Wallace Shawn

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Wallace Shawn BIO

Wallace Michael Shawn is an American actor, playwright, and essayist. His film roles include Wally Shawn in My Dinner with Andre, Vizzini in The Princess Bride, Mr. James Hall in Clueless and the voice of Rex in the Toy Story franchise. He has also had roles in six of Woody Allen's films.

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Wallace Shawn STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
The New Group Off-Broadway American Premiere, 2017
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
American Premiere, 2013
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
2007
The Traveler

[Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2006
Sir Humphrey Wagg-Thornton

[Off-Broadway]
2005
Artie

[Off-Broadway]
1990
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1985
Father/Freddie/Jasper

[Off-Broadway]
1978
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1977
Prologue/ Siro

[New York]
Reading, 2004
Mr. Peachum

Wallace Shawn Productions

 
[Broadway, 2006]
Book Revisions
 
[Off-Broadway, 1977]
Adaptation
 
[New York, 2004]
Translation

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright

Wallace Shawn Movies

[1979]Starting Over Workshop Member

[1979]Manhattan Jeremiah

[1980]Cheaper to Keep Her Mugger

[1980]Simon Eric Van Dongen

[1981]My Dinner with Andre Wallace Shawn

[1981]The First Time Jules Goldfarb

[1982]A Little Sex Oliver

[1983]Lovesick Otto Jaffe

[1983]Strange Invaders Earl

[1983]Deal of the Century Harold DeVoto

[1984]Micki + Maude Dr. Elliot Fibel

[1984]The Hotel New Hampshire Freud

[1984]The Bostonians Mr. Pardon

[1984]Crackers Turtle

[1985]Heaven Help Us Father Abruzzi

[1985]Head Office Mike Hoover

[1987]The Bedroom Window Henderson's Attorney

[1987]Nice Girls Don't Explode Ellen

[1987]Prick Up Your Ears John Lahr

[1987]The Princess Bride Vizzini

[1987]Radio Days Mked Avenger

[1988]The Moderns Oiseau

[1989]She's Out of Control Dr. Fishbinder

[1989]Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills Howard Saravian

[1989]We're No Angels Translator

[1991]Shadows and Fog Simon Carr

[1992]Nickel & Dime Everett Willits

[1992]Mom and Dad Save the World Sibor, Semage's Beau

[1992]Unbecoming Age Dr. Block

[1993]The Meteor Man Mr. Little

[1993]The Cemetery Club Larry

[1994]Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Horatio Byrd

[1994]Vanya on 42nd Street Vanya

[1995]A Goofy Movie Principal Mazur

[1995]Clueless Mr. Wendell Hall

[1995]Napoleon Echidna

[1995]Toy Story Rex

[1995]The Wife Cosmo

[1995]Canadian Bacon Canadian Prime Minister

[1996]House Arrest VictorVicFinley

[1996]All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Labradour MC

[1997]Just Write Arthur Blake

[1997]The Designated Mourner writer

[1997]Vegas Vacation Marty

[1997]Critical Care Furnaceman

[1999]My Favorite Martian Coleye

[1999]Toy Story 2 Rex

[2000]The Prime Gig Gene

[2001]The Curse of the Jade Scorpion George Bond

[2002]Personal Velocity Mr. Gelb

[2003]The Haunted Mansion Ezra

[2003]Duplex Herman

[2004]Marie and Bruce writer

[2004]Melinda and Melinda Sy

[2004]Teacher's Pet Principal Strickler

[2004]The Incredibles Gilbert Huph

[2005]Love Thy Neighbor Clinic Doctor

[2005]Chicken Little Principal Fetchit

[2006]Southland Tales Baron Von Westphalen

[2006]Happily N'Ever After Munk

[2007]New York City Serenade Wallace Shawn

[2008]Mia and the Migoo The Migoo

[2008]Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mr. Gibson

[2009]Jack and the Beanstalk Broker, Booker, Lancelot Squarejaw

[2010]Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Calico

[2010]Toy Story 3 Rex

[2011]The Speed of Thought Sandy

[2012]Vamps Dr. Van Helsing

[2012]A Late Quartet Gideon Rosen

[2013]A Master Builder Halvard Solness

[2013]The Double Mr Papadopoulos

[2013]Admission Clarence

[2014]Don Peyote Dr. Fieldman

[2015]Maggie's Plan Kliegler

[2015]Robo-Dog Mr. Willis

[2016]Drawing Home Mr. Garfield

[2017]The Only Living Boy in New York David

[2017]Animal Crackers Mr. Woodley

[2017]Another Kind of Wedding Albert

[2018]Book Club Dr. Derek

[2019]Marriage Story Theater Actor

[2019]Toy Story 4 Rex

[2020]Rifkin's Festival Mort Rifkin

[2020]Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Mr. Crocus

[2021]The Addams Family 2 Mr. Mustela

[2021]Waiting for Godot Lucky


Wallace Shawn TV Shows

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Zek

Young Sheldon Dr. John Sturgis

Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia Unkar the Unfortunate, Unkar

The Stinky & Dirty Show Tall

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Herb Smith

The L Word William Halsey

The Good Wife Charles Lester

The Good Fight Charles Lester

The Cosby Show Jeffrey Engels

Teacher's Pet Principal Crosby Strickler

Taxi Arnie, Arnie Ross

Clueless Mr. Hall

Stanley Mr. Goldberg

Murphy Brown Stuart Best

Mozart in the Jungle Winslow Elliott

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Benjamin Edelman, Professor Roy Batters

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Taotie

Gossip Girl Cyrus Rose

Family Guy Bertram

Eureka Dr. Warren Hughes

Crossing Jordan Dr. Howard Stiles

Wallace Shawn Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 1986 - Distinguished Playwriting

Wallace Shawn, Aunt Dan and Lemon

Obie Awards - 1975 - Playwriting

Wallace Shawn, Our Late Night

Wallace Shawn Videos

Wallace Shawn News


The New Group Off Stage to Stream LYPSINKA: TOXIC FEMININITY Directed by Chloë Sevigny

THE NEW GROUP OFF STAGE presents 'Lypsinka: Toxic Femininity,' a new short film written and performed by John Epperson and directed by Chloë Sevigny.

Two World Premiere Musicals & More Set for La Jolla Playhouse 2024/2025 Season

La Jolla Playhouse has unveiled its 2024/2025 season, featuring two world-premiere musicals. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

Matthew Broderick Will Lead BABBITT at La Jolla Playhouse

Matthew Broderick will lead the cast of the world-premiere production of Babbitt, by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), adapted from the novel by Sinclair Lewis, choreographed by Stephen Buescher, directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley.

Mark Ulrich Joins the Cast of Steppenwolf's NO MAN'S LAND - Playing Through Late August

Get ready to be mesmerized by Mark Ulrich's captivating performance in Steppenwolf's NO MAN'S LAND. Discover the new talent that brings fresh energy to this acclaimed production. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic - limited time engagement!

David Cale, Les Waters, Ryan J. Haddad & More to Take Part in Berkeley Rep's 2023 Ground Floor Program

Get a glimpse into the future of theater as Berkeley Rep announces the talented participants joining The Ground Floor program for 2023. From emerging artists to rising stars, explore the innovative works and fresh voices shaping the industry.

A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE Extends Through Late August

Discover the immersive theater experience of A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE, where history and celebrity culture collide. Explore Lady Gaga's Lower East Side and uncover hidden gems in this unique journey through time.

Immersive A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE Extends Through July 30

Spin Cycle continues the World Premiere of A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE, a unique immersive theater experience that blends actual historical walking tour, theatrical character monologue and current celebrity worship culture. Performances, which began on Lady Gaga's birthday (March 28) will continue through July 30.

Austin Pendleton, Jeff Perry & More to Star in NO MAN'S LAND at Steppenwolf Theatre

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will conclude its 47th season with Harold Pinter’s celebrated masterwork No Man’s Land directed by Les Waters. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: Debra Messing, Steve Buscemi, Crystal Lucas-Perry and More Turn Out For THE FEARS Opening Night

Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies, and videotape, Traffic, Erin Brockovich), makes his New York City theatrical producing debut with the World Premiere of The Fears, a new play by Emma Sheanshang. See photos from opening night!

Immersive A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE Extends Through Late June

Spin Cycle has announced an extension of the World Premiere of A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE, a unique immersive theater experience that blends actual historical walking tour, theatrical character monologue and current celebrity worship culture.

Review: REVIEW: PRINCESS BRIDE at Palace Theater

What did our critic think of REVIEW: PRINCESS BRIDE at Palace Theater? The throng of attendees turned the showing into part rock concert, part Episcopal Church “call and response” worship service. Every joke received a burst of laughter and applause like the crowd was seeing the movie for the first time. Yet every memorable line was recited in time with the actors on the screen.

Austin Pendleton, Jeff Perry, and More to Star in Steppenwolf Theatre's NO MAN'S LAND

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation's premier ensemble theater company, will conclude its 47th season with Harold Pinter's celebrated masterwork No Man's Land directed by Les Waters (In the Next Room..(or the vibrator play), Dana H., Middletown), playing July 13 – August 20, 2023 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater.

Photos: See Stephanie Hsu, Sarah Ruhl & More at Signature Theater's Gala

See photos from Signature Theater's Gala featuring Stephanie Hsu and more.

Stage And Screen Actor Ron Faber Dies At Age 90

Veteran award-winning actor Ron Faber, whose Broadway appearances included “First Monday in October” with Henry Fonda and “Medea” with Irene Papas, died March 26 after a two-month battle with lung cancer. He was 90.

Feature THE PRINCESS BRIDE at Palace

THE PRINCESS BRIDE won no Oscars, was a moderate box office success ($30.8 million on a $16 million production budget), and had only a few established TV stars (Billy Crystal, Peter Falk, and Andre the Giant) when it was released, However, it is listed as 50th in Bravo's '100 Funniest Movies' and 88th on the American Film Institute's list of the 100th greatest film love stories.

Campy Cult Hit THE VILLAGE! Returns For 3rd Run At Dixon Place This June

After a sold out run last fall and an encore production this winter, Dixon Place will present a second encore run of THE VILLAGE! A DISCO DAYDREAM beginning Thursday, June 1st. This meta musical comedy filled with high jinks, low kinks, and go-go boys is written by Nora Burns (David's Friend, Unitard) and directed by Adam Pivirotto, with choreography by Robin Carrigan and a cast of ten diverse actors and dancers.

JOHN EARLY: NOW MORE THAN EVER to Debut on HBO Max in June

In his first HBO comedy special, John Early brings his blend of commentary, pop star swagger, and all-around loveable hilarity to Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, New York. In the style of a gritty 70s rockumentary, Early performs stand-up and explosive song covers from Britney to Neil Young, intercut with Spinal Tap-esque backstage sketches.

Stephanie Hsu, Bill Irwin & More to Star in EURYDICE at Signature's 2023 Gala

Signature Theatre has announced the all-star cast of its reading of Signature Spotlight Resident Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice for the annual Signature Gala. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Immersive Solo A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE Begins Performances March 28

Spin Cycle presents the World Premiere of A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE, a unique immersive theater experience that blends actual historical walking tour, theatrical character monologue and current celebrity worship culture. Performances begin on Lady Gaga's birthday - Tuesday, March 28.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for THE SEAGULL/WOODSTOCK, NY at The New Group

Check out photos from the red carpet of The New Group's world premiere production of The Seagull/Woodstock, NY!

Wallace Shawn FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Wallace Shawn has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Wallace Shawn has not appeared in the West End.

Wallace Shawn has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He has been honored as one of the Legend of Off Broadway Honorees. He has also been nominated for Best New American Play at the Obie Awards for his work in "The Fever." Additionally, he has received nominations for Distinguished Playwriting at the Obie Awards for "Aunt Dan and Lemon" and for Playwriting for "Our Late Night."

Wallace Shawn has won several awards throughout his career. He has been honored as one of the Legend of Off Broadway Honorees. Additionally, he has won the Obie Awards for Best New American Play for his work in "The Fever," Distinguished Playwriting for "Aunt Dan and Lemon," and Playwriting for "Our Late Night." These accolades highlight Shawn's talent and contributions to the theater industry.

Wallace Shawn has written 7 shows including Our Late Night (Playwright), Marie and Bruce (Playwright), Aunt Dan and Lemon (Author), The Fever (Playwright), The Music Teacher (Playwright), Grasses of a Thousand Colors (Playwright), Evening at the Talk House (Playwright).

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