Alan Tudyk is an American stage, film, and television actor, best known for his role as "Steve the Pirate" in the 2004 movie comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, as well as for his portrayal of Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the cult sci-fi television series Firefly and in the spinoff feature film Serenity.
He also starred as Noah Werner in the television sitcom Suburgatory, from 2011-2014.
Tudyk also played a gay German drug addict in the film 28 Days, the emotional robot Sonny in I, Robot and a convicted paedophile in the 2006 episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation entitled "Burn Out" (Season 7, Episode 6).
He has appeared on the television shows Strangers With Candy, Frasier and Arrested Development; and played the role of Nathan Wheeler in the 2005 mini-series Into The West.
Other films he has appeared in include 35 Miles from Normal in 1997 (his screen debut), Patch Adams (1998), Wonder Boys (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Ice Age (2002) (voice), Meet Market (2004), Rx (2005), Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) (voice), Knocked Up (2006) and Death at a Funeral (2007).
Tudyk grew up in Plano, Texas. After high school, Alan attended Lon Morris Junior College from 1990-1991, where he studied drama. While there, he was an active member of Delta Psi Omega.
In 1991, he was awarded the Academic Excellence award for Drama, as well as Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beaus.
In 1993, he continued his studies at Juilliard until 1996, when he left before earning a degree.
In 1999, Tudyk made his Broadway debut in Epic Proportions. He was also in Wonder of the World, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Misalliance, Oedipus and Bunny Bunny.
He also appeared in Monty Python's Spamalot from June to December 2005, filling in for Hank Azaria.