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An incisive talent when it comes to playing bent, off-the-wall characters, Jeffrey Tambor has been captivating audiences for nearly four decades. Tambor was born and raised in San Francisco, to Eileen (Salzberg) and Michael Bernard Tambor, a flooring contractor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Hungary and Ukraine). He studied acting at San ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Jennifer Falls (TV Series)
Don Hirsh
- Pilot (2014) ... Don Hirsh
 2014 The Millers (TV Series)
Ed Dolan
- Sex Ed Dolan (2014) ... Ed Dolan
- Tomlandia (2014) ... Ed Dolan
 2013-2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Ben Cohen / Lester Cohen
- Reasonable Doubt (2014) ... Lester Cohen
- American Tragedy (2013) ... Ben Cohen
- Traumatic Wound (2013) ... Ben Cohen
- Funny Valentine (2013) ... Ben Cohen
 2013-2014 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Arnold
- The Father Daughter Dance (2014) ... Arnold
- Déjà Vu Man (2013) ... Arnold
 2013 Bubble Guppies (TV Series)
The Night Wizard
- The Puppy and the Ring! (2013) ... The Night Wizard
 2011-2013 China, IL (TV Series)
Professor Cakes
- Prank Week (2013) ... Professor Cakes (voice)
- Surfer God (2013) ... Professor Cakes (voice)
- Total Validation (2013) ... Professor Cakes (voice)
- China-Man Begins (2013) ... Professor Cakes (voice)
- Kenny Winker Rules (2013) ... Professor Cakes (voice)
 2013 Sofia the First (TV Series)
Nigel
- Baileywick's Day Off (2013) ... Nigel (voice)
 2013 Onion News Empire (TV Movie)
David Bryant
 2013 Phil Spector (TV Movie)
Bruce Cutler
 2012-2013 Next Caller (TV Series)
Jefferson
- Rent Control (2013) ... Jefferson
- Pilot (2012) ... Jefferson
 2012 Bob's Burgers (TV Series)
Captain Flarty
 2012 Branded
Bob
 2012 Bent (TV Series)
Walt Riggins / James Riggins
- Tile Date (2012) ... Walt Riggins
- Mom (2012) ... Walt Riggins
- HD (2012) ... James Riggins
- A-Game (2012) ... Walt Riggins
- Smitten (2012) ... Walt Riggins
 2011 Night of the Living Carrots (Video short)
Carl Murphy (voice)
 2011 Five (TV Movie)
Danny
 2011 The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks (TV Series)
Therapist
 2011 Jeffrey Tambor is Lucky (Short)
 2011 Love Bites (TV Series)
Dr. O
- How To... (2011) ... Dr. O
 2011 Running Wilde (TV Series)
Steven's Father
 2011 Cubed (TV Series)
Jeffrey Tambor
- Episode 81 (2011) ... Jeffrey Tambor
 2010-2011 Archer (TV Series)
Len Trexler / Torvald Utne
- A Going Concern (2011) ... Len Trexler (voice)
- Job Offer (2010) ... Len Trexler (voice)
- The Rock (2010) ... Len Trexler (voice)
- Killing Utne (2010) ... Torvald Utne (voice)
 2010 Tangled
Big Nose Thug (voice)
 2009 Prequel: The Dawn of Lying (Video short)
 2008-2009 Entourage (TV Series)
Jeffrey Tambor
- Fore (2009) ... Jeffrey Tambor
 2009 The Hangover
Sid
 2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series)
Crazy Quilt / Green / Red
- The Color of Revenge! (2009) ... Crazy Quilt / Green / Red (voice)
 2008 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series)
Neil
- Snakes on a Date (2008) ... Neil
 2008 Good Behavior (TV Movie)
Hy
 2007 Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie (TV Movie)
Santa (voice)
 2007 The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas (Short)
Santa Claus (voice)
 2006 The King of Central Park (Short)
Bernie
 2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Movie)
Wizard
 2004 The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (Video Game)
King Neptune (voice)
 2004 EuroTrip
Scott's Dad (uncredited)
 2004 Nobody's Perfect (Short)
 2003 My Boss's Daughter
Ken
 2003 Eloise at the Plaza (TV Movie)
Mr. Salomone
 2002-2003 Ozzy & Drix (TV Series)
Mole / The Mole
- Sugar Shock (2003) ... The Mole (voice)
- Ozzy Jr. (2002) ... Mole (voice)
- A Lousy Haircut (2002) ... Mole (voice)
 2003 Rubbing Charlie (TV Movie)
 2002 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Randolph Verascola
- Romeo Must Wed (2002) ... Randolph Verascola (voice)
 2002 3-South (TV Series)
Dean Earhart
- College Material (2002) ... Dean Earhart (voice)
- Stomach Pump (2002) ... Dean Earhart (voice)
- The Freshmen (2002) ... Dean Earhart
 2001 Get Well Soon
Mitchell
 2001 The Practice (TV Series)
Sid Herman
- Liar's Poker (2001) ... Sid Herman
 2001 Never Again
Christopher
 2001 Man in the Kitchen (TV Movie)
 2000 Sammy (TV Series)
Steve (voice)
 1999 The Lot (TV Series)
Myron Sylver
 1999 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Mobster
- America (1999) ... Mobster
 1998 The Lionhearts (TV Series)
Hank
- The Pony Show (1998) ... (voice)
- Leo's Diet (1998) ... Hank (voice)
 1998 Me & George (TV Series)
 1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Jerry / Sanitation Worker
- Laugh, Krumm, Laugh/Rookie Monsters (1997) ... Jerry / Sanitation Worker (voice)
 1997 Johnny Bravo (TV Series)
Felinius / T.V. Voices #1
- Hip Hop Flop/Talk to Me, Baby/Blanky Hanky Panky (1997) ... Felinius / T.V. Voices #1 (voice)
 1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Psychiatrist
- Hamlet 2: This Time It's Personal (1997) ... Psychiatrist (voice)
 1996 Big Bully
Art
 1995 Jonny Quest Versus the Cyber Insects (TV Movie)
Dr. Zin (voice)
 1995 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series)
Beetle Fiero
- Of Mouse and Man (1995) ... Beetle Fiero (voice)
 1995 Capitol Critters (TV Series)
 1993 A House in the Hills
Willie
 1993 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Hank Hibler
 1993 Jonny's Golden Quest (TV Movie)
Dr. Zin (voice)
 1992 1775 (TV Short)
Governor Massengill
 1992 The Burden of Proof (TV Movie)
Sennett
 1991 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Dr. Binder
 1991 Life Stinks
Vance Crasswell
 1990 Lisa
Mr. Marks
 1990 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Fred Hartwell / Ed Hartwell
- Tony Kills (1990) ... Fred Hartwell / Ed Hartwell
 1990 The Easter Story (Video short)
Peter (voice)
 1989 Studio 5-B (TV Series)
Lionel Goodman
 1988 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Gordon Salt
- The Bald Ones (1988) ... Gordon Salt
 1987-1988 Max Headroom (TV Series)
Murray
- Baby Grobags (1988) ... Murray
- Lessons (1988) ... Murray
- Neurostim (1988) ... Murray
- Whackets (1987) ... Murray
- Dream Thieves (1987) ... Murray
 1986-1987 Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Hard Rock
- Creeping Unknown (1987) ... Hard Rock (voice)
- Skulduggery (1986) ... Hard Rock (voice)
- The Scourge of Skyborg (1986) ... Hard Rock (voice)
- Warlord of the Sky (1986) ... Hard Rock (voice)
- The Monolith Man (1986) ... Hard Rock (voice)
 1987 The Nativity (Video short) (voice)
 1985-1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Milton (segment "The World Next Door") / Stephen Montgomery (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
- The After Hours/Lost and Found/The World Next Door (1986) ... Milton (segment "The World Next Door")
- Dead Woman's Shoes/Wong's Lost and Found Emporium (1985) ... Stephen Montgomery (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
 1986 Wildfire (TV Series)
Oberon
- A Visit to Wonderland (1986) ... Oberon (voice)
 1985 Desert Hearts
Jerry (uncredited)
 1984 No Small Affair
Ken
 1983 Sadat (TV Movie)
Sharaff
 1983 Mr. Mom
Jinx
 1983 Gloria (TV Series)
Dr. Webber
 1982 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Maj. Reddish
 1982 Take Your Best Shot (TV Movie)
Alden Pepper
 1981 Pals (TV Short)
Harry Miller
 1981 The Star Maker (TV Movie)
Harry Lanson
 1981 A Gun in the House (TV Movie)
Lance Kessler
 1981 Barney Miller (TV Series)
William Klein
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie)
Dankworth
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Randy
- Cover Girl (1978) ... Randy
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Other Works:

Pre-Super Bowl TV commercial for Sabra Hummus Dip, "The official dip sponsor of the NFL". See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on making The Larry Sanders Show (1992)] Those were seven of the greatest years of my life. I learned so much, and it affirmed everything I thought comedy was. It was really a tremendous experience . . . And I loved (my character) Hank Kingsley. He was very real to me. There was just something about that character. I really believed him. I didn't think he was a buffoon. I understood the inner ... See more »

Trivia:

Teaching fellow/grad assistant at Wayne State University in Detroit in late 60s. See more »

Trademark:

Permafrown, often while talking See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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