Tony Hale developed a loyal fan base for his hilarious role as Buster Bluth, the eccentric, one-handed mama's boy on Fox Television's smart, groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning series "Arrested Development." Details Magazine called Buster "the most hysterically unhinged supporting player since Cosmo Kramer."
This spring, Tony returns to television in HBO's critically-acclaimed comedy series "Veep," opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The show revolves around former Senator Selina Meyer (Louis-Dreyfus), who becomes Vice President. Tony plays Gary Walsh, her vulnerable, wide-eyed "body man" who is always there to assist her. HBO has just renewed the series for a second season.
In a vast departure from his role on "Arrested Development," Tony starred in Anchor Bay's "happythankyoumoreplease," the Dramatic Audience Award Winner at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Written and directed by Josh Radnor ("How I Met Your Mother"), the romantic comedy follows a New York writer (Radnor) who begins to care for a foster child who gets lost on the subway. Tony plays a dorky yet gentlemanly attorney vying for the affections of a woman (Malin Ackerman) suffering from alopecia (loss of all body hair). Hale and Akerman share emotional and unique moments on screen, and both actors are taken out of their comfort zones, resulting in surprisingly understated and genuine performances.
For the big screen, Tony appeared in director Steven Soderbergh's comedy thriller "The Informant!," starring Matt Damon, and opposite Will Ferrell in Columbia Pictures' feature "Stranger Than Fiction," directed by Marc Forster ("Finding Neverland")
Additional television credits include a recurring role on NBC's "Chuck" and a series regular role on the NBC comedy series "Andy Barker, P.I." and he has made memorable guest appearances on such acclaimed shows as "The United States of Tara," "Community," "Justified," "Numb3rs," "Law & Order," "Sex and the City" and "The Sopranos."
Tony ventured into producing when he starred in and co-produced NBC's digital series "CTRL." He played the underappreciated office worker Stuart who one day realizes his computer keyboard gives him time-bending powers over his office. The series was based on filmmaker Robert Kirbyson's Sundance Film Festival short "CTRL Z," in which Tony also starred, and consisted of 10 webisodes.