Alan Tudyk is an American actor. He was born in El Paso, Texas.
Alan Wray Tudyk (born March 16, 1971) is an American actor known for his roles as Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the science fiction/western television series Firefly and movie Serenity, Simon in the British comedy Death at a Funeral, as Steve the Pirate in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, as Sonny in the science fiction drama I, Robot, as Doc Potter in 3:10 to Yuma, as Tucker in Tucker & Dale vs Evil and as Alpha in Dollhouse. He currently co-stars on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory. Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, the son of Betty Loyce (nee Wiley) and Timothy Nicholas Tudyk. He is of Polish and English descent and was raised in the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas, where he attended Plano Senior High School. Tudyk studied drama at the Methodist-affiliated Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas where he won the Academic Excellence award for drama. While in college, he played Beaver Smith in an eastern New Mexico summer stock theater production of Billy the Kid.
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