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As my manager says, 'These are wonderful problems.'

As my manager says, 'These are wonderful problems.'

I remember going to Bob Preston's dressing room because I was losing a laugh - as you do in a long run. He said, 'Give me the script. That's where you're going off the road.' That's comedy. It's never the line itself; it's in the foundation. ---->>>

My part had three lines. I said, 'You look wonderful, sir,' three times. All my friends said, 'Do not take that role - and do not understudy. You'll regret it the rest of your life.' I did both of those things, and I've never regretted it once. ---->>>

I loved the gentlemanly way they treated each other. It was unlike anything I was used to. I started helping them strike the set and, at 11, began taking acting classes privately. ---->>>

My education was doing good plays and also stinkers. When you do a stinker, you learn how to act. I like having to audition. It's nice to do rehearsals. But it's with an audience that you get to love it! ---->>>

This whole thing about winning and losing is muddy waters. But I can remember, as a young actor, just walking around this city and not being able to get arrested. ---->>>

And I'd watch George C. Scott from backstage. He was one of my mentors. ---->>>

I came to New York late; I was already past 30. ---->>>

I love this company. I don't know how it was selected. It's a bunch of machers. They mean business. ---->>>

The Emmy should be an ensemble award, too. I kept howling at everyone else's performances. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 07-08, 1944
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.
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Occupation: Actor
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Jeffrey Michael Tambor (born July 8, 1944) is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian widely known for his roles as Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, George Bluth Sr. and Oscar Bluth on Arrested Development, and Maura Pfefferman on Transparent, for which he has received one Golden Globe, one Screen Actors Guild and two Emmy Awards (wikipedia)