Alan Tudyk

Alan Tudyk

Birth name: Alan Wray Tudyk
Born: March 16, 1971
Age: 53
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, U.S.
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Alan Wray Tudyk (/ˈtuːdɪk/ TOO-dik; born March 16, 1971) is an American actor and voice actor known for his roles as Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the space western television series Firefly and movie Serenity, Alpha in the science fiction TV series Dollhouse, Tucker McGee in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Steve the Pirate in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story and Wat in A Knight's Tale. He also co-starred on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory. He also had a supporting role in the film 42 as baseball manager Ben Chapman and voiced significant roles in Walt Disney Animation Studios' Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Zootopia. Most recently, he has finished development on the web series Con Man and played Marcus in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.


Early life

Tudyk was born on March 16, 1971 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 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, 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 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.

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 in Disney's Zootopia.


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.


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 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 is currently working on his own TV series Con Man based loosely upon his experiences touring the convention circuit after the cancellation of Firefly.

Video games

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 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 also reprised the voice of the DC Comics character Green Arrow in the game Injustice: Gods Among Us.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 35 Miles from Normal Trevor
1998 Patch Adams Everton
2000 28 Days Gerhardt
2000 Wonder Boys Sam Traxler
2001 Knight's Tale, AA Knight's Tale Wat
2001 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
2005 Serenity Wash
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Cholly (voice)
2007 Death at a Funeral Simon
2007 Knocked Up Jack
2007 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
2009 The Ballad of G.I. Joe Shipwreck Short film
2009 Astro Boy Mr. Squeegee / Scrapheap Head / Stinger Two (voices)
2010 Tucker & Dale vs Evil Tucker
2010 Beautiful Boy Eric
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Dutch
2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Simone (voice)
2011 Conception Mark
2012 Strange Frame Chat (voice)
2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Stephen A. Douglas Uncredited
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Milton / Hunky Siren (voices)
2012 Wreck-It Ralph King Candy (voice) Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production
2013 42 Ben Chapman
2013 Frozen Duke of Weselton (voice)
2014 Premature Jack Roth
2014 Justice League: War Clark Kent/Superman (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2014 Welcome to Me Ted Thurber
2014 Son of a Barman Bill Snyder Short film
2014 Big Hero 6 Alistair Krei (voice)
2014 Tell Morton
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Marcus Credited as Blondie
2015 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
2015 Oddball Bradley Slater
2015 Reds and Grays Cydric (voice) Post-production
2016 Zootopia Duke Weaselton (voice)
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Pilot Pig (voice) Post-production
2016 Moana TBA (voice) Post-production
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story K-250 Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Strangers with Candy Father 2 episodes
2000 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 Pilot
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Carl Fisher Episode: "Burn Out"
2008 Fourplay Drew Pilot
2008 Play or Be Played Charlie Pilot
2009 James Gunn's PG Porn Bob Episode: "High Poon"
2009 V Dale Maddox 3 episodes
2009-2010 Dollhouse Alpha 5 episodes
2009-2010 Glenn Martin, DDS Various voices 5 episodes
2010 Rockford Files, TheThe Rockford Files Det. Dennis Becker Pilot
2010-2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Barry Allen/The Flash (voice) 2 episodes
2010-2013 Young Justice Oliver Queen/Green Arrow / Simon Jones/Psimon / Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (voices) 10 episodes
2011-2012 Robot Chicken Pinky (voice) 2 episodes
2011, 2013 American Dad! Mr. Capalini / various voices 2 episodes
2011 Family Guy German pilot (voice) Episode: "German Guy"
2011-2012 The Life & Times of Tim Rodrigo / Arthur / Debbie (voices) 3 episodes
2011 Good Vibes Lonnie / Principal Gurniel / Brock Stone / Mr. Proper (voices) 12 episodes
2011-2014 Suburgatory Dr. Noah Werner 45 episodes
2012 Phineas & Ferb Additional voices Episode: "Sipping with the Enemy"
2012 Napoleon Dynamite Officer Elwood (voice) Episode: "Ligertown"
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Sven Episode: "The Real Bicycle Thief"
2012 Robot and Monster Crazy Cousin Gizmo (voice) Episode: "The Party"
2014 The Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour! Chummy Cherub, Sad Tree Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Justified Elias Marcos Credited as "Wray Nerely"
Episode: "Shot All to Hell"
2014 Chozen Kai / various voices 5 episodes
2014 TripTank Terrence / Bootf***er (voices) 2 episodes
2014-2015 Newsreaders Reagan Biscayne 14 episodes
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Ray Episode: "The Lonely Island Wear Holiday Sweaters & White Pants"
2015 Adventure Time Chatsberry (voice) Episode: "Evergreen"
2015 Rick and Morty Unnamed police officer (voice) Episode: "The Ricks Must Be Crazy"
2015-present Star vs. the Forces of Evil Ludo / King Butterfly (voices)
2015 Con Man Wray Nerely Also creator, writer, director and executive producer
TBA Powerless Del Main cast; Pilot episode

Video games

Year Title Voice role
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Cholly
2007 Halo 3 Marine
2009 Halo 3: ODST Mickey
2009 Astro Boy: The Video Game Mr. Windex
2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us Green Arrow
2013 Young Justice: Legacy Simon Jones/Psimon
2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Additional Voices
2015 Infinite Crisis Green Arrow
2016 Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars Psilon Advisor


Year Title Role Notes
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)

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