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Net Worth:
$8 Million
$100 Thousand Per Episode
Jul 8, 1944 (79 years old)
San Francisco
6 ft (1.85 m)
Actor, Voice Actor, Announcer, Teacher, Acting Coach
United States of America
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Jeffrey Tambor is an American actor and author who has a net worth of $8 million. Jeffrey Tambor is probably best known to television audiences for playing not just one, but two, of the funniest and most admired sitcom characters of all time: Hank Kingsley on HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show" (1992–1998) and George Bluth Sr. on the Fox/Netflix sitcom "Arrested Development" (2003–2006; 2013; 2018–2019) Tambor also played George's twin brother, Oscar, on "Arrested Development," and he won several awards, including two Primetime Emmys and a Golden Globe, for his performance as Maura Pfefferman on Amazon Prime Video's "Transparent" (2014–2017). Jeffrey has more than 200 acting credits to his name, including the films "Mr. Mom" (1983), "City Slickers" (1991), "There's Something About Mary" (1998), "Girl, Interrupted" (1999), "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000), "Malibu's Most Wanted" (2003), "Hellboy" (2004), "The Hangover" (2009), and "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (2011) and the television series "The Ropers" (1979–1980), "Hill Street Blues" (1981–1987), "Mr. Sunshine" (1986), "Max Headroom" (1987), "American Dreamer" (1990), and "The Good Wife" (2013–2014).

Tambor has lent his voice to numerous animated projects, such as "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" (2004), "Monsters vs. Aliens" (2009), "Tangled" (2010), "Trolls" (2016), "WordGirl" (2007–2015), "Archer" (2010–2017), "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" (2015–2018), and "Tangled: The Series" (2017). He has also performed on Broadway, appearing in productions of "Sly Fox" (1976–1978), "Glengarry Glen Ross" (2005), and "La Cage Aux Folles" (2011). In 2017, Jeffrey published the book "Are You Anybody?: A Memoir."

Early Life

Jeffrey Tambor was born Jeffrey Michael Tambor on July 8, 1944, in San Francisco, California. He is the son of homemaker Eileen Salzberg and flooring contractor Bernard Tambor. Jeffrey was raised in a Conservative Jewish household, and he attended Abraham Lincoln High School. After graduation, Tambor studied acting at San Francisco State University and earned a master's degree from Detroit's Wayne State University.


In the '70s, Jeffrey appeared in the films "The Summertime Killer" (1972) and "…And Justice for All" (1979), guest-starred on "Kojak" (1977), "Starsky & Hutch" (1978), and "Taxi" (1979), and played Jeffrey P. Brookes III on the "Three's Company" spin-off "The Ropers" (1979–1980). He then appeared in films such as "The Dream Chasers" (1982), "The Man Who Wasn't There" (1983), "Mr. Mom" (1983), "No Small Affair" (1984), and "Lisa" (1989), and from 1981 to 1987, he had a recurring role as Judge Alan Wachtel on the NBC police procedural "Hill Street Blues." Tambor guest-starred on "The Love Boat" (1981; 1983), "Barney Miller" (1981), "Three's Company" (1981–1982), "9 to 5" (1982), "M*A*S*H" (1982), "The Twilight Zone" (1985–1986), "Murder, She Wrote" (1988), "L.A. Law" (1988), "The Golden Girls" (1989), and "Doogie Howser, M.D." (1989), and he played Paul Stark on "Mr. Sunshine" (1986), Murray on "Max Headroom" (1987), and Lionel Goodman on "Studio 5-B" (1989). From 1992 to 1998, he starred as Hank Kingsley on HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show" alongside Garry Shandling. "The Larry Sanders Show" aired 90 episodes over six seasons and earned Jeffrey four Primetime Emmy nominations.

In the '90s, Tambor also appeared in the films "Life Stinks" (1991), "City Slickers" (1991), "Radioland Murders" (1994), "Heavyweights" (1995), "Dr. Dolittle" (1998), "There's Something About Mary" (1998), "Meet Joe Black" (1998), "Muppets from Space" (1999), "Teaching Mrs. Tingle" (1999), and "Girl, Interrupted" (1999) and guest-starred on "Empty Nest" (1991) and "Tracey Takes On…" (1999). He played Jake Gorelick on the 1999 NBC sitcom "Everything's Relative," and in 2003, he teamed back up with the show's creator, Mitch Hurwitz, to star as George Bluth Sr. and Oscar Bluth on the critically-acclaimed Fox sitcom "Arrested Development." The Emmy-winning series was cancelled by Fox after three seasons and revived by Netflix in 2013, and Jeffrey earned two Emmy nominations for his performance. He appeared in the films "Pollock" (2000), "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000), "Malibu's Most Wanted" (2003), "My Boss's Daughter" (2003), "Hellboy" (2004), "Superhero Movie" (2008), "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (2008), and "The Invention of Lying" (2009), and he played Sid Garner in the hit comedies "The Hangover" (2009), "The Hangover Part II" (2011), and "The Hangover Part III" (2013).

Tambor had recurring roles on "The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks" (2011), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2013–2014), "Psych" (2013), and "The Good Wife" (2013–2014), and he played Walt Riggins on the 2012 NBC sitcom "Bent." From 2014 to 2017, he starred as transgender woman Maura Pfefferman on the Amazon Prime Video series "Transparent," earning more than a dozen awards for his performance. He appeared in the films "Operation: Endgame" (2010), "Win Win" (2011), "Paul" (2011), "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (2011), "The D Train" (2015), "The Accountant" (2016), "55 Steps" (2017), and "Magic Camp" (2020), and he voiced Big Nose Thug in "Tangled" (2010), "Tangled: Before Ever After" (2017), and "Tangled: The Series" (2017) and King Peppy in "Trolls" (2016). Jeffrey guest-starred in two 2014 episodes of the CBS sitcom "The Millers" (which starred his "Arrested Development" son Will Arnett) and a 2017 episode of Seth MacFarlane's sci-fi Fox series "The Orville," and from 2015 to 2018, he voiced Glossaryck on Disney XD's "Star vs. the Forces of Evil."

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Personal Life

Jeffrey married Katie Mitchell on March 9, 1991, and they divorced in 2000. He has been married to his wife, Kasia, since October 6, 2001, and they have welcomed four children together, son Gabriel (born December 10, 2004), daughter Eve (born December 10, 2006), and twin sons Eli and Hugo (born October 4, 2009). Tambor also has a daughter from a previous relationship. Jeffrey was formerly involved with Scientology, and in 2008, he stated, "I took some Scientology classes at one time, studied Scientology for a while, but no more. I have nothing against it, but I am no longer a Scientologist."


In November 2017, Tambor was accused of sexual misconduct by Van Barnes, his former assistant, and Jeffrey responded:

"I am aware that a former disgruntled assistant of mine has made a private post implying that I had acted in an improper manner toward her. I adamantly and vehemently reject and deny any and all implication and allegation that I have ever engaged in any improper behavior toward this person or any other person I have ever worked with. I am appalled and distressed by this baseless allegation."

Later that month, his "Transparent" co-star Trace Lysette accused Tambor of sexual harassment, followed by an accusation from makeup artist Tamara Delbridge, who worked on the 2001 film "Never Again."

Jeffrey subsequently left "Transparent," stating:

"I've already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue. Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don't see how I can return to 'Transparent.'"

In May 2018, the "Arrested Development" cast was being interviewed by the "New York Times" when Jeffrey's onscreen wife, Jessica Walter, spoke about an incident on the set in which he verbally abused her. She stated, "In like almost 60 years of working, I've never had anybody yell at me like that on a set. And it's hard to deal with, but I'm over it now." She added that Tambor had apologized and that she "would work with him again in a heartbeat."

Awards and Nominations

Tambor has earned nine Primetime Emmy nominations, winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for "Transparent" in 2015 and 2016. He was nominated for "Transparent" in 2017 as well, and his other nominations were for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for "The Larry Sanders Show" in 1993, 1996, 1997, and 1998 and for "Arrested Development" in 2004 and 2005. Jeffrey received three Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for "Transparent," taking home the prize in 2015. "Transparent" also earned him awards from the Critics Choice Television Awards, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, Gold Derby Awards, International Online Cinema Awards, Online Film & Television Association Awards, Satellite Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 1999, Tambor received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for "The Lionhearts," and in 2017, he shared a Behind the Voice Actors Award BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series with his "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" castmates.

For "Arrested Development," Jeffrey earned a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Comedy or Musical and an Online Film & Television Association Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2004. The "Arrested Development" cast won a Gold Derby Award for Ensemble of the Year in 2006 and received Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2005, 2006, and 2014. Tambor earned five CableACE Award nominations for Actor in a Comedy Series for "The Larry Sanders Show," and in 1998, he received an Online Film & Television Association Award nomination for Best Actor in a Cable Series for the show. Jeffrey has also earned an AARP Movies for Grownups Award nomination for Best Grownup Love Story (shared with Jill Clayburgh) for "Never Again" (2003), a Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination for Favorite Supporting Actor – Comedy for "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2001), a Milano International Film Festival Award nomination for Best ActorΒ for "Meeting Spencer" (2012), and a Women's Image Network Award nomination for Actor in Made-for-TV Movie/Miniseries for "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" (2005). He received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 White Sands International Film Festival, an Achievement in Television Award at the 2017 Israel Film Festival, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.

Real Estate

In 2001 Jeffrey paid $1.5 million for a home in LA's Pacific Palisades neighborhood. He sold this home in April 2004 for $1.95 million. He owned one other home in the Palisades, which he sold in 2005 for $2.276 million. Next Jeffrey paid $2.79 million for a home in LA's Pacific Palisades neighborhood. He sold this home in March 2007 for $2.65 million. Prior to his Palisades homes, Tambor lived in Sherman Oaks, California in a home he sold for $695,000 in 2001.

In 2008, Tambor paid $1.675 million for a 3,591 square foot home in Topanga, California. He sold the four-bedroom, five-bathroom home for $1.525 million in 2010.

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