Jeffrey Michael Tambor made his debut in the 1972 crime film ‘The Summertime Killer’ directed by Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi. In 1979, he starred as ‘Jay Porter’ in the American neo-noir legal drama film ‘...And Justice for All.’ The film saw critical acclaim upon release and was a major commercial success, grossing over $33.3 million against a budget of $4 million. That same year, he also joined the cast of the American sitcom television series ‘The Ropers’ where he played the role of “Jeffrey P. Brookes III.” The show aired 28 episodes before going off-air in 1980. He continued to appear in television series and shows such as ‘The Love Boat’ (1981-1983), ‘Barney Miller’ (1981), ‘Hill Street Blues’ (1981-1987), ‘9 to 5’ (1982), ‘Gloria’ (1983), ‘Oh Madeline’ (1983), ‘Robert Kennedy and His Times’ (1985), ‘Mr. Sunshine’ (1986), ‘Max Headroom’ (1987), ‘L.A. Law’ (1988), ‘Studio 5-B’ (1989), ‘American Dreamer’ (1990), and ‘Empty Nest’ (1991). In 1992, he became a part of the American television sitcom ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ created by Garry Shandling and Dennis Klein. He portrayed Hank Kingsley on the show which earned him a ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ nomination. ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ ran for 6 seasons and aired its final episode in 1998.
In 1994, he starred as ‘Walt Whalen Jr.’ in the American comedy-thriller film ‘Radioland Murders’ directed by Mel Smith. The film was panned by critics and was a box office bomb. The following year, he appeared in the American family comedy film ‘Heavyweights.’ The film failed to impress the critics and was a commercial failure. In 1998, he was seen in the American fantasy comedy film ‘Dr. Dolittle’ directed by Betty Thomas. The film opened to a mixed reception but was a commercial success. He portrayed ‘Dr. Melvin Potts’ in the 1999 American psychological drama film ‘Girl, Interrupted’ directed by James Mangold. The film received a mixed response from critics. He next appeared in films like ‘Pollock’ (2000), ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ (2000), ‘Never Again’ (2001), ‘Scorched’ (2003), and ‘Malibu's Most Wanted’ (2003). In 2003, he starred as ‘George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth’ in the American television sitcom ‘Arrested Development.’ He received the ‘Satellite Award’ for his performance and remained a part of the show until it went off-air in 2019. He also appeared in television series such as ‘Game Over’ (2004), ‘Twenty Good Years’ (2006), ‘WordGirl’ (2007-2015), ‘Welcome to The Captain’ (2008), ‘Medium’ (2009), ‘Archer’ (2010-2017), ‘Running Wilde’ (2011), ‘The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks’ (2011), ‘Bent’ (2012), ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ (2013-2014), and ‘The Good Wife’ (2013-2014).
In 2014, Tambor joined the main cast of the American comedy-drama streaming television series, ‘Transparent.’ He played the role of ‘Maura Pfefferman’ which earned him several awards including the ‘Primetime Emmy Award,’ ‘Golden Globe Award,’ and ‘Screen Actors Guild Award.’ The show spawned 5 seasons and aired its final episode in 2019. He next starred in films like ‘The D Train’ (2015), ‘Trolls’ (2016), ‘The Accountant’ (2016), ‘55 Steps’ (2017), and ‘The Death of Stalin’ (2017). He was last seen in the 2020 American fantasy comedy family film ‘Magic Camp’ directed by Mark Waters. The film received a mixed response from critics.
Two days before his marriage, Doug Billings travels to Las Vegas with his best friends Phil and Stu, and his fiancée's eccentric brother Alan, to have a wild bachelor party. Waking up with severe hangover the next morning, his friends find Doug missing, while their suite is occupied by a chicken, a tiger, and an unknown baby.
This psychological drama, based on author Susanna Kaysen's memoir, is an account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown when she was 18 years old. Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, she struggles to cope with her stay at the institution with fellow patients, especially the controlling sociopath Lisa.
An intensely dark and thrilling film that follows the life of Christian Wolff, a certified public accountant who works with criminal and terrorist organizations, The Accountant is also known for its action sequences featuring Pencak silat, an Indonesian martial art.
Thirteen years earlier, Ted’s prom date with Mary was a complete fiasco. Nonetheless, he still loves her and hires a private investigator, Pat Healy to find her. Healy, not just finds her, but also falls for her. He misleads Ted and begins to date Mary himself. However, Ted soon finds out the truth and sets out to win Mary’s heart.
Win Win is a 2011 sports drama film revolving around a struggling lawyer, who decides to take advantage of his elderly client, who is a wrestling coach. However, the former’s life changes, when his client’s grandson arrives.
The Death of Stalin is a political satire black comedy film, which tells the story of the power struggle of the cronies of Joseph Stalin, after he passes away in 1953.
Media mogul, William Parrish is leading a good life and is all set to celebrate his 65th Birthday when death comes knocking on his door in the guise of a young man – Joe Black. Black allows William to continue living as long as the latter gives him a tour of life on earth. William agrees, but problems arise when Black begins showing interest in his daughter Susan.
Three O’Clock High is a teen comedy film which tells the story of Jerry Mitchell, a nerdy and meek high school student, who infuriates a bully named Buddy. Buddy therefore challenges Jerry for a fight at the parking lot. Jerry makes several attempts to avoid the fight, but eventually he ends up confronting buddy.
Hellboy, his pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz Sherman, aquatic empath Abe Sapien, and Johann Kraus go up against the exiled elven Prince Nuada Silverlance. They eventually find a way to destroy him and stop his Golden Army but end up losing Princess Nuala, who sacrifices herself to save humanity.
British comic book enthusiasts Graeme Willy and Clive Gollings take a trip through America's UFO heartland and meet Paul, an alien attempting to flee Earth after 60 years of imprisonment. While helping Paul reach his spaceship at Area 51 avoiding FBI Special Agent Zoil, the nerd duo inadvertently abducts a religious woman whose father is also hunting them.
Desert Hearts is a romantic drama film which tells the story of an English professor named Vivian Bell, who works at Columbia University in New York City. She is waiting for her divorce papers to get finalized, but her life takes an unexpected turn when she is acquainted with a carefree and confident woman.
Hellboy, a half-demon conjured as a baby by Grigori Rasputin on behalf of the Nazis and rescued by the Allies, works as a paranormal investigator with telepathic amphibian humanoid Abe Sapien and the beautiful pyrokinetic Liz Sherman. After the Mad Monk Rasputin returns 60 years later, Hellboy and his team become the unlikely savior of mankind.
This biographical drama film tells the story of the American painter Jackson Pollock. The film portrays how from a small-time artist, Pollock was able to rise to fame and become an important figure in the abstract expressionist movement.
Jack, an automobile engineer, is fired from his job. His wife Caroline is able to find a job before him. Therefore they decide to switch roles, which places Jack in the position of a homemaker and caretaker to their kids, a job which he has no clue how to do.
Going through a midlife crisis, three city friends decide to take a supervised cattle drive from New Mexico to Colorado. They meet trail-boss, brusque cowboy Curly, who teaches them how to operate like cowboy and also, a thing or two about life. As they face risky ups and downs through the drive, they overcome their crisis to return home as happy men.
Under the Tuscan Sun is a romantic comedy film, which tells the story of Frances Mayes, a 35-year old writer from San Francisco, who suffers from terminal writer’s block and depression, after going through a divorce. Hoping to give her life a new start, she decides to move to Tuscany, and buys a house there impulsively.
Scotty is dumped by his girlfriend. When his German pen pal Mieke sympathizes with him and suggests a meeting, he asks to be left alone. By the time he realises that Mieke is actually a girl, it is too late. Scotty now decides to go to Europe and apologise to her in person. Accompanying him is his best friend, Cooper Harris and twins Jenny and Jamie.
Heavyweights is a comedy drama film which revolves around the lives of a few fat kids who are lured into joining a camp with the promise of quick weight loss. However, they soon find out that the former owners have declared bankruptcy and the new owner is a fitness fanatic. He turns the lives of the kids into a nightmare.
The second installment of The Hangover trilogy, the film tells the story of four friends, Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug, who visit Thailand, for Stu’s wedding. Stu plans for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, but nothing goes as planned, which leads to a hangover, with no memory of their previous night.
Tripp Kennedy enters a bank at closing time when two separate teams of thieves simultaneously try to rob the bank. When a shootout erupts, Tripp, who is smitten with teller Kaitlin, protectively tackles her. Taken hostage along with others, Tripp notices many discrepancies, starts getting suspicious, and several dangerous twists and turns confirm that things are not what they appear to be.
Mark Bellison is a screenwriter of historical readings in an alternate universe where the concept of lying does not exist and people tell whatever is on their minds. After being fired from his job and warned of being evicted, he blurts out a lie in the bank and realizes how it can change his life forever.
Muppets from Space is a science fiction comedy adventure film which tells the story of Kermit, who prepares to go a mission to reunite Gonzo with his alien family, after the latter is kidnapped.
The live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss' beloved children’s tale follows the Grinch who decides to ruin Christmas for the citizens of Whoville because of humiliation suffered at the hands of its Mayor. However, Martha May Whovier and Cindy Lou Who help him discover the true meaning of Christmas and redeem him.
Divorced real-estate entrepreneur, Thomas Popper Jr., ends up inheriting the penguin, Captain, after the death of his father. An accidental miscommunication later, he ends up receiving five more penguins. Although the penguins’ antics annoy him, they help him come closer to his two children and salvage his relationship with his ex-wife.
Three employees working for a bank in a small deserted town make plans to steal from the bank on the same weekend, but none of them are aware about each other’s plans. Meanwhile, in another part of the same town, an employee of a clothing store is planning revenge against a wealthy man.
The final movie of The Hangover trilogy finds the Wolfpack, two years after they escaped disaster in Bangkok. Phil Wenneck and Stu Price soon find themselves in a dangerous and hilarious adventure after they decide to help Alan Garner deal with a personal crisis. Chow returns to cause mayhem as they are hunted by mob boss Marshall.
Goddard Bolt is an affluent and arrogant businessman who makes a bet with his rival that he can survive without money on the rough streets of Los Angeles for thirty days. However, the challenge seems to be much more harder than he had imagined. Soon, things take a turn when he meets a former Broadway dancer who is going through hard times.
Dr. Doolittle, a noted surgeon, hits his head on the windshield while swerving his car to avoid running over a dog. It triggers in him a long dormant gift, enabling him to understand what animals and birds are saying and communicate with them. Although initially skeptical, he finally learns to appreciate his gifts and starts treating both animals and humans.
Teaching Mrs. Tingle is a comedy thriller film which tells the story of a student named Leanne, who wants to give the farewell speech on her graduation ceremony. However, her history teacher seems to stand in the way, and therefore, Leanne considers murdering her.
Brad ‘B-rad,’ the son of wealthy politician and candidate for governor Bill Gluckman, aspires to be a rapper and behaves like he is from ‘hood.’ Worried that this will ruin his election chances, Bill arranges for two African-American actors to kidnap Brad and shock him out of his fantasies. But when Brad and the ‘thugs’ encounter real-life gangsters, Bill must rush to rescue.
Boyd Mitcher has no other option but to spend the Christmas with his estranged misfit family. However, things get worse for him, when he realizes he forgot his son’s gifts at home. Along with his father, he is forced to hit the road, hoping to make an 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
A high school reunion is being hosted by Dan Landsman. He wants all his mates to turn up and for that he plans to call Oliver Lawless, the most famous guy in his batch.
A spy finds his boss murdered in their underground facility. In addition, the place has been rigged with explosives by the killer. Now, it is up to him to find the man responsible for the crime.
Tom Stansfield, smitten with his demanding boss Taylor’s daughter Lisa, mistakenly agrees to house-sit, hoping to get closer to Lisa. But Lisa goes partying, while Tom has to deal with Taylor’s ex-secretary, then his son who hides drugs in bathroom, which is consumed by Taylor’s pet owl, adding to the chaos. Instead of getting the girl, Tom is in danger of losing his job.
A marketing executive continues to be ruled by greed until he is declared complicit in the death of a girl who goes under the knife to be skinny. The incident leads him to turn customers against major brands in post-Communist Russia.
A spoof of superhero movies like Spiderman, Batman Begins, The X-Men, etc. the movie follows Rick Riker who gains superpowers after being bitten by a radioactive dragonfly. As the superhero Dragonfly, he starts a relationship with Jill and fights off his nemesis, the supervillain Hourglass.
The Man who Wasn’t There is a science fiction action adventure romantic comedy film which tells the story of a government employee who finds a device that allows him to turn invisible. He is soon pursued by foreign agents who want the device for themselves.
Bruce Wayne is a millionaire businessman who lives in Gotham City, but people are unaware that at night, he assumes the role of a crime-fighting vigilante superhero: the caped crusader Batman. With the assistance of Robin and Barbara Gordon, daughter of Commissioner Gordon, he works to protect Gotham City from various criminals and lunatics such as The Joker and Killer Croc.
Loosely based on the German fairy tale Rapunzel, the film tells the story of a lost young princess with long blonde hair that has magical properties. Going against her mother’s warnings, she leaves her secluded tower with the help of an intruder.
Disappointed that he was bypassed for a promotion, SpongeBob SquarePants comes to Krusty Krabs 2 to rebuke his boss, Mr. Krabs. But when he sees Mr. Kribbs being falsely accused of stealing ocean deity King Neptune’s crown, he promises to retrieve the same and sets off for Shell City with his friend Patrick Star, overcoming numerous obstacles on the way before he can fulfill their promise.
Far away in space, an unknown planet explodes sending a meteorite towards earth which strikes a bride just before her wedding ceremony. Her appearance changes, the authorities take charge of her and soon she finds herself in a secret facility with monsters of all shapes and sizes.
Small, colorful, and eternally happy creatures, the Trolls have only one thing to worry about, avoid being eaten by the mean, monstrous creatures, Bergens. The Bergens can only be happy by consuming Trolls. When some Trolls are captured by the Bergens, it is up to Princess Poppy and the pessimistic Troll Branch to recuse their friends.
Jeffrey Tambor Awards
|Transparent||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||2015|
|Transparent||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||2016|
|Transparent||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||2015|