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Tallahassee native receives sixth Emmy Award nomination

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Posted at 6:49 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 18:49:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — A Tallahassee native and five time Emmy Award nominee received yet another Emmy nomination on Tuesday.

Tony Hale, who began his career at the Young Actors Theatre in Tallahassee, received his sixth nomination for playing Gary Walsh opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on HBO's political comedy “Veep.”

Hale so far has won two Emmy's for the role, in 2013 and 2015.

He's competing in the category for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. When Hale won his second Emmy in 2015, he gave a shout out to the Capital City.

Hale was also the voice of the new character Forky in "Toy Story 4." He also has had roles in the TV series "Arrested Development" as Buster Bluth and "A Series of Unfortunate Events" as Jerome Squalor.

Hale, who graduated from Leon High School in 1988, performed with the Young Actors Theatre here in Tallahassee.

The Emmy Awards program will air live at 8 p.m. Sunday Sept. 22.