Wallace Shawn



Place of birth:

New York City, New York, USA:


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.

Film Credits

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

TV Series Credits

Big City Greens (2018)
as Jyle (voice)
Young Sheldon (2017)
as John Sturgis
The Good Fight (2017)
as Charles Lester
BoJack Horseman (2014)
as Wallace Shawn (voice)
Life on Mars (2008)
as The Sorcerer
Gossip Girl (2008)
as Cyrus Rose
Eureka (2006)
as Warren Hughes
Fat Actress (2005)
Desperate Housewives (2004)
The L Word (2004)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Stanley (2001)
Blonde (2001)
as I.E. Shinn
Teacher's Pet (2000)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
as Benjamin Edelman
Family Guy (1999)
The Wonderful World of Disney (1997)
Ally McBeal (1997)
Stargate SG-1 (1997)
as Arlos
The Nanny (1993)
The Pink Panther (1993)
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
as Zek
The Simpsons (1989)
The Cosby Show (1984)
The Pink Panther Show (1964)
A Master Builder (2013)
Marie and Bruce (2004)
The Designated Mourner (1997)
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Our Late Night (1975)