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Wallace Langham



HBO enthusiasts will invariably remember character actor Wallace Langham for his winning multi-season portrayal of Phil, the conceited head writer of Larry Sanders' late-night talk show, on the Garry Shandling-headlined sitcom The Larry Sanders Show. Langham (who first received billing in projects as Wally Ward) grew up in Los Angeles; his parents divorced at an early age and his mother, Sunni, designed costumes for the musical variety series Donny and Marie. Langham was, by all accounts, drawn magnetically to showbusiness; he enrolled in acting classes, signed with an agent, and landed a string of television commercials beginning at age 16 (in 1981). After high school, Langham enrolled briefly in Cal State Northridge, but dropped out after snagging a bit part in John Hughes' teenage sci-fi comedy Weird Science (1985).



Scattered appearances on such series as Murder, She Wrote and Star Trek: Voyager followed -- as well as the recurring role of Josh, smart-alecky assistant to lingerie proprietor Veronica on the Kirstie Alley sitcom Veronica's Closet. It was the Shandling turn, however, that put Langham on top of his game. He made occasional feature appearances in such pictures as the Nora Ephron comedy-fantasy Michael (1996) opposite John Travolta, the Eddie Murphy vehicle Daddy Day Care (2003), the ensemble comedy drama Little Miss Sunshine (2006), the award-winning The Social Network and 2012's Ruby Sparks but -- outside of Larry Sanders -- he is probably best known for his fine work on the series drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. On that program, Langham sustained a multi-season portrayal as lab technician David Hodges.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
0% Spaceman
  • Bruce Lindsay
2016
No Score Yet CSI: Immortality
  • David Hodges, a Trace Technician
2015
No Score Yet Buttwhistle
  • Actor
2014
19% Transcendence
  • Dr. Strauss
2014
60% Draft Day
  • Pete Begler
2014
50% Somewhere Slow
  • Paul
2014
78% Ruby Sparks
  • Warren
2012
96% The Social Network
  • Peter Thiel
2010
72% The Great Buck Howard
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Growing Op
  • Bryce
2008
No Score Yet Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show
  • Actor
2007
91% Little Miss Sunshine
  • Kirby
2006
73% I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
  • Claude Clochet
2006
No Score Yet Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels'
  • Jay Bernstein
2004
27% Daddy Day Care
  • Jim Fields
2003
No Score Yet On Edge
  • Jimmy Hand
2002
No Score Yet Sister Mary Explains It All
  • Aloysius Benheim
2001
No Score Yet Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story
  • Don Kirshner
2000
No Score Yet Uncle Saddam
  • Narrator
2000
36% Michael
  • Bruce Craddock
1996
No Score Yet God's Lonely Man
  • Rick
1996
50% Vital Signs
  • Gant
1990
No Score Yet Under the Boardwalk
  • Backwash
1989
82% The Chocolate War
  • Archie
1988
No Score Yet The Invisible Kid
  • Milton McClane
1988
No Score Yet Thunder Run
  • Paul
1986
56% Weird Science
  • The Weeny
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
  • Eric
Monk
2002-2009
  • Steve DeWitt
7% Rosewood
2015
  • Duncan Jacott
No Score Yet Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Lester Tuttle
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Actor
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Flotter
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Dr. Melvoin
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
  • Robert
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Man in Bathroom
No Score Yet CSI
2003-2012
  • David Hodges
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Dr. Van Holtzman
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Alan Perry
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Hodges David Hodges
  • Screenwriter
76% Scream Queens
2015
  • Chanel #5's Dad
The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Charlie

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