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Top 10 Facts - Jeffrey Tambor
12.23.2015
Fact #1

Jeffrey Michael Tambor (born July 8, 1944) is an American actor and voice actor. Tambor was born in San Francisco, California.

Fact #2

He is best known for his roles as Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, as well as George Bluth Sr. and Oscar Bluth on Arrested Development.

Fact #3

For his role in Transparent he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy in 2015.

Fact #4

Tambor first moved to repertory theater in Milwaukee, later making his Broadway debut in the comedy Sly Fox, appearing with George C. Scott and directed by Arthur Penn.

Fact #5

He has had a significant career in episodic TV, where he made numerous guest appearances on different shows, including Taxi, Kojak, M*A*S*H, The Golden Girls, and Three's Company.

Fact #6

In 1979 Tambor got his first role as a main character in television in the short-lived show The Ropers. Throughout the 1980s Tambor had a recurring role on Hill Street Blues playing a defense attorney who eventually becomes ajudge.

Fact #7

In 2004, Tambor received his fifth Emmy nomination for his work on the show Arrested Development.

Fact #8

Tambor was nominated for a sixth time in 2005 but lost to Brad Garrett for the final season of Everybody Loves Raymond.

Fact #9

He was also the voice of King Neptune in 2004's The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

Fact #10

Tambor won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for his portrayal and thanked the transgender community in the midst of his speech.

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