Tim Meadows

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Tim Meadows
Meadows in 2018
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1985–present
Michelle Taylor
(m. 1997; div. 2005)

Tim Meadows is an American actor, comedian, and writer. Meadows was one of the longest-running cast members on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, where he appeared for 10 seasons from 1991 to 2000. For his work on SNL, he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series in 1993. He played main character John Glascott on the ABC sitcom Schooled for its two-season run after playing the same character in a recurring role for six seasons on The Goldbergs.

Early life and education[edit]

Meadows is the son of Mardell, a nurse's assistant, and Lathon Meadows, a janitor.[1] He attended Pershing High School in Detroit and studied television and radio broadcasting at Wayne State University.[2]


Meadows began performing improvisational comedy at the Soup Kitchen Saloon.[2] Meadows's 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 went on to become a longtime cast member, appearing on the program until 2000. (Meadows was on the show for 10 seasons; this was the record for the longest tenure on the show until it was surpassed by Darrell Hammond in 2005, whose record was also surpassed by Kenan Thompson in 2017.) Meadows's 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 12th time.

Meadows in 2008

Meadows often spoofed famous personalities, including Oprah Winfrey, Erykah Badu, Michael Jackson, and Tiger Woods, on SNL, and one time was a quick-change artist to pull off an impersonation of both O. J. Simpson and Al Cowlings within the timespan of one SNL skit. Some skits had Meadows playing a fictionalized version of himself, such as being a fan of ice hockey on Weekend Update, stating his dissatisfaction with the 1994 NHL lockout and remarking, "What am I supposed to do about this; watch basketball?" Another sketch as himself was introducing the entire SNL cast as their most famous characters, such as Wayne and Garth, or Melanie Hutsell as Jan Brady in a sing-along denouncing the 1992 Los Angeles riots, which ends with Meadows remarking, "This is personal to me...mainly because I don't have an SNL character to play!" Eventually, he did get an original character with Leon Phelps, "The Ladies' Man", a perpetually horny talk-show host who falsely believed himself to be the living definition of what women search for in a man. The 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. In 2001, he co-starred in Three Days; 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 substantial 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 degrees of success. He co-starred 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, a conservative pundit and entrepreneur (who made an appearance at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear), and starred in The Bill Engvall Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He was also a frequent guest on 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 at the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews 2014 for Marry Me

In 2014, Meadows co-starred alongside Casey Wilson and Ken Marino in the short-lived NBC sitcom Marry Me. Dan Bucatinsky and he played "the Kevins", the gay dads of Annie (played by Wilson), who are both named Kevin. Since 2013, he has appeared in a recurring role on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, playing Mr. Glascott, the high school's parrot-owning guidance counselor. In 2016, he began starring in the FOX live-action/animation hybrid Son of Zorn opposite Cheryl Hines and Jason Sudeikis. He also had a recurring role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Jake Peralta's cannibal prison cellmate.

Meadows is featured in season two of Netflix's Space Force starring Steve Carell.

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.

On February 17, 2023, Meadows was announced to reprise his role as Principal Ron Duvall from the first two Mean Girls films in the stage-to-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical (which in turn is based on the first film).[4]

Personal life[edit]

Meadows married Michelle Taylor in 1997, and they had two sons together. They divorced in 2005.[5]



List of films and roles
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Coneheads Athletic Cone
1993 Wayne's World 2 Sammy Davis Jr.
1994 It's Pat KVIB-FM Station Manager
2000 The Ladies Man Leon Phelps Also writer
2003 Wasabi Tuna Dave
2004 Mean Girls Ron Duvall
2004 The Cookout Cousin Leroy
2006 The Benchwarmers Wayne
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Sam McPherson
2008 Semi-Pro Cornelius Banks
2009 Aliens in the Attic Sheriff Doug Armstrong
2010 Grown Ups Malcolm
2011 Jack & Jill Ted
2013 Grown Ups 2 Malcolm
2015 Chasing Ghosts Chris Brighton
2015 Trainwreck Tim
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Harry Duggins
2020 Hubie Halloween[6] Mr. Lester Hennessey
2023 Dream Scenario Brett [7]
TBA Mean Girls: The Musical Principal Ron Duvall Post-production[8]
Denotes films that have not yet been released


List of television appearances and roles
Year Title Role Notes
1991–2000 Saturday Night Live Various characters Also writer, series regular; 184 episodes
1997 The Chris Rock Show Rev. Barnett Reed Episode #2.1; uncredited
1999 Strangers with Candy Percy Kittens Episode: "Let Freedom Ring"
Olive, the Other Reindeer Richard Stands (voice) TV movie
2000 The Michael Richards Show Kevin Blakeley Series regular; 7 episodes
2000–2001 TV Funhouse Various voices 2 episodes
2001 Third Watch Leroy Watkins Episode: "Exposing Faith"
Three Days Lionel the Angel TV movie
2002 Leap of Faith Lucas 6 episodes
2003 The Even Stevens Movie Miles McDermott TV movie
2004 One on One Leroy Ballard Episode: "You Don't Have to Go Home..."
2005 Living with Fran Greg Peters 3 episodes
The Office Christian Episode: "The Client"
2006 Everybody Hates Chris Soul Train Teacher Episode: "Everybody Hates Corleone"
Lovespring International Joe Reynolds Episode: "The Sperminator"
Reba Steve Norris Episode: "Just Business"
Help Me Help You Dr. Pete "Petey" Spiller 3 episodes
2006–2014 The Colbert Report P.K. Winsome Recurring; 11 episodes
2007 According to Jim Dennis Episode: "Hoosier Daddy"
Shredderman Rules Mr. Green TV movie
Curb Your Enthusiasm Hal Episode: "The Rat Dog"
2007–2008 Lil' Bush Lil' Barack (voice) 11 episodes
2007–2009 The Bill Engvall Show Paul DuFrayne Series regular; 23 episodes
2009–2012 Easy to Assemble Tim 5 episodes
2010 Funny or Die Presents Skip Spence Raylon Episode: "The Carpet Brothers"
The New Adventures of Old Christine Dr. Volk 2 episodes
2010–2011 Glory Daze Professor Haines Series regular; 8 episodes
2011 Mean Girls 2 Ron Duvall Television film
2011–2012 The Life & Times of Tim Various voices 2 episodes
2012–2014 Suburgatory Edmond 3 episodes
2012–2015 Mr. Box Office Principal Theodore Martin Series regular; 36 episodes
2012–present Bob's Burgers Mike the Mailman / Leaser (voice) 20 episodes
2013 30 Rock Martin Lutherking Episode: "Florida"
The Venture Bros. Wind Song (voice) Episode: "Sphinx Rising"
Comedy Bang! Bang! J. Milo Beauregard Episode: "David Cross Wears a Red Polo Shirt & Brown Shoes with Red Laces"
2013–2023 The Goldbergs Jonathan "Andre" Glascott Recurring; 46 episodes
2014–2015 Marry Me Kevin 1 Series regular; 14 episodes
2015 The Spoils Before Dying Gary Dunhill 4 episodes
2016 Ask the StoryBots Reindeer Episode: "Where Does Rain Come From?"
Tween Fest Hologram Miles Davis Episode: "Vape Battle of the Century"
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert P.K. Winsome Episode: "Ethan Hawke/Tim Meadows/Wilco/Nile Rodgers"
2016–2017 Son of Zorn Craig Series regular; 13 episodes
2016–2022 Inside Amy Schumer Various 4 episodes
2017–2018 Man with a Plan Rudy 4 episodes
2017–2019 Funny You Should Ask Himself 27 episodes
2017–2021 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Caleb John Gosche 4 episodes
No Activity Det. Judd Tolbeck 20 episodes
2018 Great News Lawyer Episode: "The Fast Track"
Detroiters Walt Worsch Episode: "April in the D"
All About the Washingtons Himself Episode: "Sip Stop Hooray"
Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy Lake Commissioner 4 episodes
Animals Orville (voice) Episode: "Horses"
2019 BoJack Horseman Jameson's Dad (voice) Episode: "A Horse Walks into a Rehab"
2019–2020 Schooled Principal Jonathan "Andre" Glascott Main role; spin-off of The Goldbergs
2019–2021 Miracle Workers Dave Shelby / Jedidiah 2 episodes
2020 Mapleworth Murders[9] Andy Hapsburg 2 episodes
2021 Bless the Harts (voice) Episode: "When You Lose, You Win"
Santa Inc. Brent (voice) 3 episodes
2022 Space Force Secretary of Defense 4 episodes
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Officer Bruce Episode: "Police Interrogations"
Girls5eva Himself Episode: "Album Mode"[10]
That Damn Michael Che Teacher Episode: "Your Past, Your Present"
Central Park (voice) 2 episodes
Chicago Party Aunt Samuel (voice) 2 episodes
2023 Poker Face Michael Graves Episode: "Exit Stage Death"
The Mandalorian Colonel Tuttle Episode: "Chapter 21: The Pirate"[11]
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson Dad Episode: "Don't Just Say 'Relax,' Actually Relax"
Beavis and Butt-Head Cody's Dad (voice) Episode: "Sleepover"
My Dad the Bounty Hunter Principal Lieb (voice) Episode: "Abduction"
2023–present Digman! Quail Eegan (voice) Main cast


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Adam 3 episodes


  1. ^ "Tim Meadows Biography (1961-)". www.filmreference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Tim Meadows's biography on the APA talent and literary agency's website". apa-agency.com. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011.
  3. ^ "The iO Theater". The iO Theater. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Evans, Greg (February 17, 2023). "Tina Fey & Tim Meadows To Reprise 'Mean Girls' Roles In Upcoming Movie Musical". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 17, 2023.
  5. ^ "Tim Meadows on Separating Fact from Fiction for Sons".
  6. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (July 22, 2019). "Adam Sandler Sets Next Netflix Comedy With All-Star Cast Including Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Maya Rudolph & Many More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  7. ^ Atad, Corey (November 1, 2022). "Nicolas Cage Goes Bald For New Comedy Shoot In Toronto". ET Canada. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  8. ^ Mantilla, Ryan Louis (March 7, 2023). "Get in, Loser: Mean Girls The Musical Has Started Filming". Collider. Retrieved March 8, 2023.
  9. ^ Porter, Rick (December 3, 2019). "Lorne Michaels' Quibi Murder Mystery Lines Up All-Star Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  10. ^ White, Peter (April 6, 2022). "'Girls5Eva': Amber Ruffin, Heidi Gardner, Mario Cantone & Record Label-Owning Property Brothers Among Guest Cast For Season 2". Deadline. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  11. ^ "Star Wars: The Mandalorian Reportedly Casts Tim Meadows for Season 3".

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