Hale most recently starred as Buster Bluth, the eccentric, one-handed Mama's boy on the groundbreaking Arrested Development, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Details magazine called his character "the most hysterically unhinged supporting player since Cosmo Kramer."
Hale has most recently been cast as the voice of Furlough, the treacherous brother mouse, in Universal Pictures' animated feature, "The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, A Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread." It is an adaptation of the 2004 Newbery Medal-winning children's book by Kate DiCamillo (Because of Winn-Dixie). In the story, Furlough tattle-tales on his brother Despereaux for falling in love with a human princess. The film's all-star cast includes Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Kline, Christopher Lloyd, William H. Macy, Stanley Tucci, Tracey Ullman and Sigourney Weaver. Universal plans to release the film during the 2008 holiday season.
Earlier this year, Hale had supporting roles in director Barry Sonnenfeld's roadtrip comedy, RV, with Robin Williams and Cheryl Hines as well as Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, produced by J.P. Williams and Alan Blomquist (Walk the Line, Chocolat).
Hale's first professional job was in a Shakespeare in the Parking Lot production of Taming of the Shrew, staged in an East Village parking lot. He landed a commercial agent and was featured in spots for Volkswagen (singing Mr. Roboto) and Citibank. He also guest-starred on such popular television series as Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Mad TV, Stacked and Dawson's Creek.
Hale resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Emmy-winning makeup artist Martel, and their daughter, Loy.
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Tony Hale Facts
|Birth Name||Anthony R. Hale|
|Birthday||September 30, 1970 (48)|
|Birthplace||West Point, New York, USA|
|Height||6' 1" (1m85) How tall is Tony Hale compared to you?|
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