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Wallace Shawn

American character actor and writer Wallace Shawn has one of those fun, mischievously homely faces just made to entertain. Though he got out of the starting gate rather slowly, he has since excelled on stage, television and film while managing to turn himself into a winner with his loser-type looks. Woody Allen's character in the movie Manhattan (... See full bio »
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 2016 Animal Crackers (post-production)
Mr. Woodley (voice)
 2015 Drawing Home (completed)
Mr. Garfield
 2015 Maggie's Plan
 2013 A Master Builder
Halvard Solness
 2010 Toy Story 3
Rex (voice)
 2010 Furry Vengeance
Dr. Christian Burr (uncredited)
 2008 Mia and the Migoo
The Migoo (English version, voice)
 2007 New York City Serenade
Wallace Shawn
 2007 I Could Never Be Your Woman
Math Teacher (uncredited)
 2006 Happily N'Ever After
Munk (voice)
 2005 Love Thy Neighbor
Clinic Doctor
 2004 The Incredibles
Gilbert Huph (voice)
 2003 Duplex
 2001 Monsters, Inc.
Rex (outtakes) (voice, uncredited)
 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
George Bond
 2000 The Prime Gig
 1999 My Favorite Martian
 1997 Just Write
Arthur Blake
 1996 House Arrest
Victor 'Vic' Finley
 1995 Toy Story
Rex (voice)
 1995 Canadian Bacon
Canadian Prime Minister
 1995 Napoleon
Echidna (English version, voice)
 1995 The Wife
 1993 The Cemetery Club
 1992 Nickel & Dime
Everett Willits
 1992 Unbecoming Age
Dr. Block
 1992 Mom and Dad Save the World
Sibor, Semage's Beau
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Simon Carr
 1989 She's Out of Control
Dr. Fishbinder
 1988 The Moderns
 1987 Prick Up Your Ears
John Lahr
 1987 Radio Days
Masked Avenger
 1987 The Bedroom Window
Henderson's Attorney
 1985 Heaven Help Us
Father Abruzzi
 1984 Micki + Maude
Dr. Elliot Fibel
 1984 The Bostonians
Mr. Pardon
 1984 Crackers
 1983 Deal of the Century
Harold DeVoto
 1983 Strange Invaders
 1983 The First Time
Jules Goldfarb
 1983 Lovesick
Otto Jaffe
 1982 A Little Sex
 1981 Strong Medicine (uncredited)
 1981 Cheaper to Keep Her
 1980 Atlantic City
Waiter (as Wally Shawn)
 1980 Simon
Eric Van Dongen
 1979 All That Jazz
Assistant Insurance Man
 1979 Starting Over
Workshop Member
 1979 Manhattan
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Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre produced its first show within the city limits with his play "Our Late Night." It opened July 8, 1977, was directed by Gary Houston and featured Laurie Metcalf, Joan Allen, Alan Wilder, John Malkovich, Moira Sinise, H.E. Bacchus and Terry Kinney. See more »

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Wally Shawn


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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I have more free time than a lot of individuals, so, instead of talking, I sometimes write. See more »


Has a younger sister named Mary who has been institutionalized since the mid-1950s, when she was six. Mary was diagnosed with what were then referred to as mental retardation and "infantile schizophrenia", the former term for the condition now diagnosed under the name "autism". See more »


Very elfin looks, enough to make Woody Allen look almost like a conventional leading man in Manhattan (1979) See more »

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