Played by Alan Tudyk
Alan Tudyk stars as Vanderveer "Van" Wayne, the head of Wayne Security and the black sheep of the Wayne family, in the NBC comedy "Powerless."
Tudyk recently appeared in Lucasfilm's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," as well as a voiceover in Disney's animated feature "Moana." He can also be heard as Ludo and King Butterfly on the Disney Channel series "Star vs. the Forces of Evil," which has its second season premiere set for July.
Tudyk is also the creator and star of the record-breaking web series "Con Man." Executive produced by Tudyk, Nathan Fillion and author PJ Haarsma, the series was funded via Indiegogo, resulting in a record-breaking $3.2 million donation that had the support of more than 46,000 fans from around the world. The series explores all the crazy and real things that happen behind the scenes in the world of fandom. The second season recently debuted on Comic-Con HQ on December 8, 2016.
Tudyk has shown audiences wide versatility in numerous television shows and a plethora of feature films. In 2015 he co-starred in the SAG Award-nominated feature "Trumbo," opposite Bryan Cranston, as well as 2014's "Welcome to Me" with Kristin Wiig. In 2013, Tudyk co-starred in the well-received Jackie Robinson biopic "42" as former Phillies manager Ben Chapman. His first major film role was in 1998, when he appeared opposite Robin Williams in "Patch Adams."
Tudyk's role in the Disney animated feature "Wreck-It-Ralph" garnered him an Annie Award and he returned to the recording booth to voice the Duke of Weselton in Disney's Academy Award-winning "Frozen." He continued his work with Disney Animation Studios in "Big Hero 6." Tudyk has also done voice work for many other features, television shows and video games.
His film credits include "Wonder Boys," "28 Days," "A Knight's Tale," "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," "Death at a Funeral" (the original U.K. version), "Knocked Up," "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil," "3:10 to Yuma," "Serenity," "Premature," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." Additionally, Tudyk motion-performed the lead robot in "I, Robot," opposite Will Smith.
In television, Tudyk was a series regular on the critically acclaimed ABC comedy "Suburgatory," and he reprised his role in the Netflix revival of "Arrested Development" as Pastor Veal. His work on Joss Whedon's "Firefly" has been highly lauded by fans and has gained him a strong cult following. Tudyk also appeared in "Strangers with Candy," "Dollhouse," "Frasier" and "Justified." He also was the host of "Newsreaders," written and produced by Rob Corddry and David Wain, on Adult Swim.
Tudyk attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York and has starred on Broadway opposite Kristin Chenoweth in "Epic Proportions," played Lancelot in the original cast of Monty Python's "Spamalot" as well as the lead role of Peter in "Prelude to a Kiss," opposite John Mahoney.
Tudyk grew up in Plano, Texas and lives in Los Angeles.