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Big Wreck

Biography

Canadian-American neo-prog hard rock outfit Big Wreck were shaped by Ian Thornley (vocals, guitar), Brian Doherty (guitar), Dave Henning (bass), and Forrest Williams (drums). The quartet users met in the first ’90s if they were their studies at the Berklee University of Music in Boston. Ultimately, the four spent additional time jamming collectively than attending course, and they quickly decided to keep school to create Big Wreck. The group became a fixture around Boston and Cambridge, frequently playing local phases. After spending many years rehearsing and playing concerts, Big Wreck got a agreement with Atlantic Information in 1997. Their debut recording, In Loving Memory space Of…, premiered in nov that yr. Their sophomore work, The Pleasure & the Greed, found its way to 2001, but following its poor industrial showing, the music group split up. Ian Thornley created a new music group, simply known as Thornley, but after reconnecting with Big Wreck guitarist Doherty some a decade later, he required his band, alongside Doherty, in to the studio room and documented Albatross, which made an appearance in 2012 beneath the Big Wreck name. The somewhat even more prog rock-sounding Spirits found its way to 2014, and was nominated for Rock and roll Album of the entire year in the Juno Honours the following yr. In past due 2016 Big Wreck released the solitary “One Good Little bit of Me” in expectation of the discharge of their 5th studio room long-player, Grace Road, which found its way to February 2017.

Quick Facts


Full Name Big Wreck
Awards MuchMusic Video Award for Cinematography of the Year
Music Songs That Song, Blown Wide Open, The Oaf, Albatross, One Good Piece of Me, Under the Lighthouse, Ladylike, Wolves, A Million Days, You Don’t Even Know, Skybunk Marché, War Baby, All by Design, Tomorrow Down, You Caught My Eye, A Speedy Recovery, Look What I Found, Fall Through the Cracks, Glass Room, It Comes As No Surprise, Knee Deep, Head in the Girl, How Would You Know, The Arborist, I Digress, All Our Days Are Numbered, Overemphasizing, Defined by What We Steal, Hey Mama, A Place To Call Home, Inhale, All My Fears On You
Albums Grace Street, Ghosts, The Pleasure and the Greed, In Loving Memory Of..., Albatross
Nominations Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year, MuchMusic Video Award for Best Rock/Alternative Video, MuchMusic Video Award for Best Post-Production


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#Fact
1 During the filming of Trumbo, he entertained his on-screen son, Elijah Miskowski, and the other kids on set by performing his voice work from Frozen, Ice Age and Wreck It Ralph.
2 Last name is pronounced "too-dick".
3 Playing the lead in "Prelude To A Kiss" on Broadway. [February 2007]
4 ended role of Lancelot on Broadway's production of Spamalot. [December 2005]
5 Now playing Lancelot on Broadway in Spamalot. [July 2005]
6 Has been cast in the Broadway production of Monty Python's Spamalot. He replaces Hank Azaria who is leaving in early June to film a second season of his Showtime television series Huff!. [May 2005]
7 He is of Polish ancestry on his father's side, and of English, German, Scottish, French, and Dutch ancestry on his mother's side.
8 Has two female dogs, Raisin and Clara.
9 Auditioned for the role of Michael on The Office (2005).
10 Has a star tattoo on his back, which can be seen in Conception (2011) and Meet Market (2004).
11 In 1984, he performed in the Haggard Middle School (Plano, Texas) play Aesop's Fables as the Fox and won UIL regional best duet acting with, now internationally famous musician, Karl Poetschke. They performed excerpts from Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple". Alan played Felix.
12 In the commentary for both A Knight's Tale (2001) and Knocked Up (2007) the directors mention having to give Alan the role due to his improvisation in the audition, His "your entrails will become your extrails" in A Knight's Tale and his whole "Tighter" bit in Knocked Up.
13 As a nod to his character in Firefly (2002) and Serenity (2005), Alan can be heard in Halo 3 swearing in Chinese, quickly followed by "I wish I was someone else right now!".
14 Smokey and the Bandit (1977) is his favorite movie.
15 Alan filled in for Hank Azaria in the Broadway show "Spamalot" while the latter was filming the second season of Huff (2004) and working on the 17th season of The Simpsons (1989). Actress Sara Ramirez, another performer in the production at this time, was in Alan's class (Group 26) at Juilliard.
16 While in college, Alan was active in the Delta Psi Omega fraternity.
17 In the Firefly episode "Out of Gas" (1x05) Wash wires up a large, red button for the captain to press if he needs the crew to return to the ship. When he shows it to Mal he says, "When your miracle gets here, just hit this button." When Alan left the Firefly (2002) set after the series was canceled, he took that button as a keepsake. When Joss Whedon announced that he would be searching for a way to bring the show back as either a series or a feature film, Alan sent him the button with a note that said, again, "When your miracle gets here, just hit this button.".
18 According to the "War Stories" (1x09) episode commentary, when he couldn't remember the Chinese dialogue for Firefly (2002), he would just make it up and hope no one noticed.
19 To prepare for the role of Steve the Pirate in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), he joined a group of pirate role players called the Rumrunners and spent a week at Pirate Camp.
20 In preparing for the role of Sonny in the film I, Robot (2004), he studied dance, movement, and mime to accurately portray movement that was programmed in. His work was captured with motion-capture technology.
21 According to the rest of the Firefly (2002) cast, he was consistently the worst speaker of Chinese on the show. He attributes this to having to learn long and complicated phrases such as "Mother of God and all her wacky nephews" in Mandarin.
22 Didn't go to his senior prom because the girl he was planning to take two-timed him with another guy and got pregnant.
23 Threw a we-don't-work-for-Fox-anymore party for the cast and crew of the short-lived TV series Firefly (2002) after he heard that it was canceled.
24 Alan's most prized possession was a 1964 Mustang, which he named Old Sock.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Wreck-It Ralph Sequel 2018 pre-production King Candy (voice, rumored)
Powerless 2017 TV Series post-production Van Wayne
Con Man 2015-2017 TV Series Wray Nerely / Wrey Nearly
The Adventures of Puss in Boots 2015-2016 TV Series Uli
American Dad! 2011-2016 TV Series Billy / Clothing Store Clerk / Passenger / ...
Rogue One 2016 K-2SO
Star vs. the Forces of Evil 2015-2016 TV Series Ludo / King Butterfly
Moana 2016/I Heihei / Villager #3 (voice)
Con Man: The Game 2016 Video Game Wray Nerely (voice)
TripTank 2014-2016 TV Series Bootf**ker / Scrapey / Dr. Skrax / ...
Robot Chicken 2011-2016 TV Series Pinky Jeff Foxworthy Jor-El
Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars 2016 Video Game Psilon Advisor (voice)
Zootopia 2016 Duke Weaselton (voice)
Clarence 2016 TV Series Flight Attendant Dan
Hunt the Truth 2015 TV Series Noah Rybak
Oddball 2015/I Bradley Slater
Trumbo 2015 Ian McLellan Hunter
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials 2015 Blondie
Rick and Morty 2015 TV Series Jeff
Infinite Crisis 2015 Video Game Green Arrow (voice)
Thrilling Adventure Hour Live 2015 Player Piano
Newsreaders 2014-2015 TV Series Reagan Biscayne
Adventure Time 2015 TV Series Chatsberry
Assassin Banana 2015 TV Mini-Series Homeless Onion
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2014 TV Series Ray Starksy
Tell 2014 Morton
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014 Video Game Additional Voices (voice)
Big Hero 6 2014 Alistair Krei (voice)
Defense Grid 2 2014 Video Game Simon (voice)
Son of a Barman 2014 Short Bill Snyder
Welcome to Me 2014 Ted Thurber
Suburgatory 2011-2014 TV Series Noah Werner
Chozen 2014 TV Series
Premature 2014 Jack Roth
Justice League: War 2014 Video Superman (voice)
Justified 2014 TV Series Elias Marcos
The Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour! 2014 TV Series Chummy Cherub Sad Tree
Frozen 2013/I Duke (voice)
The Power Inside 2013 TV Mini-Series short Jack
Arrested Development 2005-2013 TV Series Pastor Veal
Injustice: Gods Among Us 2013 Video Game Green Arrow / Atlantean Librarian (voice)
42 2013 Ben Chapman
Young Justice 2010-2013 TV Series Oliver Queen Green Arrow Dr. Simon Jones ...
Wreck-It Ralph 2012 King Candy (voice)
Robot and Monster 2012 TV Series Crazy Cousin Gizmo
NTSF:SD:SUV 2012 TV Series Sven
Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 Milton Hunky Siren (voice)
Phineas and Ferb 2012 TV Series Additional Voices
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 2012 Stephen A. Douglas (uncredited)
Strange Frame: Love & Sax 2012 Chat (voice)
Napoleon Dynamite 2012 TV Series Officer Elwood
The Life & Times of Tim 2011-2012 TV Series Debbie / Rodrigo / Arthur
Airship Dracula 2012 TV Mini-Series Captain Dziga
Good Vibes 2011 TV Series Lonnie
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 2011 Simone (voice)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2010-2011 TV Series The Flash Barry Allen
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 Dutch
Conception 2011 Mark
Family Guy 2011 TV Series
Glenn Martin DDS 2009-2010 TV Series Various / Bobby Panache
Beautiful Boy 2010 Eric
Astro Boy vs. The Junkyard Pirates 2010 Video short Ronnie (voice)
Dollhouse 2009-2010 TV Series Alpha / Stephen Kepler
Tucker and Dale vs Evil 2010 Tucker
The Rockford Files 2010 TV Movie Detective Dennis Becker
V 2009 TV Series Dale Maddox
Astro Boy: The Video Game 2009 Video Game Mr. Windex (voice)
Astro Boy 2009 Mr. Squeegee Scrapheap Head Stinger Two (voice)
Halo 3: ODST 2009 Video Game Mickey (voice)
The Ballad of G.I. Joe 2009 Video short Shipwreck
Bed Ridden 2009 Short Detective Kurtz
PG Porn 2009 TV Series short Bob
Play or Be Played 2008 TV Movie Charlie
Defense Grid: The Awakening 2008 Video Game Simon (voice)
Fourplay 2008 TV Movie Drew
Halo 3 2007 Video Game Marines (voice)
3:10 to Yuma 2007 Doc Potter
Knocked Up 2007 Jack
Death at a Funeral 2007 Simon
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 TV Series Carl Fisher
Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 Cholly (voice)
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown 2006 Video Game Cholly (voice)
Capitol Law 2006 TV Movie Walker Eliot
Serenity 2005 Wash
Into the West 2005 TV Mini-Series Nathan Wheeler
Rx 2005 Pepe
Meet Market 2004 Danny
I, Robot 2004 Sonny
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2004 Steve the Pirate
Firefly 2002-2003 TV Series Hoban 'Wash' Washburne
Ice Age 2002 Lenny Oscar Dab (voice)
Hearts in Atlantis 2001 Monte Man
A Knight's Tale 2001 Wat
Frasier 2000 TV Series Todd Peterson
Strangers with Candy 2000 TV Series Father
Wonder Boys 2000 Sam Traxler
28 Days 2000 Gerhardt
Patch Adams 1998 Everton
35 Miles from Normal 1997 Trevor

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Con Man 2015-2017 TV Series executive producer - 25 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Con Man TV Series created by - 13 episodes, 2015 written by - 1 episode, 2015

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Con Man 2015 TV Series 13 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HBO First Look 2000 TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
Good Morning Britain 2016 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - World Premiere 2016 TV Movie Himself - K-2SO, Rogue One
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2016 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Today Live 2016 TV Series Himself
The Star Wars Show 2016 TV Series short Himself - Actor: K-2SO
IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 TV Series Himself
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (credit only)
Last Call with Carson Daly 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Geeks Who Drink 2015 TV Series Himself - Team Captain
TableTop 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
No, You Shut Up! 2014 TV Series Himself
NerdHQ 2011-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Panelist
Home & Family 2013 TV Series Himself - Special Guest / Himself - Guest
Marie 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
Firefly 10th Anniversary: Browncoats Unite 2012 TV Movie Himself
Machinima Comic-Con Live Stream 2012 2012 Video Himself
Moving Pictures Live! 2010 TV Series Himself
Secret's Out 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest Host / Himself
The Guns of Yuma 2008 Video short Himself
Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity' 2006 Video documentary Himself
A Filmmaker's Journey 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Re-Lighting the Firefly 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Sci Fi Inside: 'Serenity' 2005 TV Movie Himself
Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins 2005 TV Series Himself / Panelist
DodgeBall Boot Camp: Training for 'DodgeBall' 2004 Video short Himself
HBO First Look 2000-2004 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Gerhardt
Day Out of Days: The 'I, Robot' Production Diaries 2004 Video documentary Himself
Here's How It Was: The Making of 'Firefly' 2003 Video short documentary Himself
Serenity: The 10th Character 2003 Video documentary short Himself
School of Hard Knocks 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'A Knight's Tale' 2001 TV Short documentary Himself
The Rock Music Scene in 1370 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Tournaments: A Cross Between Pro Football and Stock Car Racing 2001 Video documentary short Himself
A Director's Quest 2001 Video short Himself
You Never Know What You'll Find in a Czech Prop House 2001 Video short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
Death Battle 2015 TV Series Green Arrow
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 2014 Video Game Marines
Prophets of Science Fiction 2012 TV Series documentary Sonny in 'I, Robot'
V 2010 TV Series Dale Maddox
Dollhouse 2010 TV Series Alpha

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Frozen (2013) · Kristen Bell
· Idina Menzel
· Jonathan Groff
· Josh Gad
· Santino Fontana
· Chris Williams
· Ciarán Hinds
· Livvy Stubenrauch
· Eva Bella
2014 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Frozen (2013) · Kristen Bell
· Idina Menzel
· Jonathan Groff
· Josh Gad
· Santino Fontana
· Chris Williams
· Ciarán Hinds
· Livvy Stubenrauch
· Eva Bella
2013 Annie Annie Awards Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
2013 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
2013 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Wreck-It Ralph (2012) · John C. Reilly
· Jack McBrayer
· Jane Lynch
· Sarah Silverman
· Dennis Haysbert
· Mindy Kaling
· Edie McClurg
· Raymond S. Persi
· Ed O'Neill
· Adam Carolla
· Skylar Astin
· Stefanie Scott
· Joe Lo Truglio
· Jess Harnell
2013 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Wreck-It Ralph (2012) · John C. Reilly
· Jack McBrayer
· Jane Lynch
· Sarah Silverman
· Dennis Haysbert
· Mindy Kaling
· Edie McClurg
· Raymond S. Persi
· Ed O'Neill
· Adam Carolla
· Skylar Astin
· Stefanie Scott
· Joe Lo Truglio
· Jess Harnell

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)
2016 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Trumbo (2015) · Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
· Louis C.K.
· Bryan Cranston
· David James Elliott
· Elle Fanning
· John Goodman
· Diane Lane
· Helen Mirren
· Michael Stuhlbarg
2015 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Big Hero 6 (2014) · Ryan Potter
· Scott Adsit
· Daniel Henney
· Jamie Chung
· Genesis Rodriguez
· Damon Wayans Jr.
· T.J. Miller
· Maya Rudolph
· James Cromwell
2013 BTVA Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Breakthrough Voice Actor of the Year
2013 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) · Ray Romano
· Denis Leary
· John Leguizamo
· Queen Latifah
· Keke Palmer
· Chris Wedge
· Seann William Scott
· Josh Peck
· Wanda Sykes
· Jennifer Lopez
· Joy Behar
· Patrick Stewart
· Simon Pegg
· Rebel Wilson
2013 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series Robot and Monster (2012) · Harland Williams
· Curtis Armstrong
· Megan Hilty
· Cree Summer
· Jonathan Slavin
· Maurice LaMarche
· April Winchell
· Fred Tatasciore
· Rhea Perlman
2011 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Actor Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 3:10 to Yuma (2007) · Christian Bale
· Russell Crowe
· Peter Fonda
· Gretchen Mol
· Dallas Roberts
· Vinessa Shaw
· Ben Foster
· Logan Lerman
2005 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) · Vince Vaughn
· Christine Taylor
· Justin Long
· Stephen Root
· Joel David Moore
· Chris Williams


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#Quote
1 In high school I wanted to be a hotel manager. If you're an actor, you don't have any money and I wanted to have a wife and children. Now I'm an actor with money but I still don't have a wife and children!
2 There aren't too many new actors like Alan Arkin or Gene Hackman who exist on their own frequency, do things in a way that nobody else could get away with. Those are the people who are inspirational to me.
3 I was a real ham as a child. I'd insist on dressing up as a cowboy whenever the family went out for dinner. In high school, I was a menace. I'd fake nose bleeds and fainting spells to panic my teachers.

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1 Often Appears in Disney Movies

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