Tony Hale

 

Date Of Birth

30 September, 1970
 

Date Of Birth

30 September, 1970
 

Biography

American actor Tony Hale was born on September 30, 1970 in West Point, New York. He spent his childhood, however, in Tallahassee, Florida, where he trained at the Young Actors Theatre, and eventually participated in numerous musicals and stage plays. In 1992, he graduated from Samford University in Homewood, Alabama, with a journalism degree; he later took further studies at the Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He then moved to New York, where he founded a Christian ministry where artistic Christians like him meet.

Hale started acting for the screen in 1995, appearing in the television movie The Least of These. Most of his early screen appearances were comprised of minor roles on film and television, with a few notable standouts, including a 1999 television commercial for Volkswagen where he is seen dancing along to the Styx song “Mr. Roboto.” He shot to popularity in 2003, when he joined the cast of the award-winning comedy Arrested Development. His role as Buster Bluth, the socially inept and immature son of George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) and Lucille (Jessica Walter), endeared him to viewers and was acclaimed by critics, too. The series, however, was cancelled due to low ratings in 2006, despite an acclaimed run.

Hale’s popularity due to Arrested Development led to many other roles. He starred in the films Stranger than Fiction and RV, and also played guest roles in Stacked and Big Day. His next regular television role came in 2007, when he joined the cast of Andy Barker, P.I. There, he plays Simon, the owner of the rental store in the building where Andy (Andy Richter) works. The film geek, he designates himself as his partner in investigations. The series was commissioned for only six episodes, and was cancelled immediately after, due in part to dismal audience ratings.
 

Biography

American actor Tony Hale was born on September 30, 1970 in West Point, New York. He spent his childhood, however, in Tallahassee, Florida, where he trained at the Young Actors Theatre, and eventually participated in numerous musicals and stage plays. In 1992, he graduated from Samford University in Homewood, Alabama, with a journalism degree; he later took further studies at the Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He then moved to New York, where he founded a Christian ministry where artistic Christians like him meet.

Hale started acting for the screen in 1995, appearing in the television movie The Least of These. Most of his early screen appearances were comprised of minor roles on film and television, with a few notable standouts, including a 1999 television commercial for Volkswagen where he is seen dancing along to the Styx song “Mr. Roboto.” He shot to popularity in 2003, when he joined the cast of the award-winning comedy Arrested Development. His role as Buster Bluth, the socially inept and immature son of George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) and Lucille (Jessica Walter), endeared him to viewers and was acclaimed by critics, too. The series, however, was cancelled due to low ratings in 2006, despite an acclaimed run.

Hale’s popularity due to Arrested Development led to many other roles. He starred in the films Stranger than Fiction and RV, and also played guest roles in Stacked and Big Day. His next regular television role came in 2007, when he joined the cast of Andy Barker, P.I. There, he plays Simon, the owner of the rental store in the building where Andy (Andy Richter) works. The film geek, he designates himself as his partner in investigations. The series was commissioned for only six episodes, and was cancelled immediately after, due in part to dismal audience ratings.
 

Place of Birth

West Point, New York, USA
 

Place of Birth

West Point, New York, USA
 

Birth Name

Anthony R. Hale
 

Birth Name

Anthony R. Hale
 

Gender

Male
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

Spouse: Martel Thompson (24 May 2003 - present)

Often recognized as the star of the famous VW commercial featuring his dancing to the song "Mr. Roboto."

Tony and Martel welcomed their first child, a girl, on 24 February 2006. Loy Ann Hale was born in Los Angeles and weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.

He met his future wife Martel at a Bible study group in New York.

A member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

A Graduate of Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.
 

Fun Facts

Spouse: Martel Thompson (24 May 2003 - present)

Often recognized as the star of the famous VW commercial featuring his dancing to the song "Mr. Roboto."

Tony and Martel welcomed their first child, a girl, on 24 February 2006. Loy Ann Hale was born in Los Angeles and weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.

He met his future wife Martel at a Bible study group in New York.

A member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

A Graduate of Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.
 

Awards

1 win & 2 nominations.

2004: (won) TV Land Awards - Future Classic Award
for: "Arrested Development" (2003)
Shared with: Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jessica Walter, Mitchell Hurwitz (executive producer), David Nevins (executive producer)
 

Awards

1 win & 2 nominations.

2004: (won) TV Land Awards - Future Classic Award
for: "Arrested Development" (2003)
Shared with: Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jessica Walter, Mitchell Hurwitz (executive producer), David Nevins (executive producer)
 

Filmography

2009: Arrested Development - Byron 'Buster' Bluth
2009: The Goods: The Don Ready Story - Wade
2009: In My Sleep - Ben
2009: Boldly Going Nowhere - Robot
2008: My Suicide - Social Worker
2008: The Tale of Despereaux (voice) - Furlough
2008: "Chuck" - Emmett Milbarge (7 episodes)
2008: The Year of Getting to Know Us - Nickie
2007: Ctrl Z - Stuart Barnes
2007: "Andy Barker, P.I." - Simon (6 episodes)
2007: Because I Said So - Stuart
2007: Case Closed - Detective
2007: Flatland: The Movie - King of Pointland
2007: Dante's Inferno (voice) - Pope Nicholas 3rd
2006: Unaccompanied Minors - Alan Davies
2006: Stranger Than Fiction - Dave
2006: The Room - Craigers
2006: The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell - Remington Biographer
2006: The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah - Homeowner with Demons
2006: RV - Frank
2006: Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector - Jack Dabbs
2003-2006: "Arrested Development" - Byron "Buster" Bluth (53 episodes)
2006: Clark and Michael - Tony Mesner
2005: Fortunes - Phil Yount
2004: Stateside - Dori's Uncle Donny
2003: My Blind Brother - Bill
1999: Raging Hormones - Wiseguy Driver
1995: The Least of These - Stewart
 

Filmography

2009: Arrested Development - Byron 'Buster' Bluth
2009: The Goods: The Don Ready Story - Wade
2009: In My Sleep - Ben
2009: Boldly Going Nowhere - Robot
2008: My Suicide - Social Worker
2008: The Tale of Despereaux (voice) - Furlough
2008: "Chuck" - Emmett Milbarge (7 episodes)
2008: The Year of Getting to Know Us - Nickie
2007: Ctrl Z - Stuart Barnes
2007: "Andy Barker, P.I." - Simon (6 episodes)
2007: Because I Said So - Stuart
2007: Case Closed - Detective
2007: Flatland: The Movie - King of Pointland
2007: Dante's Inferno (voice) - Pope Nicholas 3rd
2006: Unaccompanied Minors - Alan Davies
2006: Stranger Than Fiction - Dave
2006: The Room - Craigers
2006: The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell - Remington Biographer
2006: The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah - Homeowner with Demons
2006: RV - Frank
2006: Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector - Jack Dabbs
2003-2006: "Arrested Development" - Byron "Buster" Bluth (53 episodes)
2006: Clark and Michael - Tony Mesner
2005: Fortunes - Phil Yount
2004: Stateside - Dori's Uncle Donny
2003: My Blind Brother - Bill
1999: Raging Hormones - Wiseguy Driver
1995: The Least of These - Stewart
 

Nickname

Tony
 

Nickname

Tony
 

Height

6' 1" (1.85 m)
 

Height

6' 1" (1.85 m)
 

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