South Coast Repertory Company, Costa Mesa, CA, performer, 1980–81; director of stage productions throughout the United States, including work at Academy Festival Theatre, Chicago, IL; Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Loeb Drama Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI; San Diego Shakespeare Festival, San Diego, CA; Seattle Repertory, Seattle, WA; and Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles, CA; appeared in television commercials for T-Mobile, 2004, and National Mentoring Month, 2005. Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA, acting teacher at Milton Katselas's Acting Workshop; Skylight Books, Los Feliz, CA, co-owner.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, 1993, 1996, and 1997, all for The Larry Sanders Show; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding performer in an animated program, 1999, for The Lionhearts; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor—comedy, 2001, for How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Television Critics Association Award nomination, best individual achievement in comedy, 2004, Golden Satellite Award, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, comedy or musical, 2004, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, 2004, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 2005, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, 2005, all for Arrested Development.


Film Appearances:

Jay Porter, And Justice for All (also known as … And Justice for All), Columbia, 1979.

Waldemar, Saturday the 14th, New World, 1981.

Jeffrey Bauman, Dreamchasers, 1982.

Boris Potemkin, The Man Who Wasn't There, Paramount, 1983.

Jinx, Mr. Mom (also known as Mr. Mum), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

Ken, No Small Affair, Columbia, 1984.

(Uncredited) Jerry, Desert Hearts, Samuel Goldwyn, 1985.

Voice, The Nativity, 1986.

Mr. Rice, Three O'Clock High, Universal, 1987.

Voice, The Easter Story (also known as Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible: The Easter Story), 1989.

Mr. Marks, Lisa (also known as Candlelight Killer), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990.

Vance Crasswell, Life Stinks (also known as Life Sucks), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991.

Peter Laporte, Pastime (also known as One Cup of Coffee), Miramax, 1991.

Lou, City Slickers, Columbia, 1991.

Uncle Alby, Crossing the Bridge, Buena Vista, 1992.

Dr. Leo Krutz, Article 99, Orion, 1992.

Vladimir, Brenda Starr, Triumph Releasing, 1992.

Willie, A House in the Hills, LIVE Home Video, 1993.

Gerald Webber, At Home with the Webbers (also known as The Webbers and Webber's World), LIVE Home Video, 1993.

Dr. Stockton, Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun, 1993.

Walt Whalen, Jr., Radioland Murders, Universal, 1994.

Maury Garner, Heavyweights, Buena Vista, 1995.

Bad with Numbers, 1995.

Learning Curves, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Under Pressure (also known as Unter druck), 1995.

Jack Boomer, My Teacher's Wife, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Art, Big Bully, Warner Bros., 1996.

Quince, Meet Joe Black, Universal, 1998.

Dr. Fish, Doctor Dolittle, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Sully, There's Something About Mary (also known as Telling You and There's Something More About Mary), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Dean Earhart, The Freshmen, 1999.

K. Edgar Singer, Muppets from Space, Columbia, 1999.

Coach "Spanky" Wenchell, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Miramax, 1999.

Dr. Melvin Potts, Girl, Interrupted (also known as Durchgeknallt and Durchgeknallt—Girl, interupted), 1999.

Clement Greenberg, Pollock, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

Mayor of Whoville, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also known as Dr. Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," The Grinch, and Der Grinch), MCA/Universal, 2000.

Christopher, Never Again, USA Films, 2001.

Mitchell, Get Well Soon, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Employer, Scorched, Constantin Films, 2003.

Dr. Feldman, Malibu's Most Wanted, Warner Bros., 2003.

Ken, My Boss's Daughter, Dimension Films, 2003.

(Uncredited) Frances' divorce lawyer, Under the Tuscan Sun (also known as Sotto il sole della Toscana), Buena Vista, 2003.

Himself, "Hellboy": The Seeds of Creation, 2004.

Nobody's Perfect (short), 2004.

(Uncredited) Scott's dad, EuroTrip, DreamWorks Distribution, 2004.

Tom Manning, Hellboy (also known as Super Sapiens), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2004.

Funky Monkey, Warner Bros., 2004.

Voice of King Neptune, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (animated), Paramount, 2004.

Also appeared in Face Dancer.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jeffrey P. Brookes III, The Ropers (also known as Three's Company's Friends, the Ropers), ABC, 1979–80.

Judge Alan Wachtel, Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981–87.

Franklin Hart, Jr., 9 to 5, ABC, 1982.

Professor Paul Stark, Mr. Sunshine, ABC, 1986.

Additional voices, Jonny Quest, 1986.

Murray, Max Headroom (also known as Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future), ABC, 1987–88.

Lionel Goodman, Studio 5B (also known as Studio 5-B), ABC, 1989.

Joe Baines, American Dreamer, NBC, 1990–91.

Hank Kingsley, The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1992–98.

Me and George, 1998.

Voice of Hank, The Lionhearts, syndicated, 1998.

Jake Gorelick, Everything's Relative, NBC, 1999.

Myron Sylver, The Lot, 1999.

Voice of Steve, Sammy, NBC, 2000.

Gary Glass, That Was Then, ABC, 2002.

Voice of Dean Earhart, 3-South, MTV, 2002.

Announcer, Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 2002–2003.

George Bluth, Sr., and Oscar Bluth, Arrested Development, Fox, 2003–.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Dankworth, Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (also known as Alcatraz and Clarence Carnes), NBC, 1980.

Harry Lanson, The Star Maker, NBC, 1981.

Sharaff, Sadat, syndicated, 1983.

Pierre Salinger, Robert Kennedy and His Times, CBS, 1985.

Stan Sennett, The Burden of Proof (also known as Scott Turow's "Burden of Proof"), ABC, 1992.

Myron Sylver, The Lot, American Movie Classics, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lance Kessler, A Gun in the House, CBS, 1981.

Alden Pepper, Take Your Best Shot, CBS, 1982.

Professor Michael Silver, The Awakening of Candra, CBS, 1983.

Dr. Mort Broome, Cocaine: One Man's Seduction, NBC, 1983.

Dr. Lindsey, The Three Wishes of Billy Grier, ABC, 1984.

Don Hecker, A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little Murder (also known as Darling, Let's Kill the Neighbors, Honey, Let's Kill the Neighbors, and A Perfect Little Murder), NBC, 1990.

Voice of Dr. Zin, Jonny's Golden Quest (animated), USA Network, 1993.

Bernie Abbott, Another Midnight Run (also known as Action Pack), syndicated, 1994.

Voice of Dr. Zin, Jonny Quest versus the Cyber Insects (animated), TNT, 1995.

Isser Harel, The Man Who Captured Eichmann, TNT, 1996.

Alan Blanchard, Weapons of Mass Distraction, HBO, 1997.

Mr. Salomone, Eloise at the Plaza, ABC, 2003.

Mr. Salomone, Eloise at Christmastime, ABC, 2003.

The Wizard, The Muppets' "Wizard of Oz," ABC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Nick Alessio, The Zertigo Diamond Caper, CBS, 1982.

Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville, ABC, 1987.

Seriously … Phil Collins, CBS, 1990.

Stockton, Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun (also known as The Countdown Has Begun), PBS, 1993.

Announcer, Comic Relief VI, HBO, 1994.

The Late Show with David Letterman Video Special 2, CBS, 1996.

M∗A∗S∗H, Tootsie, and God: A Tribute to Larry Gelbart, PBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 18th Annual CableACE Awards, 1996.

The 12th Annual American Comedy Awards, 1998.

The 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

Prism Awards 2000, syndicated, 2000.

Prism Awards 2001, syndicated, 2001.

Host, The Annual BARFTA Awards, 2002.

Himself, Comedy Central Presents: The Commies (also known as The Commies), Comedy Central, 2003.

Presenter, The 2004 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Wendy Williams is on Fire on the Red Carpet, VH1, 2005.

Also appeared in The Golden Globe Awards.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Eddie Scanlon, Eddie and Herbert, 1977.

Harry Miller, Pals, NBC, 1981.

Governor Massengill, 1775, CBS, 1992.

Marty Zane, Me & Henry, CBS, 1998.

Host of cooking show, Man in the Kitchen, ABC, 2001.

Dr. Bob, Rubbing Charlie, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Medical examiner, "Lady in the Squad Room," Kojak, 1977.

Congressperson Walter Griswald, "Elaine and the Lame Duck," Taxi, ABC, 1978.

Randolph, "Cover Girl," Starsky and Hutch, 1978.

Jeffrey Brookes, "Moving On," Three's Company, 1979.

Jeffrey Brookes, "Stanley, the Ladies Man," Three's Company, 1979.

Mr. Rogers, "Isaac's Teacher/Seal of Approval/The Successor," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.

William Klein, "Field Associate," Barney Miller (also known as The Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller), ABC, 1981.

Harry Miller, "Pals," Comedy Theatre, NBC, 1981.

Winston Cromwell III, "Father of the Bride," Three's Company, ABC, 1981.

Dr. Tom Miller, "Two Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest," Three's Company, ABC, 1981.

Dr. Phillip Greene, "Jack Goes to the Dentist," Three's Company, ABC, 1982.

Major Reddish, "Foreign Affairs," M∗A∗S∗H, CBS, 1982.

Dr. Webber, "Gloria on the Couch," Gloria, 1983.

"The Captain's Crush/Off-Course Romance/Out of My Hair," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

Stephen Montgomery, "Dead Woman's Shoes," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985.

Milton, "The World Next Door," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986.

Voice, Wildfire (animated), CBS, 1986.

Voice, The New Adventures of Jonny Quest (animated), 1987.

Russell Armstrong, "Harbinger of Death," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

Gordon Salt, "The Bald Ones," L.A. Law, ABC, 1988.

Gordon Salt, "Fetus Completus," L.A. Law, ABC, 1988.

Gordon Salt, "Open Heart Perjury," L.A. Law, ABC, 1988.

Fred/Ed Hartwell, "Tony Kills," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1989.

Dr. Stevens, "Sick and Tired: Part 1," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1989.

Hospital board member, "Every Dog Has His Doogie," Doogie Howser, MD, ABC, 1989.

Voice, The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (animated) syndicated, 1990.

Charlie Marno, "Dead Right," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1990.

Dr. Binder, "The Dreyfuss Affair," Empty Nest, NBC, 1991.

Dr. Stern, "Never Yell Fire in a Crowded Retirement Home: Part 1," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1991.

Voice of Crocker, "Appointment in Crime Alley," Batman: The Animated Series (animated), Fox, 1992.

Voice of Hank Hibler, "Charlene and Her Amazing Humans," Dinosaurs, ABC, 1993.

Later with Bob Costas, 1993.

Voice of Beetle Fiero, Pinky and the Brain (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Pinky and the Brain"; animated), The WB, 1995.

Voice of Black Jack Lee, "The Darkest Fathoms," The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, TNT, TBS, and Cartoon Network, 1996.

Narrator, Sex and the Silver Screen, Showtime, 1996.

Voice of the psychiatrist, "Hamlet 2: This Time It's Personal," Duckman (animated), 1997.

Voice, Disney's "Hercules" (animated), ABC and syndicated, 1998.

Mobster, "America," Tracey Takes On, 1999.

Himself, Mad TV, Fox, 2000.

Sid Herman, "Liar's Poker," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Sid Herman, "Vanished: Part 1," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Voice of Randolph Verascola, "Romeo Must Wed," The Proud Family (animated), Disney, 2002.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002, 2004.

Voice of The Mole, "A Lousy Haircut," Ozzy & Drix, The WB, 2002.

Voice of The Mole, "Ozzy Jr.," Ozzy & Drix, The WB, 2002.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Voice of Dr. Zed, Game Over, UPN, 2004.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004.

Dinner for Five, IFC, 2005.

The View, ABC, 2005.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2005.

Also appeared in Equal Justice, ABC.

Television Work; Pilots:

Producer, Man in the Kitchen, ABC, 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Elbow and understudy Angelo, Measure for Measure, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Sly's servant, Sly Fox, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, then Los Angeles, both 1976.

Edgar "Skip" Donner, The Hands of Its Enemy, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1984.

George Aaronow, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Also appeared in American Mosaic, Los Angeles; A Flea in Her Ear, Los Angeles; The Seagull, Los Angeles, CA.

Stage Work:

Directed Burn This, Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles.


Video Games:

Voice of King Neptune, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, THQ, 2004.

Music Videos:

Appeared in "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr. and as a record producer in "I Wish It Would Rain Down" by Phil Collins.



Entertainment Weekly, January 9, 2004, p. 25.