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Dan Hedaya

Dan Hedaya is a familiar face from his work in films and on TV, where he often plays a villain (although he had a good comic turn as the charmingly sleazy Nick Tortelli, Carla's ex-husband, in Cheers (1982) and its short-lived spin-off The Tortellis (1987)). He has also done much stage work, appearing opposite Alien: Resurrection (1997) star ... See full bio »
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 2015 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Vincent Rella
- Power Players (2015) ... Vincent Rella
 2014-2015 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Alan Castellano
- Dinner at the Castellanos (2015) ... Alan Castellano
- The Desert (2014) ... Alan Castellano
 2015 Black Dog, Red Dog
 2015 Douglas Brown
Frank Manascalpo
 2014 Gotham (TV Series)
Detective Dix
 2014 The Humbling
 2014 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series)
Special Segment Actor
- Infrastructure (2014) ... Special Segment Actor
 2013/I Clutter
Walter Bickford
 2013 Golden Boy (TV Series)
Francis Diaco
- Beast of Burden (2013) ... Francis Diaco
 2012 The Normals
 2012 Crackers (Short)
 2011 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Bernie Sullivan
- The Fix (2011) ... Bernie Sullivan
 2010/II Love (Short)
 2010 The Extra Man
 2008 Puppy Love (TV Series)
 2007 The Warrior Class (Video)
General Rand
 2006 Monk (TV Series)
Jack Monk
 2006 The Book of Daniel (TV Series)
Father Frank
- Betrayal (2006) ... Father Frank
- Acceptance (2006) ... Father Frank
- Temptation (2006) ... Father Frank
- Forgiveness (2006) ... Father Frank
 2006 The Good Student
 2005 Pizza My Heart (TV Movie)
Vinnie Montebello
 2005 Robots
Mr. Gunk (voice)
 1997-2005 ER (TV Series)
Herb Spivak
- Only Connect (2005) ... Herb Spivak
- Freak Show (1997) ... Herb Spivak
 2003 Lucky (TV Series)
Joey Legs
- Pilot (2003) ... Joey Legs
- Calling Dr. Con (2003) ... Joey Legs
 2003 American Cousins
 2002 New Suit
Muster Hansau
 2002 Swimfan
Coach Simkins
 2002 Quicksand
General Stewart
 2001 The Myersons
 2000 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Detective Tarnower
- Unnecessary Roughness (2000) ... Detective Tarnower
 2000 The $treet (TV Series)
Randy Hoder
- High Yield Bonds (2000) ... Randy Hoder
 2000 The Crew
Mike 'The Brick' Donatelli
 2000 The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave (Video)
Gil Ruston
 1999 Locked in Silence (TV Movie)
Dr. Rosenstock
 1993-1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Leslie Drake / Lt. Brian Torelli
- Jurisdiction (1993) ... Lt. Brian Torelli
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary
 1997 In & Out
Military Attorney
 1997 The Garden of Redemption (TV Movie)
Capt. Zito
 1997 The Second Civil War (TV Movie)
Mel Burgess
 1996 Marvin's Room
 1996 Daylight
Frank Kraft
 1996 The First Wives Club
Morton Cushman
 1993-1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Detective Copernik / Auger / Johnny Ralls / ...
- Red Wind (1995) ... Detective Copernik
- Tomorrow I Die (1995) ... Auger
- I'll Be Waiting (1993) ... Johnny Ralls
 1995 Fair Game
Walter Hollenbach (uncredited)
 1995 Picture Windows (TV Series)
- Soir Bleu (1995) ... Carl
 1994 Because Mommy Works (TV Movie)
Judge (uncredited)
 1994 Midnight Runaround (TV Movie)
Eddie Moscone
 1994 Betrayal of Trust (TV Movie) (unconfirmed)
 1993 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Lou the Werewolf
- NYPD Lou (1993) ... Lou the Werewolf
 1993 For Love or Money
Gene Salvatore
 1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer
Tournament Director
 1993 Rookie of the Year
Larry 'Fish' Fisher
 1993 Benny & Joon
 1993/I Boiling Point
 1993 Flying Blind (TV Series)
Employer #1
- Panic in Neil's Park (1993) ... Employer #1
 1992 Four Eyes and Six-Guns (TV Movie)
 1991 Doubles
Lenny Bruce
 1991 The Whereabouts of Jenny (TV Movie)
 1990 Pacific Heights
Loan Officer
 1990 Tune in Tomorrow...
Robert Quince
 1990 Joe Versus the Volcano
Mr. Waturi
 1990 The Rock (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Smiley
 1989 Double Your Pleasure (TV Movie)
 1989 The Flamingo Kid (TV Short)
Arthur Willis
 1989 One of the Boys (TV Series)
- The Wedding (1989) ... Ernie
- The Proposal (1989) ... Ernie
- The Date (1989) ... Ernie
- The Dance (1989) ... Ernie
 1989 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
- Men Are People, Too (1989) ... Ralph
 1987-1988 Mama's Boy (TV Series)
- Mickey's Song (1988) ... Mickey
- Molly's Night Out (1987) ... Mickey
 1986 A Smoky Mountain Christmas (TV Movie)
 1986 That Secret Sunday (TV Movie)
Captain Bates
 1986 Courage (TV Movie)
John Fosh
 1986 Slow Burn (TV Movie)
Simon Fleischer
 1984-1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Reuben Reydolfo / Ben Schroeder
- Payback (1986) ... Reuben Reydolfo
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Nick (segment "Dealer's Choice")
- Act Break/The Burning Man/Dealer's Choice (1985) ... Nick (segment "Dealer's Choice")
 1985 Commando
 1984 Hot Pursuit (TV Series)
 1984 Earthlings (TV Movie)
 1984 The Dollmaker (TV Movie)
 1984 Reckless
Peter Daniels
 1982 Endangered Species
 1982 Report to Murphy (TV Series)
- Pilot (1982)
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Trained for Trouble (1982) ... Herzog
 1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Doctor Klein
 1980 Night of the Juggler
Sgt. Otis Barnes
 1980 Death Penalty (TV Movie)
Detective Ralph Corso
 1979 Paris (TV Series)
Gil Davis
- Once More for Free (1979) ... Gil Davis
 1979 The Seduction of Joe Tynan
Alex Heller
 1978 The Last Tenant (TV Movie)
 1977 The Prince of Central Park (TV Movie)
Hot Dog Vendor
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Dan Hudson
- A Hair-Trigger Away (1976) ... Dan Hudson
 1976 The Passover Plot
Yaocov (as Daniel Hedaya)
 1970 Myra Breckinridge
Patient in Hospital Ward (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared in "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" on Broadway.

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He had a minor role ("Trini Cardoza") in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995) and later played Nixon himself in Dick (1999). See more »


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