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Tim Meadows
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Tim Meadows, 2008
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 females 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 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 rates 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.

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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Channel Guide Magazine (blog)

Channel Guide Magazine (blog)
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:48:45 -0700

7 Questions With Tim Meadows He probably first captured your heart as Saturday Night Live's Ladies' Man Leon Phelps, but versatile actor and comedian Tim Meadows plays a dear old dad in NBC's new relationship comedy Marry Me (premiering Oct. 14), ...
Digital Spy
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:02:25 -0700

SNL responded with one of its most biting sketches of all time just four days later, wherein OJ Simpson (Tim Meadows) returns to his old job at NBC Sports, only for his analysis of an NFL game to seem increasingly more like a murder confession with ...

New York Times

New York Times
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0700

HARTFORD Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts “Veterans of S.N.L.,” Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows and Jeff Richards. Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. $39 to $59. Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Avenue. 860-987-5900; bushnell.org. MANCHESTER ...
New York Times
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:16 -0700

9 P.M. (NBC) MARRY ME Jake (Ken Marino) moves into the apartment of Annie (Casey Wilson), who confesses her claustrophobia to her two dads, Kevin 1 (Tim Meadows) and Kevin 2 (Dan Bucatinsky). In “About a Boy,” at 9:30, Will (David Walton) tries to ...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:56:15 -0700

Veterans of "SNL" with Rob Schneider, Tim Meadows, Jon Lovitz. Akron Civic Theatre, Akron. NOV. 7. Cooking. Alton Brown. State Theatre, Cleveland. NOV. 7-9. Musical. "Mamma, Mia!" Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo. NOV. 9. Comedy. Carrot Top.


Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:12:43 -0700

As Annie struggles with her apprehensions about new fiancé Jake moving into her apartment, she confides in her two gay fathers, played by Tim Meadows and Dan Bucatinsky (and, quite annoyingly, both named Kevin), who serve as a flavorless straight man ...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:37:30 -0700

Which flopped? "Seriously, how are Jake and I gonna be married if I can't even handle living together?" she asks her fathers, The Kevins (Tim Meadows and Dan Bucatinsky), in the exclusive sneak peek below. "What is wrong with me? Are we, like, doomed?".

The Michigan Daily

The Michigan Daily
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:07:30 -0700

To add to the show's pseudo-groundbreaking nature, Annie also has two adorably gay dads played by Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”) and Dan Bucatinsky (“Scandal”). But there are times when Annie's vivacity becomes cartoonish, taking the ...

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