The actor says he draws on his awkward teen years for the nerdy characters he plays most notably mommas boy Buster Bluth on the now defunct Fox show Arrested Development.
Hes showing off his dorky side again in two new projects: one as a geeky video store clerk on the upcoming TV show Andy Barker, P.I. and another as Will Ferrells sidekick in Stranger than Fiction which hits theaters November 10.
Hale says he doesnt mind being typecast as a nerd because they all have different forms of quirkiness similar to his group of friends back in high school.
Says Hale: If you didnt play football at my school then you were considered a little weird all of us artistic freaks had to band together and celebrate our differences.
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