- NAME: Jeffrey Tambor
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor
- BIRTH DATE: July 08, 1944 (Age: 69)
- EDUCATION: Wayne State University, San Francisco State University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: San Francisco, California
- Full Name: Jeffrey Michael Tambor
- AKA: Jeff Tambor
- AKA: Jeffrey Tambor
- ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer
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Jeffrey Tambor is an American actor best known for his roles on the late-night spoof series The Larry Sanders Show and the comedy series Arrested Development.
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Born in 1944 in San Francisco, California, actor Jeffrey Tambor got his start in the industry after taking acting classes as an adolescent. He went on to study acting at Wayne State University, later teaching theater at his alma mater and working as a stage actor. In 1981, Tambor found work as a recurring character on the popular series Three's Company. From there,
he starred on several television series before landing one of his biggest roles: playing Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show (1992-98). After the show's six-year run, Tambor returned to the spotlight with a featured part on the popular TV comedy Arrested Development (2003-06, 2013).
Actor Jeffrey Michael Tambor was born on July 8, 1944, in San Francisco, California, to Michael Tambor, a flooring contractor, and Eileen Tambor, a homemaker. At the age of 11, Tambor began to gain a serious interest in acting, taking classes and refining his skills as an actor. His desire to work in the performing arts persisted for years to come, with Tambor studying acting at San Francisco State University and attaining a master's degree from Wayne State University. Thereafter, he taught theater at his alma mater.
Making good use of his degree, Tambor began what would become a 15-year career as a stage actor. He made his Broadway debut in Sly Fox (1976), co-starring with well-known stage actor George C. Scott, and made his big-screen debut three years later, in …And Justice for All (1979). Tambor's hot streak continued, as he was given the opportunity to play a recurring role on the popular series Three's Company in 1981. He later picked up his first role as a regular cast member on the Three's Company spin-off, The Ropers; though the series only lasted one season, it gave Tambor some much-needed exposure.
Following his short-lived appearance on The Ropers, Tambor primarily stayed in the TV industry, making a series of minor appearances on television programs in the 1980s and '90s, including M*A*S*H (1982) and Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989). It wasn't until he appeared on the series The Larry Sanders Show (1992-98) that Tambor made a name for himself. On the series, a spoof of other late-night talk shows, Tambor played Hank Kingsley, the sidekick of talk show host Larry Sanders, played by Garry Shandling. Several celebrity guests, including Bridget Fonda, Jim Carrey and Rob Lowe, appeared on the series throughout its eight-season run, during which time Tambor garnered four Emmy nominations.
Various successful acting gigs came as a result of Tambor's critically acclaimed performance on The Larry Sanders Show, but none catapulted the actor further in his career than his portrayal of the Bluth twins—playing both George Bluth Sr., a business owner and the patriarch of the dysfunctional Bluth family, and Oscar Bluth, George's twin brother—on the TV series Arrested Development (2003-06, 2013). Deemed an instant hit for its unique humor and wit, the show brought Tambor two more Emmy nominations.
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America was introduced to the newest—and possibly the most dysfuctional—family to premiere on television with Arrested Development in 2003. The wealthy Bluths saw their lives come crashing down before them after the arrest of family patriarch George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor). Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) is left to pick up the pieces and keep his family together, creating a hilarious dynamic between the ragtag cast, including Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Michael Cera and Will Arnett. Several years after its 2006 cancelation, the series came back into the spotlight in 2013—due in no small part to its enormous, cult-like following.
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