Who Is Voicing Forky in ‘Toy Story 4?’

Now that Toy Story 4 is a little over a month away, all the millennials who have been following this franchise since 1995 are forcing their children, nieces, and nephews to watch the first three in preparation for the upcoming installment.

Toy Story has been deemed Pixar’s greatest accomplishment by many a critic and audience member alike. The underlying themes that run through each movie – from coming-of-age hurdles to familial drama – always balance humor with turmoil, creating a fun and engaging experience for parents and children alike.

Toy Story 4
‘Toy Story 4’ | Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage

While fans are ready to hear Tim Allen and Tom Hanks voice Buzz Lightyear and Woody once again, a new member – one that might not immediately blend in with the bunch – is joining the soiree: Forky.

If you’ve seen the Toy Story 4 teaser, you’ve likely seen the character, and heard him shout the words, “I don’t belong here,” before proceeding to excuse himself from the kumbaya moment, and catalyze chaos. If not, you’re missing out.  For all those who have seen the trailer, one question is lingering: who’s the man behind the character? Who is voicing Forky?

The voice behind Forky in Toy Story 4 belongs to Tony Hale

Tony Hale will provide the voice for the seemingly distressed Forky in Toy Story 4. If you do not recognize his name, you may know him as Gary Walsh in Veep, Buster Bluth from Arrested Development, or as Jerome Squalor from Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Tony Hale has been in several movies, TV shows, and made for TV movies; however, he often stars in a supporting role. If you check out his IMDb page, he’s managed to keep himself quite busy and even has a few upcoming projects on the horizon. He will work alongside Kaley Cuoco in the animated TV series Harley Quinn, as a voice actor.

Hale is also set to appear in The Coop and Blind Psychosis. Blind Psychosis is a TV movie currently in post-production and will star Hale as Detective Harper. Hale will play a priest in the upcoming TV series The Coop.

Toy Story 4 may just be the boost the actor needs to continue landing quality voice work in Hollywood, as his sound is virtually flawless for child-friendly animation movies.

Has Tony Hale won any awards?

Tony Hale was nominated for a Primetime Emmy fives times for his performance in Veep, and he has won the award twice (in 2013 and 2015). Nominated in the category for Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Hale’s portrayal of Gary Walsh has been a frequent subject of both critical and audience acclaim.

Hale has also been nominated for three Critics Choice Television Awards (CCTA) and seven Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. He won the SAG for his performance in Veep, and he was nominated alongside his entire ensemble for Arrested Development in 2005 and 2006. Hale was nominated for the CCTA in 2014, 2015, and 2016 for Veep, but he never managed to snag the win.

Tony Hale is an accomplished actor in Hollywood; however, when it comes to name recognition, he does not boast the level of fame that many with his work history retain. He is a talented actor on-screen and off, as he has been celebrated for his voice work in the past; thus, seeing him take on Forkly alongside the famous Woody and Buzz Lightyear will be a treat to audiences everywhere.