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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 54)
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 (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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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:59:35 -0800

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