Actor Jeffrey Tambor to Speak at Gustavus April 26

Posted on April 23rd, 2013 by

Jeffrey Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor

Actor Jeffrey Tambor, best known for his roles on the television comedies The Larry Sanders Show and Arrested Development, will make a public speaking appearance at Gustavus Adolphus College on Friday, April 26. Tambor’s presentation is titled “What’s Keeping You from Performing Your Life?” and will take place at 8 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

Tickets for the event are free for Gustavus students and employees and $5 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the Information Desk in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center or online at The event is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

Known for playing bent, off-the-wall characters, Tambor has been captivating television and movie audiences for nearly four decades. Born and raised in San Francisco, Tambor studied acting and earned his bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University. He later earned a master’s degree from Wayne State University, before becoming a full-time actor.

He made appearances on a number of popular television comedies and dramas in the late 70s and early 80s, including Taxi, Starsky and Hutch, The Love Boat, Barney Miller, Three’s Company, Hill Street Blues, and M*A*S*H. His film credits include Mr. Mom, City Slickers, There’s Something About Mary, Meet Joe Black, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Hangover. Tambor has earned a handful of Emmy nominations for playing the role of Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, and the role of George Bluth Sr. on Arrested Development.

Tambor’s public speaking presentation uses his personal experience of 40 years in the acting business and more than 170 roles to encourage audiences to connect with their innermost selves to promote creativity, authenticity, self-awareness, and reconnecting with one’s hopes, desires, and dreams.

For questions or more information about this event, contact the Gustavus Student Activities Office at 507-933-7598.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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