Alan Wray Tudyk (born March 16, 1971) is an American actor known for his roles as Simon in the British comedy Death at a Funeral, as Steve the Pirate in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, as Sonny in the science fiction drama I, Robot, as Doc Potter in 3:10 to Yuma, as Tucker in the Tucker & Dale vs Evil and as Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the science fiction and western television series Firefly and movie Serenity, as well as Alpha in Dollhouse.
Personal life Edit
Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, the son of Betty Loyce (née Wiley) and Timothy Nicholas Tudyk. He is of half Polish descent and was raised in the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas, where he attended Plano Senior High School. 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.
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 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.
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.
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 in the animated series Young Justice. He is co-starring in the ABC comedy series Suburgatory.
Video games Edit
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.
|1997||35 Miles from Normal||Trevor|
|2000||Wonder Boys||Sam Traxler|
|2000||Strangers with Candy||Father|| Episode: "Blank Stare: Part 1"|
Episode: "Blank Stare: Part 2"
|2000||Frasier||Todd Peterson||Episode: "The Great Crane Robbery"|
|2001||Hearts in Atlantis||Monte Man|
|2002||Ice Age||Lenny / Dab (voice)|
|2002–2003||Firefly||Hoban 'Wash' Washburne||14 episodes|
|2004||Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story||Steve the Pirate|
|2004||I, Robot||Sonny||Voice and Motion Capture|
|2005||Arrested Development||Pastor Veal||Episode: "Meat the Veals"|
|2005||Into the West||Nathan Wheeler||Episode: "Wheel to the Stars"|
|2005||Serenity||Hoban 'Wash' Washburne|
|2006||Capitol Law||Walker Eliot||TV movie|
|2006||Ice Age: The Meltdown||Cholly (voice)|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Carl Fisher||Episode: "Burn Out"|
|2007||Death at a Funeral||Simon|
|2007||3:10 to Yuma||Doc Potter|
|2009||Tucker & Dale vs Evil||Tucker|
|2009||PG Porn||Bob||Episode: "High Poon"|
|2009||Bed Ridden||Det. Kurtz|
|2009||The Ballad of G.I. Joe||Shipwreck||Video short|
|2009||V||Dale Maddox|| Episode: "Pilot"|
Episode: "There Is No Normal Anymore"
Episode: "A Bright New Day"
|2009–2010||Glenn Martin DDS||(voice)|| Episode: "Pimp My RV"|
Episode: "Korea Opportunities"
Episode: "Jackie of All Trades"
|2010||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Barry Allen / Flash (voice)||Episode: "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!"|
|2010||Tucker & Dale vs Evil||Tucker|
|2010||Young Justice||Oliver Queen/Green Arrow / Psimon (voice)||3 episodes|
|2011||Robot Chicken||Sarge (voice)||1 episode|
|2011||American Dad!||(Voice)||1 episode|
|2011||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||Dutch|
|2011–||Suburgatory||Noah Werner||Series regular|
|2012||Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||Stephen A. Douglas||Filming|
|1999||Epic Proportions||Benny Bennet||Helen Hayes Theatre|
|2005||Spamalot||Sir Lancelot||Shubert Theatre|
|2007||Prelude to a Kiss||Peter Hoskins||Roundabout Theatre Company|
|2009||Template:Sortname||Himself|| Ricardo Montalbán Theatre (Los Angeles)|
The Town Hall (New York City)
|2006||Ice Age 2: The Meltdown||Cholly|
|2009||Halo 3: ODST||Michael 'Mickey' Crespo|
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