STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 1,111 this week

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 »

High School TV Icons Then and Now

Take a look back at some of your favorite TV high school students from "My So-Called Life" and more, then flash forward to see what they look like now.

View the gallery

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 people
created 20 Jun 2011
 
a list of 22 people
created 14 Jul 2015
 
a list of 24 people
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 34 people
created 3 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jeffrey Tambor's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Transparent
Transparent Maura Pfefferman
(2014-2016)
Arrested Development
Arrested Development George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth
(2003-2013)
The Hangover
(2009)
The Larry Sanders Show
The Larry Sanders Show Hank Kingsley
(1992-1998)

Filmography

To always display TV and movie credits separately, edit your site preferences.

Hide Hide Show Show Actor: TV (122 credits)
 2017 Tangled: Before Ever After (TV Series) (announced)
Big Nose
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Big Nose (voice)
 2015-2016 Star vs. the Forces of Evil (TV Series)
Glossaryck
- Star on Wheels/Fetch (2016) ... Glossaryck (voice)
- Storm the Castle (2015) ... Glossaryck (voice)
- Mewberty/Pixtopia (2015) ... Glossaryck (voice)
 2016 Cassius and Clay (TV Movie) (voice)
 2015 W/ Bob and David (TV Series)
Audiobook Narrator
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Audiobook Narrator (voice)
 2015 Yo Gabba Gabba! (TV Series)
China Gabbas
- The Yo Gabba Gabba! Movie 2 (2015) ... China Gabbas
 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
 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
 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
 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)
 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)
 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 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)
 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)
 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 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)
 1990 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Fred Hartwell / Ed Hartwell
- Tony Kills (1990) ... Fred Hartwell / Ed Hartwell
 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
- Whacketts (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)
 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
Show Show Actor: Movie (65 credits)
Show Show Actor: Video (7 credits)
Show Show Actor: Short (5 credits)
Show Show Actor: Video Game (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: TV (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: Movie (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks: TV (1 credit)
Show Show Self: TV (79 credits)
Show Show Self: Video (3 credits)
Show Show Self: Documentary (2 credits)
Show Show Self: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Sabra hummus dip. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

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:

Directed a production of "Burn This" at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles and is the co-owner of Skylight Books in the Los Feliz area. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays a frustrated (or frustrating) authority figure See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dr. Phil cookiecrumb24
Blurred at Emmy's on Seinfeld documentary doug-552
He looks like.... magenta1000
Is Hank Kingsley the best television character ever? canuck2
What a terrible picture of him! What does IMDB do, chose the worst? daveromanjr
No Touching! ramius5783
Discuss Jeffrey Tambor on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page