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Born in West Point, N.Y., on Sept. 30, 1970, Tony Hale grew up in Tallahassee, Fla., where he attended the Young Actors Theatre. After earning degrees from Samford University and Regent University, he studied acting at the Barrow Group in New York City, where he co-founded the Haven, a Bible-study group for actors.

Some recognize Hale as "that guy who danced to 'Mr. Roboto'" in a 1999 Volkswagen TV commercial. But he's best known for bringing the character of Byron "Buster" Bluth to life on "Arrested Development," a critically acclaimed comedy about the misadventures of a dysfunctional family of screwups. In 2012, he landed the part of the vice president's personal aide on the HBO comedy "Veep."

On the big screen, Hale has played minor roles in Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Because I Said So (2007) and The Informant (2009). He also lent his voice to the animated children's film The Tale of Despereaux (2008).

Tony Hale in The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie

2016 PG

Tracing the origins of the conflict between the Angry Birds and the Green Pigs, this film adaptation of the hit video game follows four Angry Birds who come to suspect an ulterior motive when the porkers first visit Bird Island.

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