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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Born 1943-11-12 (77 years ago) in New York City, New York, U.S..
Height 157 centimeters.
|Laura Pels Foundation Awards for Drama||2005|
|Obie Award for Best New American Play (The Fever)||36th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards||1991||The Fever|
|Obie Award for Distinguished Playwriting (Aunt Dan and Lemon)||31st Annual Village Voice Obie Awards||1986||Aunt Dan and Lemon|
|Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada||1978|
|Obie Award for Playwriting (Our Late Night)||20th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards||1975||Our Late Night|
|Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play (Aunt Dan and Lemon)||31st Drama Desk Awards||1986||Aunt Dan and Lemon|
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