Tony Hale

TONY HALE is a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor and author 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 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 critically acclaimed 6th season, racking up a total of 11 Emmy nominations.

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 to 2006 and was later picked up for additional seasons on Netflix in 2013. The newest season is currently in production and scheduled to stream in 2018. In 2013, Hale was also seen alongside Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the Paul Feig directed action-comedy “The Heat,” which grossed over $229 million worldwide. Wrapping up 2017, Hale starred in the dramedy film “Brave New Jersey,” alongside Anna Camp, Heather Burns and Grace Kaufman.

Most recently, Hale joined the cast of the coming-of-age film “Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda,” alongside Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner. The film is now in post-production and set to hit theaters in 2018.

In 2015, he co-starred with Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in the action-comedy “American Ultra,” and starred as the villain in the animated/live-action film “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip.” Last summer, Hale lent his voice alongside Jason Sudekis, Danny McBride, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph in the animated film “Angry Birds,” based on the hit mobile video game. “Angry Birds” generated over $349 million worldwide at the box office. His other notable film credits include “The Informant,” “Happythankyoumoreplease” and “Stranger than Fiction.”

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.

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.