Tony Hale is an American actor, comedian, and director who is best known for his roles in Arrested Development, Veep, and Toy Story 4. He has earned numerous awards for his performances, including two Emmy Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Hale was born in West Point, New York, on September 30, 1970. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, where he attended the Young Actors Theatre. After graduating from Leon High School, he attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he studied film and television.
Hale began his career in the early 1990s as a stand-up comedian, performing in various clubs around the country. He also did voice-over work for radio and television commercials. In 2003, he landed a role on the Fox sitcom Arrested Development. His portrayal of the character "Buster Bluth" earned him critical acclaim and two Emmy Awards.
In 2006, Hale moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. He appeared in a number of films, including Stranger Than Fiction (2006), The Informant! (2009), and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009). He also starred in the HBO series Veep, for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award.
In addition to acting, Hale has directed a number of films and television shows, including episodes of Arrested Development, Veep, and the short film The Old Man and the Sea. He also directed an episode of the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Hale has also lent his voice to various animated projects, including the Toy Story franchise, where he voices "Forky," a character introduced in Toy Story 4. He has also voiced characters in The Lego Movie and The Angry Birds Movie.
Hale is married to Martel Thompson, with whom he has a daughter. He is an avid runner and enjoys playing tennis and golf. He also actively supports a number of charities, including the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the American Cancer Society.