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Alan Wray Tudyk ( TOO-dik; 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, 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 racist baseball manager Ben Chapman and voiced significant roles in the Disney animated films Wreck-It Ralph as King Candy/Turbo, Frozen as The Duke of Weselton, and Big Hero 6 as Alistair Krei. Most recently, he has begun development on the web series Con Man.
Full Name at Birth
Alan Wray Tudyk
Actor, Director, Writer, Voice Artist
Claim to Fame
Firefly, Subpurgatory, the voice of K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this time, Alan was also an active member of the Delta Psi Omega fraternity.
After leaving LMJC, Alan went on to study at the prestigious Juilliard conservatory but left in 1996 before earning a degree.
After a number of smaller stage productions and a small role in the movie Patch Adams (1998), Alan landed his first Broadway role in 1999 with "Epic Proportions." He quickly became a sought-after comedic actor, with roles in such films as 28 Days (2000) and A Knight's Tale (2001).
In 2002, Alan got the role of Wash, the wise-cracking pilot of Serenity on the short-lived series Firefly (2002). Although it lasted only eleven episodes, this may be Alan's most well-known and best-loved role. No other networks would buy the failed series, but Universal Pictures began courting creator Joss Whedon to produce a big-screen version of the series. While awaiting the final news of Firefly's fate, Alan played the beloved Steve the Pirate in the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) and the voice of the robot Sonny in I, Robot (2004).
In 2005, Alan finally reprised the role of Wash in Serenity (2005), the feature-film version of the series Firefly. The same year, he went back to Broadway from June to November, taking over the role of Lancelot for Hank Azaria in the successful musical "Spamalot."
He lives in New York City but also has a place in Los Angeles, California
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Plano Sr. High, Plano, TX
Lon Morris Jr. College, Juilliard School of Drama
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Coronel Group, United Talent Agency (Voice)
(2009) Plays "Hostage" in direct TV commercial
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