Tim Meadows

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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
Timothy Meadows

(1961-02-05) February 5, 1961 (age 60)
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1986–present
Michelle Taylor
(m. 1997; div. 2005)

Timothy Meadows (born February 5, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and woodworker, who was one of the longest-running cast members on Saturday Night Live, where he appeared for ten seasons and for which 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 was born in Highland Park, Michigan, 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' 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, whose record was also surpassed by Kenan Thompson in 2017.) 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 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-a-long 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 in 2008

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.

In 2014, Meadows co-starred alongside Casey Wilson and Ken Marino in the short-lived NBC sitcom Marry Me. He and Dan Bucatinsky 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 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.

Personal life[edit]

Meadows married Michelle Taylor in 1997, and they had two sons together. They divorced in 2005.[4]



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 Doug Armstrong
2010 Grown Ups Malcolm
2011 Jack & Jill Ted
2011 Mean Girls 2 Ron Duvall
2013 Grown Ups 2 Malcolm
2015 Chasing Ghosts Chris Brighton
2015 Trainwreck Tim
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Harry Duggins
2020 Hubie Halloween[5] Mr. Lester Hennessey


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"
1999 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"
2001 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
2005 The Office Christian Episode: "The Client"
2006 Everybody Hates Chris Soul Train Teacher Episode: "Everybody Hates Corleone"
2006 Lovespring International Joe Reynolds Episode: "The Sperminator"
2006 Reba Steve Norris Episode: "Just Business"
2006–2014 The Colbert Report P.K. Winsome Recurring; 11 episodes
2006 Help Me Help You Dr. Pete "Petey" Spiller 3 episodes
2007 According to Jim Dennis Episode: "Hoosier Daddy"
2007 Shredderman Rules Mr. Green TV movie
2007 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
2010–2011 Glory Daze Professor Haines Series regular; 8 episodes
2010 Funny or Die Presents Skip Spence Raylon Episode: "The Carpet Brothers"
2010 The New Adventures of Old Christine Dr. Volk 2 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 (voice) 17 episodes
2013 30 Rock Martin Lutherking Episode: "Florida"
2013 The Venture Bros. Wind Song (voice) Episode: "Sphinx Rising"
2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! J. Milo Beauregard Episode: "David Cross Wears a Red Polo Shirt & Brown Shoes with Red Laces"
2013–2020 The Goldbergs Jonathan "Andre" Glascott Recurring; 22 episodes
2014–2015 Marry Me Kevin 1 Series regular; 14 episodes
2015 The Spoils Before Dying Gary Dunhill 4 episodes
2016 Inside Amy Schumer Ted Episode: "Madame President"
2016–2017 Son of Zorn Craig Series regular; 13 episodes
2016 Ask the StoryBots Reindeer Episode: "Where Does Rain Come From?"
2016 Tween Fest Hologram Miles Davis Episode: "Vape Battle of the Century"
2016 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert P.K. Winsome Episode: "Ethan Hawke/Tim Meadows/Wilco/Nile Rodgers"
2017, 2019 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Caleb John Gosche 3 episodes
2017–present No Activity Det. Judd Tolbeck 20 episodes
2017–2018 Man with a Plan Rudy 4 episodes
2018 Great News Lawyer Episode: "The Fast Track"
2018 Detroiters Walt Worsch Episode: "April in the D"
2018 All About the Washingtons Himself Episode: "Sip Stop Hooray"
2018 Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy Lake Commissioner 4 episodes
2018 Animals Orville (voice) Episode: "Horses"
2019–2020 Schooled Principal Jonathan "Andre" Glascott Main role; spin-off of The Goldbergs
2019 Miracle Workers Dave Shelby Episode: "6 Days"
2019 BoJack Horseman Jameson's Dad (voice) Episode: "A Horse Walks into a Rehab"
2020 Mapleworth Murders[6] Andy Hapsburg 2 episodes


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


  1. ^ "Tim Meadows Biography (1961-)". www.filmreference.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Tim Meadows' biography on the APA talent and literary agency's website". apa-agency.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23.
  3. ^ "The iO Theater". The iO Theater. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Tim Meadows on Separating Fact from Fiction for Sons".
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Porter, Rick (December 3, 2019). "Lorne Michaels' Quibi Murder Mystery Lines Up All-Star Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 7, 2020.

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