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Also Known As: Tony "Dr. Brown" Hale Died:
Born: September 30, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: West Point, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A naturally gifted comedic talent, actor Tony Hale rode the wave from his infamous Volkswagen commercial to become one of the key players on the cult favorite "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06). As the Oedipal Byron "Buster" Bluth, Hale generated big laughs with his portrayal of the immature, almost child-like member of the highly dysfunctional Bluth family. Prior to "Arrested Development," he was featured in a nationally televised VW commercial, where he sat in the driver's seat singing the words to Styx's "Mr. Roboto," which he later parodied on the show. But despite the critical success of "Arrested Development," the show was canceled after three seasons due to low ratings, though six years later Netflix commissioned the production of another 10 episodes. Meanwhile, Hale was a guest star on a variety of dramas and comedies like "Community" (NBC, 2009- ) and "Justified" (FX, 2010- ), and even broke into features with supporting roles in "Stranger than Fiction" (2006), "RV" (2006) and "The Tale of Despereaux" (2008). He returned to the small screen with a number of guest and recurring roles until becoming a series regular on the satirical comedy "Veep" (HBO, 2012- ), where his hailed performance...

A naturally gifted comedic talent, actor Tony Hale rode the wave from his infamous Volkswagen commercial to become one of the key players on the cult favorite "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06). As the Oedipal Byron "Buster" Bluth, Hale generated big laughs with his portrayal of the immature, almost child-like member of the highly dysfunctional Bluth family. Prior to "Arrested Development," he was featured in a nationally televised VW commercial, where he sat in the driver's seat singing the words to Styx's "Mr. Roboto," which he later parodied on the show. But despite the critical success of "Arrested Development," the show was canceled after three seasons due to low ratings, though six years later Netflix commissioned the production of another 10 episodes. Meanwhile, Hale was a guest star on a variety of dramas and comedies like "Community" (NBC, 2009- ) and "Justified" (FX, 2010- ), and even broke into features with supporting roles in "Stranger than Fiction" (2006), "RV" (2006) and "The Tale of Despereaux" (2008). He returned to the small screen with a number of guest and recurring roles until becoming a series regular on the satirical comedy "Veep" (HBO, 2012- ), where his hailed performance as a sycophantic vice presidential aide put on display his preternatural gift for comedy.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Angry Birds (2016)
2.
 Night Owls (2015)
3.
 Yoga Hosers (2015)
4.
 American Ultra (2015)
5.
 Dominion (2014)
6.
 Wuss (2011)
8.
 Answer Man, The (2009)
10.
 Informant, The (2009)
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1999:
Appeared in the sex comedy "Raging Hormones"
2000:
Starred in the famous VW commercial featuring his dancing to the Styx song "Mr. Roboto"
2001:
Landed bit roles on HBO's "Sex and the City" and "The Sopranos"
2003:
Starred in the short film "My Blind Brother"
2003:
Co-starred as Byron 'Buster' Bluth, the hapless, deadpan youngest son on Fox's "Arrested Development"
2006:
Co-starred in the Marc Forster comedy, "Stranger Than Fiction," with Will Ferrell
2005:
Cast in the independent feature "Fortunes"
2008:
Voiced Furlough in the animated film "The Tale of Despereaux"
2008:
Landed recurring role on NBC's "Chuck"
2009:
Co-starred with Jeremy Piven in "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard"
2009:
Appeared in Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant!"
2012:
Played the Personal Aide to vice president Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) on HBO's "Veep"
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Education

Samford University: Homewood , Alabama - 1992

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