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Tim Meadows, born on February 5, 1961, stands as one of the most enduring figures in American comedy. Known for his impeccable timing and versatile performances, Meadows has become a household name, especially through his iconic tenure on “Saturday Night Live.”
- Tim Meadows is notable for his long tenure on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL), where he was a cast member from 1991 to 2000 and received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series in 1993.
- Meadows is known for his character John Glascott on the ABC sitcom “Schooled,” as well as the same character on “The Goldbergs.” He also played a high-school principal in “Mean Girls” and its subsequent adaptations.
- His early life included growing up in Detroit and studying at Wayne State University.
- Meadows started his career in improvisational comedy and was a member of The Second City in Chicago.
- He has appeared in a variety of films and television shows, including roles in “Mean Girls,” “The Michael Richards Show,” and “The Office.”
- Meadows has also been involved in other projects like “Son of Zorn,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and “Space Force.”
- He continues to perform improv, particularly at venues like the ImprovOlympic and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
- His personal life includes a marriage to Michelle Taylor from 1997 to 2005 and having two sons.
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One of the longest-running cast members in the 33-year history of Saturday Night Live, versatile comedian Tim Meadows crafted some of the series’ most memorable characters during his 10 years on the popular late night show. Such characters included Leon Phelps, The Ladies’ Man and Lionel Osbourne, host of the fictional public affairs show, Perspectives, as well as uncanny impressions of OJ Simpson, Ike Turner and Sammy Davis Jr.
Several years after appearing in a string of films based on Saturday Night Live sketches, including Coneheads and Wayne’s World 2, Meadows was offered his own chance at features. The 2000 release of Paramount’s The Ladies Man gave the eponymous hero Leon Phelps the opportunity to bring his Courvoisier-drinking romantic adviser to the big screen. That same year, he left SNL to join NBC’s prime-time line-up as a regular cast member on The Michael Richards Show, and in 2002, he joined the cast of the NBC sitcom Leap of Faith.
Meadows played a school principal in the hit comedy Mean Girls and most recently co-starred in the Revolution comedy Benchwarmers. His recent films also include Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story with John C. Reilly, Semi-Pro with Will Farrell and just completed filming of Aliens in the Attic with Kevin Nealon and Ashley Tisdale. Currently, he plays ‘Paul’ on The Bill Engvall Show on TBS. He is also a regular correspondent on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS and The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.
- He is an alumnus of Chicago’s ImprovOlympic improvisation troupe.
- Graduated from Wayne State University.
- Meadows married Michelle Taylor in 1997, and they had two sons together. They divorced in 2005
- His wife, Michelle Taylor, filed for divorce on the 8th of November in 2004. He has 2 sons, Isaiah Crosby Meadows (born December 28, 2000) and Julian Meadows, with his ex-wife.
- An alumnus of the Second City Improv Company in Chicago.
- Performed with the Soup Kitchen Saloon improv comedy group in Ferndale, Michigan, before relocating to Chicago, Illinois and joining ImprovOlympic.
Tim Meadows on his Career….
“I would love to only be doing David Mamet movies, but that’s not the career I have. I’m a journeyman. I work. If you need a good doorway made, then you call Tim Meadows. If you need someone to come in and make a character that’s not really funny in the script, or if you need somebody to improvise on the set and make it better, then I’m your man.”
Tim Meadows on SNL,2008….
“It is the best training for a first show-business job. There’s no job like that. The other thing is, coming from SNL, you totally get spoiled about having control over your sketches. When you leave there, unless you’re producing or writing, you never have as much power as you did there. You learn how to produce and direct, you learn how to work with actors, and you learn how to work with writers. You learn how to talk to people to get things you want done. You learn to compromise to get something done. If Friends had been my first sitcom, I don’t think I’d have had that kind of-you just show up, learn your lines. That’s not to say those guys don’t have any directing stuff or producing stuff, I’m sure they all do. They’re obviously more successful than me. But I think as a first job, it’s a great job to have..”