Jeffrey Tambor one of the most interesting actors on television, and the characters he plays are even more interesting than he is. He was the cross-dressing attorney in a recurring role on "Hill Street Blues," the insecure sidekick on "The Larry Sanders Show" and patriarch George Bluth on "Arrested Development." He's currently starring as a transgender woman on the Amazon series "Transparent."
You've no doubt seen him on TV, and soon you can see him in person.
On Jan. 28, Tambor will be at Riverview High School in Sarasota with a presentation titled "What's Keeping You from Performing Your Life?"
It's part of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee's "People of the Book" series, and it features Tambor's thoughts about the Jewish tradition of "repairing the world."
It may sound like a dry and pedantic lecture, but it's described as part-seminar and part stand-up comedy routine. He draws upon his acting career, his family's struggle with mental health issues, his role as a father and his Jewish upbringing to encourage people to realize their potential.
Tambor says there will be plenty of laughter during his presentation, according to a press release.
"It's a common sense talk about what keeps us from getting on with living instead of thinking, evading, rationalizing and endlessly procrastinating. It's not a lecture. I'm not heavy handed -- I'm light. My attitude is: This is what humans do. I'm 70 years old and I've got a couple of pieces of advice. I talk about my family, my career, the ups and down and what I've learned. I'm very lucky. I share a few jokes, a few stories, a few insights, and then we get on with life."
Details: 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Riverview High School Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota. Tickets: Minimum gift of $36. Information: 941-371-4546, jfedsrq.org.