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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 September 1970West Point, New York, USA
Birth NameAnthony R. Hale
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tony Hale was born on September 30, 1970 in West Point, New York, USA as Anthony R. Hale. He is an actor and producer, known for Arrested Development (2003), Stranger Than Fiction (2006) and The Heat (2013). He has been married to Martel Thompson since May 24, 2003. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Martel Thompson (24 May 2003 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Often plays immature yet sweet-natured characters

Trivia (6)

Often recognized as the star of the famous VW commercial featuring his dancing to the song "Mr. Roboto."
Tony and his wife, Martel Thompson, welcomed their first child, a girl, on 24 February 2006. Loy Ann Hale was born in Los Angeles and weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.
He met his future wife, Martel Thompson, at a Bible study group in New York.
A member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
A graduate of Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.
After he had accepted his 2013 EMMY for his supporting comedy performance on Veep (2012), he stood on stage behind co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she also accepted her own EMMY and pretended to feed her lines, just as he does on the show, playing her groveling assistant.

Personal Quotes (4)

[on his favorite TV program] 'The Carol Burnett Show'. I watched it over and over. Tim Conway is a huge icon for me. He just had this ability - he trusted the material and he trusted the situation and he never pushed the comedy. I just loved watching him. He could just move his eyes a little bit and it would just make you laugh immediately.
[on being scolded by Selina, 'The Veep'] She might as well have just taken a sword and sliced his chest open. Mostly what he hears with Selina, even when she's cursing him out, he just hears poems. I mean, he took a sneeze for Selina, which in his world was like taking a bullet for her. He steps up to the plate.
[on Gary's girlfriend, whom we never see] He's not really a go-into-the-bar kind of guy. Maybe he met her at a local cat shelter, or playing putt-putt golf. He tends to gravitate towards dominating women, so I don't know if this girl would necessarily be playing putt-putt. There are a lot of mommy-issues going on. Her pick-up line might have been 'Why the hell are you carrying such a large bag?'
[on playing Gary, who deals with 'The Veep's personal needs from within an always-present tote-bag] He has a relationship with the bag. We are very close. He takes better care of that bag than most people do of their pets. I think Gary actually goes home at night and practices his technique in front of the mirror - how quickly he can get stuff out of that bag. It's pretty much his Superman cape. He never wants to not have that by his side. I wouldn't be surprised if he vacations with it.

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