Wallace Shawn

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story 2 (1999)
Lowest Rated: 0% Head Office (1986)
Birthday: Dec 11, 1943
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
The son of an editor for the New Yorker, the diminutive comedic actor Wallace Shawn achieved immortality for his portrayal of the Sicilian Vizzini in the 1987 classic The Princess Bride. A graduate of both Harvard and Oxford University, he has taught several courses in English and struggled as a playwright in the early '70s; in 1977 he translated Machiavelli's The Mandrake. Shawn broke into films soon after, building a successful career as a supporting actor to help fund his playwriting. He debuted in two of the best films of 1979: Woody Allen's Manhattan and Bob Fosse's All That Jazz.In 1981, he co-wrote the semi-autobiographical My Dinner With André, a talky comedy starring himself and theater director André Gregory in a dinner conversation, directed by Louis Malle. The movie was acclaimed by critics and a cult favorite. After this personal project, Shawn would build a career out of playing brief but surprisingly memorable roles in a long list of movies. His performance as the leader of the misfit criminal gang in The Princess Bride proved a pivotal moment, and that same year, he supplied the heroic voice for the Masked Avenger in Woody Allen's Radio Days. Shawn would also go on to do voice acting in projects like The Goofy Movie, All Dogs Go to Heaven, and the Toy Story series. He would also continue to work with Woody Allen throughout the next decade, and picked up a new generation of fans playing debate teacher Mr. Hall in the 1995 high school classic Clueless. Shawn would also take his quirky persona to the small screen with appearances on TV shows likeMurphy Brown, The Cosby Show, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Sex and the City, as well as the ABC sitcom version of Clueless. Throughout his acting career, Shawn has managed to continue writing successful plays, and eventually adapted one of them, The Designated Mourner, for a feature film in 1997. In 2002, he played the publishing boss Mr. Gelb for the "Greta" story in Rebecca Miller's Personal Velocity: Three Portraits. Shawn would continue to appear regularly on screen in the years to come, playing recurring roles on The L Word, Gossip Girl, and Eureka,

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Drawing Home The Tourist 2017
No Score Yet Cop and a Half: New Recruit Principal Miller 2017
86% Maggie's Plan Kliegler $3.4M 2016
No Score Yet Robo-Dog Mr. Willis 2016
No Score Yet Animal Crackers Mr. Woodley 2016
93% The Last Impresario Actor 2014
84% A Master Builder Master Builder Halvard Solness Producer Screenwriter $47.4K 2014
7% Don Peyote Dr. Fieldman 2014
83% The Double Mr. Papadopoulos $0.6M 2014
No Score Yet Christmas at Cartwright's Harry 2014
93% Toy Story of Terror! Rex 2013
78% André Gregory: Before and After Dinner Actor 2013
39% Admission Clarence $18.1M 2013
76% A Late Quartet Gideon Rosen $1.5M 2012
53% Vamps Dr. Van Helsing $3.2K 2012
No Score Yet Partysaurus Rex Rex 2012
No Score Yet Small Fry Rex 2011
No Score Yet Hawaiian Vacation Rex 2011
No Score Yet The Speed of Thought Sandy 2011
13% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Calico $43.5M 2010
98% Toy Story 3 Rex $415M 2010
No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk Broker/Booker/Lancelot Squarejaw 2009
86% The Windmill Movie Actor 2009
80% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mr. Gibson $17.6M 2008
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King Mr. Gibbles 2008
38% Southland Tales Baron Von Westphalen $0.3M 2007
8% New York City Serenade Himself 2007
64% I Could Never Be Your Woman Mathe-Lehrer 2007
No Score Yet The Fever Screenwriter 2007
4% Happily N'ever After Munk $151.9M 2006
No Score Yet Air Buddies Actor 2006
No Score Yet Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers Purple Pirate Paul 2006
37% Chicken Little Principal Fetchit $135.3M 2005
52% Melinda and Melinda Sy $3.8M 2005
No Score Yet Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove: Readings From Voices of a People's History of the United States Actor 2005
No Score Yet Karroll's Christmas Zebadiah Rosecog 2004
97% The Incredibles Gilbert Huph 2004
No Score Yet Marie and Bruce Screenwriter 2004
76% Teacher's Pet Principal Strickler $6.3M 2004
13% The Haunted Mansion Ezra $75.8M 2003
35% Duplex Herman 2003
No Score Yet Monte Walsh Col. Wilson 2003
No Score Yet Mr. St. Nick Mimir 2002
69% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits Mr. Gelb $0.7M 2002
45% The Curse of the Jade Scorpion George $6.8M 2001
No Score Yet Blonde Actor 2001
No Score Yet Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Actor 2000
44% The Prime Gig Gene 2000
100% Toy Story 2 Rex 1999
12% My Favorite Martian Dr. Edward Coleye 1999
No Score Yet Noah Zack 1998
No Score Yet The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story Tarzan the Chimp 1998
59% Critical Care Furnaceman 1997
65% The Designated Mourner Screenwriter 1997
50% Just Write Arthur Blake 1997
13% Vegas Vacation Marty 1997
No Score Yet The Wife Cosmo 1996
10% House Arrest Vic Finley 1996
20% All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 Labrador MC 1996
100% Toy Story Rex 1995
14% Canadian Bacon Canadian Prime Minister Clark MacDonald 1995
No Score Yet Just like Dad Stan Speigel 1995
80% Clueless Mr. Wendell Hall 1995
89% Vanya on 42nd Street Vanya 1995
44% A Goofy Movie Principal Mazur 1995
74% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table) Horatio Byrd 1994
29% The Meteor Man Mr. Little 1993
57% The Cemetery Club Larry 1993
No Score Yet Un-Becoming Age Dr. Block 1992
9% Mom and Dad Save the World Sibor 1992
48% Shadows and Fog Simon Carr 1992
No Score Yet The Double O Kid Cashpot 1992
No Score Yet Nickel & Dime Everett Willits 1992
47% We're No Angels Translator 1989
80% Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills Howard 1989
11% She's Out of Control Dr. Fishbinder 1989
78% The Moderns Oiseau 1988
97% The Princess Bride Vizzini 1987
94% Prick Up Your Ears John Lahr 1987
No Score Yet Nice Girls Don't Explode Ellen 1987
88% Radio Days Masked Avenger 1987
80% The Bedroom Window Attorney 1987
0% Head Office Hoover 1986
40% Heaven Help Us Father Abruzzi 1985
71% Micki + Maude Dr. Elliot Fibel 1984
89% The Bostonians Mr. Pardon 1984
77% The Hotel New Hampshire Freud 1984
0% Crackers Turtle 1984
No Score Yet How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days Actor 1984
13% Deal of the Century Harold DeVoto 1983
63% Strange Invaders Earl 1983
40% Lovesick Otto Jaffe 1983
No Score Yet Saigon: Year of the Cat Frank Judd 1983
No Score Yet The First Time Prof. Goldfarb 1983
No Score Yet A Little Sex Oliver 1982
91% My Dinner with André Screenwriter Wally Shawn 1981
100% Atlantic City Waiter 1980
50% Simon Van Dongen 1980
No Score Yet Cheaper to Keep Her Mugger 1980
86% All That Jazz Assistant Insurance Man 1979
No Score Yet Starting Over Workshop Member 1979
95% Manhattan Jeremiah 1979

TV

CREDIT
76% Young Sheldon
2017-2018
Dr. Sturgis Dr. John Sturgis
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Benjamin Edelman
  • 2018
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Charles Lemond's Lawyer Charles Lester
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
23% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • 2014
77% Eureka
2006-2012
Warren Hughes
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
84% Gossip Girl
2007-2012
Cyrus Rose
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2011
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 2000
93% Damages
2007-2012
Sterling Biddle
  • 2010
71% Life on Mars
2008-2009
The Sorcerer
  • 2009
No Score Yet The L Word
2004-2009
William Halsey William
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Professor Wallace
  • 2006
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Lonny Moon
  • 2005
No Score Yet Fat Actress
2005
Dr. Van Oy
  • 2005
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Arlos
  • 2005
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Dr. Howard Stiles
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Pipe Dune
  • 2001
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Frank Hopper
  • 1999
87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Zek Grand Nagus
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 1997
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Stuart Best
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Voice Jeffrey Engels
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1987
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Arnie
  • 1983
  • 1982

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