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Also Known As: Died:
Born: February 5, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Highland Park, Michigan, USA Profession: comedian, actor

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A veteran of Chicago's Second City comedy troupe, Michigan native Tim Meadows joined the cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player in February 1991, earned regular star status in September of 1993 and stayed with the series through the beginnings of its 2000-2001 season, standing alongside such notables as the late Phil Hartman as one of the longest-running and most versatile regulars on the sketch comedy series. While on "SNL", Meadows impressed with humorous and accurate impersonations of celebrities including Michael Jackson, Joey Buttafuoco, Ike Turner, O.J. Simpson and General Colin Powell as well as memorable original characters Lionel Osborne, host of the mock public interest TV program "Perspectives", "Quiet Storm" radio DJ Chris 'Champagne' Garnet and his most popular portrayal, The Ladies' Man Leon Phelps, the Courvoisier-drinking romantic advisor with an odd take on relationships and an even odder way of speaking. Meadows had a magnetic presence and turned in dependably solid performances on the demanding series, losing his professional poker face only occasionally to let out a laugh at times when dealing with the amplified antics of fellow Second City alumnus Chris Farley,...

A veteran of Chicago's Second City comedy troupe, Michigan native Tim Meadows joined the cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player in February 1991, earned regular star status in September of 1993 and stayed with the series through the beginnings of its 2000-2001 season, standing alongside such notables as the late Phil Hartman as one of the longest-running and most versatile regulars on the sketch comedy series. While on "SNL", Meadows impressed with humorous and accurate impersonations of celebrities including Michael Jackson, Joey Buttafuoco, Ike Turner, O.J. Simpson and General Colin Powell as well as memorable original characters Lionel Osborne, host of the mock public interest TV program "Perspectives", "Quiet Storm" radio DJ Chris 'Champagne' Garnet and his most popular portrayal, The Ladies' Man Leon Phelps, the Courvoisier-drinking romantic advisor with an odd take on relationships and an even odder way of speaking. Meadows had a magnetic presence and turned in dependably solid performances on the demanding series, losing his professional poker face only occasionally to let out a laugh at times when dealing with the amplified antics of fellow Second City alumnus Chris Farley, whose discovery by Lorne Michaels paved the way for Meadows' place on the show.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Grown Ups 2 (2013)
2.
 Jack and Jill (2011)
3.
 Grown Ups (2010)
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5.
 Semi-Pro (2008)
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8.
 Cookout, The (2004) Leroy
9.
 Mean Girls (2004) Mr Duvall
10.
 Wasabi Tuna (2004) Dave
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Raised in Detroit, MI
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Relocated to Chicago, IL
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Joined the famed Second City comedy troupe; worked alongside Chris Farley
1991:
Joined the NBC sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live"; became a regular player in 1993
1993:
Made feature debut with a small role in "Coneheads"; inspired by the classic "SNL" sketch and produced by Lorne Michaels
1993:
Nominated for an Emmy as part of the "SNL" writing team
1993:
Played Sammy Davis Jr in "Wayne's World 2"
1996:
Performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in the Second City production "Truth, Justice, and the American Way"
1997:
Featured in a public service annoucement sponsored by the Free Tibet organization, comparing the Tibetan struggle for civil rights to that of African-Americans in the 1960s
1999:
Guest starred on the odd Comedy Central series "Strangers With Candy"
1999:
Lent his voice to a character in the holiday special "Olive, the Other Reindeer" (Fox)
2000:
Co-starred on "The Michael Richards Show" (NBC), playing a detective with a Peeping Tom past
2000:
Reprised role of Leon Phelps, a popular "SNL" sketch character, in the feature "The Ladies Man"
2002:
Co-starred in the midseason replacment sitcom "Leap of Faith" (NBC)
2004:
Cast as the high school principal in "Mean Girls"; written by (and co-starring) fellow SNL cast member Tina Fey
2007:
Appeared in a supporting role in "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"
2008:
Appeared in a supporting role in "Semi-Pro" opposite fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum Will Ferrell
2010:
Appeared in the ensemble comedy "Grown Ups," about five friends who reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend; film starred Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider
2011:
Reunited with fellow "SNL" alums Sandler, Spade, Norm MacDonald and Dana Carvey in "Jack and Jill"
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Education

Wayne State University: Detroit , Michigan -

Notes

"'Ladies' Man' was originally a voice I did for prank calls. If a movie deal had been my inspiration, then all I would have been doing these past years was coming up with characters that I could make a lot of money from." --Tim Meadows quoted in Time Out New York, April 29-May 6, 1999.

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wife:
Michelle Meadows. Caucasian, Jewish; married July 1997; filed for a divorce November 8, 2004.

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father:
Lathon Meadows. Janitor. Died of lung cancer in 1997.
mother:
Mardell Meadows. Nurse's assistant.
son:
Isaiah Crosby Meadows. Born December 28, 2000; mother, Michelle Meadows.

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