Monday, October 16, 2006

Tony Hale Didn’t Mind Being An “Artistic Freak” In High School

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – He may have been called a dork in high school, but being a “drama freak” has paid off for Tony Hale.

The actor says he draws on his awkward teen years for the nerdy characters he plays – most notably momma’s boy Buster Bluth on the now defunct Fox show Arrested Development.

He’s 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 Ferrell’s sidekick in Stranger than Fiction which hits theaters November 10.

Hale says he doesn’t 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 didn’t 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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