Alan Wray Tudyk born March 16, 1971 is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Tucker McGee in "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil", Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the space Western series "Firefly" and the film "Serenity", and Steve the Pirate in "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story". He has also had starring roles in the films "I, Robot", "A Knight's Tale", "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", "42", "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials", and "Rogue One". He performed the voice of King Candy in 2012's "Wreck-It Ralph", for which he won an Annie Award, and has done voices for every Walt Disney Animation Studios film since.

Tudyk was born on March 16, 1971, in El Paso, Texas, the son of Betty Loyce and Timothy Nicholas Tudyk. He has Polish as well as German, French and English ancestry. Tudyk was raised in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, where he attended Plano Senior High School. 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.

Tudyk entered Juilliard but left in 1996 before earning a degree.Tudyk appeared on the sitcom "Suburgatory" (2011–14) and has had guest roles on many other series.

As of 2021 he has played the lead role of Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle, in the Syfy series "Resident Alien"

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