Emmy winning actor Hank Azaria, who is currently killing it on Showtime’s excellent dramatic series “Ray Donovan” as recurring character James Cochran, head of the L.A. division of the FBI, who has his sights set on Ray and his whole family has won a new voice-over role on FOX.
At the recent Television Critics’ Association panel for “Donovan,” Azaria said of his ambitious FBI man, “One of the fun things about this show is nobody is one thing and almost every character, no matter how big or small, gets to display that in a variety of ways. And it was fun peeling back the layers on this guy. Each week you sort of saw a little bit more of him, and it was fun to really tease that out. I mean, nobody in this world I mean, I was a big fan of the show before I joined the cast. Nobody’s everybody’s pretty much many shades of gray in this show, and this character is no exception.”
Now Azaria will voice a lead character for FOX’s Bordertown. He joins Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle, Judah Friedlander, Nicholas Gonzalez and Efren Ramirez. Azaria will play Bud Buckwald, the lead voice role in this new animated comedy from Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane.
Azaria joins the previously announced voice cast of Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle, Judah Friedlander, Nicholas Gonzalez and guest voice Efren Ramirez. Bordertown takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts within family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink, the series centers on two very different families living in a fictional Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border.
Azaria’s Bud is a married father of three and a Border Patrol agent who is just a tad behind the times and feels slightly threatened by the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood. He lives next door to Ernesto (Gonzalez), an ambitious immigrant and family man, who has been in the country less than 10 years, but is already doing better than Bud – which, it turns out, is a bit of an issue for the less-industrious native.
Bud is married to Janice Buckwald (Borstein), both the wisest and most oblivious member of the family. The Buckwald kids include Becky (Borstein), a socially awkward, big-boned geek; Sanford (Friedlander), a loser who thinks he’s a player; and Gert (Pyle), a beauty pageant-obsessed five-year-old with a pet pig.
Meanwhile, living the American Dream next door are the Gonzalezes, including Maria, Ernesto’s wife; their son, Ruiz (Ramirez); and their 21-year-old nephew, J.C. (Gonzalez), a recent college graduate.