Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor made a guest appearance as Major Reddish in the Season 11 episode of M*A*S*H titled Foreign Affairs'
Personal Information
Birthname Jeffrey Michael Tambor
Born: (1944-07-06) July 6, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace San Francisco, California, U.S.
Years active: 1976-present
Spouse(s): Kathryn Mitchell (1991-1999)
Kasia Ostlun (2001-present)
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H
Episodes appeared in: "Foreign Affairs" in Season 11
Character played: Major Reddish

Jeffrey Michael Tambor (born July 8, 1944) appeared as Major Reddish in the Season 11 episode of the CBS TV series M*A*S*H titled "Foreign Affairs" in Season 11. Jeffrey is well known to TV viewers for his appearances on the ABC sitcoms Three's Company, in different roles. He also appeared as Jeffrey P. Brookes, the snobbish new neighbor of Stanley and Helen Roper in the 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 lifeEdit

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 workEdit

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 workEdit

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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