Jeffrey Tambor to give talk at NMU’s University Center

Known best for his role on Fox’s “Arrested Development” as George Bluth Sr. and Oscar Bluth, Jeffrey Tambor is making his way to the Northern Michigan University campus.

At 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 in the University Center’s Great Lakes Rooms, Tambor will be giving a talk about overcoming obstacles and facing fears head on.

This event is sponsored by Platform Personalities and the Student Activity Fee. Cost for this event is $2 for the general public and free for any NMU student with an NMU ID.

“He is one of the most iconic and respected character actors of his generation,” a article said.

Jeffrey Tambor has starred in many hit TV shows and movies and has been nominated for six Emmys.

Being through the battlefield that is Hollywood, Tambor knows the importance of overcoming challenges and still being true to one’s self.

“It is a holistic approach for all people designed to provide access to the imagination, liberate talent and desire to connect the artist to him or herself,” according to Jeffrey Tambor’s talk homepage. “In 90 minutes, you’ll start identifying your story, discovering the artist within yourself, and, ultimately, performing your life.”

“Jeffrey Tambor really resonated with the students,” Platform Personalities adviser Rachel Harris said.

Platform Personalities is a student-run organization at NMU providing entertaining and informational guests.

Rachel Harris said Tambor received the most votes among the potential candidates to come to NMU.

Second runner-up was Nev Schulman and Max Joseph from the hit MTV show “Catfish.” Platform Personalities has had many visits from a range of people, from a woman writer from Afghanistan, to Kevin Briggs who gave a talk about suicide prevention to now Jeffrey Tambor.

“Jeffrey Tambor will add to the variety and it will be fun to hear his life and message,” Rachel Harris said.

Junior computer science and economics major and Platform Personalities president Benjamin Harris said he is a huge fan of Tambor’s work on “Arrested Development.”

“I hope that, first and foremost, people will be motivated and inspired to do great things,” Benjamin Harris said. “I hope he will have inspired us with some witty anecdotes that he has learned over his years of experience.”

Jeffrey  Tambor has made it a point in his life to let us know how to grab the bull by the horns and tackle them full throttle.