Wallace Shawn

Wallace Shawn

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story 2 (1999)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Nov 12, 1943

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Having proved himself as an endearing and often hilarious character player on both the big screen and on television, actor Wallace Shawn was also noted for his work as a serious and provocative playwright. Shawn announced his arrival with his OBIE-winning play "Our Late Night" (1975), which led to a small, but memorable film debut in Woody Allen's "Manhattan" (1979). But it was his writing and performance in the art-house hit "My Dinner with Andre" (1981) that captured the attention of Hollywood at large. From there he enlivened a number of movies in relatively minor parts before essaying his most remembered character, the maniacal Sicilian Vizzini, in "The Princess Bride" (1987). Shawn segued over to television for recurring roles on "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992) and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (syndicated, 1993-99), while carving out yet another career path in animation with the voice role of the insecure Rex in "Toy Story" (1995), which he reprised in the 1999 and 2010 sequels. Always capable of elevating even the most mundane of material - as he did with "My Favorite Martian" (1999) and "The Haunted Mansion" (2003) - Shawn was a favorite among filmmakers and audiences, while continuing to earn considerable acclaim as an award-winning playwright.

Highest rated movies

Atlantic City The Princess Bride
Prick Up Your Ears
Marriage Story
Manhattan
My Dinner With Andre
Radio Days
Vanya on 42nd Street

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
28% 69% The Addams Family 2 Mr. Mustela (Voice) $56.5M 2021
41% 44% Rifkin's Festival Mort Rifkin (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Mr. Crocus (Character) - 2020
94% 85% Marriage Story Frank / Theater Actor (Character) - 2019
97% 94% Toy Story 4 Rex (Voice) $434.0M 2019
54% 51% Book Club Derek (Character) $68.5M 2018
64% 78% Animal Crackers Mr. Woodley (Voice) - 2017
60% 50% Another Kind of Wedding Albert (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drawing Home Mr. Garfield (Character) - 2017
33% 53% The Only Living Boy in New York David (Character) $623.0K 2017
No Score Yet 46% Cop and a Half: New Recruit Principal Miller (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 67% Robo-Dog Mr. Willis (Character) - 2015
86% 52% Maggie's Plan Kliegler (Character) $3.4M 2015
No Score Yet 48% Christmas at Cartwright's Harry (Character) - 2014
7% 30% Don Peyote Unknown (Character) - 2014
82% 57% A Master Builder Halvard Solness (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
$46.9K 2013
83% 59% The Double Mr. Papadopoulos (Character) $200.3K 2013
39% 32% Admission Clarence (Character) $18.0M 2013
56% 33% Vamps Dr. Van Helsing (Character) - 2012
76% 71% A Late Quartet Gideon Rosen (Character) $1.6M 2012
No Score Yet 76% Partysaurus Rex Rex (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet 14% The Speed of Thought Sandy (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 83% Hawaiian Vacation Rex (Voice) - 2011
13% 38% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Calico (Voice) $43.6M 2010
98% 90% Toy Story 3 Rex (Voice) $415.0M 2010
7% 32% Furry Vengeance Dr. Burr (Character) $17.6M 2010
No Score Yet 31% Jack and the Beanstalk Broker/Booker/Lancelot Squarejaw (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mia and the Migoo The Migoo (Voice) - 2008
No Score Yet 58% Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King Mr. Gibbles (Voice) - 2008
80% 69% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mr. Gibson (Character) $17.7M 2008
4% 34% Happily N'Ever After Munk (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet 63% Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers Purple Pirate Paul (Character) - 2006
36% 47% Chicken Little Principal Fetchit (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet 26% Marie and Bruce Writer - 2004
No Score Yet 70% The Fever Writer - 2004
51% 47% Melinda and Melinda Sy (Character) $3.8M 2004
97% 75% The Incredibles Buddy Pine (Voice) $261.4M 2004
76% 47% Disney's Teacher's Pet Principal Crosby Strickler (Voice) $6.5M 2004
No Score Yet 52% Karroll's Christmas Zeb Rosecog (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 73% Monte Walsh Colonel Wilson (Character) - 2003
13% 30% The Haunted Mansion Ezra (Character) $75.8M 2003
35% 40% Duplex Herman (Character) $9.7M 2003
No Score Yet 33% Mr. St. Nick Mimir (Character) - 2002
69% 62% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits Mr. Gelb (Character) $763.2K 2002
45% 53% The Curse of the Jade Scorpion George Bond (Character) $7.5M 2001
44% 34% The Prime Gig Gene (Character) - 2000
100% 87% Toy Story 2 Rex (Voice) $245.9M 1999
12% 30% My Favorite Martian Dr. Elliott Coleye (Character) $36.8M 1999
57% 56% Just Write Arthur Blake (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 48% Noah Zack (Character) - 1998
59% 30% Critical Care Furnaceman (Character) $169.4K 1997
13% 51% Vegas Vacation Marty (Character) $36.4M 1997
10% 45% House Arrest Victor 'Vic' Finley (Character) $7.0M 1996
20% 39% All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Labrador (Voice) $8.6M 1996
No Score Yet 71% Just Like Dad Stan Speigel (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 93% The Wife Cosmo (Character) - 1995
100% 92% Toy Story Rex (Voice) $31.3M 1995
81% 76% Clueless Mr. Alphonse Hall (Character) $56.2M 1995
61% 70% A Goofy Movie Principal Mazur (Voice) $35.3M 1995
89% 79% Vanya on 42nd Street Vanya (Character) $501.5K 1994
75% 61% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Horatio Byrd (Character) $2.1M 1994
No Score Yet 19% Un-Becoming Age Dr. Block (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 13% The Double O Kid Cashpot (Character) - 1992
8% 44% Mom and Dad Save the World Sibor (Character) $1.8M 1992
57% 32% The Cemetery Club Larry (Character) $5.6M 1992
52% 55% Shadows and Fog Simon Carr (Character) $2.4M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nickel & Dime Everett Willits (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Double 0 Kid Cashpot (Character) - 1992
11% 52% She's Out of Control Dr. Fishbinder (Character) $11.8M 1989
47% 41% We're No Angels Translator (Character) $10.0M 1989
88% 60% Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills Howard (Character) $1.9M 1989
80% 62% The Moderns Oiseau (Character) $20.3K 1988
60% 55% Nice Girls Don't Explode Ellen (Character) - 1987
70% 50% The Bedroom Window Henderson's Attorney (Character) $8.8M 1987
95% 79% Prick Up Your Ears John Lahr (Character) $1.6M 1987
90% 84% Radio Days Masked Avenger (Character) $11.1M 1987
97% 94% The Princess Bride Vizzini (Character) $26.9M 1987
0% 28% Head Office Mike Hoover (Character) $3.4M 1986
33% 74% Heaven Help Us Father Abruzzi (Character) - 1985
0% 34% Crackers Turtle (Character) - 1984
70% 44% Micki & Maude Dr. Elliot Fibel (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saigon: Year of the Cat Frank Judd (Character) - 1983
40% 31% Lovesick Otto Jaffe (Character) - 1983
11% 17% Deal of the Century Harold DeVoto (Character) - 1983
63% 33% Strange Invaders Earl (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Time Jules Goldfarb (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 32% A Little Sex Oliver (Character) - 1981
92% 85% My Dinner With Andre Wally (Character),
Writer
$15.1K 1981
58% 68% Simon Eric Van Dongen (Character) - 1980
100% 77% Atlantic City Waiter (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheaper to Keep Her Mugger (Character) - 1980
94% 92% Manhattan Jeremiah (Character) - 1979
86% 57% Starting Over Workshop Member (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strong Medicine Unknown (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 80% Young Sheldon Dr. John Sturgis (Guest Star) 2018-2022
85% 76% The Simpsons Wallace (Guest Voice) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big City Greens Jyle (Guest Voice) 2019
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Professor Roy Batters (Guest Star) 2009 2018
No Score Yet 100% The Stinky & Dirty Show Tall (Guest Voice) 2018
95% 70% The Good Fight Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
55% 82% Graves Jerry North (Character) 2017
94% 94% Mr. Robot Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 86% Life in Pieces Samuel (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 77% The Night Shift Mr. Neville (Guest Star) 2016
93% 91% The Good Wife Charles Lester (Guest Star) 2013-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 7D Not-So-Magic-Mirror (Voice) 2014
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Bertram (Guest Voice) 2001 2006 2011
84% 78% Gossip Girl Cyrus Rose (Guest Star) 2008-2009
No Score Yet 84% ER Teddy Lempell (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 50% Life on Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 0% Cashmere Mafia Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Film Professor (Guest Star) 2006
72% 87% Desperate Housewives Lonny Moon (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 100% Crossing Jordan Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teacher's Pet Unknown (Voice) 2000-2004
70% 83% Sex and the City Martin Grable (Guest Star) 2004
19% No Score Yet Three Sisters Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Grand Nagus Zek (Guest Star) 1993 1995 1997-1999
20% No Score Yet Reunited Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Philip Ny (Guest Voice) 1997
No Score Yet 41% Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Unknown (Character) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something Wilder Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 82% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 54% The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1989-1990
No Score Yet 100% Taxi Arnie (Guest Star) 1982-1983
13% No Score Yet The Return of Jezebel James Unknown (Guest Star)