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Jeffrey Tambor


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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Known For

Transparent
Transparent Maura Pfefferman
(2014-2017)
Arrested Development
Arrested Development George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth / George Sr.
(2003-2018)
The Hangover
(2009)
The Larry Sanders Show
The Larry Sanders Show Hank Kingsley
(1992-1998)

Filmography

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 2003-2018 Arrested Development (TV Series)
George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth / George Sr.
- Episode #5.2 (2018) ... George Sr.
 2017 The Orville (TV Series)
Ben Mercer
- Command Performance (2017) ... Ben Mercer
 2017 Tangled: The Series (TV Series)
Big Nose
- One Angry Princess (2017) ... Big Nose (voice)
- Under Raps (2017) ... Big Nose (voice)
- Great Expotations (2017) ... Big Nose (voice)
- Fitzherbert P.I. (2017) ... Big Nose (voice)
- What the Hair?! (2017) ... Big Nose (voice)
 2017 Your Biggest Fan (TV Series)
- Jeffrey Tambor (2017)
 2017 Tangled: Before Ever After (TV Movie)
Big Nose (voice)
 2016 Cassius and Clay (TV Movie) (voice)
 2015 W/ Bob and David (TV Series)
Audiobook Narrator
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Audiobook Narrator (voice)
 2011-2015 China, IL (TV Series)
Professor Cakes
- Magical Pet (2015) ... Professor Cakes (voice)
- Gummie World (2015) ... Professor Cakes (voice)
- Life Coaches (2015) ... Professor Cakes (voice)
- Parent's Day (2015) ... Professor Cakes (voice)
- Bi-Topping-Ality (2015) ... Professor Cakes (voice)
 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
- Déjà Vu Man (2013) ... Arnold
 2013 Bubble Guppies (TV Series)
The Night Wizard
- The Puppy and the Ring! (2013) ... The Night Wizard (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
 2013 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- A Very McStuffins Christmas (2013) ... Santa Claus (voice)
 2012-2013 Next Caller (TV Series)
Jefferson
- Rent Control (2013) ... Jefferson
- Pilot (2012) ... Jefferson
 2012 Bob's Burgers (TV Series)
Captain Flarty
 2012 Bent (TV Series)
Walt Riggins
- Tile Date (2012) ... Walt Riggins
- Mom (2012) ... Walt Riggins
- HD (2012) ... Walt Riggins
- A-Game (2012) ... Walt Riggins
- Smitten (2012) ... Walt Riggins
 2011 Five (TV Movie)
Danny
 2011 The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks (TV Series)
Therapist
 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
 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
 2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Movie)
Wizard
 2004 Game Over (TV Series)
Dr. Zed
- All Work and All Play (2004) ... Dr. Zed (voice)
- Meet the Smashenburns (2004) ... Dr. Zed (voice)
 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 3-South (TV Series)
Dean Earhart
- Stomach Pump (2002) ... Dean Earhart (voice)
- College Material (2002) ... Dean Earhart (voice)
- The Freshmen (2002) ... Dean Earhart
 2002 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Randolph Verascola
- Romeo Must Wed (2002) ... Randolph Verascola (voice)
 2001 The Practice (TV Series)
Sid Herman
- Liar's Poker (2001) ... Sid Herman
 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)
 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)
 1995 The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (TV Series)
Phelix the Cat
- Surreal Estate/Phony Phelix/Five Minute Meatball (1995) ... Phelix the Cat (voice)
 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 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Hank Hibler
 1993 Jonny's Golden Quest (TV Movie)
Dr. Zin (voice)
 1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Crocker
- Appointment in Crime Alley (1992) ... Crocker (voice)
 1992 1775 (TV Short)
Governor Massengill
 1992 The Burden of Proof (TV Movie)
Sennett
 1991 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Dr. Binder
 1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Pity the Poor Pirate (1990) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1990 Seriously... Phil Collins (TV Movie)
Jeffrey Taglentini
 1990 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Fred Hartwell / Ed Hartwell
- Tony Kills (1990) ... Fred Hartwell / Ed Hartwell
 1987-1988 Max Headroom (TV Series)
Murray
- Baby Grobags (1988) ... Murray
- Lessons (1988) ... Murray
- Neurostim (1988) ... Murray
- Whacketts (1987) ... Murray
- Dream Thieves (1987) ... Murray
 1988 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Gordon Salt
- The Bald Ones (1988) ... Gordon Salt
 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)
 1985-1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Milton (segment "The World Next Door") / Kyle 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) ... Kyle Montgomery (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
 1986 Wildfire (TV Series)
Oberon
- A Visit to Wonderland (1986) ... Oberon (voice)
 1983 Gloria (TV Series)
Dr. Webber
 1983 Sadat (TV Series)
Sharaff
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Sharaff
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Sharaff
 1982 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Maj. Reddish
 1982 Take Your Best Shot (TV Movie)
Alden Pepper
 1982 The Little Rascals (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Rascal's Revenge (1982) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Play's The Thing" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, IL. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 4 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Mr. Mom (1983)] No one had any idea it was gonna be a runaway hit. And that's an actor's life. I thought Meet Joe Black (1998) was gonna be one of the big changes for me, and it was gonna be a runaway hit - and it wasn't. And with "Mr. Mom", I said, "There's just no way." And it turned out to be a huge hit. Huge! See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Frequently acts in projects written by Mitchell Hurwitz See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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