K-2SO, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Alan Tudyk is a multi-dimensional actor whose credits span throughout stage, film, television and voiceover entertainment platforms. Over the span of his career, his films have garnered over $2 Billion at the Box Office.
In 2016, Tudyk appeared in Lucasfilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as the scene-stealing and snarky, security droid, 'K-2SO.' Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film grossed over $1 billion at the global box office and is the first live action Star Wars spin-off. He also voiced characters in two Academy-Award nominated animated films, playing the 'Duke of Weaselton' in Disney's Zootopia and the rooster 'Hei Hei' in Disney's Moana.
Tudyk also stars as 'Van' in NBC's new upcoming workplace comedy Powerless, opposite Vanessa Hudgens. Danny Pudi, Ron Funches, and Christina Kirk also star. Powerless is the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, where the story follows the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains. Powerless premiered February 2, 2017.
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 which had the support of over 46,000 fans from around the world. The second season of the series debuted on Lionsgate's Comic-Con HQ on December 8th. Loosely based on Tudyk's and Fillion's experiences starring in Firefly, Con Man centers on the post-show life of 'Wray Nerely' (Tudyk), the co-star of Spectrum, a sci-fi TV series canceled before its time that later became a cult classic beloved by fans. 'Wray's' best friend, 'Jack Moore' (Fillion) starred as the series' Captain and has gone on to become a major celebrity, while 'Wray' continues to struggle to find his big break. While 'Jack' enjoys the life of an A-lister, 'Wray' is the begrudging guest of sci-fi conventions, comic book store appearances and different pop culture events. The series explores these events and all the crazy and real things that happen behind the scenes in the world of fandom. In 2016, Tudyk, along with Fillion, also launched Con Man: The Game based on the series. The game allows players to build and host their own comic book conventions and can be downloaded for free on iTunes and Google Play.
Tudyk has shown audiences wide versatility in numerous television shows and a plethora of feature films. Most recently he co-starred in the Jay Roach 2015 SAG Award nominated feature Trumbo, opposite Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Louie CK, Michael Stuhlbarg and Stephen Root 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.' He made his feature film debut in 1998, when he first appeared opposite Robin Williams in Patch Adams.
Tudyk's role in the Disney's animated feature, Wreck it Ralph, garnered him an Annie Award for his role as 'King Candy.' He returned to the recording booth to voice 'The Duke of Weaselton' in Disney's Academy Award-winning Frozen. He continued his work with Disney Animation Studios voicing 'Alister Krei' in Big Hero 6 and will reprise his role in the upcoming Big Hero 6 television series on Disney XD. He can also be heard as 'Ludo' and 'King Butterfly' on the Disney Channel series, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, which had its second season premiere on July 11th. Tudyk has also done voice work for many other features, television shows and video games.
His film credits also include: Wonder Boys, 28 Days, A Knight's Tale, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Death at a Funeral (the original UK version), Knocked Up, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, 3:10 to Yuma, Serenity, Premature, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, and Transformers 3. Additionally, Tudyk motion performed the lead robot, 'Sonny,' 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' with the original cast in 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.