Tony Hale

Tony Hale

Birthplace: 
West Point, NY
Birthday: 
September 30

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Tony Hale

Photo credit: 
Robyn Von Swank

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Actor/author Tony Hale is best known for his role as Gary Walsh, the downtrodden personal aide to Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Vice President Selina Meyers on HBO’s Emmy nominated political comedy, Veep. In 2013, Hale won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and was nominated again in 2014 and 2015 for his performance.

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 on the ground-breaking, Emmy Award-winning series Arrested Development, which aired on Fox from 2003 – 2006 and was later picked up for an additional season on Netflix in 2013.  That same year, 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.

Up next, Hale will be seen opposite Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in Lionsgate’s action-comedy, American Ultra, set to release on August 21st. He will also be seen opposite John Malkovich and Rodrigo Santoro in the independent drama, Dominion and finished production last year on Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers with Johnny Depp, Justin Long and Haley Joel Osment.  This Christmas, Hale will star as the villain in Twentieth Century Fox’s animated/live-action film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip along with Jason Lee, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney.   In summer 2016, Hale will be heard opposite Jason Sudekis, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph in Sony Pictures’ animated film, Angry Birds, based on the hit mobile video game.

Last summer, 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, right now. The theme of the book stemmed from Hale’s own life experiences of learning to cope with his obsession of always looking for his next acting role instead of stopping to smell the roses.

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. His first break came in 1999, when he gained recognition for his dance to “Mr. Roboto” in the popular television commercial for Volkswagen (this commercial was later spoofed in an episode of Arrested Development).

Hale currently resides in Los Angeles.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

6 Nominations 2 Emmys

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2019

  • Nominee
  • Tony Hale, as Gary Walsh
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Tony Hale, as Gary Walsh
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Tony Hale, as Gary Walsh
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2015

  • Winner
  • Tony Hale, as Gary Walsh
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Dundee Productions

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2014

  • Nominee
  • Tony Hale, as Gary Walsh
  • Veep
  • HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2013

  • Winner
  • Tony Hale, as Gary Walsh
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

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  • Laverne Cox, Tony Hale, Michael Kelly, Matt Walsh, and Lauren Lapkus are seen at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Tony Hale on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Kathryn Hahn, Tracee Ellis Ross, RuPaul, Tony Hale, and Michelle Visage attend the Television Academy's 2017 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 69th Emmy Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Tony Hale, Kathryn Hahn, and Tracee Ellis Ross attend the Television Academy's 2017 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 69th Emmy Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Tony Hale and Matt Walsh attend the Television Academy's 2017 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 69th Emmy Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Tony Hale attends the Television Academy's 2017 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 69th Emmy Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Tony Hale at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball. 

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  • Tony Hale backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Tony Hale accepts an award from Ricky Gervais at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Tony Hale accepts this award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Tony Hale on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.  

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  • Tony Hale on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Tony Hale arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.

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  • Tony Hale of Veep arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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  • Tony Hale (l) of Veep and Television Academy governor Bob Bergen (r) attend the Performers nominee reception.

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  •  Paul Scheer (l), Tony Hale, Jane Lynch and Joel McHale (r) at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Tony Hale of Veep and Joel McHale of The Soup at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Television Academy Governor Bob Bergen and 66th Primetime Emmy nominees Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Hale, Minnie Driver, Allison Janney and Ty Burrell at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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  • 66th Primetime Emmy nominees Joe Morton, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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  • Joe Morton, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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  • 66th Primetime Emmy nominees at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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  • Television Academy Governor Bob Bergen and 66th Primetime Emmy nominees Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Hale, Minnie Driver, Allison Janney and Ty Burrell at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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  • 66th Primetime Emmy nominees Joe Morton, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominees reception.
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  • Joe Morton, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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  • Tony Hale arrives at the Montage Beverly Hills for the 2014 Performers Peer Group Primetime Emmy nominee reception.
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  • Tony Hale speaks with Marc Istook at the Backstage Live Social Media Cam.
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  • Tony Hale at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
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  • Tony Hale at the Governors Ball
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  • Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel present Tony Hale with the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
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