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Tudyk in 2017
Alan Wray Tudyk

Education Lon Morris College
Juilliard School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present
Charissa Barton
(m. 2016)

Alan Wray Tudyk (/ˈtjdɪk/ TEW-dik;) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Tucker McGee in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the space Western series Firefly and the film Serenity, and Steve the Pirate in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. He has also had starring roles in the films, I, Robot, A Knight's Tale, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, 42, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Rogue One. He is also a voice actor of animated films for Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Tudyk appeared on the sitcom Suburgatory (2011–2014) and has had guest roles on many other series. He appeared frequently in Broadway plays as well. He wrote, directed and starred in the comedy web series Con Man (2015–2017), about a struggling actor whose career is still defined by a successful science fiction TV show he was once on, loosely based on Tudyk's own experience having been on Firefly. The series aired on Syfy in 2017 and earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

As of 2021, Tudyk plays the lead role, Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle, in the Syfy series Resident Alien, and voices The Joker and Clayface in the DC Universe/HBO Max series Harley Quinn.

Early life

Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, the son of Betty Loyce (née Wiley) and Timothy Nicholas Tudyk. He is of Polish, German, French and English ancestry. Tudyk 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.


Alan Tudyk (2005 Serenity Flanvention)
Tudyk at the 2005 Serenity Flanvention


..... He played Wat in A Knight's Tale, Steve the Pirate in 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 television series Firefly by Joss Whedon. In 2007, Tudyk had a supporting role as a strong-willed doctor in the western film 3:10 to Yuma. He had 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 played Tucker in the indie horror comedy Tucker & Dale vs Evil. He reprised his role as Dutch for the film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. 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 played Stephen A. Douglas in Timur Bekmambetov's film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He played Ben Chapman in the 2013 film 42 about Jackie Robinson.

In 2012, Tudyk voiced King Candy in the 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph, in which he won the Annie Award for Voice Acting. As of 2022, he has lent his voice to every Walt Disney Animation Studios film since. He voiced the Duke of Weselton in Frozen, Alistair Krei in Big Hero 6, Duke Weaselton in Zootopia, Heihei in Moana, KnowsMore in the Wreck-It Ralph sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Tuk Tuk and Pico the toucan in the 2021 films Raya and the Last Dragon and Encanto, respectively. In 2016, Tudyk played the droid K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He provided the voice of the parrot, Iago (originally voiced by Gilbert Gottfried) in the 2019 live-action adaptation of Aladdin. In March 2021, Tudyk joined the cast of Disney+'s Peter Pan & Wendy as Mr. Darling.

Tudyk played Noel in Chris Blake's quarantine comedy film Distancing Socially, which was filmed remotely at the height of the pandemic using iPhone 11. It was acquired and released by Cinedigm in October 2021.


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.


One of his better-known roles is the playful, easy-going Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the 2002 television series Firefly by Joss Whedon. Although the series ran for only one season, Universal Studios purchased the rights to make a film, Serenity, and Tudyk reprised his 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 [adult swim] comedy, Newsreaders. Tudyk appeared as the cult leader, Father, in a two-part episode of Strangers With Candy entitled "Blank Stare". ..... 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. ..... He also provided the voices of Ludo Avarius and King River Butterfly in the Disney animated series Star vs the Forces of Evil.

Alan Tudyk by Gage Skidmore
Tudyk in July 2012

In 2015, he released his own web series Con Man based loosely upon his experiences touring the convention circuit after the cancellation of Firefly. In 2017 he was a main cast member on the DC Comics-based show Powerless.

In 2017, season 2 of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency saw Tudyk in the role of Mr. Priest, a somewhat rogue Blackwing operative who is on familiar terms with Dirk, Bart and the Rowdy 3. Tudyk is set to voice Optimus Prime in the upcoming Transformers: EarthSpark animated series.

Video games

Tudyk, along with Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin have voice roles as unnamed Marines in the Xbox 360 game Halo 3. Tudyk would reunite with his Firefly co-stars 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. All three actors gave their likenesses to their characters and are given personalities in the game resembling those of their roles from Firefly. He voiced Green Arrow in Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2.

Personal life

Tudyk and choreographer Charissa Barton became engaged in December 2015. They married on September 24, 2016.


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Year Title Role Notes
1997 35 Miles from Normal Trevor Film debut
1998 Patch Adams Everton
2000 28 Days Dutch Gerhardt
Wonder Boys Sam Traxler
2001 A Knight's Tale Wat
Hearts in Atlantis Monte Man
2002 Ice Age Lenny Voice role
2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Steve the Pirate Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team
I, Robot Sonny
2005 Rx Pepe
Serenity Hoban "Wash" Washburne
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Cholly Voice role
Done the Impossible Himself Documentary
2007 Death at a Funeral Simon
Knocked Up Jack
3:10 to Yuma Quail Voice role; Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2008 Meet Market Danny
2009 Astro Boy Mr. Squeegee Voice role
Bed Ridden Detective Kurt Short film
The Ballad of G.I. Joe Shipwreck
2010 Tucker & Dale vs. Evil Tucker McGee
Beautiful Boy Eric
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Dutch Gerhard
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Simone Voice role
Conception Mark
2012 Strange Frame Chat Voice role
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Stephen A. Douglas Uncredited cameo
Ice Age: Continental Drift Milton / Hunky Siren Voice role
Wreck-It Ralph King Candy Voice role; Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production, First Disney Movie Role
Browncoats Unite: Firefly 10th Anniversary Special Himself Documentary
2013 42 Ben Chapman (baseball)
Frozen Duke of Weselton Voice role
2014 Premature Jack Roth
Justice League: War Clark Kent / Superman Voice role; Direct-to-DVD
Big Hero 6 Alistair Krei Voice role
Tell Morton
Son of a Barman Bill Snyde Short film
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Marcus
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
Oddball Bradley Slater
The Good Dinosaur Windgust Voice role; Uncredited
2016 Zootopia Duke Weaselton Voice role
Moana Heihei, Villager #3
Rogue One K-2SO
The Stories: The Making of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Himself Documentary
2018 Deadpool 2 Redneck #
Ralph Breaks the Internet KnowsMore Voice role
2019 Aladdin Iago
Frozen II Guard, Northuldra Leader, Arendellian Soldier
2020 Eat Wheaties! Duncan Lambert
2021 Raya and the Last Dragon Tuk Tuk Voice role
Playing God Ben
Encanto Pico the Toucan Voice role
Distancing Socially Noel
2022 Disenchanted Scroll Voice role
0TBA Peter Pan & Wendy dagger Mr. Darling Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Strangers with Candy Father 2 episodes
Frasier Todd Peterson Episode: "The Great Crane Robbery"
2002–03 Firefly Hoban "Wash" Washburne Main role
2005–2019 Arrested Development Pastor Veal 5 episodes
2005 Into the West Nathan Wheeler Episode: "Wheel to the Stars"
2006 Capitol Law Walker Eliot Pilot
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Carl Fisher Episode: "Burn Out"
2008 Fourplay Drew Pilot
Play or Be Played Charlie
2009 James Gunn's PG ... Bob Episode: "High Poon"
V Dale Maddox 3 episodes
2009-10 Dollhouse Alpha Recurring role
Glenn Martin, DDS Additional Voices 5 episodes
2010 Rockford Files, TheThe Rockford Files Det. Dennis Becker Pilot
2010–11 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Barry Allen / The Flash Voice role; 2 episodes
Young Justice Green Arrow, Psimon, Captain Cold Voice roles; Recurring role
2011–2020 Robot Chicken Various voices 4 episodes
2011, 2013, 2016-2021 American Dad! Dr. Kalgary, Mr. Capalini, Additional Voices Voices role; 22 episodes
2011 Family Guy German Pilot Voice role; Episode "German Guy"
2011–12 The Life & Times of Tim Rodrigo, Arthur, Debbie Voice role; 3 episodes
2011 Good Vibes Lonnie Voice role; Main role
2011–2014 Suburgatory Dr. Noah Werner Voice role
2012 Phineas & Ferb Additional Voices Voice role; Episode: "Sipping with the Enemy"
Napoleon Dynamite Officer Elwood Voice role; Episode: "Ligertown"
NTSF:SD:SUV:: Sven Episode: "The Real Bicycle Thief"
Robot and Monster Crazy Cousin Gizmo Voice role; Episode: "The Party"
2014 The Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour! Chummy Cherub / Sad Tree Episode: "Pilot"
Justified Elias Marcos Episode: "Shot All to Hell"; credited as Wray Nerely
Chozen Kai / Additional Voices Voices role; Recurring role
2014–2016 TripTank Terrence, Bootf***er Voices role; 6 episodes
2014–15 Newsreaders Reagan Biscayne Main role
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Ray Starksy Episode: "The Lonely Island Wear Holiday Sweaters & White Pants"
2015, 2017 Adventure Time Chatsberry, Additional Voices Voice role; 2 episodes
2015, 2020 Rick and Morty Chris, Observant Glorzo Voice role; 3 episodes
2015–2019 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Ludo Avarius, River Butterfly Voice role; Main role
2015–16 The Adventures of Puss in Boots Uli Voice role; Recurring role
2016 Clarence Flight Attendant Dan Voice role; Episode: "Plane Excited"
2017 Powerless Van Wayne Main role
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Mr. Osmund Priest Recurring role
Future-Worm! Additional Voices 3 Episodes
2017–2019 The Tick Dangerboat Voice role; 17 episodes
2017–2021 Big Hero 6: The Series Alistair Krei Voice role; Recurring role
2018 LEGO Star Wars: All Stars K-2SO Voice role; Episode: "From Trenches to Wrenches: The Roger Story"
2019 Santa Clarita Diet Gary West 7 episodes
2019–2021 Final Space Todd H. Watson / Hushfluffles Voice role; 3 episodes
2019 Doom Patrol Eric Morden / Mr. Nobody Main role
2019–2021 Archibald's Next Big Thing Various voices 2 episodes
2019, 2022 The Rookie Ellroy Basso Episodes: "Clean Cut", "Day In The Hole"
2019–present Harley Quinn Joker, Clayface, Calendar Man, Doctor Trap, Condiment King, Additional Voices Voice role; Main role
2020 Curb Your Enthusiasm Boris Episode: "The Surprise Party"
Solar Opposites Nanobot Man Voice role; Episode: "The Unstable Grey Hole"
The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse House of Tomorrow Voice role; Episode: "House of Tomorrow"
2021–present Resident Alien Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle Main role
2021 M.O.D.O.K Arcade Voice role; Episodes: "This Man... This Makeover!", "O, Were Blood Thicker Than Robot Juice!"
Devil May Care Devil Voice role; Main role
2022 Ark: The Animated Series The Captain Voice role; Main role
Transformers: EarthSpark Optimus Prime Main role
Zootopia+ Duke Weaselton Voice role; Episode: "Duke the Musical"

Video games

Year Title Role
2006 Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Cholly
2007 Halo 3 Marine
Defense Grid: The Awakening Simon
2009 Halo 3: ODST Mickey
Astro Boy: The Video Game Mr. Windex
2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us Green Arrow
2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Additional Voices
2015 Infinite Crisis Green Arrow
Star Wars Battlefront K-2SO
2016 Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars Psilon Advisor
2017 Injustice 2 Green Arrow


Year Title Role Theatre Notes
1997 Bunny Bunny All Others Lucille Lortel Theatre, Off-Broadway
Misalliance Bently Summerhays Laura Pels Theatre, Off-Broadway
1998–1999 The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told Adam New York Theatre Workshop/Minetta Lane Theatre,
1999 Epic Proportions Benny Bennet Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway
2001–2002 Wonder of the World Kip Harris New York City Center Stage I, Off-Broadway
2005 Spamalot Sir Lancelot Shubert Theatre, Broadway Replacement
2007 Prelude to a Kiss Peter American Airlines Theatre, Broadway
2009 An Evening Without Monty Python Himself Ricardo Montalbán Theatre (Los Angeles)
The Town Hall (New York City)
2012 That Beautiful Laugh N/A La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Off-Off-Broadway
2019 Mysterious Circumstances Richard Lancelyn Green/Sherlock Holmes Geffen Playhouse, Regional


Year Title Role Notes
2014 TableTop Himself/Doctor McLickhertitty Episode: "Forbidden Desert"
2015–17 Con Man Wray Nerely Also creator, director, writer and executive producer
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

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