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Also Known As: Alan Wray Tudyk Died:
Born: March 16, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: El Paso, Texas, USA Profession: actor

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An energetic and amiable actor with a flair for comedy, Texas-bred Alan Tudyk has become known for leading stage roles in off-beat productions and scene-stealing supporting turns in film. The usually spiky haired blonde possesses chiseled Germanic good looks and an oft-revealed muscular body, power-connoting attributes interestingly offset by his frequent portrayals of effete or inane characters. The Juilliard graduate first made his mark with work on stage in both regional and Off-Broadway productions before marking his Broadway debut with 1999's "Epic Proportions" and essaying memorable supporting turns in the 2000 features "Wonder Boys" and "28 Days."

An energetic and amiable actor with a flair for comedy, Texas-bred Alan Tudyk has become known for leading stage roles in off-beat productions and scene-stealing supporting turns in film. The usually spiky haired blonde possesses chiseled Germanic good looks and an oft-revealed muscular body, power-connoting attributes interestingly offset by his frequent portrayals of effete or inane characters. The Juilliard graduate first made his mark with work on stage in both regional and Off-Broadway productions before marking his Broadway debut with 1999's "Epic Proportions" and essaying memorable supporting turns in the 2000 features "Wonder Boys" and "28 Days."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Tell (2014)
2.
 Premature (2014)
3.
 Frozen (2013)
5.
 Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
9.
 Beautiful Boy (2011)
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Raised in Texas
1996:
Portrayed all of the supporting characters in the Philadelphia and New York productions of "Bunny Bunny ¿ Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy" starring Paula Cale and Bruno Kirby
1997:
Appeared in the feature "35 Miles From Normal"
1997:
Co-starred in David Warren's staging of George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" at NYC's Roundabout Theater
1997:
Featured in Yale Repertory Theater's production of Shaw's "Candida"
1998:
Cast in a featured role in "Patch Adams"
1998:
Played Eteocles in CSC's experimental production of "Oedipus'" starring Frances McDormand and Billy Crudup
1998:
Landed a supporting role as Hutch the resident drunk in "The Country Club," produced at Connecticut's Long Wharf Theater
1999:
Starred as Adam in "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told," Paul Rudnick's Off-Broadway take on humankind's beginnings with Adam and Steve
1999:
Made Broadway debut in "Epic Proportions," playing put-upon movie extra Benny Bennet in the comedy set during filming of a 1930s biblical feature
2000:
Guest starred on the bizarre Comedy Cental series "Strangers With Candy," starring off-screen companion Amy Sedaris
2000:
Gave a memorable supporting turn as a pleasantly drug-addled janitor in "Wonder Boys"
2000:
Starred as a a gay German rehab patient opposite Sandra Bullock in "28 Days"
2001:
Appeared as the dim Wat in "A Knight's Tale"
2001:
Had featured role in "Hearts in Atlantis"
2001:
Starred opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in the off-Broadway comedy "Wonder of the World"
2002:
Cast in Joss Whedon's Fox drama "Firefly"
2004:
Cast with Ben Stiller in the comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"
2004:
Cast opposite Will Smith as the Robot in the sci-fi thriller "I, Robot"
2005:
Starred in "Serenity," the feature-length adaptation of Joss Whedon's TV show "Firefly"
2007:
Co-starred in the Frank Oz directed "Death at a Funeral"
2007:
Co-starred with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in "3:10 to Yuma," a Western directed by James Mangold
2009:
Guest starred on ABC's sci-fi drama series "V"
2011:
Co-starred with Tyler Labine in "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil"
2011:
Cast in Michael Bay's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
2012:
Voiced King Candy in "Wreck-It Ralph"
2013:
Featured in the baseball movie "42"
2013:
Lent his voice to Disney's "Frozen"
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Education

Lon Morris College: Jacksonville , Texas -
The Juilliard School: New York , New York -

Notes

Alan Tuydk is the founder of the NY Improv Troupe and a founding member of the Dallas Improv Troupe

"To be naked on stage and have the desired reaction be laughter is tough." --Tudyk on his revealing role in "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told"

Tudyk, tracing his comic roots back to hometown school days: "I was always acting up. Texas is a big football place; when you're a small smart-ass, you have to find something to save yourself. So I would make people laugh." --quoted in InTheater, October 25-November 1, 1999

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companion:
Amy Sedaris. Actor, comic. Starred in the TV sitcom "Strangers With Candy".

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