Alan Tudyk

Alan Tudyk was born 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, Alan was also 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 (1998), Alan 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 (2000) and A Knight's Tale (2001).

In 2002, Alan got the role of Wash, the wise-cracking pilot of Serenity on the short-lived series Firefly (2002). Although it lasted only eleven episodes, this may be Alan's most well-known and best-loved role. No other networks would buy the failed series, but Universal Pictures began courting creator Joss Whedon to produce a big-screen version of the series. While awaiting the final news of Firefly's fate, Alan played the beloved Steve the Pirate in the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) and the voice of the robot Sonny in I, Robot (2004).

In 2005, Alan finally reprised the role of Wash in Serenity (2005), 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 lives in New York City but also has a place in Los Angeles, California

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Melissa Hamari

Known For


Cast Credits

Powerless (2017)
Starring as Van Wayne (9 episodes)
Geeking Out (2016)
Guest starring as Alan Tudyk
Con Man (2015)
Starring as Wray Nerely / Cash Wayne (25 episodes)
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)
Starring as King Butterfly
Starring as Ludo
Rick and Morty (2013)
Guest starring as Jeff
TableTop (2012)
Guest starring as Alan Tudyk
Suburgatory (2011)
Starring as Noah Werner (44 episodes)
Guest starring as Noah Werner (3 episodes)
NTSF:SD:SUV (2011)
Guest starring as Swen
Conan (2010)
Guest starring as Alan Tudyk
Young Justice (2010)
Guest starring as Psimon
  • Episode 2x13: The Fix (Jan 26, 2013)
V (2009)
Guest starring as Dale Maddox (3 episodes)
Dollhouse (2009)
Guest starring as Stephen Kepler
Guest starring as Alpha (4 episodes)
American Dad! (2005)
Guest starring as Mr. Capellini
Into the West (2005)
Starring as Nathan Wheeler
Arrested Development (2003)
Guest starring as Pastor Veal (3 episodes)
Firefly (2002)
Starring as Hoban "Wash" Washburne (8 episodes)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Guest starring as Carl Fisher
Family Guy (1999)
Guest starring as German Pilot
Frasier (1993)
Guest starring as Todd Peterson
Big Hero 6 ()
Starring as Alistair Krei

Crew Credits

Con Man (2015)
Show crew as Executive Producer (25 episodes)
Show crew as Creator (25 episodes)
Episode crew as Director (21 episodes)
Episode crew as Writer (25 episodes)