Two time Emmy Award-winning actor and author Tony Hale is best known for his role as Gary Walsh, the downtrodden personal aide to Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s 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 has racked up a total 177 nominations at 62 wins during the course of the show and the seventh and final season premiered on March 31st, 2019.
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 in the ground-breaking, Emmy Award-winning comedy series Arrested Development, which aired on Fox from 2003 – 2006 and was later picked up for additional seasons on Netflix in 2013. The second half of season 5 premiered on March 15th of this year.
Hale will next be heard as the voice of Forky in Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4, which is releasing June 21st, 2019. Also this year, Tony co-stars as Jerome Squalor in Netflix’s final season of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Tonywas also recently seen in the upcoming period piece To The Stars which premiered at Sundance.
Later this year, Hale will premiere an animated kids series on Netflix called Archibald’s Next Big Thing. Produced by DreamWorks, ANBT is based off Hale’s first children’s book of the same name which published in 2014. ANBTfollows 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.