Wallace Shawn

12 Nov 1943

Actor, Writer

Wallace Michael Shawn (born November 12, 1943), sometimes credited as Wally Shawn, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, author, voice artist, and intellectual. His best-known film roles include Vizzini in The Princess Bride (1987), and debate teacher Mr. Hall in Clueless (1995).

On television he played Grand Nagus Zek on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Shawn is well known for his distinctive and high pitched voice. In the animated Toy Story films he provided the voice of "Rex," an insecure toy Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Shawn has pursued a parallel career as a playwright whose work is often dark, politically charged and controversial.

He is currently the voice of Taotie in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

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Filmography (64 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Book Club
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dr. Derek)
(movie, 2017)
···Animal Crackers
Genre: Comedy, Animation, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Mr. Woodley (voice))
(movie, 2016)
···Maggie's Plan
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Kliegler)
(movie, 2014)
···Christmas at Cartwright's
Genre: Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Harry)
(movie, 2014)
···Toy Story That Time Forgot
Genre: Animation, Family, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Rex (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···A Master Builder
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2014)
···Don Peyote
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Psychotherapist)
(movie, 2014)
···The Double
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mr. Papadopoulos)
(movie, 2013)
···Toy Story of Terror!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Rex)
(movie, 2013)
···Admission
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Clearence)
(movie, 2012)
···A Late Quartet
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Gideon Rosen)
(movie, 2012)
···Vamps
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dr. Van Helsing)
(movie, 2012)
···Partysaurus Rex
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Rex (voice))
(movie, 2011)
···Hawaiian Vacation
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Rex (voice))
(movie, 2011)
···The Speed of Thought
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sandy)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Action, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Calico (voice))
(movie, 2010)
···Toy Story 3
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Rex (voice))
(movie, 2010)
···Jack and the Beanstalk
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Booker · Broker · Lancealot Squarejaw)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Thriller, Family
Role: Actor (as Mr. Gibbles (voice))
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Register's Reporter)
(movie, 2006)
···Happily N'Ever After
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Munk)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Purple Pirate Paul · Narrator)
(movie, 2006)
···Southland Tales
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Baron Von Westphalen)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Purple Pirate Paul · Narrator)
(movie, 2005)
···Chicken Little
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Principal Fetchit (voice))
(movie, 2004)
···The Incredibles
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Gilbert Huph (voice))
(movie, 2004)
···Melinda and Melinda
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sy)
(movie, 2004)
···Karroll's Christmas
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Zeb Rosecog)
(movie, 2003)
···The Haunted Mansion
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Family
Role: Actor (as Ezra)
(movie, 2003)
···Monte Walsh
Genre: Action, Western
Role: Actor (as Colonel Wilson)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as George Bond)
(mini-series, 2001)
···Blonde
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as I.E. Shinn)
(series, 2000)
···Teacher's Pet
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Principal Crosby Strickler)
(movie, 1999)
···Toy Story 2
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Rex (voice))
(movie, 1999)
···My Favorite Martian
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Dr. Elliott Coleye)
(movie, 1998)
···Noah
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Zack)
(movie, 1997)
···Vegas Vacation
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Marty)
(movie, 1997)
···Just Write
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Arthur Blake)
(movie, 1996)
···House Arrest
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor
(movie, 1996)
···All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Labrador MC (voice))
(movie, 1995)
···Toy Story
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Rex (voice))
(movie, 1995)
···Clueless
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mr. Wendell Hall)
(movie, 1995)
···Canadian Bacon
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Canadian Prime Minister Clark MacDonald)
(movie, 1995)
···A Goofy Movie
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Principal Arthur Mazur)
(movie, 1995)
···Just Like Dad
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Stan Speigel)
(movie, 1995)
···The Wife
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Cosmo)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Horatio Byrd)
(movie, 1992)
···Nickel & Dime
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Everett Willits)
(movie, 1991)
···Shadows and Fog
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Simon Carr)
(movie, 1989)
···She's Out of Control
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Doctor Fishbinder)
(movie, 1988)
···The Moderns
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Oiseau)
(movie, 1987)
···The Princess Bride
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Vizzini)
(movie, 1987)
···Prick Up Your Ears
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as John Lahr)
(movie, 1987)
···Radio Days
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Masked Avenger)
(movie, 1987)
···The Bedroom Window
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Henderson's Attorney)
(movie, 1987)
···Nice Girls Don't Explode
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ellen)
(movie, 1984)
···The Hotel New Hampshire
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Freud)
(movie, 1984)
···Crackers
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Turtle)
(movie, 1983)
···Deal of the Century
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Harold DeVoto)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Professor Silverfish)
(movie, 1981)
···My Dinner with Andre
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 1980)
···Atlantic City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Waiter)
(movie, 1979)
···All That Jazz
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Assistant Insurance Man)
(movie, 1979)
···Manhattan
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jeremiah)