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Alan Tudyk
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Name
Alan Wray Tudyk
Birthplace
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
Birth date
March 16, 1971 (1971-03-16) (age 48)
Occupation
Actor and voice artist
Active Years
1997-present

Alan Wray Tudyk (born March 16, 1971) is an American actor, and voice artist known for his roles as Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the space western television series Firefly and movie Serenity and Wat in A Knight's Tale. He currently co-stars on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory. He also had a starring role in the film 42 as Ben Chapman and voiced significant roles in the Disney animated films Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen.

Early lifeEdit

Tudyk (pronounced Tude-ick) was born in El Paso, Texas, the son of Betty Loyce (née Wiley) and Timothy Nicholas Tudyk. His father is of Polish descent and his mother has German, English, and Scottish ancestry. He was raised in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, where he attended Plano Senior High School. He had a brief experience as a stand-up comic, before quitting after an angry audience member threatened to kill him. Tudyk studied drama at the Methodist-affiliated Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas where he won the Academic Excellence award for drama. While in college, he played Beaver Smith in an eastern New Mexico summer stock theater production of Billy the Kid. Tudyk entered Julliard but left in 1996 before earning a degree.

FilmEdit

In 2000, Tudyk played Gerhardt, a gay German drug addict, alongside Sandra Bullock and Viggo Mortensen in 28 Days.

Tudyk played Wat in 2001's A Knight's Tale, as well as Steve the Pirate in the 2004 comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and the emotional robot Sonny in I, Robot. In 2005, he reprised his role as the playful, easy-going Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the film Serenity, derived from the cult television series Firefly by Joss Whedon. In 2007, he had a supporting role as a strong-willed doctor in the western film 3:10 to Yuma alongside Christian Bale and Russell Crowe along with a brief but memorable role in the film Knocked Up and a highly physical comedic performance in the British film Death at a Funeral. Tudyk starred as Tucker in the indie horror comedy Tucker & Dale vs Evil. He also appears in Transformers: Dark of the Moon as Dutch.

In Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, he voiced Simone (a reckless French accent speaking Chipmunk, the result after Simon was bitten by a spider). In 2012, Tudyk appeared in Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, in the role of Stephen A. Douglas. Tudyk also voiced the character King Candy in the 2012 Disney animated film, Wreck-It Ralph, a performance for which he won the Annie Award for Voice Acting. He plays Ben Chapman in the 2013 movie 42 about Jackie Robinson.

BroadwayEdit

In 1999, Tudyk made his Broadway debut in Epic Proportions. He was also in Wonder of the World, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Misalliance, Oedipus and Bunny Bunny. In 2005, Tudyk filled in for Hank Azaria's roles in Spamalot from June to December, and starred in a limited run of Prelude to a Kiss on Broadway.

TelevisionEdit

Among Tudyk's better known roles was the playful, easy-going Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the television series Firefly by Joss Whedon. Although the series ran for only one season, Universal Studios bought the rights to the show and turned it into a film, Serenity, in which he reprised the role. He did a few voices from Make Way for Noddy.

Tudyk appeared as the cult leader, Father, in a two-part episode of Strangers With Candy entitled "Blank Stare." Among several guest spots on popular shows such as Arrested Development, he played a convicted pedophile on a popular episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Tudyk was cast as a special guest star in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. The show featured people whose personalities had been erased, with Tudyk portraying Alpha, a former "active" who accidentally downloaded 48 separate personalities. Alpha served as the main antagonist of the series' first season, with guest appearances in the show's second season. Tudyk also guest starred in three episodes of ABC's modern remake of the television miniseries V. Tudyk provided the voice of superhero Green Arrow and villain Psimon in the animated series Young Justice. He is co-starring in the ABC comedy series Suburgatory as Noah Werner a dentist from the big city who moved to the suburbs.

Video gamesEdit

Tudyk plays the voice of a Marine in the Xbox 360 game Halo 3. He is joined by his Firefly co-stars Adam Baldwin and Nathan Fillion who both voice Marines. All three actors are given personalities in the game matching those of their characters from Firefly. Tudyk made an appearance in Halo 3: ODST as the character "Mickey", an elite ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) who is part of the player character's squad as they try to escape a city invaded by the Covenant. He also reprised the voice of the DC Comics character Green Arrow in the game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1997 35 Miles from Normal Trevor
1998 Patch Adams Everton
2000 28 Days Gerhardt
Wonder Boys Sam Traxler
2001 Knight's Tale, AA Knight's Tale Wat
Hearts in Atlantis Monte Man
2002 Ice Age Lenny, Dodo #4, Freaky Mammal #2 (voices)
2004 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Steve the Pirate Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team
2004 I, Robot Sonny
2005 Rx Pepe
Serenity Hoban "Wash" Washburne
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Cholly (voice)
2007 Death at a Funeral Simon
Knocked Up Jack
3:10 to Yuma Doc Potter Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2008 Meet Market Danny
2009 Bed Ridden Detective Kurtz Short film
The Ballad of G.I. Joe Shipwreck Short film
Astro Boy Mr. Squeegee, Scrapheap Head, Stinger Two (voices)
2010 Tucker & Dale vs. Evil Tucker
Beautiful Boy Eric
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Dutch
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Simone (voice)
Conception Mark
2012 Strange Frame Chat (voice)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Stephen A. Douglas Uncredited cameo
Ice Age: Continental Drift Milton, Hunky Siren (voices)
Wreck-It Ralph King Candy (voice) Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production
2013 42 Ben Chapman
Frozen Duke of Weselton (voice)
2014 Premature Jack Roth
Justice League: War Clark Kent / Superman (voice) Direct-to-DVD
Welcome to Me Ted Thurber
Son of a Barman Bill Snyder Short film
Big Hero 6 Alistair Krei (voice)
Tell Morton
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Marcus Credited as "Blondie"
Trumbo Ian McLellan Hunter Nominated—Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Oddball Bradley Slater
2016 Zootopia Duke Weaselton (voice)
Moana Hei Hei, Villager #3 (voices)
Rogue One K-2SO
2018 Deadpool 2 Redneck #1 Cameo
Ralph Breaks the Internet KnowsMore (voice)

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Strangers with Candy Father 2 episodes
Frasier Todd Peterson Episode: "The Great Crane Robbery"
2002–2003 Firefly Hoban 'Wash' Washburne 14 episodes
2005; 2013 Arrested Development Pastor Veal 3 episodes
2005 'Into the West Nathan Wheeler Episode: "Wheel to the Stars"
2006 Capitol Law Walker Eliot TV movie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Carl Fisher Episode: "Burn Out"
2008 Fourplay Drew TV movie
Play or Be Played Charlie TV movie
2009 James Gunn's PG Porn Bob Episode: "High Poon"
V Dale Maddox 3 episodes
2009–2010 Dollhouse Alpha 4 episodes
Glenn Martin, DDS Additional voices Voice
5 episodes
2010 The Rockford Files Det. Dennis Becker TV movie
2010–2013 Young Justice Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
Simon Jones/Psimon
Leonard Snart/Captain Cold
Voice
10 episodes
2010–2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Barry Allen/The Flash Voice
2 episodes
2011–2012 Robot Chicken Pinky Voice
2 episodes
2011–2013 American Dad! Additional voices Voice
2 episodes
2011 Family Guy German pilot Voice
Episode: "German Guy"
2011–12 The Life & Times of Tim Rodrigo, Arthur, Debbie (voices) 3 episodes
2011 Good Vibes Lonnie Voice
12 episodes
2011–present Suburgatory Dr. Noah Werner Series regular
2012 Napoleon Dynamite Officer Elwood Voice
Episode: "Ligertown"
NTSF:SD:SUV:: Sven Episode: "The Real Bicycle Thief"
Robot and Monster Crazy Cousin Gizmo Voice
Episode: "The Party
2014 The Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour! Chummy Cherub, Sad Tree Episode: "Pilot"
Justified Elias Marcos Credited as Wray Nerely
Episode: "Shot All to Hell"
Chozen Kai, Additional Voices 5 episodes
TripTank Terrence, Bootf***er (voices) 2 episodes
2014–15 Newsreaders Reagan Biscayne 14 episodes
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Ray Episode: "The Lonely Island Wear Holiday Sweaters & White Pants"
2015 Adventure Time Chatsberry, Additional Voices 2 episodes
Rick and Morty Chris (voice) Episode: "The Ricks Must Be Crazy"
2015–present Star vs. the Forces of Evil Ludo Avarius, River Butterfly (voices) 30 episodes
2015–16 The Adventures of Puss in Boots Uli (voice) 10 episodes
2016 Clarence Flight Attendant Dan (voice) Episode: "Plane Excited"
2017 Powerless Van Wayne 9 episodes
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Mr. Osmund Priest 8 episodes
The Tick Dangerboat (voice) 3 episodes
2018–present Big Hero 6: The Series Alistair Krei (voice) 8 episodes
2019 Doom Patrol Eric Morden / Mr. Nobody Post-production
Harley Quinn Joker Post-production

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Cholly
2007 Halo 3 Marines
2009 Halo 3: ODST Mickey
2013 Ice Age: Continental Drift Milton
Fabio Sloth
2013 Young Justice: Legacy Simon Jones/Psimon

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Epic Proportions Benny Bennet Helen Hayes Theatre
2005 Spamalot Sir Lancelot Theatre
2007 Prelude to a Kiss Peter Roundabout Theatre Company
2009 An Evening Without Monty Python Himself Ricardo Montalbán Theatre (Los Angeles)
The Town Hall (New York City)

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