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October 3, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Jeffrey Tambor is best known for his delightfully offbeat characters, from the fawning sidekick to Garry Shandling's late-night talk show host on "The Larry Sanders Show" to the head of the dysfunctional Bluth family in the recently revived cult favorite "Arrested Development. " For his latest role, Tambor will get in touch with his feminine side. On a recent September afternoon in the Pasadena hills, Tambor sported long, shoulder-length blonde hair, palazzo pants and chunky jewelry over a white blouse -- the wardrobe favored by his character in "Transparent," in which the paterfamilias reveals to his grown children that he is exploring a new identity as "Maura.
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October 3, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Jeffrey Tambor is best known for his delightfully offbeat characters, from the fawning sidekick to Garry Shandling's late-night talk show host on "The Larry Sanders Show" to the head of the dysfunctional Bluth family in the recently revived cult favorite "Arrested Development. " For his latest role, Tambor will get in touch with his feminine side. On a recent September afternoon in the Pasadena hills, Tambor sported long, shoulder-length blonde hair, palazzo pants and chunky jewelry over a white blouse -- the wardrobe favored by his character in "Transparent," in which the paterfamilias reveals to his grown children that he is exploring a new identity as "Maura.
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July 10, 1994 | MICHELE WILLENS, Michele Willens is a frequent contributor to TV Times and Calendar
Jeffrey Tambor has developed great respect for Ed McMahon. Now that he's into his third season as Garry Shandling's sidekick on HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show," he's learned something of the art of, well, just sitting there. "Basically, your whole job is to support," says Tambor, whose previous series included "Max Headroom," "American Dreamer," "Mr. Sunshine" and "9 to 5." "It's a great responsibility to stay focused, to know when to talk, to know when to take it. And mostly, you have to listen."
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July 22, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Which "Arrested Development" actor is a silent partner in a Los Angeles bookstore? If you're following Jeffrey Tambor on Twitter, you know who it is. Tambor took to Twitter Sunday night to proclaim his joy at being part owner of Skylight Books in Los Feliz. Tambor is the Emmy-nominated actor who plays George Bluth Sr. (and his identical twin Oscar Bluth) on "Arrested Development. " He's also a well-known acting teacher, has appeared in big-screen films including "The Hangover" and "Hellboy" series, has been nominated six times for Emmy Awards and, as everyone now knows, is an owner of Skylight Books.
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July 7, 2002 | SUSAN KING
No, Jeffrey Tambor isn't suffering from the Peter Pan syndrome, but it's important to him to keep his inner child alive and well. In fact, what he admired most about Hank Kingsley, the bombastic sidekick and talk show announcer he played on the acclaimed HBO series "The Larry Sanders Show," was the character's childlike sensibility. "I understood this character," Tambor said during a recent interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2003 | Mark Olsen
An everyman's everyman, it turns out Jeffrey Tambor is also an actor's actor. A one-time PhD student who abandoned academia for the stage, he made his feature debut with a memorable turn in the 1979 film " ... And Justice for All." For years Tambor bounced back and forth between television and film work, a steadfast character actor, until the role of Hank Kingsley on "The Larry Sanders Show," with his inimitable "Hey now" catchphrase, finally brought a name to that face. Tambor has never been busier.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Which "Arrested Development" actor is a silent partner in a Los Angeles bookstore? If you're following Jeffrey Tambor on Twitter, you know who it is. Tambor took to Twitter Sunday night to proclaim his joy at being part owner of Skylight Books in Los Feliz. Tambor is the Emmy-nominated actor who plays George Bluth Sr. (and his identical twin Oscar Bluth) on "Arrested Development. " He's also a well-known acting teacher, has appeared in big-screen films including "The Hangover" and "Hellboy" series, has been nominated six times for Emmy Awards and, as everyone now knows, is an owner of Skylight Books.
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March 13, 2009 | Mark Sachs
From TV shows including "Arrested Development" and "The Larry Sanders Show" and movies such as "There's Something About Mary," you all know Jeffrey Tambor, the actor. Now meet Jeffrey Tambor, motivational speaker. "I'm doing a seminar on Saturday, March 21 at AFI [American Film Institute], and the title is, 'What's Keeping You?' " he said. "It's a workshop for professional and personal success, but it's really about learning what's keeping you from your dreams. I've taught this at the South by Southwest Film Festival for three years, and it's something that's really close to my heart.
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March 18, 2012
SUNDAY Gas prices are too darn high. Traffic, especially on the Westside, is more often than not a nightmare. So ditch the car, lace up your sneakers and join the throngs hoofing it from Dodger Stadium to the sea at the latest running of the L.A. Marathon. (KTLA, 7 a.m.) The series "Frozen Planet" is a bipolar look — that's North Pole and South Pole — at the polar bears, penguins and other cool critters that inhabit the frosty realms at the top and bottom of the planet.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2012
SERIES Betty White's Off Their Rockers: In this hidden-camera series a cast of sassy septuagenarians pulls shocking pranks on the younger generation (8 p.m. NBC). One Tree Hill: It began as the story of two teenage half brothers (Chad Michael Murray and James Lafferty) who lived very different lives. The two-hour series finale brings everyone together to remember the past and consider the future. Sophia Bush, and Bethany Joy Galeotti also star (8 p.m. KTLA). American Idol: The finalists perform songs from the 1980s in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox)
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May 25, 2013 | By Gina McIntyre, Los Angeles Times
You might think that Mitchell Hurwitz, the creative mastermind behind the oddball cult comedy "Arrested Development," would be overjoyed to hear about the crowds thronging the Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stands popping up across the country. But late last week, just days after completing the 15 new "Arrested Development" episodes that will debut on Netflix Sunday, Hurwitz was feeling a little overwhelmed. The long lines outside the sweet dispensaries offered a clever bit of inside-joke promotion - "There's always money in the banana stand" - and a visual representation of the sky-high expectations for the show's return.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2012
SERIES Betty White's Off Their Rockers: In this hidden-camera series a cast of sassy septuagenarians pulls shocking pranks on the younger generation (8 p.m. NBC). One Tree Hill: It began as the story of two teenage half brothers (Chad Michael Murray and James Lafferty) who lived very different lives. The two-hour series finale brings everyone together to remember the past and consider the future. Sophia Bush, and Bethany Joy Galeotti also star (8 p.m. KTLA). American Idol: The finalists perform songs from the 1980s in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2012
SUNDAY Gas prices are too darn high. Traffic, especially on the Westside, is more often than not a nightmare. So ditch the car, lace up your sneakers and join the throngs hoofing it from Dodger Stadium to the sea at the latest running of the L.A. Marathon. (KTLA, 7 a.m.) The series "Frozen Planet" is a bipolar look — that's North Pole and South Pole — at the polar bears, penguins and other cool critters that inhabit the frosty realms at the top and bottom of the planet.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2009 | Mark Sachs
From TV shows including "Arrested Development" and "The Larry Sanders Show" and movies such as "There's Something About Mary," you all know Jeffrey Tambor, the actor. Now meet Jeffrey Tambor, motivational speaker. "I'm doing a seminar on Saturday, March 21 at AFI [American Film Institute], and the title is, 'What's Keeping You?' " he said. "It's a workshop for professional and personal success, but it's really about learning what's keeping you from your dreams. I've taught this at the South by Southwest Film Festival for three years, and it's something that's really close to my heart.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2003 | Mark Olsen
An everyman's everyman, it turns out Jeffrey Tambor is also an actor's actor. A one-time PhD student who abandoned academia for the stage, he made his feature debut with a memorable turn in the 1979 film " ... And Justice for All." For years Tambor bounced back and forth between television and film work, a steadfast character actor, until the role of Hank Kingsley on "The Larry Sanders Show," with his inimitable "Hey now" catchphrase, finally brought a name to that face. Tambor has never been busier.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With "Never Again" New York independent filmmaker Eric Schaeffer successfully teams Jeffrey Tambor and Jill Clayburgh in a middle-aged romance between a pair of wary divorces, only to shoot them down with some of the most tasteless dialogue ever spoken in a mainstream movie. Since Schaeffer has among his credits the effective offbeat romantic comedies "Wirey Spindell" and "Fall," one has to wonder what he was thinking.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2013 | By Gina McIntyre, Los Angeles Times
You might think that Mitchell Hurwitz, the creative mastermind behind the oddball cult comedy "Arrested Development," would be overjoyed to hear about the crowds thronging the Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stands popping up across the country. But late last week, just days after completing the 15 new "Arrested Development" episodes that will debut on Netflix Sunday, Hurwitz was feeling a little overwhelmed. The long lines outside the sweet dispensaries offered a clever bit of inside-joke promotion - "There's always money in the banana stand" - and a visual representation of the sky-high expectations for the show's return.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With "Never Again" New York independent filmmaker Eric Schaeffer successfully teams Jeffrey Tambor and Jill Clayburgh in a middle-aged romance between a pair of wary divorces, only to shoot them down with some of the most tasteless dialogue ever spoken in a mainstream movie. Since Schaeffer has among his credits the effective offbeat romantic comedies "Wirey Spindell" and "Fall," one has to wonder what he was thinking.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2002 | SUSAN KING
No, Jeffrey Tambor isn't suffering from the Peter Pan syndrome, but it's important to him to keep his inner child alive and well. In fact, what he admired most about Hank Kingsley, the bombastic sidekick and talk show announcer he played on the acclaimed HBO series "The Larry Sanders Show," was the character's childlike sensibility. "I understood this character," Tambor said during a recent interview.
NEWS
July 10, 1994 | MICHELE WILLENS, Michele Willens is a frequent contributor to TV Times and Calendar
Jeffrey Tambor has developed great respect for Ed McMahon. Now that he's into his third season as Garry Shandling's sidekick on HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show," he's learned something of the art of, well, just sitting there. "Basically, your whole job is to support," says Tambor, whose previous series included "Max Headroom," "American Dreamer," "Mr. Sunshine" and "9 to 5." "It's a great responsibility to stay focused, to know when to talk, to know when to take it. And mostly, you have to listen."
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