Tim Meadows

Last updated

Tim Meadows
Tim Meadows brings laughter to Keesler 180714-F-BD983-0148 (cropped).jpg
Meadows in 2018
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1985–present
Michelle Taylor
(m. 1997;div. 2005)
Website timmeadowslive.com

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

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 Tim Meadows.JPG
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 Tim Meadows at PaleyFest Fall TV Previews 2014.jpg
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

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



List of films and roles
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 PhelpsAlso 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
2015Chasing GhostsChris 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 DuvallPost-production [8]
Denotes films that have not yet been released


List of television appearances and roles
1991–2000 Saturday Night Live Various charactersAlso writer, series regular; 184 episodes
1997 The Chris Rock Show Rev. Barnett ReedEpisode #2.1; uncredited
1999 Strangers with Candy Percy KittensEpisode: "Let Freedom Ring"
Olive, the Other Reindeer Richard Stands (voice)TV movie
2000 The Michael Richards Show Kevin BlakeleySeries regular; 7 episodes
2000–2001 TV Funhouse Various voices2 episodes
2001 Third Watch Leroy WatkinsEpisode: "Exposing Faith"
Three Days Lionel the AngelTV movie
2002 Leap of Faith Lucas6 episodes
2003 The Even Stevens Movie Miles McDermottTV movie
2004 One on One Leroy BallardEpisode: "You Don't Have to Go Home..."
2005 Living with Fran Greg Peters3 episodes
The Office ChristianEpisode: "The Client"
2006 Everybody Hates Chris Soul Train TeacherEpisode: "Everybody Hates Corleone"
Lovespring International Joe ReynoldsEpisode: "The Sperminator"
Reba Steve NorrisEpisode: "Just Business"
Help Me Help You Dr. Pete "Petey" Spiller3 episodes
2006–2014 The Colbert Report P.K. WinsomeRecurring; 11 episodes
2007 According to Jim DennisEpisode: "Hoosier Daddy"
Shredderman Rules Mr. GreenTV movie
Curb Your Enthusiasm HalEpisode: "The Rat Dog"
2007–2008 Lil' Bush Lil' Barack (voice)11 episodes
2007–2009 The Bill Engvall Show Paul DuFrayneSeries regular; 23 episodes
2009–2012 Easy to Assemble Tim5 episodes
2010 Funny or Die Presents Skip Spence RaylonEpisode: "The Carpet Brothers"
The New Adventures of Old Christine Dr. Volk2 episodes
2010–2011 Glory Daze Professor HainesSeries regular; 8 episodes
2011 Mean Girls 2 Ron DuvallTelevision film
2011–2012 The Life & Times of Tim Various voices2 episodes
2012–2014 Suburgatory Edmond3 episodes
2012–2015 Mr. Box Office Principal Theodore MartinSeries regular; 36 episodes
2012–present Bob's Burgers Mike the Mailman / Leaser (voice)20 episodes
2013 30 Rock Martin LutherkingEpisode: "Florida"
The Venture Bros. Wind Song (voice)Episode: "Sphinx Rising"
Comedy Bang! Bang! J. Milo BeauregardEpisode: "David Cross Wears a Red Polo Shirt & Brown Shoes with Red Laces"
2013–2023 The Goldbergs Jonathan "Andre" GlascottRecurring; 46 episodes
2014–2015 Marry Me Kevin 1Series regular; 14 episodes
2015 The Spoils Before Dying Gary Dunhill4 episodes
2016 Ask the StoryBots ReindeerEpisode: "Where Does Rain Come From?"
Tween Fest Hologram Miles Davis Episode: "Vape Battle of the Century"
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert P.K. WinsomeEpisode: "Ethan Hawke/Tim Meadows/Wilco/Nile Rodgers"
2016–2017 Son of Zorn CraigSeries regular; 13 episodes
2016–2022 Inside Amy Schumer Various4 episodes
2017–2018 Man with a Plan Rudy4 episodes
2017–2019 Funny You Should Ask Himself27 episodes
2017–2021 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Caleb John Gosche4 episodes
No Activity Det. Judd Tolbeck20 episodes
2018 Great News LawyerEpisode: "The Fast Track"
Detroiters Walt WorschEpisode: "April in the D"
All About the Washingtons HimselfEpisode: "Sip Stop Hooray"
Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy Lake Commissioner4 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" GlascottMain role; spin-off of The Goldbergs
2019–2021 Miracle Workers Dave Shelby / Jedidiah2 episodes
2020 Mapleworth Murders [9] Andy Hapsburg2 episodes
2021 Bless the Harts (voice)Episode: "When You Lose, You Win"
Santa Inc. Brent (voice)3 episodes
2022 Space Force Secretary of Defense4 episodes
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Officer BruceEpisode: "Police Interrogations"
Girls5eva HimselfEpisode: "Album Mode" [10]
That Damn Michael Che TeacherEpisode: "Your Past, Your Present"
Central Park (voice)2 episodes
Chicago Party Aunt Samuel (voice)2 episodes
2023 Poker Face Michael GravesEpisode: "Exit Stage Death"
The Mandalorian Colonel TuttleEpisode: "Chapter 21: The Pirate" [11]
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson DadEpisode: "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


2019 Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Adam3 episodes

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Tina Fey</span> American actress, comedian, writer, and producer (born 1970)

Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. Fey was a cast member and head writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1997 to 2006. After her departure from SNL, she created the NBC sitcom 30 Rock and the Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–2020), the former of which she also starred in. Fey is also known for her work in film, including Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008), Date Night (2010), Megamind (2010), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Sisters (2015), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), Wine Country (2019), Soul (2020), and A Haunting in Venice (2023).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Garrett Morris</span> American actor and comedian (born 1937)

Garrett Isaac Morris is an American actor, comedian, writer, and singer. He was part of the original cast of the sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live, appearing from 1975 to 1980, and played Jimmy on The Jeffersons (1983–1984). Morris had one of the starring roles as Junior "Uncle Junior" King on the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, which aired from 1996 to 2001. Morris also had a starring role as Earl Washington on the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, from 2011 to 2017. He is also known for his role in the sitcom Martin as Stan Winters, from 1992 to 1995 until he suffered an injury. Also, he made two guest appearances on The Wayans Brothers in season one, episode one as himself and again on episode ten as the brothers' uncle Leon (1995). He played a concerned teacher in the film Cooley High (1975), Slide in Car Wash (1976), and Carl in The Census Taker (1984).

<i>In Living Color</i> American sketch comedy television series, 1990–1994

In Living Color is an American sketch comedy television series that originally ran on Fox from April 15, 1990, to May 19, 1994. Keenen Ivory Wayans created, wrote and starred in the program. The show was produced by Ivory Way Productions in association with 20th Television and was taped at stage 7 at the Fox Television Center on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kenan Thompson</span> American actor and comedian (born 1978)

Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian. Thompson has been a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live since 2003, making him the longest-tenured cast member in the show's history. He was also the first regular cast member born after the show's premiere in 1975. Outside of SNL, Thompson starred on NBC's sitcom Kenan from 2021 to 2022.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Horatio Sanz</span> Chilean-American actor and comedian

Horacio Sanz, better known by his stage name Horatio Sanz, is a Chilean-American actor and comedian. Sanz is best known for his tenure as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1998 to 2006.

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> American late-night live TV sketch comedy and variety show

Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy, political satire, and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol that airs on NBC. Michaels currently serves as the program's showrunner. The show's premiere was hosted by George Carlin on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which often parody contemporary American culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast, with featured performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", properly beginning the show.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ana Gasteyer</span> American actress and comedian (born 1967)

Ana Kristina Gasteyer is an American actress, comedian and singer. She is most notable for her tenure as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2002. She has since starred in such sitcoms as ABC's Suburgatory, TBS's People of Earth, NBC's American Auto, and the film Mean Girls.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Amy Poehler</span> American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director (born 1971)

Amy Poehler is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director. Poehler was a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2008. From 2004 until her departure, she served as co-anchor of the show's news parody segment, Weekend Update. Poehler left SNL halfway through her eighth season in 2008 to star as Leslie Knope in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, which she produced and starred in from 2009 to 2015.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Rachel Dratch</span> American actress (born 1966)

Rachel Susan Dratch is an American actress. After she graduated from Dartmouth College, she moved to Chicago to study improvisational theatre at The Second City and ImprovOlympic. Dratch's breakthrough role was her tenure as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1999 to 2006. During her time on SNL, she portrayed a variety of roles including Debbie Downer. She has since occasionally returned to SNL as a guest portraying Senator Amy Klobuchar.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mark McKinney</span> Canadian actor and comedian

Mark Douglas Brown McKinney is a Canadian actor and comedian. He is perhaps best known as a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, which includes starring in the 1989 to 1995 TV series The Kids in the Hall and 1996 feature film Brain Candy. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 1997; and from 2003 to 2006, he co-created, wrote and starred in the series Slings & Arrows. He also appeared as Tom in FXX's Man Seeking Woman. From 2015 to 2021, he appeared as store manager Glenn Sturgis on NBC's Superstore.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Chris Parnell</span> American actor

Thomas Christopher Parnell is an American actor and comedian. First breaking through as a performer with the Los Angeles comedy troupe The Groundlings, Parnell found wider success during his tenure as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1998 to 2006. After leaving SNL, he played the role of Dr. Leo Spaceman on NBC's sitcom 30 Rock from 2006 to 2013. In animation, he voices Cyril Figgis on the FX series Archer, Jerry Smith on Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, Doug on Fox's Family Guy, and the narrator on the PBS Kids series WordGirl (2007-2015). He also voices "The Progressive Box" in a series of advertisements by the Progressive Corporation.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">David Koechner</span> American actor and comedian

David Michael Koechner is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for playing roles such as Champ Kind in the Anchorman films and Todd Packer on NBC's The Office.

Melanie Kay Hutsell is an American actress, comedian, and writer. Hutsell is best known for her work as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1991 to 1994.

The pilot episode of the American television sitcom 30 Rock premiered on October 10, 2006, on the CTV Television Network in Canada, and October 11, 2006, on NBC in the United States. The episode was directed by Adam Bernstein and written by Tina Fey, the series' creator, executive producer, and lead actress.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jeff Richmond</span> American composer and producer

Jeffrey Wayne Richmond is an American composer, director, and producer. He composed the music for, and directed multiple episodes of 30 Rock, a sitcom created by and starring his wife, Tina Fey. He also executive produced and composed the music for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, another sitcom created by his wife. Richmond has won three Emmy awards for his production of the first three seasons of 30 Rock. He has also been nominated for an Emmy for his composition of 30 Rock's theme song. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Original Score in 2018 for Mean Girls.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Nasim Pedrad</span> American actress, writer, and comedian

Nasim Pedrad is an American actress, comedian, writer, and singer. Pedrad was a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy and variety series Saturday Night Live from 2009 to 2014. She later went on to star in the Fox sitcoms Mulaney (2014–2015) and New Girl (2015–2018), the Fox horror comedy series Scream Queens (2015), and the TBS science fiction comedy series People of Earth (2017). Pedrad also created, produced, and starred in the TBS sitcom Chad (2021–present).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Zach Woods</span> American actor and comedian

Zach Woods is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his roles as a series regular for three seasons as Gabe Lewis on the NBC sitcom The Office, as Jared Dunn on the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley, as Zach Harper on the USA Network sitcom Playing House, and as Matt Spencer on the HBO comedy show Avenue 5. He also recurred on the HBO series Veep as Ed Webster, and starred as Silicon Valley billionaire Edgar D. Minnows in the Apple TV+ murder mystery series The Afterparty.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Aidy Bryant</span> American actress and comedian

Aidan Mackenzy Bryant is an American actress and comedian. Bryant is most notable for being a cast member on the NBC late-night sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live for ten seasons, joining the show for its 38th season in 2012, and leaving at the end of its 47th season in 2022. For her work on the series, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, including two nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Her other work includes a voice role in the animated series Danger & Eggs (2017) and the Netflix adult animated series Human Resources. She played a starring role in the sitcom Shrill (2019–2021); for the latter, she also served as writer and executive producer and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Tim Robinson is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He first became known as a writer and performer on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 2012 to 2014, before gaining wider recognition as the co-creator, co-writer and star of the comedy series Detroiters (2017–2018) and I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (2019–present).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kyle Mooney</span> American actor, comedian and writer

Kyle James Kozub Mooney is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Mooney is best known for his tenure as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 2013 to 2022. He co-wrote and starred in the film Brigsby Bear, in addition to co-creating, co-writing, producing, and starring in the adult cartoon comedy Saturday Morning All Star Hits!


  1. "Tim Meadows Biography (1961-)". www.filmreference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  2. 1 2 "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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  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".