He's been a small-screen fixture for over 35 years, but despite Jeffrey Tambor's distinct roles in shows like "Hill Street Blues," "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Arrested Development," it's his role in the new Amazon series "Transparent" that he calls the "most transformative" of his career.
Tambor visited TODAY Monday morning to discuss his part as a transgender parent who comes out to a trio of unsuspecting kids.
"I've very proud of it," he explained "It's the most transformative role I've ever played. I'm real honored."
But while he was making it, he was more than just honored — he was nervous.
"I was throw-up nervous pretty much all the way, really," he said. "It's a huge responsibility. But I had great consultants from the trans community."
See "Transparent" for yourself on Friday, when Amazon debuts all 10 episodes of the show's first season.
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