Mayor Traske is a character that has appeared in Hocus Pocus 2. He appears as the mayor of Salem and is played by Tony Hale. Mayor Traske was first introduced in 1650, when Winifred Sanderson returns from the past to warn him about the witches who are coming to take over Salem. He doesn’t believe her at first, but she shows him proof of their existence—a book called The Book of Spells.
Reverend Traske is Reverend Daniel Trask, who was a minister in 1653 Salem. He appears to be very judgmental towards anyone who doesn’t follow the rules he sets out for them and often tries to force others into his way of thinking. In 1653, he becomes obsessed with Winifred Sanderson after she returns from the past and tries to force her into becoming one of his believers so they can save all of Salem from being destroyed by evil forces.
Mayor Traske is also Daniel Trask’s son, who works as a politician in present day Salem. Like his father before him, he too is obsessed with candy apples—specifically apple pie–and seems to be very loving towards his daughter Cassie (
Tony Hale in Hocus Pocus 2
Anthony Russell Hale is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his role in the Fox comedy series Arrested Development as Buster Bluth.
Hale was born in New York City, New York, the son of actress Gwen Verdon and singer-actor Don Stroud. His father died when he was 17 years old, and he was raised by his mother and stepfather, the actor Ben Vereen.
At age seven, Hale began performing at children’s theatre with his mother’s act “The Verdon Family.” At eight years old, Hale made his debut on The Ed Sullivan Show on CBS television program. At ten years old, he moved to Los Angeles with his mother who had been cast in Broadway musicals such as Promises, Promises and Little Me.
His first starring role was as “Buster” on the FOX sitcom Arrested Development (2003–2006). He also appeared in two episodes of The Drew Carey Show (2002–2004) and starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Hannah Montana: The Movie (2006).