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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, comedian
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.

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 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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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:26:15 -0700

He's played a lady's man, Mr. Duvall, Sam, and so many more characters, and guess what? He's in Billings for the next couple of days. KULR-8's Stella Daskalakis had the honor of spending some time with Tim Meadows, an actor, comedian, and writer.

Nashville Scene

Nashville Scene
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:51:37 -0700

The video becomes a YouTube hit and Lucas's grief is interrupted by his new-found fame. SNL veteran Tim Meadows plays a local author who befriends the boy and helps him to make sense of it all. There are still tickets available for the 9:15 P.M ...
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:03:57 -0700

Billed as "The Veterans of Saturday Night Live," Schneider joins Tim Meadows and Jon Lovitz for a trek to the Hoosier state this weekend for one exclusive show at the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa in Michigan City. "When we go ...


Paste Magazine
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:18:45 -0700

Their first album, Fragmented World, comes out on April 1, and to drum up some publicity, they just released a mockumentary called “The Sexiest Elbows in Rock Music” that features Fred Armisen, Tim Meadows, Dave Grohl, Mac McCaughan and Margaret ...
Huffington Post UK
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:02:10 -0700

One of the longest-running cast members on 'Saturday Night Live', Tim Meadows has starred in 'Grown Ups', 'Walk Hard' and Tina Fey's sitcom '30 Rock'. He's also the only 'Mean Girls' star to appear in the ill-fated and critically panned sequel 'Mean ...

Nashville Scene

Nashville Scene
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:18:45 -0700

... off a media sensation when he captures a spooky apparition on film, leading him to an author who claims to have cheated death. Of note: A first-rate cast including Frances Conroy, Robyn Lively, W. Earl Brown and a rare dramatic role for Tim Meadows.

Cowboys and Indians (blog)

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:26:15 -0700

... Rayne and Joe Pantoliano; and Chasing Ghosts, Josh Shreve's comedy-drama about a youngster who becomes obsessed with filming funerals after the death of his older brother, starring Tim Meadows, Frances Conroy, Toby Nichols and Meyrick Murphy.
Las Vegas Sun
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:15:00 -0700

... Giraldo co-headlining with Joan Jett (stars of a Maxell UR 90-minute metal tape I mixed long ago), Toby Keith, and the “Laughlin Comedy Fest” starring alumni of “Saturday Night Live” (Dana Carvey, Chris Kattan and Tim Meadows) and Larry the Cable Guy.

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