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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 Veep

Veep

2012 TV-MA

Shot in an improvisational style, this comedy series follows U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer and her staff as they try to bring about important change while negotiating the tough and tricky world of Washington politics.

  • Tony Hale in April and the Extraordinary World April and the Extraordinary World
  • Tony Hale in American Ultra American Ultra
  • Tony Hale in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  • Tony Hale in Stranger than Fiction Stranger than Fiction
  • Tony Hale in The Angry Birds Movie The Angry Birds Movie
  • Tony Hale in The Tale of Despereaux The Tale of Despereaux
  • Tony Hale in RV RV
  • Tony Hale in Because I Said So Because I Said So
  • Tony Hale in The Answer Man The Answer Man
  • Tony Hale in The Informant! The Informant!
  • Tony Hale in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
  • Tony Hale in Arrested Development Arrested Development
  • Tony Hale in Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
  • Tony Hale in HappyThankYouMorePlease HappyThankYouMorePlease
  • Tony Hale in Fortunes Fortunes
  • Tony Hale in Dante's Inferno Dante's Inferno
  • Tony Hale in The Year of Getting to Know Us The Year of Getting to Know Us
  • Tony Hale in Andy Barker P.I. Andy Barker P.I.
  • Tony Hale in Archie's Final Project Archie's Final Project
  • Tony Hale in In My Sleep In My Sleep