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Jeffrey Tambor

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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 Francisco State University and earned his Bachelors of Arts degree there. Following his Masters at Wayne State University, he started building up his resume in repertory theater. He was first seen on episodic TV in the mid-'70s in both comedies (Taxi (1978), Barney Miller (1974)) and dramas (Kojak (1973), Starsky and Hutch (1975)). A large, somewhat looming fellow, his sly-eyed look and leering gaze, matched with a bright set of pearly teeth and stark pattern baldness, made him a natural for broad, warped comedy. The folks at Three's Company (1976) brought Jeffrey back time and time again, standing toe-to-toe with John Ritter and stealing many of their scenes with his noticeably bizarre gents. Before his "Three's Company" guest roles, he co-starred in the show's spin-off The Ropers (1979) with Norman Fell and Audra Lindley. He and Patty McCormack played the Ropers' chagrined neighbors. On the legitimate stage, he has been an earnest player over the years with performances in "Sly Fox" and "Glengarry Glen Ross" on Broadway in addition to roles in "Measure for Measure," "A Flea in Her Ear" and "The Seagull." On the side, Jeffrey has directed a number of stage productions and teaches acting in the Los Angeles area. Although not as well known for his film work, he made a strong dramatic impression in his film debut ...and justice for all. (1979), in which he played Al Pacino's half-crazed law partner. He went on to enhance a number of other movies including The Dream Chasers (1984), Mr. Mom (1983), Brenda Starr (1989), Radioland Murders (1994), Doctor Dolittle (1998), Pollock (2000). More recently he played the Mayor of Whoville in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). Emmy-nominated for his quirky work on The Larry Sanders Show (1992), Jeffrey's fondness and talent for the weird and wacky has recently found a nesting roost. Quite at home amid the insanity in the series Arrested Development (2003), he recently copped another Emmy nomination as the patriarch of the highly dysfunctional Bluth family.  See full bio on IMDb »

Jeffrey Tambor Wants to be in 'Arrested Development' Again Next Season

Jeffrey Tambor
Down for More 'Arrested Development' ... If They'll Have Him

Jeffrey Tambor's unapologetic when it comes to lobbying for more work on "Arrested Development" ... sexual misconduct allegations be damned. We got Jeffrey out Monday in NYC, and wanted to know… READ MORE >

Jeffrey Tambor Fired from 'Transparent' After Amazon's Sexual Harassment Investigation (UPDATE)

Jeffrey Tambor
Amazon Honchos Say ... You Can't Quit, We're Firing You!!!

5:45 PM PT -- Tambor's responded, saying he's disappointed in the handling of these "false accusations" against him by Amazon and more so Soloway, and claims in his 4 years of working with her on… READ MORE >

- 399 days ago
Jeffrey Tambor Quits 'Transparent' Show Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Jeffrey Tambor
Quits 'Transparent' Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

Jeffrey Tambor is quitting the show "Transparent" -- which he starred in as the lead role for years -- after sexual harassment allegations were made against him. Tambor released a statement to… READ MORE >

- 487 days ago
Jeffrey Tambor Accused of Sexual Harassment by Fellow 'Transparent' Actor Trace Lysette

Jeffrey Tambor
Accused of Sexual Harassment Again ... This Time by 'Transparent' Actor

Jeffrey Tambor is once again facing allegations of sexual harassment ... and once again by a person who happens to be transgender. Fellow "Transparent" actor Trace Lysette -- who plays Shea on the… READ MORE >

- 490 days ago
Amazon Investigates Jeffrey Tambor for Alleged Sexual Harassment

Jeffrey Tambor
Ex-Assistant Claims Sexual Harassment ... Amazon Investigating

Jeffrey Tambor is being investigated by Amazon over sexual harassment claims made by his ex-assistant, who happens to be transgender -- but Jeffrey's calling BS. The former assistant, Van Barnes,… READ MORE >

- 498 days ago
'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway -- Trans Need To Tell Their Own Stories (VIDEO)

'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway
Trans Need To Tell Their Own Stories

Jill Soloway has lots of rules to live by ... one of which she shares with Jeffrey Tambor. The "Transparent" creator doubled down when we caught up with her at the Amazon Emmys… READ MORE >

- 913 days ago
Jeffrey Tambor -- Caitlyn Jenner Reveal is "Miraculous' (VIDEO)

Jeffrey Tambor
Caitlyn Reveal is 'Miraculous'

Jeffrey Tambor, whose fictitious life parallels that of Bruce Jenner, is thrilled with the unveiling of Caitlyn. Tambor, who plays a man in his 60s who becomes a woman in the show "Transparent,"… READ MORE >

- 1388 days ago
Once, Twice, Three Times the Bluths

Once, Twice, Three
Times the Bluths

"Arrested Development," the critically acclaimed but ratings challenged and recently canceled FOX show, is getting new life in syndication -- via three different outlets. MSN, HDNet and G4 have… READ MORE >

- 4621 days ago
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