Tudyk in 2017
Alan Wray Tudyk
March 16, 1971
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
|Education||Lon Morris College|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
Charissa Barton (m. 2016)
Alan Wray Tudyk (// TYOO-dik; born March 16, 1971) is an American actor and voice actor known for his roles as Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the space western series Firefly and the film Serenity and Tucker McGee in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. He has also had starring roles in the films DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story; I, Robot; A Knight's Tale; 42; Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and Rogue One. Since voicing King Candy in 2012's Wreck-It Ralph, Tudyk has voiced characters in every Walt Disney Animation Studios feature film.
Tudyk appeared on the sitcom Suburgatory (2011–14) and has had guest roles on many other series. Earlier in his career, he appeared frequently in Broadway plays as well. He wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy web series Con Man (2015–17) about a struggling actor whose career is still defined by a successful science fiction TV show he was once on, loosely based on Tudyk's own experience having been on Firefly. The series aired on Syfy in 2017 and earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Tudyk was born on March 16, 1971, in El Paso, Texas, the son of Betty Loyce (née Wiley) and Timothy Nicholas Tudyk. He has Polish ancestry. Tudyk 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 Juilliard but left in 1996 before earning a degree.
In 2000, Tudyk played Gerhardt, a gay German drug addict, alongside Sandra Bullock and Viggo Mortensen in 28 Days. He played Wat in 2001's A Knight's Tale, 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, Tudyk 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 King Candy in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph, a performance for which he won the Annie Award for Voice Acting. He played Ben Chapman in the 2013 movie 42 about Jackie Robinson.
Tudyk voiced the Duke of Weselton in Disney's 2013 film Frozen. In 2014, he voiced Alistair Krei in Disney's Big Hero 6 and in 2016, he voiced Duke Weaselton and Hei Hei in Disney's Zootopia and Moana, respectively. That same year, he played the droid K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In 2018, he returned for Ralph Breaks the Internet as a new character, Knowsmore. He provided the voice of the parrot, Iago (originally voiced by Gilbert Gottfried) in the 2019 live-action adaptation of Aladdin.
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.
One of Tudyk's better-known roles is 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 purchased 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. In 2014, Tudyk took over the role of lead anchor on the live action [adult swim] comedy, Newsreaders. 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 also co-starred in the ABC comedy series Suburgatory as Noah Werner, a dentist from the city, who moves to the suburbs. Tudyk voiced Debbie the prostitute in season 3 of The Life and Times of Tim. He also provided the voices of Ludo Avarius and King River Butterfly in the Disney animated series, Star vs the Forces of Evil.
In 2015, he released his own web series Con Man based loosely upon his experiences touring the convention circuit after the cancellation of Firefly. In 2017 he was a main cast member on the DC Comics-based show, Powerless.
In 2017, season 2 of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency saw Tudyk in the role of Mr. Priest, a somewhat rogue Blackwing operative who is on familiar terms with Dirk, Bart and the Rowdy 3.
Tudyk voices 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 resembling 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 voiced the DC Comics character Green Arrow once again in the 2013 video game Injustice: Gods Among Us and reprised the role in the 2017 video game Injustice 2.
|2000||Strangers with Candy||Father||2 episodes|
|Frasier||Todd Peterson||Episode: "The Great Crane Robbery"|
|2002–03||Firefly||Hoban "Wash" Washburne||14 episodes|
|2005–13||Arrested Development||Pastor Veal||3 episodes|
|2005||Into the West||Nathan Wheeler||Episode: "Wheel to the Stars"|
|2006||Capitol Law||Walker Eliot||Pilot|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Carl Fisher||Episode: "Burn Out"|
|Play or Be Played||Charlie||Pilot|
|2009||James Gunn's PG Porn||Bob||Episode: "High Poon"|
|V||Dale Maddox||3 episodes|
|Glenn Martin, DDS||Additional Voices||Voices|
|2010||The Rockford Files||Det. Dennis Becker||Pilot|
|2010–11||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Barry Allen /
|Young Justice||Green Arrow, Psimon, Captain Cold||Voices|
|2011–16||Robot Chicken||Pinky, Jeff Foxworthy, Jor-El, Lego Firefighter||Voices|
|2011, 2013||American Dad!||Mr. Capalini, Additional Voices||Voices|
|2011||Family Guy||German Pilot||Voice|
Episode "German Guy"
|2011–12||The Life & Times of Tim||Rodrigo, Arthur, Debbie||Voices|
|2011||Good Vibes||Lonnie, Principal Gurniel, Brock Stone, Mr. Proper||Voices|
|2011–14||Suburgatory||Dr. Noah Werner||45 episodes|
|2012||Phineas & Ferb||Additional Voices||Voices|
Episode "Sipping with the Enemy"
|Napoleon Dynamite||Officer Elwood||Voice|
|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||Voices|
|2014–15||Newsreaders||Reagan Biscayne||14 episodes|
|2014||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Ray||1 episode|
|2015||Adventure Time||Chatsberry, Additional Voices||Voices|
|Rick and Morty||Chris||Voice|
Episode: "The Ricks Must Be Crazy"
|2015–19||Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Ludo Avarius, River Butterfly||Voices|
|2015–16||The Adventures of Puss in Boots||Uli||Voice|
|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|
|2018–present||Big Hero 6: The Series||Alistair Krei||Voice|
|2018–present||LEGO Star Wars: All Stars||K-2SO||Voice|
|2018–present||Final Space||Todd H. Watson/Hushfluffles||Voice|
|2019–present||Doom Patrol||Eric Morden / Mr. Nobody||13 episodes|
|2006||Ice Age 2: The Meltdown||Cholly|
|Defense Grid: The Awakening||Simon|
|2009||Halo 3: ODST||Mickey|
|Astro Boy: The Video Game||Mr. Windex|
|2011||Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure||Arbo|
|2013||Injustice: Gods Among Us||Green Arrow|
|2014||Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare||Additional voices|
|2015||Infinite Crisis||Green Arrow|
|2016||Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars||Psilon Advisor|
|2017||Injustice 2||Green Arrow|
|1999||Epic Proportions||Benny Bennet||Helen Hayes Theatre|
|2005||Spamalot||Sir Lancelot||Shubert 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)
|2019||Mysterious Circumstances||Richard Lancelyn Green/Sherlock Holmes||Geffen Playhouse|
|2014||TableTop||Himself||Episode: "Forbidden Desert"|
|2015–17||Con Man||Wray Nerely||Also creator, director, writer and executive producer|
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
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