Tudyk at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
|Born||Alan Wray Tudyk
March 16, 1971
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
|Other names||Wray Nerely|
|Occupation||Actor, voice artist|
Alan Wray Tudyk (//; born March 16, 1971) is an American actor and voice artist 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, 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 racist baseball manager Ben Chapman and voiced significant roles in the Disney animated films Wreck-It Ralph as King Candy, Frozen as the Duke of Weselton and Big Hero 6 as Alistair Krei.
Tudyk was born 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 the character 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.
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 have been as 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 Alan 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. Alan voiced Debbie the prostitute in season 3 of The Life and Times of Tim.
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. He also reprised the voice of the DC Comics character Green Arrow in the game Injustice: Gods Among Us.
|1997||35 Miles from Normal||Trevor|
|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|
|2006||Ice Age: The Meltdown||Cholly (voice)|
|2007||Death at a Funeral||Simon|
|2007||3:10 to Yuma||Doc Potter||Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|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||Nominated - Fright Meter Award for Best Actor|
|2011||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||Dutch|
|2011||Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked||Simone (voice)|
|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||Frozen||Duke of Weselton (voice)|
|2014||Justice League: War||Clark Kent/Superman (voice)||Direct-to-DVD|
|2014||Welcome to Me|
|2014||Son of a Barman||Bill Snyder||Short film|
|2014||Big Hero 6||Alistair Krei (voice)|
|2015||Trumbo||Ian Mclellan Hunter|
|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||Play or Be Played||Charlie||Pilot|
|2009||James Gunn's PG Porn||Bob||Episode: "High Poon"|
|2009||V||Dale Maddox||3 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||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|
|2006||Ice Age: The Meltdown||Cholly (voice)|
|2009||Halo 3: ODST||Mickey (voice)|
|2009||Astro Boy: The Video Game||Mr. Windex (voice)|
|2013||Injustice: Gods Among Us||Green Arrow (voice)|
|2013||Young Justice: Legacy||Simon Jones/Psimon (voice)|
|2014||Infinite Crisis||Green Arrow (voice)|
|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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- Sundance '10: New Clips: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
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- Sundance '10: College Kid's Blood in New 'Tucker & Dale vs Evil' Clips!
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alan Tudyk.|
- Alan Tudyk at the Internet Movie Database
- Alan Tudyk at the Internet Broadway Database
- Star to Fill in for Azaria on Monty Python's Spamalot During Actor's Hiatus, from the Playbill website
- Hey, You're That Guy: Alan Tudyk at web2carz.com
- Alan Tudyk at FEARnet