Alan Tudyk

Actor
An energetic and amiable actor with a flair for comedy, Texas-bred Alan Tudyk has become known for leading stage roles in off-beat productions and scene-stealing supporting turns in film. The usually spiky haired blonde ... Read more »
Born: 03/16/1971 in El Paso, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

Zootopia 2016 (Movie)

Duke Weaselton (Voice)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials 2015 (Movie)

Blondie (Actor)

Newsreaders 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oddball 2015 (Movie)

Bradley Slater (Actor)

Rick & Morty 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Star vs. the Forces of Evil 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

TripTank 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Trumbo 2015 (Movie)

Ian McLellan Hunter (Actor)

Welcome to Me 2015 (Movie)

Ted Thurber (Actor)

Big Hero 6 2014 (Movie)

Alistair Krei (Voice)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justice League: War 2014 (Movie)

Clark Kent / Superman (Voice)

Premature 2014 (Movie)

Jack Roth (Actor)

Suburgatory 2011 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Tell 2014 (Movie)

Detective Morton (Actor)

42 2013 (Movie)

Ben Chapman (Actor)

Frozen 2013 (Movie)

Duke (Voice)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 2012 (Movie)

Stephen A. Douglas (Actor)

Good Vibes 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 (Movie)

Milton / Hunky Siren (Voice)

Phineas and Ferb 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Robot Chicken 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Life and Times of Tim 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Ugly Americans 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wreck-It Ralph 2012 (Movie)

King Candy (Voice)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 2011 (Movie)

Simone (Voice)

Beautiful Boy 2011 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 (Movie)

Dutch (Actor)

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil 2011 (Movie)

Tucker (Actor)

Glenn Martin, DDS 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Astro Boy 2009 (Movie)

Mr Squeegee/Scrapheap Head/Stinger Two (Voice)

Dollhouse 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

V 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

3:10 to Yuma 2007 (Movie)

Doc Potter (Actor)

Death at a Funeral 2007 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

Knocked Up 2007 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Cholly (Actor)

Sci Fi Inside: Serenity 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Firefly 2002 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Serenity 2005 (Movie)

Wash (Actor)

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2004 (Movie)

Steve the Pirate (Actor)

I, Robot 2004 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

Rx 2004 (Movie)

Pepe (Actor)

Ice Age 2002 (Movie)

of One of the Freaky Mammals (Voice)

A Knight's Tale 2001 (Movie)

Wat (Actor)

Hearts in Atlantis 2001 (Movie)

Monte Man (Actor)

28 Days 2000 (Movie)

Gerhardt (Actor)

Frasier 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wonder Boys 2000 (Movie)

Traxler (Actor)

35 Miles From Normal 1998 (Movie)

Trevor (Actor)

Patch Adams 1998 (Movie)

Everton (Actor)

Biography

An energetic and amiable actor with a flair for comedy, Texas-bred Alan Tudyk has become known for leading stage roles in off-beat productions and scene-stealing supporting turns in film. The usually spiky haired blonde possesses chiseled Germanic good looks and an oft-revealed muscular body, power-connoting attributes interestingly offset by his frequent portrayals of effete or inane characters. The Juilliard graduate first made his mark with work on stage in both regional and Off-Broadway productions before marking his Broadway debut with 1999's "Epic Proportions" and essaying memorable supporting turns in the 2000 features "Wonder Boys" and "28 Days."

Relationships

Amy Sedaris Actor

Companion
starred in the TV sitcom "Strangers With Candy"

EDUCATION

Lon Morris College

Jacksonville , Texas
graduated

The Juilliard School

New York , New York
graduated

Milestones

2015

Created and starred in the series "Con Man."

2014

Provided the voice of Alistair Krei in "Big Hero 6."

2013

Lent his voice to Disney's "Frozen."

2013

Was featured in the baseball movie "42."

2012

Provided the voice of King Candy in "Wreck-It Ralph."

2011

Was cast in Michael Bay's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."

2011

Joined the cast of the series "Suburgatory."

2011

Co-starred with Tyler Labine in "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil."

2007

Co-starred with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in "3:10 to Yuma," a Western directed by James Mangold.

2007

Co-starred in the Frank Oz directed "Death at a Funeral."

2005

Reprised the role of Wash or "Serenity," the feature-length adaptation of Joss Whedon's sci-fi Western "Firefly."

2004

Cast opposite Will Smith as the Robot in the sci-fi thriller "I, Robot."

2004

Cast with Ben Stiller in the comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story."

2002

Took on the indelible role of pilot Wash on Joss Whedon's sci-fi Western, "Firefly."

2001

Appeared as the dim Wat in "A Knight's Tale."

2001

Starred opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in the off-Broadway comedy "Wonder of the World."

2000

Gave a memorable supporting turn as a pleasantly drug-addled janitor in "Wonder Boys."

2000

Starred as a a gay German rehab patient opposite Sandra Bullock in "28 Days."

2000

Guest starred on the bizarre Comedy Central series "Strangers With Candy," starring off-screen companion Amy Sedaris.

1999

Starred as Adam in "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told," Paul Rudnick's off-Broadway take on humankind's beginnings with Adam and Steve.

1999

Made Broadway debut in "Epic Proportions," playing put-upon movie extra Benny Bennet in the comedy set during filming of a 1930s biblical feature.

1998

Landed a supporting role as Hutch the resident drunk in "The Country Club," produced at Connecticut's Long Wharf Theater.

1998

Cast in a featured role in "Patch Adams."

1998

Played Eteocles in CSC's experimental production of "Oedipus'" starring Frances McDormand and Billy Crudup.

1997

Featured in Yale Repertory Theater's production of Shaw's "Candida."

1997

Appeared in the feature "35 Miles From Normal."

1997

Co-starred in David Warren's staging of George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" at NYC's Roundabout Theater.

1996

Portrayed all of the supporting characters in the Philadelphia and New York productions of "Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy" starring Paula Cale and Bruno Kirby.

Bonus Trivia

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Appeared with an improv troupe in Dallas, Texas called Rubber Chickens.

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Improvised and invented many of his lines in the animated feature "Frozen."

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Won the Clarence Derwent award for his stage debut in "Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy."

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"I have to say, I hesitate to improv in auditions, even now. I went to Juilliard, where they taught us about auditioning. There was a great class that taught us about using the text that you have. Mainly we’re talking about Chekhov and crap like that. Not that Chekhov is crap, but in Chekhov’s and Shakespeare’s more classical works, you look down to the punctuation about what the intent of the author was. Like, taking a comma and making something of it. A comma in the text is your roadmap to how to play the character—your instruction on how to play the character—and it’s like a little detective story, going through it. When you read it through several times, you find different things. But when it comes to films and comedies, I feel like they don’t really want to see what’s on the page anymore. Improv has taken such a prominent place in comedy today. A lot of Judd Apatow’s movies have so much improv in them, and audiences love it, or like it, or, I think, kind of expect it. Audiences will sit through one joke being done several times with different punchlines." - from The A.V. Club, Jul. 7, 2014

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