Alan Tudyk

Alan Tudyk

Mar. 16th, 1971
Born in
El Paso, Texas, USA

Alan Tudyk's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Firefly TV Show
Dollhouse TV Show
Suburgatory TV Show
Powerless TV Show
Into the West TV Show
Into the West
Best Week Ever TV Show
Best Week Ever
Newsreaders TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Welcome to Me
2015 - Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
2014 - Big Hero 6
2013 - 42
2013 - Frozen
2012 - Ice Age: Continental Drift
2012 - Wreck-It Ralph
2012 - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
2012 - Ice Age: Continental Drift
2011 - Beautiful Boy
2009 - Astro Boy
2009 - Astro Boy
2009 - Astro Boy
2007 - Death at a Funeral
2007 - 3:10 to Yuma
2007 - Knocked Up
2006 - Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
2005 - Serenity
2005 - Rx
2004 - DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
2004 - I, Robot
2002 - Ice Age
2002 - Ice Age
2002 - Ice Age
2001 - A Knight's Tale
2001 - Hearts in Atlantis
2000 - Wonder Boys
2000 - 28 Days
1998 - Patch Adams

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
King Butterfly (Voiced)
Lonnie (Voiced)
Oliver Queen (Voiced)
Buddha (Voiced)
Pinky (Voiced)
Debbie (Voiced)
Dale Maddox
Pastor Veal
Passenger (Voiced)
[Complete List]


Alan Tudyk (born March 16, 1971) 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 Tudyk was 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, Tudyk 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 and A Knight's Tale.

In 2002, Tudyk got the role of Wash, the wise-cracking pilot of Serenity on the short-lived series Firefly. Though the series lasted only eleven episodes, this may be Tudyk's most well-known and loved role. No other networks would buy the failed series, but Universal Pictures began courting the creator Joss Whedon to produce a big screen version of the series.

While awaiting the final news of Firefly's fate, Tudyk played the beloved "Steve the Pirate" in the movie Dodgeball and the voice of the robot "Sonny" in I, Robot.

In 2005 Tudyk finally reprised the role of Wash in Serenity, 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 currently lives in New York City but also has a place in Los Angeles, California.

  • To prepare for the role of Steve The Pirate in Dodgeball, joined a group of pirate role players called The Rumrunners and spent a week at Pirate Camp.
  • Smokey and the Bandit is his favorite movie.
  • In preparing for the role of Sonny in the film, I, Robot, studied dance, movement and mime to accurately portray movement that has been programmed in. His work was captured with green screen technology.
  • Alan's most prized possession was a 1964 Mustang, which he named "Old Sock."
  • Threw a "We Don't Work for FOX Anymore" party for the cast and crew of the short lived TV series "Firefly" upon hearing of its being cancelled.
  • As a nod to his character in Firefly and Serenity, Alan can be heard in Halo 3 swearing in Chinese, quickly followed by, "I wish I was someone else right now!".
  • Alan filled in for Hank Azaria in the Broadway show Spamalot while Azaria was filming the second season of Huff and working on the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. Actress Sara Ramirez, another performer in the production at this time, was in Alan's class (Group 26) at Juilliard.
  • In the Firefly episode "Out of Gas" (1x05) Wash wires up a large, red button for the captain to press if he needs the crew to return to the ship. When he shows it to Mal he says, "When your miracle gets here, just hit this button." When Alan left the Firefly set after the series was canceled, he took that button as a keepsake. When Joss Whedon announced that he would be searching for a way to bring the show back, as either a series or a feature film, Alan sent him the button with a note that said, again, "When your miracle gets here, just hit this button.".

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