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Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this time, Alan was also an active member of the Delta Psi Omega fraternity.
Interesting Facts about Alan Tudyk
- In preparing for the role of Sonny in the film I, Robot (2004), he studied dance, movement, and mime to accurately portray movement that was programmed in. His work was captured with motion-capture technology.
- In 1984, he performed in the Haggard Middle School (Plano, Texas) play Aesop’s Fables as the Fox and won UIL regional best duet acting with, now internationally famous musician, Karl Poetschke. They performed excerpts from Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple”. Alan played Felix.
- During the filming of Trumbo, he entertained his on-screen son, Elijah Miskowski, and the other kids on set by performing his voice work from Frozen, Ice Age and Wreck It Ralph.
- Has two female dogs, Raisin and Clara.
- ended role of Lancelot on Broadway’s production of Spamalot. [December 2005]
- In the Firefly episode “Out of Gas” (1×05) Wash wires up a large, red button for the captain to press if he needs the crew to return to the ship. When he shows it to Mal he says, “When your miracle gets here, just hit this button.” When Alan left the Firefly (2002) set after the series was canceled, he took that button as a keepsake. When Joss Whedon announced that he would be searching for a way to bring the show back as either a series or a feature film, Alan sent him the button with a note that said, again, “When your miracle gets here, just hit this button.”.
- Has been cast in the Broadway production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. He replaces Hank Azaria who is leaving in early June to film a second season of his Showtime television series Huff!. [May 2005]
- As a nod to his character in Firefly (2002) and Serenity (2005), Alan can be heard in Halo 3 swearing in Chinese, quickly followed by “I wish I was someone else right now!”.
- Has become something of a good luck charm for Disney, similar to John Ratzenberger for Pixar. As of 2018 he has had a role in every Disney animated film since Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and also as Iago in Jackie Chan Adventures: The Demon Beneath My Wings (2005), all of which have been critical and commercial successes.
- Alan filled in for Hank Azaria in the Broadway show “Spamalot” while the latter was filming the second season of Huff (2004) and working on the 17th season of The Simpsons (1989). Actress Sara Ramirez, another performer in the production at this time, was in Alan’s class (Group 26) at Juilliard.
- While in college, Alan was active in the Delta Psi Omega fraternity.
- Now playing Lancelot on Broadway in Spamalot. [July 2005]
Personal Quotes by Alan Tudyk
If you’ve gone to a sci-fi convention, you’ve only seen half of it. ‘Con Man’ delivers what convention ‘all-access’ passes have only promised in the past.- Alan Tudyk
If you go back and watch the original ‘V,’ you’re like, ‘Oh, I thought this was great. It kind of looks really cheesy.’- Alan Tudyk
As an actor, you don’t want to say, ‘I’m going to be loud and big.’ Because that looks awful; that looks fake.- Alan Tudyk
I can tan. I get tannish. It’s not really tan, it’s tannish. That kind of color.- Alan Tudyk
I’m very interested in Comedia dell’Arte.- Alan Tudyk