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Tony Hale


Two time Emmy Award-winning actor and author Tony Hale is best known for his role as Gary Walsh, the downtrodden personal aide to Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Selina Meyers on HBO’s Emmy Award-winning political comedy, Veep. Hale won two Emmys for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” for Veep in 2013 and 2015 and was nominated in the same category in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Veep recently concluded their 6th season and has racked up a total 59 nominations at 17 wins during the course of the show.

Hale has appeared in a wide variety of critically acclaimed television programs and films throughout his career. Prior to Veep, he co-starred as the socially awkward Buster Bluth in the ground-breaking, Emmy Award-winning comedy series Arrested Development, which aired on Fox from 2003 – 2006 and was later picked up for additional seasons on Netflix in 2013. The newest season recently wrapped production and is scheduled to premiere on Netflix this year.

Most recently, Hale was seen in Fox 2000’s coming of age film, Love, Simon, alongside Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner. The film opened March 16th to rave reviews and scored a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. Hale also appeared in Warner Brother’s drama, The 15:17 to Paris which opened February 9th and was directed by Clint Eastwood. On the action side, Hale was seen in Paramount Picture’s Transformers: The Last Knight which opened summer 2017 and has grossed over $605 million worldwide to date. Currently, Hale can be heard as the voice The Joker in Warner Bros. animated feature, Batman Ninja, which released on April 24th. IGN called Hale’s performance, “One of the best performances of the crazed clown since Mark Hamill...”

In 2016, Hale lent his voice alongside Jason Sudekis, Danny McBride, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph in Sony Pictures’ animated film, Angry Birds, based on the hit mobile video game. Angry Birds has generated over $349 million worldwide at the box office since May. Hale also starred in Brave New Jersey, a comedy from Gravitas Ventures which followed a small New Jersey town on the night of Orson Welles’ legendary 1938 War Of The Worlds broadcast, which led millions to believe the US was invaded by Martians.

In 2015, Hale co-starred Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in Lionsgate’s action-comedy, American Ultra and starred as the villain in Twentieth Century Fox’s animated/live-action film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip.

In 2014, Hale released his first children’s book, Archibald’s Next Big Thing, under Boxing Clever Publishing. The book, penned by Hale, follows a young chicken named Archibald who is always looking for his next “big thing” instead of realizing all the big and beautiful things around him. The theme of the book stemmed from Hale’s own struggle of always looking for his next acting role instead of staying present and being in the here and now.

In 2013, Hale was seen alongside Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the Paul Feig directed action- comedy, The Heat, which grossed over $229 million worldwide for Fox. Wrapping up 2017, Hale starred in the dramedy film Brave New Jersey alongside Anna Camp, Heather Burns and Grace Kaufman.

Other notable film credits include The Informant, Happythankyoumoreplease and Stranger than Fiction.

Hale grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, where he attended The Young Actors Theatre. He then continued on to study acting at The Barrow Group Theatre Company in New York.

Hale currently resides in Los Angeles.
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