Jeffrey Tambor has embodied not one, not two, but three defining roles over the long arc of his career. Starting with Hank “Hey Now!” Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, Tambor later went on to star as George Bluth, Sr. on the long-running show Arrested Development, and most recently as Maura Pfefferman in Amazon’s Transparent.
The Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actor has penned a memoir, titled Are You Anybody?, in which he discusses his creative process and immense accomplishments from a life lived onscreen. Drawing from his formative childhood years, in which he describes himself as a fat Hungarian-Jewish kid with a lisp and a depressive father to how he drew inspiration from his life to create these characters, Tambor’s memoir is funny, insightful, and uplifting—a must-read for anyone who’s followed his storied career.
Tambor recently allowed the cameras into his home, where he and his children filmed the first and last episode of The Tambor Family Show. They discuss why it’s imperative for interviewers to wear shoes, Tambor’s broadway debut in Sly Fox opposite George C. Scott and what the heck he actually does for a living.
Watch below and then pre-order a copy of Are You Anybody?. Remember: there’s always money in the banana stand.