1. Alan Wray Tudyk is an American actor and voice actor known for his roles as Hoban “Wash” Washburne in the space western television series Firefly and movie Serenity, Alpha in the science fiction TV series Dollhouse, Tucker McGee in Tucker & Dale vs.
2. Most recently, he has finished development on the web series Con Man also recently played Marcus in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and recently finished shooting on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
3. Tudyk was born on March 16, 1971 in El Paso, Texas, the son of Betty Loyce and Timothy Nicholas Tudyk.
4. His father is of Polish descent and his mother has German, English, and Scottish ancestry.
5. He was raised in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, where he attended Plano Senior High School.
6. He had a brief experience as a stand-up comic, before quitting after an angry audience member threatened to kill him. Tudyk studied drama at the Methodist-affiliated Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas where he won the Academic Excellence award for drama.
7. While in college, he played Beaver Smith in an eastern New Mexico summer stock theater production of Billy the Kid.
8. In 2000, Tudyk played Gerhardt, a gay German drug addict, alongside Sandra Bullock and Viggo Mortensen in 28 Days.
9. In 2005, he reprised his role as the playful, easy-going Hoban “Wash” Washburne in the film Serenity, derived from the cult television series Firefly by Joss Whedon.
10. In 2007, Tudyk had a supporting role as a strong-willed doctor in the western film 3:10 to Yuma alongside Christian Bale and Russell Crowe along with a brief but memorable role in the film Knocked Up and a highly physical comedic performance in the British film Death at a Funeral.
11. Tudyk starred as Tucker in the indie horror comedy Tucker & Dale vs Evil.
12. He did a few voices from Make Way for Noddy. comedy, Newsreaders.
13. Tudyk appeared as the cult leader, Father, in a two-part episode of Strangers With Candy entitled “Blank Stare.”
14. Among several guest spots on popular shows such as Arrested Development, he played a convicted pedophile on a popular episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.