Wallace Langham

Actor
Brown-haired, green-eyed actor Wallace Langham has made a nice transition from the "kid next door" and menacing delinquent roles he used to play billed as Wally Ward. He showed the nicer side in his feature debut, John ... Read more »
Born: 03/11/1965 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (66)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1997 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1994 - 2002, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1992 - 2002, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Newsradio 1994 - 2002, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1994 - 2002, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Taken 3 2015 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Buttwhistle 2014 (Movie)

Dad/Mr. Confer (Actor)

Draft Day 2014 (Movie)

Pete Begler (Actor)

Somewhere Slow 2014 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Transcendence 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Strauss (Actor)

What About Joan 1997 - 2002, 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beware the Batman 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hitchcock 2012 (Movie)

Saul Bass (Actor)

Ruby Sparks 2012 (Movie)

Warren (Actor)

The Social Network 2010 (Movie)

Peter Thiel (Actor)

Veronica's Closet 1997 - 2002, 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Glenn Martin, DDS 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Monk 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Great Buck Howard 2009 (Movie)

Dan Green (Actor)

Growing Op 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With 2007 (Movie)

Claude Cochet (Actor)

Little Miss Sunshine 2006 (Movie)

Kirby (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2005 (Tv Show)

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Medium 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Daddy Day Care 2003 (Movie)

Jim Fields (Actor)

Good Morning, Miami 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miss Match 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Inside Schwartz 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Twilight Zone 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rocky Horror: 25th Anniversary Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncle Saddam 2001 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Mission Hill 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

On Edge 2000 (Movie)

Coach Jimmy Hand (Actor)

Happy Hour 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Michael 1996 (Movie)

Bruce Craddock (Actor)

God's Lonely Man 1995 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

Madman of the People 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

WIOU 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Vital Signs 1990 (Movie)

Gant (Actor)

Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chocolate War 1988 (Movie)

Archie (Actor)

The Invisible Kid 1988 (Movie)

Milton McClane (Actor)

Under the Boardwalk 1988 (Movie)

Backwash (Actor)

Children of the Night 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Fast Times 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Man 1986 (Movie)

Barky Brewer (Actor)

Thunder Run 1986 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Weird Science 1985 (Movie)

Weenie (Actor)

A Deadly Silence (TV Show)

Actor

Ace Hits the Big Time (TV Show)

Actor

Combat High (TV Show)

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Sister Mary Explains It All (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Brown-haired, green-eyed actor Wallace Langham has made a nice transition from the "kid next door" and menacing delinquent roles he used to play billed as Wally Ward. He showed the nicer side in his feature debut, John Hughes' "Weird Science" (1985), as well as in "The Invisible Kid" (1988) and the "ABC Afterschool Special" entitled "Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story" (1987) but was equally effective as a young bigot in "Soul Man" (1986) and a hard-edged gang leader in the impressive low-budgeter "The Chocolate War" (1988). Langham dropped the Ward moniker in the 1990s as he moved to more adult roles, appearing as a regular in the much-hyped but short-lived CBS series "WIOU" (1990-91). Although he almost opened a coffee shop in a moment of despair, his bad luck ended when he landed the part of Phil, the cynical head writer for insecure talk show host Garry Shandling, in HBO's hit sitcom "The Larry Sanders Show" (1992-98). Langham then took on TV's most prominent potentially gay role since Ellen in NBC's "Veronica's Closet" (1997-2000), playing Kirstie Alley's uptight assistant Josh (who everyone assumes is homosexual but has not come out) while continuing as Phil.

Relationships

Sunni

Mother
divorced from Langham's father c. 1971

James Langham

Father
divorced from Langham's mother c. 1971

Laura Langham

Wife
met in Chicago during filming of "Weird Science" she was a local high school senior divorced

Chloe Langham

Daughter
born on February 22, 1991

Alexander Langham

Son
born on June 12 1989 with a rare, congenital malformation called Klippel-Trenaunay (or K-T), necessitating the use of a wheelchair because of his partially developed legs

Karey Richard

Wife
married in West Hollywood on November 3, 2002

EDUCATION

California State University, Northridge

Northridge , California
left when he landed a role in the feature "Weird Science" (1985)

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles , California
graduated at age 19 with a two-year degree

Milestones

2001

Co-starred in the ABC sitcom "What About Joan?"

1997

Best feature exposure to date, his small but showy role as the unctuous tabloid assistant in the John Travolta hit "Michael"

1992

Featured as Phil, the writer, on the HBO comedy series "The Larry Sanders Show"

1990

Regular role as Willis in CBS series "WIOU"

1990

First feature as Wallace Langham, "Vital Signs"

1989

Last credit as Wally Ward, the ABC movie "A Deadly Silence"

1987

Played the best friend of the boy with AIDS in the "ABC Afterschool Special" entitled "Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story"

1986

Portrayed Mark Ratner in short-lived CBS series "Fast Times"

1985

TV-movie debut in "Children of the Night" (CBS)

1985

TV debut in CBS Schoolbreak Special "Ace Hits the Big Time"

1985

Feature debut in John Hughes' "Weird Science", billed as Wally Ward

1975

Began to study acting at age 10 (date approximate)

Appeared in first commercial for an English brand of yogurt

Co-starred as Josh, the sexually ambiguous secretary, in the NBC sitcom "Veronica's Closet"

Moved to Los Angeles with mother in the mid-1970s; Mom had got a job as assistant costume designer for the "Donny and Marie" (ABC, 1976-1979) show

Bonus Trivia

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"One of my most horrifying experiences was helping my mom carry some shoes into Marie [Osmond]'s dressing room. I had the hugest crush on her. She turned around, and she didn't have any makeup on, and it was like the Phantom of the Opera at the organ." --Wallace Langham, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, October 10, 1997

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In November 1999, Langham, who played a sexually ambiguous character on the NBC sitcom "Veronica's Closet", was charged with a hate crime stemming from an alleged attack on a tabloid reporter who is gay which occurred on September 7. Langham's spokesperson claimed the reporter provoked the actor and the charges were filed as a means of extorting money. In January 2000, the actor offered a cash settlement for an undisclosed amount of money but the presiding judge ruled that the settlement was inappropriate because of the nature of the attack and ordered Langham to stand trial.

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