Wallace Langham

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Wallace Langham
Wallace Langham at London Expo.jpg
Langham at Royal Victoria Dock, London, England, October 28, 2006
Born
James Wallace Langham II

(1965-03-11) March 11, 1965 (age 55)
Other namesWally Ward
OccupationActor
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)
Laura Langham
(
m. 1986;div. 1998)

Karey Richard
(
m. 2002;div. 2012)

Melissa Voyagis
(
m. 2015)
[1]
Children2 (with Laura)

James Wallace Langham II [2] (born March 11, 1965) is an American actor. He is best known for playing the role of Phil the Head Writer on the groundbreaking HBO series The Larry Sanders Show . He also played the role of David Hodges in the American crime drama television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation .

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Film career

Formerly billed as Wally Ward, Langham got his start in the John Hughes film Weird Science (1985), as well as in The Invisible Kid and the ABC Afterschool Special entitled Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story, but later moved to roles as a young bigot in Soul Man and as a gang leader in The Chocolate War . He appeared in the Eddie Murphy comedy Daddy Day Care , and the critically acclaimed Little Miss Sunshine and The Social Network .

Television career

Langham dropped the Ward moniker in the 1990s as he moved to more adult roles, appearing as a regular in the much-hyped but short-lived CBS series WIOU . His big breakthrough came when he was cast as Phil, the cynical staff and then head writer for insecure talk show host Larry Sanders, in HBO's sitcom The Larry Sanders Show . Langham then took on a role in NBC's Veronica's Closet , playing Kirstie Alley's gay assistant Josh. He then appeared on the Joan Cusack sitcom What About Joan?

He has guest-starred on many series including, Murphy Brown , NewsRadio , ER , Murder, She Wrote , Sex and the City , 21 Jump Street , Medium , both the 1985 and the 2002 versions of The Twilight Zone , The Outer Limits , Star Trek: Voyager , Curb Your Enthusiasm , Monk , Shameless (US) , and Grace Under Fire .

He was the voice of Andy French on the animated series Mission Hill , as well as the Care-Bots and Smoltz in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command , Basil Karlo/Clayface II in The Batman , Orm/Ocean Master in Batman: The Brave and the Bold , and Anarky in Beware the Batman .

Langham played lab technician David Hodges on the CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation . Starting with the eighth-season premiere, Langham was listed in the main titles.

Other work

Langham plays Dr. Seeker in the preshow of the ride Dinosaur in Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom. He explains the reason for going back in time and rescuing a stray dinosaur. His voice is also heard in the ride vehicle throughout the attraction.

Personal life

Langham was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Sunni, a costume designer, and James Langham, an elevator repairman. [2]

In March 2000, Langham pleaded no contest to battery charges after beating a gay tabloid reporter (who had allegedly made accusations against Langham's girlfriend's tattoos; the reporter in turn claimed that Langham yelled homophobic slurs at him while he was being beaten) and was ordered to serve three years' probation and to serve 450 hours of community service for gay and lesbian charities, and to donate $10,000 to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. [3] [4] In exchange for pleading no contest, prosecutors dropped a hate crime charge that had been filed against him. In a statement, Langham said he supports gay rights "and would have never attacked anyone had I not first been provoked". [5]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1985 Weird Science Artfilm debut
credited as Wally Ward
1986 Thunder Run Paulcredited as Wally Ward
1986 Soul Man Barky Brewercredited as Wally Ward
1986Combat AcademyPerry Barnettcredited as Wally Ward
1987 Amazon Women on the Moon Private Anson W. Pucket (uncredited)segment "The Unknown Soldier"
1988 The Invisible Kid Milton McClanecredited as Wally Ward
1988 Under the Boardwalk Backwashcredited as Wally Ward
1988 The Chocolate War Archiecredited as Wally Ward
1989 Martians Go Home Voyeur Martiancredited as Wally Ward
1990 Vital Signs Gant
1996God's Lonely ManRick
1996 Michael Bruce Craddock
2001On EdgeJimmy Hand
2003 Daddy Day Care Jim Fields
2004Hot Night in the CityJack
2006 Little Miss Sunshine Kirby
2006 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Claude Clochet
2007The KeyunknownDirect-to-Video
2008 The Great Buck Howard Dan Green
2008Growing OpBryce
2009Triumph of SparhusenBjorn EpsteinShort film
2010 The Bannen Way Surveillance Tech
2010 The Social Network Peter Thiel
2012 Ruby Sparks Warren
2012 Hitchcock Saul Bass
2012 Freeloaders Swedish Car Enthusiast
2013 Somewhere Slow Paul
2013Rain from StarsAndy
2014 Transcendence Dr. Strauss
2014 Draft Day Pete Begler
2014ButtwhistleMr. Confer
2014 AJ's Infinite Summer Danny/Guard (voice role)Short film
2014 Taken 3 Mike
2016 War Dogs Vegas X Supplier
2016 Spaceman Bruce Lindsay
2016 LBJ Arthur Schlesinger
2016ClosureN/AShort film; Director/Producer
2017BobBobShort film
2017 Battle of the Sexes Henry
2018 The Darkest Minds Dr. Viceroy
2019Sophie's QuinceaneraManShort film
2019 Ford v Ferrari Dr. Granger

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1985 CBS Schoolbreak Special Babetelevision debut
Episode: "Ace Hits the Big Time"
credited as Wally Ward
1985 The Best Times Bill SkeezacEpisode: "Snake Meat"
credited as Wally Ward
1985 Children of the Night KevinTelevision Movie; credited as Wally Ward
1986 Fast Times Mark Ratner7 episodes; recurring role
1986 Combat High Perry BennettTelevision Movie; credited as Wally Ward
1987One HouseChris Houston2 episodes; credited as Wally Ward
1987 The Twilight Zone Nelson BaxleyEpisode: "Time and Teresa Golowitz/Voices in the Earth"
credited as Wally Ward
1987 ABC Afterschool Specials Paul HendlerEpisode: "Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story"
1989A Deadly SilenceJimmy Pierson, Jr.Television Movie; credited as Wally Ward
1989 Matlock Dennis AustinEpisode: "The Cult"
1990 21 Jump Street PooleEpisode: "Research and Destroy"
1990 Murphy Brown MichaelEpisode: "The Murphy Brown School of Broadcasting"
1990–91 WIOU Willis Teitlebaumseries regular; 14 episodes
1992 Life Goes On John HemingwayEpisode: "The Fairy Tale"
1992–98 The Larry Sanders Show Philseries regular; 89 episodes
Nominated - Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Actor in a Cable Series
1993 Murder, She Wrote Todd MerlinEpisode: "Dead to Rights"
1994 Madman of the People DavisEpisode: "The Jack Buckner Story"
1994 Dave's World NeilEpisode: "Family Membership"
1994Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillmanunknown (voice role)Television Short
1995 NewsRadio JeffEpisode: "Pilot"
1996 NewsRadio StewartEpisode: "Physical Graffiti"
1996 ER Dr. MelvoinEpisode: "Doctor Carter, I Presume"
1997 Grace Under Fire Eric SpencerEpisode: "Grace's New Job"
1997 F/X: The Series Levi ChaseEpisode: "Shooting Mickey"
1997–2000 Veronica's Closet Josh Blairseries regular; 67 episodes/ Director Episode: "Veronica's Clips"
Nominated - Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
1998 Star Trek: Voyager Flotter T. Water IIIEpisode: "Once Upon a Time"
1999 The Wild Thornberrys Sven (voice role)Episode: "Pal Joey"
1999–2002 Mission Hill Andy Frenchseries regular; 13 episodes
2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Prince Bobby/Fish (voice role)Episode: "The Frog Princess"
2000 Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story Don KirshnerTelevision Movie
2000 The Outer Limits Ezekiel/Daniel FaradayEpisode: "Final Appeal"
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Care-bots/Smoltz (voice role)2 episodes
2000–01 What About Joan Mark Ludlowseries regular; 21 episodes
2001 Sister Mary Explains It All Aloysius BenheimTelevision Movie
2001 Inside Schwartz A.J.Episode: "Comic Relief Pitcher"
2002 The Twilight Zone Charlie StickneyEpisode: "Mr. Motivation"
2003 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Three's Company' Jay Bernstein Television Movie
2003 Sex and the City WillyEpisode: "To Market, to Market"
2003 Las Vegas Julian KerbisEpisode: "Donny, We Hardly Knew Ye"
2003 Miss Match LucasEpisode: "Kate in Ex-tasy"
2003 Good Morning, Miami KenEpisode: "With Friends Like These, Who Needs Emmys?"
2003Rubbing CharlieunknownTelevision Movie
2003–15 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation David Hodges 73 episodes; recurring role (seasons 3–7)
170 episodes; series regular (seasons 8–15)
Writer/Teleplay Episode: "Field Mice"
2004 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels' Jay BernsteinTelevision Movie
2004 The West Wing Terry AndersEpisode: "The Hubbert Peak"
2005 Medium Alan2 episodes
2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm Man in BathroomEpisode: "The End"
2006 The Batman Basil Karlo/Clayface II (voice role)Episode: "Clayfaces"
2008 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Orm/Ocean Master (voice role)Episode: "Evil Under the Sea!"
2008 Ben 10: Alien Force Tyler/DNAlien #2 (voice role)Episode: "Inside Man"
2009 Monk Steve DeWittEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Dog"
2009 Glenn Martin DDS Dr. Gary Ross (voice role)Episode: "Mom Dated THAT Guy?"
2009–11 Easy to Assemble Bjorn Eppstein6 episodes; recurring role
20119inePhysicianEpisode: "November"
2013 Drop Dead Diva Lester Tuttle2 episodes
2013–14 Beware the Batman Anarky/Lonnie Machin (voice role)7 episodes; recurring role
2014Nikki & Nora: The N&N FilesCarl Mottenberg2 episodes
2015 Castle Dar. Van HoltzmanEpisode: "Hollander's Woods"
2015 CSI: Immortality David HodgesTelevision Movie
2015 Casual IanEpisode: "Pilot"
2015 Scream Queens Mr. PutneyEpisode: "The Final Girl(s)"
2016 Mike & Molly RobertEpisode: "Cops on the Rocks"
2016 iZombie Dr. Alan BenwayEpisode: "He Blinded Me...With Science"
2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tom MetcalfeEpisode: "Imposter"
2016 Rosewood Duncan JacottEpisode: "Eddie & the Empire State of Mind"
2017 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Steve CorridanEpisode: "Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?"
2017 Doubt Harrison WeissEpisode: "Where Do We Go From Here?"
2017 Manhunt: Unabomber Louis Freeh Episode: "Publish or Perish"
2017 Criminal Minds Mr. XEpisode: "Killer App"
2017 Good Behavior StephenEpisode: "You Could Discover Me"
2017 Longmire Brian O'Keane2 episodes
2018 Lethal Weapon Charlie BlumEpisode: "Ruthless"
2018 Heathers Mr. SawyerRecurring role
2018 Young Sheldon Dr. Edward Pilson1 episode
2018 My Dinner with Herve Aaron Spelling Television movie
2019 Veronica Mars Courthouse ClerkEpisode: "Years, Continents, Bloodshed"
2019 The Boys Damien HodgmanEpisode: "The Female of the Species"
2019 Shameless Dr. Tyson2 episodes
2019 9-1-1 BrianEpisode: "Malfunction"
2019 For All Mankind Harold Weisner5 episodes; recurring role (season 1)
2020 Mom JerryEpisode: "A Depressed Garden Gnome and a Mud Flap"
2020 The Resident John CoppleEpisode: "The Flea"

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