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Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor guest appeared in different roles in four episodes of Three's Company, the last as snobbish Jeffrey P. Brookes III, the Roper's new neighbor in the spinoff series The Ropers.
Personal Information
Birth name: Jeffrey Michael Tambor
Born: (1944-07-08) 8 July 1944 (age 77)
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Career/Family Information
Years active: 1976 to present
Spouse(s): Kathryn Mitchell (1991-1999)
Kasia Ostlun (2001-present)
Children: Molly, Eli, Hugo, Gabriel and Eve
Character information
Appeared on: Three's Company / The Ropers
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Jeffrey Michael Tambor (born 8 July 1944) appeared in four episodes of Three's Company, in different roles. The fourth was as Jeffrey P. Brookes III, the snobbish new neighbor of Stanley and Helen Roper in the pilot to their spinoff series The Ropers. A gifted actor and voice actor, Jeffery is perhaps best known for his roles as Hank Kingsley on the HBO satirical sitcom The Larry Sanders Show from 1992 to 199 and as George Bluth and Oscar Bluth on the Fox sitcom Arrested Development from 2003 to 2006.

Early Life

Tambor was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Eileen (née Salzberg), a housewife, and Michael Bernard "Mike" Tambor, a flooring contractor. He grew up in a Conservative Jewish family with roots in Hungary and Kiev, Ukraine. Tambor is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where he studied acting and then went on to receive a master's degree from Wayne State University.


Early Work

Jeffrey first moved to repertory theater in Milwaukee, later making his Broadway debut in the comedy Sly Fox (1976), appearing with George C. Scott and directed by Arthur Penn. He appeared in Measure for Measure in the same year. In 1979 he starred in Norman Jewison's ...And Justice for All, as a lawyer friend of the protagonist, Arthur Kirkland (Al Pacino).

In an early TV job, an ad for Avis rent-a-car, he was seen running (huffing and puffing) through an airport, mocking O.J. Simpson's "Go, O.J., go!" ads for Hertz. 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, as well as Three's Company. 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 judge. In 1987 and 1988, He appeared as a regular on the prime time ABC series Max Headroom as Murray, Edison's editor.

Recent Work

Jeffrey voiced Santa Claus in the 2007 Disney direct-to-DVD film Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas Movie and the Big-Nosed Thug in the 2010 Disney animated film Tangled. He also voiced King Salmoneus in the episode "Hercules and the King of Thessaly" of the Disney animated series Hercules: The Animated Series. Tambor played the Wizard in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. He also had a guest voice spot on Dinosaurs as Hank Hibler.

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