Hale at the 2010 Streamy Awards
September 30, 1970 |
West Point, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Martel Thompson (2003–present)|
Tony Hale (born September 30, 1970) is an American actor, best known for his role in the Fox comedy series Arrested Development as the neurotic Byron "Buster" Bluth. He currently plays Gary Walsh, the sycophantic personal aide to the Vice-President of the United States on the HBO comedy Veep.
Early life 
Hale graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 1992 with a journalism degree, where he became a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He is a 1994 graduate of the School of Communication & the Arts of Regent University in Virginia. After graduating, he set up residence in New York City and lived there for nearly ten years. While in New York, Hale helped found The Haven, an artistically minded community of Christians that meets weekly. He also studied acting at The Barrow Group, a New York City theatre company.
Hale made minor guest appearances in TV shows such as Dawson's Creek, The Sopranos, and Sex and the City. He is often recognized for his role in the famous VW television commercial aired in 1999, in which he danced to the song, "Mr. Roboto" (which was spoofed on the Arrested Development episode "The Ocean Walker").
Hale also appeared in a season ten episode of MADtv, with Arrested Development co-star, Michael Cera, in a parody of COPS where two British robbers (played by Hale and Cera) try to stop a domestic dispute among the Royal Family (played by Stephnie Weir, Michael McDonald, Paul Vogt, and Ron Pederson).
In March 2006, Hale was cast in a co-starring role of the video store owner, Simon, in the NBC sitcom Andy Barker P.I., starring Andy Richter and co-created by Conan O'Brien. He also appeared in minor roles in Stranger Than Fiction and Because I Said So. He was the voice of Furlough in The Tale of Despereaux, an animated children's tale released in 2008.
He had a recurring role as Emmett on Chuck, beginning in October 2008 and ending with the character's murder in January 2010. His departure made room for his starring role on the NBC web series Ctrl, which premiered July 13, 2009. He also appeared in a cameo in the second episode of the first season as English teacher Oral Gershenoff in Showtime dramedy United States of Tara. He joined the cast of Numb3rs in 2009, in the recurring role of Professor Russell Lazlo.
He will soon be seen leading the drama comedy Not That Funny along with Army Wives star Brigid Brannagh and John Kapelos. But beforehand he will guest star on NBC's long-running legal drama, Law & Order: SVU in April as Rick Simms, a teacher who gets fired from his job after being accused of inappropriate behavior with a student.
Personal life 
|2003||My Blind Brother||Bill|
|2004||Stateside||Dori's Uncle Donny|
|2006||Unaccompanied Minors||Alan Davies|
|Stranger Than Fiction||Dave|
|The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell||Remington Biographer|
|Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector||Jack Dabbs|
|The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah||Homeowner with Demons|
|2007||Flatland: The Movie||King of Pointland||Voice|
|Because I Said So||Stuart|
|Dante's Inferno||Pope Nicholas 3rd||Voice|
|2008||My Suicide||Social Worker|
|The Tale of Despereaux||Furlough||Voice|
|The Year of Getting to Know Us||Nickie|
|2009||The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard||Wade|
|The Informant!||James Epstein|
|The Ballad of G.I. Joe||Dr. Mindbender||Video short|
|In My Sleep||Ben|
|2012||First in Fight||Wilbur Wright||Short|
|Not That Funny||Stefan Lane|
|1997||Ghost Stories||Billy Thorpe||Episode: "Personal Demons"|
|1998||Legacy||Hyram||Episode: "The Gift"|
|2000||The $treet||Trainee||Episode: "Closet Cases"|
|2001||Sex and the City||Tiger||Episode: "The Real Me"|
|2001||The Sopranos||RN/OCN Collins||Episode: "Second Opinion"|
|2001||Dawson's Creek||Doctor Bronin||Episode: "A Winter's Tale"|
|2003–2006, 2013||Arrested Development||Byron "Buster" Bluth||Series regular|
|2005||Stacked||Brent Lamble||Episode: "Beat the Candidate"|
|2007||Big Day||David||Episode: "Last Chance to Marry Jane"|
|2007||Andy Barker P.I.||Simon||Series regular|
|2008-2010||Chuck||Emmett Milbarge||14 episodes|
|2008-2009||ER||Norman||Episode: "Life After Death"
|2008||Samantha Who?||Dr. Andy Adams||Episode: "The Pill"|
|2009||United States of Tara||Oral Gershenoff||Episode: "Aftermath"|
|2009||Rules of Engagement||Steve||Episode: May Divorce Be With You|
|2009-2010||Numb3rs||Russell Lazlo||Episodes: "Hydra"
|2010||The Life and Times of Tim||Vince||Voice
Episode: "Tim's Beard"
|2010||Community||Professor Holly||Episode: "Beginner Pottery"|
|2010||Law & Order||Phillip Shoemaker||Episode: "Brazil"|
|2010||Justified||David Mortimer||Episode: "The Collection"|
|2010||Medium||Gil Bureli||Episode: "The Match Game"|
|2011||Human Target||Harry||Episodes: "Communication Breakdown"
"The Trouble With Harry"
|2011||Royal Pains||Andy||Episode: "Ta Da For"|
|2011||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Dr. Karl||Episode: "Dolphinnegan's Wake"|
|2011||Psych||Jerry Kincaid||Episode: Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat|
|2012-present||Veep||Gary Walsh||Series Regular|
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Rick Simms||Episode: "Learning Curve"|
|2012||Up All Night||Dr. Welborn||Episode: "Ma'am'd"|
|2013-present||Sanjay and Craig||Mr. Noodman||Voice
Music videos 
|2008||Fall Out Boy||"Beat It"|
|2005||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Arrested Development||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Nominated||Shared with Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter|
|2004||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Arrested Development||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Nominated||Shared with Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter|
||This article uses bare URLs for citations. (May 2012)|
- Birkner, Gabrielle (February 21, 2007). "For These Artists, Inspiration Is Most Important". The New York Sun. Retrieved 2007-03-29.
- Heffernan, Virginia (March 15, 2007). "The Standard Six with Tony Hale". Six Degrees Magazine. Retrieved 2007-03-29.
- Coleman, Rachael Lee (March 2007). "With a Couch Potato's Style, Private Eye Works the Mall". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-03-29.
- Ross, Robyn (March 21, 2012). "Exclusive: Martha Stewart, Tony Hale to Guest Star on Law & Order: SVU". TV Guide. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
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