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Tim Meadows
Tim Meadows at PaleyFest Fall TV Previews 2014.jpg
Meadows at the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews 2014 for Marry Me.
Born Timothy Meadows
(1961-02-05) February 5, 1961 (age 53)
Highland Park, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Stand-up comedian, actor
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Michelle Taylor (July 1997 – 2005; 2 children)

Timothy "Tim" Meadows (born February 5, 1961) is an American actor and comedian best known as one of the longest running cast members on Saturday Night Live, where he served for ten seasons from 1991–2000. He currently co-stars in the NBC sitcom Marry Me.

Early life[edit]

Tim Meadows was born in Highland Park, Michigan, the son of Mardell, a nurse's assistant, and Lathon Meadows, a janitor.[1] He studied television and radio broadcasting at Wayne State University.[2]


Meadows began performing improvisational comedy at the Soup Kitchen Saloon.[2] Meadows' start in show business was in Chicago as a member of The Second City comedy troupe alongside future star Chris Farley. In 1991, Meadows landed a spot on Saturday Night Live and would go on to become a longtime cast member, appearing on the program until 2000. (Meadows was on the show for ten seasons; this was the record for the longest tenure on the show until it was surpassed by Darrell Hammond in 2005.) Meadows' lengthy tenure on the show was used as a gag in three monologues when former cast members Phil Hartman and Mike Myers returned to the show to host, and when Alec Baldwin hosted for his twelfth time.

Meadows often spoofed famous personalities including O. J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey and Erykah Badu on SNL, and one time remarked that he had no character that was identified to him, such as Wayne and Garth being identified to Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.[citation needed] Eventually he did get an original character with Leon Phelps, "The Ladies' Man", a perpetually horny talk show host who believed himself to be the living definition of what women search for in a man. The sketch/character was adapted into a 2000 film, The Ladies Man, which followed the character's attempts to find love and a suitable outlet for his beloved radio program. Despite a surprise guest appearance by Meadows on Saturday Night Live immediately following his departure to promote the movie, it was not well received by critics or fans and subsequently flopped at the box office. It has, however, become a cult classic on DVD and cable. In 2001 he co-starred in Three Days (2001); in 2003 he appeared as Miles McDermott in The Even Stevens Movie.

Meadows soon moved on to other projects, including a regular role on the short-lived NBC sitcom The Michael Richards Show and a supporting role in the 2004 film The Cookout. He also guest starred as a client on the hit NBC comedy The Office in the second-season episode "The Client". He played a high school principal in Mean Girls, a film written by (and co-starring) fellow SNL cast member Tina Fey. He also had a part in Handsome Boy Modeling School's album White People. In 2007, he appeared in a large supporting role in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.

Meadows in 2008

Meadows has appeared in other feature films, including Coneheads, It's Pat, and Wayne's World 2, all of which were based on popular SNL characters and had varying degrees of success. Most recently he was in the 2006 film The Benchwarmers alongside his former SNL co-stars Rob Schneider and David Spade. He was also featured in CBS's Gameshow Marathon (summer 2006), has appeared on The Colbert Report in the recurring role of P.K. Winsome (who made an appearance at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear), and starred in The Bill Engvall Show. He is also a frequent guest on the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as a comic field reporter. On May 31, 2008, Meadows threw out a ceremonial first pitch and conducted the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs game against the Colorado Rockies.

Meadows currently co-stars with Casey Wilson and Ken Marino in the NBC sitcom Marry Me. He and Dan Bucatinsky play "The Kevins", the gay dads of Annie (played by Wilson) who are both named Kevin.

Meadows continues to perform improv in Chicago and Los Angeles, most frequently at venues such as the ImprovOlympic and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.[3] With Heather Anne Campbell and Miles Stroth, Meadows frequently performed in the improvised sketch show, Heather, Miles, and Tim in Los Angeles.


Year Title Role
1993 Coneheads Athletic Cone
Wayne's World 2 Sammy Davis, Jr.
1994 It's Pat KVIB-FM Station Manager
2000 The Ladies Man Leon Phelps
2001 Three Days Lionel the Angel
2003 The Even Stevens Movie Miles McDermott
Wasabi Tuna Dave
2004 Mean Girls Ron Duvall
The Cookout Cousin Leroy
2006 The Benchwarmers Wayne
2007 Shredderman Rules Mr. Green
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Sam McPherson
2008 Semi-Pro Cornelius Banks
2009 Aliens in the Attic Doug Armstrong
2010 Grown Ups Malcolm
2011 Mean Girls 2 Ron Duvall
Jack & Jill Ted
2013 Grown Ups 2 Malcolm



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Paste Magazine
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:35:52 -0800

Like many of SNL's cast members, Chris Farley and Tim Meadows performed at Second City in Chicago before heading to New York. Second City just uploaded a clip of the two in a sketch from 1989 to the Second City Network YouTube channel. In the sketch ...
Sioux City Journal
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:14:07 -0800

Actor-comedian Tim Meadows ("Saturday Night Live") is 54. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 53. Actress Laura Linney is 51. Bassist Duff McKagan of Velvet Revolver (and Guns N' Roses) is 51. Actor Chris Parnell is 48. Singer Chris Barron of the Spin ...

Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Dispatch
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:03:45 -0800

He and his band mates ate lunch backstage as J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and former Saturday Night Live comedian Tim Meadows noshed at the next table. “It's that special treatment, being able to do things just because you're in a band,” Ciolek said, “to ...
A.V. Club Austin
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:34:38 -0800

Annie and Kevin make that clear in some of the best chemistry Casey Wilson and Tim Meadows have shown as a father-daughter duo thus far: When men get married, they let their friendships go (along with their skin. And their figure). There's nugget of ...
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:34:11 -0800

Tim Meadows plays Stuart Scott, bellowing out “Booyah” with every NBA dunk highlight — even as a parody, Meadows yelling out Scott's catchphrases still sounds cool. Ray Romano plays Chet Harper, who so desperately wants to be Stuart Scott, he comes ...
Broadway World
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:41:15 -0800

Meanwhile, when Gil (John Gemberling) gets hurt at the Kevin's (Tim Meadows and Dan Bucatinsky) annual President's Day party, he and Dennah (Sarah Wright Olsen) become smitten with the firefighters who respond to their 911 call and then become ...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:57:55 -0800

Binge-watch old "Saturday Night Live" episodes; old ones feature Highland Park's Tim Meadows and even older ones, Detroit's Gilda Radner. Prefer a series? Watch Mary Lynn Rajskub of Trenton in "24" or in the "Nerdist" podcast "Kickin' It Mary Lynn Style.".
Access Hollywood
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:26:13 -0800

Tim Meadows & Dan Bucatinsky's 'Marry Me' Chemistry. December 19, 2014 02:06 AM EDT. Tim Meadows and Dan Bucatinsky discuss their roles as gay dads to Casey Wilson's character on “Marry Me.” How did they establish their on-screen chemistry?

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