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Biography #2 (for Hellboy)Jeffrey Tambor has worked extensively in film, television and theater. The multi-talented actor was acclaimed for the role of Hank Kingsley in the HBO hit series The Larry Sanders Show, which earned him four Emmy and CableACE nominations and an American Comedy Award. He is currently starring in the heralded FOX-TV series Arrested Development.
Tambor starred in the ABC telefilms Eloise at the Plaza and Eloise at Christmastime opposite Christine Baranski and Julie Andrews. He also starred opposite Jill Clayburgh in Never Again, an offbeat romantic comedy directed by Eric Schaeffer as well as Pollack, Ed Harris? bio-pic of the tortured artist Jackson Pollack. He was seen as the Mayor of Whoville in Dr. Seuss? How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey. Tambor also co-starred opposite Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie in Girl Interrupted and co-starred opposite Courtney Cox and Vincent Gallo in Get Well Soon. Other co-starring roles include My Boss? Daughter, Malibu?s Most Wanted, Meet Joe Black, Dr. Dolittle and There?s Something About Mary.
Tambor started studying acting at age 12 in San Francisco, where he was born and raised. He continued to study his craft at San Francisco State, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree. He went on to complete his Masters degree in Theatre Arts at Wayne State University and became a member of the Hilberry Classic Theatre, a repertory company, performing the classics.
He made his film debut as Al Pacino's deranged law partner in Norman Jewison's 1979 film, And Justice For All. His film credits also include City Slickers, Mr. Mom, Pastime, Crossing the Bridge, Article 99, Mel Brooks' Life Stinks, Three O'Clock High, Saturday the 14th, Lisa, No Small Affair, Face Dancer, Under Pressure, A House in the Hills, George Lucas' Radioland Murders, Heavyweights, Big Bully and Learning Curves.
Tambor has starred in a number of cable movies including the TNT Original Movie The Man Who Captured Eichmann, opposite Robert Duvall and HBO Pictures' Weapons of Mass Distraction, Larry Gelbart's acerbic comedy. His many television credits include regular and recurring stints on such series as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, American Dreamer, Studio 5B and Max Headroom. He starred in his own series ?Mr. Sunshine and guest-starred in an episode of HBO's horror anthology series Tales From the Crypt, as well as the PBS special "Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun. Other television movies and mini-series include Burden of Proof, R.F.K., Sadat, Cocaine: Another Man's Poison, Take Your Best Shot, Alcatraz: The Untold Story, Billy Grier, Billy Grier, Honey, Let's Kill the Neighbors and Another Midnight Run: The Tender Trap."
Tambor has also appeared extensively on the stage, starring on Broadway in Sly Fox directed by Arthur Penn, in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of Measure For Measure and the Los Angeles productions of Sly Fox, The Hands of Its Enemy, A Flea in Her Ear and American Mosaic. In 1995, he starred onstage in Anton Chekhov's timeless classic The Seagull at The Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles. He directed Lanford Wilson's Burn This at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles. Over the course of his impressive theatrical career, he acted in and directed at such prestigious regional theatre companies as Seattle Repertory Theatre, Actors? Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, San Diego Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory Theatre and the Loeb Drama Center at Harvard University.
He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Kasia Ostlun, teaches acting classes and is co-owner of Skylight Books in the Los Feliz neighborhood.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Hellboy" (26-Jun-2004)
Biography #3Jeffrey Tambor is a multi talented actor whose credits span film, television and theater. Tambor is probably best known for his six-year run on The Larry Sanders Show for which he was nominated four times for an Emmy Award, four CableACE Awards and an American Comedy Award. On the multi-Emmy nominated series, Tambor played Hank Kingsley, the sidekick to Garry Shandling's Sanders. The role garnered him accolades and further public recognition for a career that has been going strong for over 20 years.
He made his film debut with a scene stealing performance as Al Pacino's deranged law partner in Norman Jewison's 1979 film . . And Justice for All. Currently Tambor is co-starring in Pollack, Ed Harris' opus to artist Jackson Pollack, which recently premiered at the Totonto and New York Film Festivals. He recently finished the offbeat romantic comedy Never A gain, opposite Jill Clayburgh.
In 1999, Tambor was seen in Muppets From Space, Teaching Mrs. Tingle with Helen Mirren, and the critically acclaimed Girl Interrupted with Winona Ryder. In 1998 he co- starred in Meet Joe Black, Dr Dolittle and Something About Mary. His film credits also include City Slickers, Mr. Mom, Crossing The Bridge, Article99, Life Stinks, Three O'Clock High, No Small Affair, Heavyweights, Big Bully.
Always busy, Tambor's work also includes starring roles in the TNT movie The Man Who Captured Eichmann and HBO Pictures' Weapons of Mass Destruction written by Larry Gelbart.
Tambor has appeared extensively on stage, starring on Broadway in Sly Fox, the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of Measure For Measure and the Los Angeles productions of Sly Fox, The Hands of The Enemy Flea in Her Ear and American Mosaic. In 1995 he starred in Chekhov's classic The Seagull directed by Milton Katselas at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles. Tambor also directed Lanford Wilson's Burn This at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles.