"Since Buster went more into the psychotic realm, hopefully I'm a little more like Gary," Hale tells TVGuide.com. "I definitely wish I had a Gary in my life, especially [his memory]."
In the HBO series, Hale plays "body man," aka glorified assistant, to the Vice President of the United States (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). "I carry around a very large bag for whatever she needs, maybe some shoes, a speech, some Xanax," Hale says.
In the video below, Hale explains why his new series shows the humanity in politicians and what he hopes Buster is up to when he goes back to filming Arrested Development this summer for Netflix.
Veep airs on Sundays at 10/9c on HBO.