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, ground-breaking, Emmy Award-winning series "Arrested Development." Details Magazine called 'Buster' "the most hysterically unhinged supporting player since Cosmo Kramer."
Fans of the cult classic "Arrested Development" will soon be treated to further escapades with the quirky, beloved Bluth family. Netflix has ordered 10 original new episodes," which will debut in early 2013. The show is produced by 20th Century Fox and Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment.
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.
Tony recently voiced ‘Wadska' in MTV's animated series "Good Vibes," with Adam Brody and Danny McBride. The show is about ‘Mondo' and his new best friend ‘Woodie' who are living out their California dreams in search of the wildest parties, prettiest girls and biggest waves. "Good Vibes" was created by David Gordon Green and debuted last fall.
For the big screen, Tony appeared in director Steven Soderbergh's comedy thriller "The Informant!,' starring Matt Damon, as well as Paramount Vantage's comedy ‘The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" alongside Jeremy Piven for Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions. In addition, he was also seen in Magnolia Pictures romantic comedy "The Answer Man" with Jeff Daniels and Lauren Graham.
Tony co-starred with Jimmy Fallon in "The Year of Getting to Know Us." The feature, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, also starred Sharon Stone, Illeana Douglas, and Lucy Liu. He previously starred opposite Will Ferrell in Columbia Pictures' feature "Stranger Than Fiction," directed by Marc Forster ("Finding Neverland"). The stellar ensemble cast included Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Queen Latifah. Additional feature credits include supporting roles in director Barry Sonnenfeld's roadtrip comedy, "RV," with Robin Williams and Cheryl Hines; and "Because I Said So" with Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore and Lauren Graham. Additional voice work includes ‘Furlough,' the treacherous brother mouse, in Universal Pictures' animated holiday feature, "The Tale of Despereaux," starring Dustin Hoffman and Kevin Kline.
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." He had a guest-starring role during the final season of "ER" playing a nerd who rescues an old lady and subsequently develops a hero complex. Tony has also 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."