Alan Tudyk Biography

Updated On Jul 13, 2018 Published On Jul 13, 2018
Facts of Alan Tudyk
Name Alan Tudyk
Birth Name Alan Wray Tudyk
Father Timothy Nicholas Tudyk
Mother Betty Loyce
Nationality American
Birth Place/City El Paso, Texas
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $2 million
Famous for Firefly
Girlfriend No
Married Yes
Married to Charissa Barton
Children No
Divorce No
Education Lon Morris College
Awards Annie Awards
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Alan Wray Tudyk is an American actor born on March 16, 1971, in El Paso, Texas. He’s the son of Betty Loyce and Timothy Nicholas Tudyk.

Alan was raised in Plano, Texas, where he attended Plano Senior High School. He studied drama at the Methodist-affiliated Lon Morris College, where he was awarded the Academic Excellence award for drama. He then enrolled in Juilliard School but left in 1996. 

He had a short-spanned career as a stand-up comedian as he left after an angry audience threatened to kill him.

His first break as an actor was as Gerhardt, a German gay drug addict, in the movie 28 Days. In the movie, he played aside Sandra Bullock and Viggo Mortensen.

Alan has portrayed many short roles for movies like A Knight’s Tale, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. He also played the role of Sonny in the 2004 film I, Robot.

Later, Tudyk had a supporting role as a doctor in the film 3:10 to Yuma. In the movie, he played alongside Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. He also had a small role in Seth Rogen’s movie Knocked Up, and also in the British film Death at a Funeral. He played Tucker in the horror comedy Tucker and Dale vs Evil and as Dutch in the movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Likewise, as a voice actor, he has voiced the character named Simone in Alvin and the Chipmunks, and the Duke of Weselton in Disney’s movie Frozen. His voice-over for King Candy in the Wreck-It Ralph helped him earn an Annie Award for voice acting.

Alan has also contributed his voice for other movies like Zootopia, Moana, Make Way for Noddy, and Big Hero 6.

He also played the droid K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in 2016.

Alan is mostly known and missed for the character of Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the television series Firefly by Joss Whedon. The series only ran for a season despite the popularity it received. Universal Studios bought the rights for the series and turned it into a movie where Alan was again offered the role of Hoban.

Alan has also been featured in other popular movies and TV shows namely Strangers With Candy, Arrested Development, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Young Justice, Suburgatory, Star vs the Forces of Evil, sometimes playing the role, and sometimes voicing characters.

He released his own web series Con Man in 2015 and was the main character for the DC Comics-based show, Powerless.

Tudyk has also voiced marine in the Xbox 360 game Halo 3, and Green Arrow in the 2013 video game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Alan is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He is married to wife Charissa Barton. The couple got married in 2016. However, the duo has not welcomed any children. Likewise, apart from his relationship with his wife, there are no reports of his extra-marital relationships. 

He is also not reported of having dated any girlfriend in the past as well. 

Well, talking about the financial aspects, Alan is well established as an actor. And as we have already mentioned, he has appeared in countless movies and has portrayed some prominent characters. His professional endeavors well define his accomplishments and that in every way a step to sound financial status.

Precisely, he is one of the well-paid celebrities in the industry and his salary for movies has undoubtedly been hight. As far as his net worth is concerned, in 2018, his net worth is assumed to be around $2 million.

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Born in El Paso, Texas

March 16 , 1971

Alan was born to parents Timothy Nicholas Tudyk and Betty Loyce, on March 16, 1971, in El Paso, in the state of Texas. 

Role of Gerhardt


Alan got the role of Gerhardt, a gay German drug addict for the movie 28 days. It was his first debut in the big screens.

Supporting role in 3:10 to Yuma


In 2007, Alan played the supporting role as a strong-willed doctor, alongside prominent actors like Christian Bale and Russell Crowe.

Iconic role of Hoban "Wash" Washburne


He was offered the role of a playful, easy-going Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the television series Firefly, but the show only aired for one season and was later reprised as a movie, Serenity.

Took the role of Lead Anchor


In 2014, Alan Tudyk took over the role of a lead anchor for the live-action comedy, Newsreaders. The series was an Adult Swim original.

Own series Con Man


2015, saw the producer and directing roles of Alan when he released his own web series, Con Man.

Married Charissa Barton

September 24 , 2016

Tudyk was engaged to choreographer Charissa Barton in December 2015, and later got married on September 24, 2016.