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Jeffrey Tambor Biography

Birth Name:
Jeffrey Michael Tambor
Birth Place:
San Fernando, California, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Began taking acting lessons as a preteen
  • Dropped out of a Ph
  • D
  • program at Wayne State University in 1970 to appear alongside Richard Chamberlain in a Seattle Repertory Theater production of Richard II
  • Signature catchphrase as sidekick Hank Kingsley on the Larry Sanders Show was "Hey now!" Became a co-owner of Los Angeles' Skylight Bookstore in 1996
  • Was the announcer on Hollywood Squares for the game show's 2002-03 season
  • An acting teacher for many years, Tambor at one time taught his future Arrested Development co-star, Judy Greer
  • On December 10, 2004, his wife, Kasia Ostlun, gave birth to son Gabriel Kasper; four days later, his grown daughter, Molly Tambor, gave birth to grandson Mason Jay Moore
  • Has lent his voice to the animated series Archer and WordGirl, as well as big-screen hits The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (2004) and Monsters vs
  • Aliens (2009)

Awards

  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2017Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2017Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2016Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2016Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: winner
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: winner
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Eve Julia Tambor -- Daughter
  • Molly Tambor -- Daughter
  • Katherine Mitchell -- Ex-wife
  • Kathryn Mitchell -- Ex-wife
  • Eli Nicholas Tambor -- Son
  • Gabriel Kasper Tambor -- Son
  • Hugo Bernard Tambor -- Son