Tony Hale
Actor; Comedian
Tony Hale
Tony Hale is an American actor, best known for his role in the Fox comedy series Arrested Development as the neurotic Byron "Buster" Bluth.
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'Hamilton'-Themed 'Drunk History' Is The Holiday Gift We Deserve
Huffington Post - 3 months
If you didn’t catch the latest “Drunk History” ― Episode 10, Season 4 ― please correct your mistake. Stream the blessed television experience on Comedy Central’s website or app so that you, like we did, can witness the magic that is Lin-Manuel Miranda, drunk, reciting history like it’s his job. (Note: It was his job. See: “Hamilton: An American Musical,” which he created. And that’s why he’s do goddamn good at it, even when plied with copious amounts of booze.) If you’ve already watched the episode several times today... great. Let’s talk. There are a few moments we’d like to underscore. Because the biography of Alexander Hamilton is made infinitely more interesting when acted out by the likes of Alia Shawkat, Aubrey Plaza, Tony Hale, David Wain, Bokeem Woodbine and a little known actor named David Grohl. (Yes, Dave Grohl.) Those moments are: This introductory quote from Miranda on Alexander Hamilton: “History spoiler: He’s gonna invent our economy.” Tha ...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Did Indeed Get Very Drunk For 'Hamilton'-Themed 'Drunk History'
Huffington Post - 3 months
What’s better than “Hamilton: An American Musical”? Possibly nothing. But a “Hamilton”-themed “Drunk History” episode cuts pretty close.  Lin-Manuel Miranda, who will long be remembered for his ponytailed depiction of a Founding Father without a father on Broadway, will make your alcohol-laced dreams come true later this month when he appears on the Comedy Central show “Drunk History.” EW just released a teaser for the Nov. 29 episode. According to the clip, shown above, we can confirm that Miranda does indeed recount the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. And that, yes, he gets significantly sozzled.  Here are the best lines so far, because that’s what you came here for: “F**k you, f**k you, you’re cool, Aaron Burr, nice to meet you.” -Alexander Hamilton “[Burr] um, like, kills a lot of British dudes.” -Narration “Motherf**ker, like, come work for me.” -George Washington “You’re gonna be in the guy ― in with the guy who knows best.” -George Was ...
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Seth Rogen, Tony Hale and Jordan Peele will perform short plays written by fifth-graders
LATimes - 4 months
Six short plays were strong enough to lure Seth Rogen, Jordan Peele and Tony Hale to join the cast of a one-night production in downtown L.A. — not bad for playwrights who haven’t turned 13. For “The Biggest Show” on Thursday at L.A. Live, the scripts have been written by fifth-graders, and the...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Modern Love: The Modern Love Podcast: Tony Hale Reads ‘Just Friends? Let Me Read Between the Lines’
NYTimes - 7 months
Hear the “Veep” actor read the story of a jilted and heartbroken man who keeps hearing “Stop calling me” as “Let’s give this another chance.”
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Veep' Actor Tony Hale; Sobriety And Sex; 'What A Fish Knows'
NPR - 8 months
Hale talks about playing "anxious characters" on Arrested Development and Veep. Sarah Hepola had to rethink her sex life after she quit drinking. Jonathan Balcombe discusses the inner lives of fish.
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'There's A Reason Why I Play Anxious Characters,' Says 'Veep' Actor Tony Hale
NPR - 8 months
Hale played Buster on Arrested Development and is Gary Walsh on the HBO series Veep. "It comes from a lot of personal anxiety," Hale says. "It's really fun to bring that into the characters."
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Tony Hale Teases A More Bluth-Centric Season Of 'Arrested Development'
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
Heeeeeeey, brother. Beloved by many but watched by few, "Arrested Development" was resurrected by Netflix in 2013, seven years after Fox pulled the plug on the criminally low-rated sitcom. Where were you then, America?! But the fourth season of the cult series -- the first on the streaming service -- provoked a mixed response, due largely to its frustrating narrative structure. Each episode centered around a single character, severely decreasing the amount of big family scenes, which remain some of the strongest in the series' history. (The chicken dance, anyone?) We sat down recently with actor Tony Hale, who plays Byron "Buster" Bluth, the baby of the Bluth family, to discuss what's in store for the series fifth season, his all-time favorite Buster scene and how the Bluths will be more united than ever.   Once described as "odd and alienating" in our all-time favorite episode, "Public Relations," Buster quickly made his mark, participating in some of the series' most me ...
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The Real Reason Why There's a Tiny Hole in Airplane Windows
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Courtesy of Salvator Barki/ Getty Images It turns out that itsy bitsy hole in the bottom of your airplane window is actually a very important safety feature. It's all-too-easy to let your mind wander when you're confined to a tiny box of space while hurtling 40,000 feet in the air at hundreds of miles per hour, but rest assured: every single window on the airplane has the same hole. More officially, it's called a breather hole and it's used to regulate the amount of pressure that passes between the window's inner and outer panes. In short, the system ensures that the outer pane bears the most pressure so that if there were a situation that caused added strain on the window, it's the outside panel that gives out (meaning you can still breathe).  The breather hole also keeps the window fog-free by wicking moisture that gets stuck between the panes. After all, half the fun of an airplane ride is the in-flight scenery shots. Mystery solved. More from Travel + Leisure: World' ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tony Hale
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 44
    In February 2015, Hale was cast in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, which was released in December 2015 to dismal reviews.
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    However, Hale won his second Primetime Emmy Award with his 3rd nomination in 2015, in the same ceremony where Veep won its first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
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  • 2014
    Age 43
    He earned his second nomination in 2014, but lost the award to Ty Burrell.
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  • 2013
    Age 42
    On September 22, 2013, Hale won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in the show's second season.
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    He currently plays Gary Walsh, the sycophantic personal aide to the Vice President of the United States on the HBO comedy Veep, for which he won the 2013 and 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
    More Details Hide Details Hale was born in West Point, New York. His mother, Rita (née Garnett), worked as a staff assistant to State Representative Kathy Ashe, and his father, Mike Hale, taught nuclear and atomic physics, and served in the military. Hale grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, where he attended the Young Actors Theatre and participated in numerous theatrical and musical productions.
  • 2012
    Age 41
    In 2012, Hale was cast in the HBO comedy Veep as Gary Walsh, the personal assistant to Vice President Selina Meyer (portrayed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus).
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    In 2012, Hale starred in the drama comedy Not That Funny.
    More Details Hide Details He also guest starred on NBC's long-running show Law & Order: SVU as Rick Simms, a teacher who gets fired from his job after being accused of inappropriate behavior with a student.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 38
    He joined the cast of Numb3rs in 2009, in the recurring role of Professor Russell Lazlo.
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    His departure made room for his starring role on the NBC web series Ctrl, which premiered on July 13, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in a cameo in the second episode of the first season of Showtime's dramedy United States of Tara, as English teacher Oral Gershenoff.
  • 2008
    Age 37
    Hale had a recurring role as Emmett on Chuck, beginning in October 2008 and ending in January 2010.
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    He was the voice of Furlough in The Tale of Despereaux, an animated children's film released in 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 35
    In March 2006, Hale was cast in a co-starring role as the video store owner Simon in the NBC sitcom Andy Barker P.I., starring Andy Richter and co-created by Conan O'Brien.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in minor roles in Stranger Than Fiction and Because I Said So.
  • 2003
    Age 32
    Hale married Emmy Award-winning make-up artist Martel Thompson on May 24, 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He and his wife are both Christian, and reside in Pasadena, California with their daughter Loy.
    From 2003 to 2006, and returning to the role in 2013, Hale found success in television when he was cast as Buster Bluth, the hapless, neurotic son with "mother issues" on Arrested Development.
    More Details Hide Details Hale also appeared in a season ten episode of MADtv in a parody of COPS, where two British robbers try to stop a domestic dispute among the Royal Family.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 28
    He is often recognized for his role in the famous Volkswagen television commercial aired in 1999, in which he danced to the song "Mr. Roboto", which was later spoofed on the Fox sitcom Arrested Development.
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  • 1995
    Age 24
    He completed graduate studies in 1995 from the School of Communication and the Arts of Regent University in Virginia.
    More Details Hide Details After graduating, he set up residence in New York City and lived there for nearly ten years. While in New York, Hale helped found The Haven, an artistically-minded community of Christians that meets weekly. He also studied acting at The Barrow Group, a New York City theatre company. Hale first obtained his Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card when he appeared in a commercial for MCI Inc., though it never aired. He made minor guest appearances in TV shows such as Dawson's Creek, The Sopranos, and Sex and the City.
  • 1992
    Age 21
    He graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he became a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, with a journalism degree in 1992.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 17
    He graduated from Leon High School in 1988.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on September 30, 1970.
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