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Short Info

Net Worth$16 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 5, 1961
SpouseMichelle Taylor
MarkKnown for his skit on NBC'S Saturday Night Live (1975), where he plays Leon Phelps also known as The Ladies Man.
FactWhen he moved on from the show after 10 seasons, he was the longest-running cast member on Saturday Night Live (1975). Later he was surpassed in this regard by cast mate Darrell Hammond.

Timothy “Tim” Meadows is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he was a cast member for ten seasons. He has also appeared in films such as Mean Girls, The Ladies Man and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.

Meadows was born in Highland Park, Michigan, on February 5, 1961. His parents were both educators; his mother was a schoolteacher and his father was a high school guidance counselor. Meadows has two younger sisters. He was raised in a middle-class family and attended local schools.

Meadows began his comedy career while in college, performing at various comedy clubs in the Detroit area. After graduation, he moved to Chicago, where he continued to perform stand-up comedy. In 1991, he was hired as a featured player on Saturday Night Live. He became a cast member the following year and remained on the show until 2000.

During his time on SNL, Meadows created several memorable characters, including Leon Phelps, The Ladies Man. He also appeared in several films, including Coneheads (1993), Wayne’s World 2 (1993), It’s Pat (1994) and Billy Madison (1995).

After leaving SNL, Meadows appeared in a number of films and television shows. He had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom The Office and appeared in films such as Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) and Grown Ups (2010).

Meadows has been married twice. His first marriage, to Michele Meadows, ended in divorce. He has two daughters from his second marriage, to Nicole Meadows.

Meadows has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He earns a salary of $75 thousand per episode of The Office.

General Info

Full NameTim Meadows
Net Worth$16 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 5, 1961
ProfessionScreenwriter, Comedian, Voice Actor
EducationWayne State University


SpouseMichelle Taylor
ChildrenJulian Meadows, Isaiah Crosby Meadows
ParentsLathon Meadows, Mardell Meadows


NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series
MoviesThe Ladies Man, Mean Girls, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Grown Ups, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Grown Ups 2, Mean Girls 2, The Benchwarmers, Aliens in the Attic, The Cookout, Jack and Jill, Semi-Pro, Coneheads, Shredderman Rules, Wayne's World 2, The Even Stevens Movie, Wasabi Tuna, It's ...
TV ShowsMarry Me, Glory Daze, The Bill Engvall Show, Gameshow Marathon, Leap of Faith, The Michael Richards Show, Easy to Assemble

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1Known for his skit on NBC'S Saturday Night Live (1975), where he plays Leon Phelps also known as The Ladies Man.


1(2008, on having panic attacks working on SNL) I don't know if it's something that everybody goes through. I know I was going through the same thing he was going through. Mine would start when I would get on the train to go to work. I felt like I was going to have a heart attack. I would end up getting off the train before I got to work, and walking until I felt better... Then I talked to my doctor, and he said the thing to remember about panic attacks is that nothing is going to happen. You feel like you're going to have a heart attack or can't catch your breath, but it's just your mind. Once he told me that, I was able to deal with it better. I stopped taking the train to work, and I started taking cabs or walking. After a certain point it didn't bother me any more.
2(2008, on Mean Girls) It was a really fun shoot to be on. It was the first time I had worked on something where I was the oldest person on the set, for the most part. It was the first time I really felt like an older dude. One night, I took the cast to see Chris Rock, who was performing in Toronto-I got everybody tickets, and we all met there, and I felt like a group leader or something, because it was all the girls and myself... I felt like I was a chaperone. I was making sure everybody had their seats and their tickets, and there was a little panic, because everybody had tickets but me. Lindsay [Lohan] was trying to get her publicist to get me a ticket, and I just called Chris, and I just came in and sat in the back with the sound people, and watched it from there.
3(2008, on The Bill Engvall Show) I've learned to be very appreciative of these kinds of opportunities. After leaving SNL, I learned-it's like the NBA. They say the young guys don't know how hard it is to get to a championship. They think if they do it once, they can do it again. In show business, you don't know how hard it is to get a sitcom to be on for more than five episodes, no matter how good it is... It's getting harder and harder. Yeah. So I'm very grateful this opportunity came. And I'm happy to be in a position [where] they trust me to make my part better, or improve on the stuff they give me. Even though it's a family comedy and it's not exactly what I came up watching, or even what I watch now, I can still be happy with the stuff that I do.
4(2008, on The Office) I didn't have to audition. NBC showed [Steve] Carell a list of people they were thinking about, and he saw my name, and he goes, "Yeah, get Tim." They called and asked me to do it, and then I said no, because it was one day of work, and it really wasn't the kind of money I'm sort of used to getting for those kind of roles. So I was like, "Nah. I love the show, but I can't sell myself short just because it's NBC." My manager was actually out of town. This is really kind of weird, but my manager's assistant said, "I don't know a lot about show business, but I think you should do this." And I went "All right, yeah, it's just one day." So I went and did it, and I had a great time. [Co-creator] Greg Daniels was very cool, he was a really nice director. We improvised a little, but not a whole lot. The writing was really good.
5(2008, on SNL) It is the best training for a first show-business job. There's no job like that. The other thing is, coming from SNL, you totally get spoiled about having control over your sketches. When you leave there, unless you're producing or writing, you never have as much power as you did there. You learn how to produce and direct, you learn how to work with actors, and you learn how to work with writers. You learn how to talk to people to get things you want done. You learn to compromise to get something done. If Friends had been my first sitcom, I don't think I'd have had that kind of-you just show up, learn your lines. That's not to say those guys don't have any directing stuff or producing stuff, I'm sure they all do. They're obviously more successful than me. But I think as a first job, it's a great job to have.
6[on The Michael Richards Show (2000)] Well, that was a very disappointing experience in my life. The great thing about that year is, my first son, Isaiah, was born. We moved out to Los Angeles for [the show]. But everything about it was the worst experience; to go from SNL to go to that... To go from working at a show where you had hands-on creativity to working on a show where you were working with somewhat of a dictator...I'm not naming names. He has since apologized to me. We ran into each other on the street, and he apologized. This was before his big comedy stand-up breakdown.
7[on his career] I would love to only be doing David Mamet movies, but that's not the career I have. I'm a journeyman. I work. If you need a good doorway made, then you call Tim Meadows. If you need someone to come in and make a character that's not really funny in the script, or if you need somebody to improvise on the set and make it better, then I'm your man.


1Performed with the Soup Kitchen Saloon improv comedy group in Ferndale, Michigan, before relocating to Chicago, Illinois and joining ImprovOlympic.
2When he moved on from the show after 10 seasons, he was the longest-running cast member on Saturday Night Live (1975). Later he was surpassed in this regard by cast mate Darrell Hammond.
3His wife, Michelle Taylor, filed for divorce on the 8th of November in 2004. He has 2 sons, Isaiah Crosby Meadows (born December 28, 2000) and Julian Meadows, with his ex-wife.
4An alumnus of the Second City Improv Company in Chicago.
5He is an alumnus of Chicago's ImprovOlympic improvisation troupe. Fellow members include the late Chris Farley, Ian Gomez, Pat Finn, Jon Favreau and Rachel Dratch.
6Graduated from Wayne State University.




The Cookout2004Leroy
Mean Girls2004Mr. Duvall
Nobody Knows Anything!2003Cashier
Wasabi Tuna2003Dave
The Even Stevens Movie2003TV MovieMiles McDermott
Leap of Faith2002TV SeriesLucas
Three Days2001TV MovieLionel
Third Watch2001TV SeriesLeroy Watkins
TV Funhouse2000-2001TV SeriesStedman / Curly
The Michael Richards Show2000TV SeriesKevin Blakeley
The Ladies Man2000Leon Phelps
Saturday Night Live1991-2000TV SeriesVarious Leon Phelps Michael Jackson ...
Olive, the Other Reindeer1999TV MovieRichard Stands (voice)
Strangers with Candy1999TV SeriesPercy Kittens
The Chris Rock Show1997TV SeriesRev. Barnett Reed
It's Pat1994KVIB-FM Station Manager
Wayne's World 21993Sammy Davis, Jr.
Coneheads1993Athletic Cone
Son of Zorn2016-2017TV SeriesCraig
The Goldbergs2013-2016TV SeriesMr. Glascott
Tween Fest2016TV SeriesHologram Miles Davis
Nigel and Oscar Vs. The Sasquatch2016Claus
Ask the StoryBots2016TV SeriesSpecial guest appearance
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping2016Harry
Bob's Burgers2012-2016TV SeriesMike
Inside Amy Schumer2016TV SeriesTed
The Spoils Before Dying2015TV Mini-SeriesGary Dunhill
Marry Me2014-2015TV SeriesKevin 1
The Colbert Report2006-2014TV SeriesP.K. Winsome P. K. Winsome PK Winsome
Suburgatory2012-2014TV SeriesEdmond
Chasing Ghosts2014/IChris Brighton
The Sexiest Elbows in Rock Music2014ShortMerv Steelman
Mr. Box Office2012-2013TV SeriesPrincipal Theodore Martin
Comedy Bang! Bang!2013TV SeriesJ. Milo Beauregard
Grown Ups 22013Malcolm
The Venture Bros.2013TV SeriesWind Song
30 Rock2013TV SeriesMartin Lutherking
The Gabriels2013TV MovieTom Klabunde
The Life & Times of Tim2011-2012TV SeriesJoe the Security Guard / Waiter
Easy to Assemble2009-2012TV SeriesTim / Tim Meadows
Herman Cain's 1986 Sexual Harassment Training2011ShortHerman Cain
Jack and Jill2011/ITed
Mean Girls 22011TV MoviePrincipal Duvall
Glory Daze2010-2011TV SeriesProfessor Haines
Untitled Kari Lizer Project2011TV MovieKen
Grown Ups2010Malcolm
Freak Dance2010Irish Cop
The New Adventures of Old Christine2010TV SeriesDr. Volk
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV SeriesSkip Spence Raylon
Breast Picture2010Spacework Actor
Carpet Bros2008-2010TV SeriesSkip Spence Raylon
GravyTrain2010Full Serve
The Bill Engvall Show2007-2009TV SeriesPaul DuFrayne
Aliens in the Attic2009Sheriff Doug Armstrong
Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States2007-2008TV SeriesLil' Barack
Semi-Pro2008Cornelius Banks
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story2007Sam
Curb Your Enthusiasm2007TV SeriesHal
Shredderman Rules2007TV MovieMr. Green
According to Jim2007TV SeriesDennis
Help Me Help You2006TV SeriesDr. Pete 'Petey' Spiller / Petey
Reba2006TV SeriesSteve Norris
Lovespring International2006TV SeriesJoe Reynolds
Everybody Hates Chris2006TV SeriesSoul Train Teacher
The Benchwarmers2006Wayne
The Office2005TV SeriesChristian
Hollywood Vice2005TV MovieKen
Living with Fran2005TV SeriesGreg Peters
One on One2004TV SeriesLeroy Ballard


The Ladies Man2000written by
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentary
Higher Goals1993Documentary short
Saturday Night Live1992-1993TV Series writer - 20 episodes


The Ladies Man2000"VSA Swing Song"
Saturday Night Live1995TV Series performer - 3 episodes

Camera Department

Inside Story: Dances with Wolves2011TV Movie gaffer


Herman Cain's 1986 Sexual Harassment Training2011Short concept


Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / P.K. Winthrop
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson2016TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Dinner at Tiffani's2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Triumph's Election Special 20162016TV MovieHimself, Ben Carson
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself
No, You Shut Up!2015TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Gotham Comedy Live2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Women's Health Experts Speak Out2012ShortHimself
The Life & Times of Tim2012TV SeriesHimself
The Back Room2012TV Series shortHimself
Will Ferrell: Mark Twain Prize2011TV MovieHimself
The 80s Were Awesome2011ShortHimself
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHimself
Conan2010TV SeriesHimself
Iowa Desk and Couch2010TV SeriesHimself
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear2010TV SpecialP.K. Winsome
The Very Funny Show2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself
High-Five Hollywood!2008Video shortHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-2008TV SeriesHimself
Film '722008TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation2007TV Special documentaryHimself / Various
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2007TV SeriesHimself
A Day in the Life of Tim Meadows2006TV MovieHimself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2006TV SeriesHimself
Last Comic Standing2006TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Talent Scout / Himself - Celebrity Judge
Gameshow Marathon2006TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Nick at Nite's Search for the Funniest Mom in America 22006TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live1991-2005TV SeriesHimself / Athlete / Evan / ...
Love Lounge2005TV SeriesHimself
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
25 Years of Improv Comedy2005Himself
Dennis Miller2004TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent
The Mark Twain Prize: Lorne Michaels2004TV MovieHimself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
'Mean Girls': Only the Strong Survive2004Video documentary shortHimself
Balderdash2004TV SeriesHimself
Night of Too Many Stars2003TV MovieHimself
Revealed with Jules Asner2002TV SeriesHimself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHimself
The Sweet Spot2002TV Series documentaryJay J. Jacobi
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2000TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey1999TV SpecialHimself / Various Characters
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself
Vibe1998TV SeriesHimself
Higher Goals1993Documentary short

Archive Footage

SNL Sports Spectacular2014TV MovieStuart Scott / Various (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving2013TV SpecialLadies Man Leon Phelps (uncredited)
The Women of SNL2010TV MovieVarious
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialStuart Scott (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialVarious (uncredited)
Gameshow Marathon2006TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse2006TV Special
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade2005TV SpecialAirline Passenger (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin2005TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon2005TV SpecialCop (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieSammy (uncredited)
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken2004TV SpecialCensus Taker (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan2004Video documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 22004Video documentaryVarious (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri2004TV Special documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan2003TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell2002TV Special documentaryHimself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tim Meadows2000TV MovieHimself / Various
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV SpecialJason Raimes / Kimba (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler1999TV Special documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock1999TV Special documentaryHimself / Various Characters (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieLenny Kravitz
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers1998Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman1998TV Special documentaryHimself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin1998TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live1998TV Special documentaryHimself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash1992TV SpecialJudge Clarence Thomas (uncredited)
Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition1992VideoSammy Davis Jr.


Won Awards

2010Streamy AwardThe Streamy AwardsBest Ensemble Cast in a Web SeriesEasy to Assemble (2008)

Nominated Awards

1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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