Wallace Shawn

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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.

MOVIE CREDITS:
1981: Wally Shawn - My Dinner with Andre
1994: Vanya - Vanya on 42nd Street
1996: Cosmo - The Wife
2013: Himself - Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner
1998: Noah
2013: Halvard Solness - A Master Builder
2015: Gary the Gadget Guy - Halloween Panic!
1983: Professor Silverfish - How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days
1995: Stan Spiegel - Just Like Dad
2017: Principal Miller - Cop and a Half: New Recruit
2011: Sandy - The Speed of Thought
1992: Cashpot - The Double 0 Kid
2004: Karroll's Christmas
2012: Rex - Partysaurus Rex
2014: Mr. Papadopoulos - The Double
1983: Jules Goldfarb - The First Time
2014: Harry - Christmas at Cartwright's
2015: Mr. Willis - Robo-Dog
1992: Everett Willits - Nickel & Dime
1984: Interviewer - My Dinner with Louis
2020: Mr. Crocus - Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
2006: Self - Howard Zinn: Voices of a People's History of the United States
2019: Rex (voice) - Forky Asks a Question: What Is Time?
1989: Doctor Fishbinder - She's Out of Control
1987: Ellen - Nice Girls Don't Explode
1984: Turtle - Crackers
1997: Arthur Blake - Just Write
1980: Eric Van Dongen - Simon
1995: Rex (voice) - Toy Story
1999: Dr. Elliott Coleye - My Favorite Martian
1992: Sibor, Semage's Beau - Mom and Dad Save the World
2000: Gene - The Prime Gig
2012: Dr. Van Helsing - Vamps
2013: Clearence - Admission
2013: Rex (Voice) - Toy Story of Terror!
2002: Personal Velocity
2011: Rex (voice) - Small Fry
2008: Mr. Gibbles (voice) - Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King
1985: Father Abruzzi - Heaven Help Us
1988: Oiseau - The Moderns
1984: Dr. Elliot Fibel - Micki & Maude
1997: Furnaceman - Critical Care
1987: Henderson's Attorney - The Bedroom Window
1983: Earl - Strange Invaders
2011: Rex (voice) - Hawaiian Vacation
2014: Rex (voice) - Toy Story That Time Forgot
1982: Oliver - A Little Sex
2017: Albert - Another Kind of Wedding
Rifkin's Festival
1999: Rex the Green Dinosaur (voice) - Toy Story 2
2010: Rex (voice) - Toy Story 3
1987: Vizzini - The Princess Bride
2009: Himself - Capitalism: A Love Story
2004: Sy - Melinda and Melinda
1987: John Lahr - Prick Up Your Ears
2006: Purple Pirate Paul / Narrator - Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers
1983: Otto Jaffe - Lovesick
2003: Ezra - The Haunted Mansion
1996: House Arrest
2016: Kliegler - Maggie's Plan
1983: Saigon: Year Of The Cat
1989: Howard - Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills
1984: Freud - The Hotel New Hampshire
1994: Horatio Byrd - Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
1989: Translator - We're No Angels
2017: Mr. Woodley (voice) - Animal Crackers
1984: Mr. Pardon - The Bostonians
2017: David - The Only Living Boy in New York
1979: Jeremiah - Manhattan
1983: Harold DeVoto - Deal of the Century
2008: Register's Reporter - Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
2012: Gideon Rosen - A Late Quartet
2014: Psychotherapist - Don Peyote
1997: Marty - Vegas Vacation
2010: Calico (voice) - Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
1993: Larry - The Cemetery Club
2019: Frank - Marriage Story
1995: Mr. Wendell Hall - Clueless
2004: Gilbert Huph (voice) - The Incredibles
1985: Mike Hoover - Head Office
1996: Labrador MC (voice) - All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
2004: Principal Crosby Strickler (voice) - Teacher's Pet
2015: Gary the Gadget Guy - Club Penguin Monster Beach Party
2006: Billy (voice) - Air Buddies
2001: As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride
1987: Masked Avenger - Radio Days
2003: Colonel Wilson - Monte Walsh
1995: Principal Arthur Mazur (voice) - A Goofy Movie
2003: Herman - Duplex
2018: Dr. Derek - Book Club
1980: Waiter - Atlantic City
2000: Himself - The Story Behind 'Toy Story'
2018: What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993: Mr. Little - The Meteor Man
1995: Canadian Prime Minister Clark MacDonald - Canadian Bacon
2001: George Bond - The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
2006: Munk (voice) - Happily N'Ever After
1979: Workshop Member - Starting Over
2009: Booker / Broker / Lancealot Squarejaw - Jack and the Beanstalk
2005: Principal Fetchit (voice) - Chicken Little
1991: Simon Carr - Shadows and Fog
2000: Rex (voice) - Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins
2010: Dr. Christian Burr (uncredited) - Furry Vengeance
2019: Rex (voice) - Toy Story 4
2006: Baron Von Westphalen - Southland Tales
1979: Assistant Insurance Man - All That Jazz
2007: Teacher - I Could Never Be Your Woman
2001: Rex (outtakes) (voice) (uncredited) - Monsters, Inc.
2016: Starring Austin Pendleton

TV CREDITS:
1999: Family Guy
1997: Ally McBeal
2004: Desperate Housewives
1984: The Cosby Show
1993: The Nanny
2005: Fat Actress
2000: Teacher's Pet
2001: Stanley
2008: Cyrus Rose - Gossip Girl
1964: The Pink Panther Show
1993: The Pink Panther
2001: Crossing Jordan
2004: The L Word
1993: Homicide: Life on the Street
2001: Law & Order: Criminal Intent
1997: Arlos - Stargate SG-1
1997: The Wonderful World of Disney
2014: Wallace Shawn (voice) - BoJack Horseman
2006: Warren Hughes - Eureka
2001: I.E. Shinn - Blonde
2017: Charles Lester - The Good Fight
2018: Jyle (voice) - Big City Greens
1993: Zek - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
2008: The Sorcerer - Life on Mars
1999: Benjamin Edelman - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2017: John Sturgis - Young Sheldon
1989: The Simpsons
2014: Winslow Elliott - Mozart in the Jungle