He used to play billed as Wally Ward. Langham first got his start in the John Hughes movie Weird Science, 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 performed in the Eddie Murphy comedy Daddy Day Care, And was last seen in the comedy Little Miss Sunshine.
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, although he almost opened a coffee shop in a moment of despair. His big breakthrough came when he was cast as Phil, the cynical head writer for insecure talk show host Garry Shandling, in HBO's hit sitcom The Larry Sanders Show. Langham then took on TV's most prominent potentially gay role since Ellen in NBC's Veronica's Closet, playing Kirstie Alley's uptight assistant Josh. He then appeared on the short-lived Joan Cusack...
Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 Academy Award-winning dramatic comedy film about a family's road trip to a children's beauty pageant. The film was directed by the husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and was produced by Big Beach Films on a budget of $8 million. Its distribution rights were bought by Fox Searchlight Pictures for $10 million,, reportedly one of the biggest deals ever made in the history of the Sundance Film Festival.
The movie was released in the United States on July 26, 2006, and had its continental European premiere on August 12 at the 2006 Locarno International Film Festival.
The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won two: Best Original Screenplay for Michael Arndt and Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin. It also won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature.
Little Miss Sunshine is the story of a few eventful days in the lives of the Hoovers, a family living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sheryl Hoover (..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449059