The Art of Fatherhood Podcast

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast

Tony Hale Talks Fatherhood, Clifford The Big Red Dog And More

November 10, 2021

Tony Hale opens up about his fatherhood journey. We talk about how his daughter has helped center in different times in his life. He shares some stories from when his daughter, Loy was a baby to things she is teaching him about life. Next, we talk about his role as Peter Tieran in Clifford The Big Red Dog and how much fun it is to play that character. Lastly, we finish the interview off with the Fatherhood Quick Five. 

About Tony Hale

Two time Emmy Award winning actor and author Tony Hale is best known for his role as Gary Walsh, the downtrodden personal aide to Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Vice President Selina Meyers on HBO’s Emmy Award winning political comedy, Veep. Hale won two Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Veep in 2013 and 2015. Hale has appeared in a wide variety of critically acclaimed television programs and films throughout his career. Prior to Veep, he co-starred as the socially awkward Buster Bluth on the ground-breaking, Emmy Award-winning series Arrested Development, which aired on Fox from 2003 – 2006 and was later picked up for an additional season on Netflix in 2013. 

Follow Tony on Twitter and Instagram at @MrTonyHale. Check out Clifford The Big Red Dog in theaters and Paramount Plus November 10.

About Clifford The Big Red Dog

When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy. She never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure. That adventure will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple. Based on the beloved Scholastic book character, Clifford will teach the world how to love big!

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About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast 

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. In addition, you get a unique perspective on fatherhood.