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Wallace Shawn

Actor / Writer / Playwright / Character Actor / Screenwriter / Author | * 11/12/1943 (77) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
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Wallace Michael Shawn (born November 12, 1943) is an American actor, voice artist, comedian, playwright and essayist. His film roles have included those of Wally Shawn (a fictionalized version of himself) in the Louis Malle–directed drama My Dinner with Andre (1981), Vizzini in The Princess Bride (1987), Mr. James Hall in Clueless (1995) and the voice of Rex in the Toy Story franchise. He has also had roles in six of Woody Allen's films. His television work includes recurring roles as Jeff Engles in The Cosby Show (1987-1991), Grand Nagus Zek in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999), Cyrus Rose in Gossip Girl (2008–2012), and Dr. John Sturgis in ()
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Wallace Shawn (born November 12, 1943) is an American actor, voice actor, playwright, essayist and comedian.His film roles have included those of Wally Shawn in My Dinner with Andre, Vizzini in The Princess Bride, Mr. Hall in Clueless and Rex in the Toy Story franchise. He has also appeared in a variety of television series, including recurring roles as Cyrus Rose in Gossip Girl and as Grand Nagus Zek in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.His plays include The Designated Mourner, Aunt Dan and Lemon and Grasses of a Thousand Colors. He also co-wrote the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre and he scripted A Master Builder, a film adaptation of of the play by Henrik Ibsen, which he also starred in. His book Essays was published in 2009 by Haymarket Books.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for Wallace Shawn

Guggenheim Fellowship

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Movies with Wallace Shawn as Actor(116)

as Lucky2021 Waiting for Godot
as Bertram2021 Family Guy
as (voice)2021 The Addams Family 2
as Mr. Woodley (voice)2020 Animal Crackers
as Rex (voice)2019 Toy Story 4
as Frank2019 Marriage Story
as Dr. Derek2018 Book Club
as Principal Miller2017 Cop and a Half: New Recruit
as Kliegler2016 Maggie's Plan
as Mr. Willis2015 Robo-Dog
as Gary the Gadget Guy2015 Club Penguin Monster Beach Party
as Gary the Gadget Guy2015 Halloween Panic!
as Rex (voice)2014 Toy Story That Time Forgot
as Mr. Papadopoulos2014 The Double
as Psychotherapist2014 Don Peyote
as The Farmer2014 The Fog of Courage
as Rex (Voice)2013 Toy Story of Terror!
as Clearence2013 Admission
as Halvard Solness2013 A Master Builder
as Dr. Van Helsing2012 Vamps
as Rex2012 Partysaurus Rex
as Gideon Rosen2012 A Late Quartet
as Rex (voice)2011 Small Fry
as Rex (voice)2011 Hawaiian Vacation
as Rex (voice)2010 Toy Story 3
as Dr. Christian Burr (uncredited)2010 Furry Vengeance
as Booker / Broker / Lancealot Squarejaw2009 Jack and the Beanstalk
as Broker / Booker / Lancelot Squarejaw2009 Jack and the Beanstalk
as Mr. Gibbles (voice)2008 Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King
as Register's Reporter2008 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
as himself2007 Strange Culture
as Baron Von Westphalen2007 Southland Tales
as Math Teacher (uncredited)2007 I Could Never Be Your Woman
as Munk (voice)2007 Happily N'Ever After
as Billy (voice)2006 Air Buddies
as Purple Pirate Paul / Narrator2006 Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers
as Principal Fetchit (voice)2005 Chicken Little
as Principal Crosby Strickler (voice)2004 Teacher's Pet
as Gilbert Huph (voice)2004 The Incredibles
as Herman2003 Duplex
as Colonel Wilson2003 Monte Walsh
as Rex (outtakes) (voice) (uncredited)2001 Monsters, Inc.
as Gene2000 The Prime Gig
as Rex (voice)1999 Toy Story 2
as Dr. Elliott Coleye1999 My Favorite Martian
as Tarzan Chimp (voice)1998 The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story
1998 Noah
as Arthur Blake1997 Just Write
as Marty1997 Vegas Vacation
as Furnaceman1997 Critical Care
as Labrador MC (voice)1996 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
as Canadian Prime Minister Clark MacDonald1995 Canadian Bacon
as Mr. Wendell Hall1995 Clueless
as Cosmo1995 The Wife
as Echidna (voice)1995 Napoleon
as Principal Arthur Mazur (voice)1995 A Goofy Movie
as Rex (voice)1995 Toy Story
as Stan Spiegel1995 Just Like Dad
as Larry1993 The Cemetery Club
as Mr. Little1993 The Meteor Man
as Sibor, Semage's Beau1992 Mom and Dad Save the World
as Everett Willits1992 Nickel & Dime
as Cashpot1992 The Double 0 Kid
as Simon Carr1991 Shadows and Fog
as Translator1989 We're No Angels
as Doctor Fishbinder1989 She's Out of Control
as Oiseau1988 The Moderns
as John Lahr1987 Prick Up Your Ears
as Vizzini1987 The Princess Bride
as Masked Avenger1987 Radio Days
as Henderson's Attorney1987 The Bedroom Window
as Father Abruzzi1985 Heaven Help Us
as Mike Hoover1985 Head Office
as Mr. Pardon1984 The Bostonians
as Turtle1984 Crackers
as Dr. Elliot Fibel1984 Micki & Maude
as Jules Goldfarb1983 The First Time
as Harold DeVoto1983 Deal of the Century
as Earl1983 Strange Invaders
as Otto Jaffe1983 Lovesick
as Oliver1982 A Little Sex
as Wally Shawn1981 My Dinner with Andre
as Waiter1980 Atlantic City
as Eric Van Dongen1980 Simon
as Jeremiah1979 Manhattan
as Assistant Insurance Man1979 All That Jazz
as Workshop Member1979 Starting Over

TV Shows/Series with Wallace Shawn as Actor(29)

as Jyle (voice)2018 Big City Greens
as John Sturgis2017 Young Sheldon
as Dr. John Sturgis2017 Young Sheldon
as Charles Lester2017 The Good Fight
as Wallace Shawn (voice)2014 BoJack Horseman
as The Sorcerer2008 Life on Mars
as Cyrus Rose2007 Gossip Girl
as Warren Hughes2006 Eureka
2001 Stanley
as I.E. Shinn2001 Blonde
as Benjamin Edelman1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
as Arlos1997 Stargate SG-1
as Rex (Voice)1996 Toy Story Treats

Movies with Wallace Shawn as Crew(6)

Writing/Writer2013 A Master Builder
Production/Producer2013 A Master Builder
Writing/Screenplay2013 A Master Builder
Writing/Screenplay2004 Marie and Bruce
Writing/Writer1997 The Designated Mourner
Writing/Writer1981 My Dinner with Andre

Full Name: Wallace Shawn
Born: Friday, 11/12 1943 (November) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 77 years + 343 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Harvard University, Magdalen College, Harvard College, Collegiate School, The Putney School
Employer: University of Oxford
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Siblings: Allen Shawn
Father: William Shawn
Other names for Wallace Shawn (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Wally Shawn"
"Wallace Michael Shawn"
Wallace Shawn frequently works together with these people:
Seth MacFarlane (26x, Actor)
John Lasseter (18x, Crew)
Andrew Stanton (17x, Crew)
Woody Allen (17x, Crew)
Frank Welker (13x, Actor)
Angus MacLane (12x, Crew)
Patton Oswalt (11x, Actor)
Tim Allen (11x, Actor)
Mickie McGowan (11x, Actress)
Randy Newman (11x, Crew)
Pete Docter (10x, Crew)
Jeff Pidgeon (10x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:6003, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/07/2021