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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.

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 is currently attached to co-star with Casey Wilson and Ken Marino in the upcoming NBC sitcom Marry Me, premiering on October 14, 2014.

Meadows can frequently be seen performing live at the iO WEST with Heather Campbell and Miles Stroth in their improvised show Heather, Miles, and Tim. Recently[when?], Meadows has been back performing in the Chicago improv scene at the ImprovOlympic and other venues.[3]


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 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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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:33:09 -0700

Those set to play include David Koechner (the "Anchorman" series), Lucas Neff ("Raising Hope"), Jack McBrayer ("30 Rock"), Tim Meadows ("Saturday Night Live"), Joel Murray ("Mad Men"), Jordan Klepper ("The Daily Show") and more. Tickets to that show, ...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:18:45 -0700

Dallas Comedy House hosts the Dallas Comedy Festival, which has featured Tim Meadows of “Saturday Night Live,” Michael Keegan Key of “Key and Peele” and Frank Caeti from “MADtv.” “Amanda and I have been talking about working together for a while ...
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:34:51 -0700

It's not easy being the Emmy Awards. We're living in a golden age for award shows — at this point, even the Grammys have figured out how to turn a sluggish ritual into something festive. Yet there's always something sad and forlorn about the Emmys ...
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:09:19 -0700

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Indie Wire (blog)
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:52:30 -0700

Thompson, of course, has managed to become a fully integrated, invaluable, deliriously inspired team player, like Tim Meadows before him, partially by sticking around. But he didn't do himself any favors when he suggested that he lacked a black female ...

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AZ Big Media (blog)
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:26:38 -0700

Tim Meadows was one of the longest running cast members on Saturday Night Live with 10 seasons under his belt and a number of movie and television roles since then. His character Leon Phelps, aka “The Ladies Man,” was adapted into a film in 2000.
The Maneater
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:52:30 -0700

Before deciding to join, Moonier worked as intern in Jefferson City for Rep. Tim Meadows his sophomore year. Working for Meadows, Moonier said, is what drove him into applying for MSA. “Through (the experience of working for Meadows), I realized that ...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:22:30 -0700

Mayor Don Purdy, Deputy Mayor Tony Copolla and Councilman Tim Meadows attended the meeting. Purdy commented outside of the meeting that school officials were very professional in trying to address the taxpayers' questions. “Between the township ...

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