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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 15 March 1935The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Judd Hirsch was born on March 15, 1935 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Taxi (1978), Independence Day (1996) and Numb3rs (2005). He was previously married to Bonni Chalkin and Elisa Sadaune.

Spouse (2)

Bonni Chalkin (24 December 1992 - 2005) (divorced) (2 children)
Elisa Sadaune (1956 - 1958) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (16)

Attended DeWitt Clinton High School located in New York.
Born at 7:20am-EST.
Has a College Degree in Physics.
Has a son, Alex Hirsch.
Daughter named Montana and son named London, both with Bonni Chalkin.
Won two Tony Awards as Best Actor (Play): in 1986 for "I'm Not Rappaport" and in 1992 for "Conversations With My Father," both written by Herb Gardner. He was also nominated in the same category in 1980 for Lanford Wilson's "Talley's Folly."
Son of Sally (née Kitzis) and Joseph Sidney Hirsch, an electrician.
He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
He starred in four shows for Paramount Television - Taxi, Dear John, George & Leo, and Numb3rs. He was one of the few actors to have had multiple starring roles in Paramount shows.
His father was of German Jewish and Dutch Jewish descent. His mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant.
He did not start acting professionally until he was 36 years old.
Co-host, with Angela Lambert, of an infomercial for the "Ionic Pro Turbo" air purifier.
Starring in Yasmina Reza's play, "Art", on Broadway, opposite George Wendt and Joe Morton.
Stars as Willy Loman in "Death Of A Salesman" in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Currently starring in Yasmina Reza's play, "Art", at Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville, New York. [June 2008]
In November 2013, Hirsch angered neighbors in his rural Catskill Mountain town in New York with his plans to build a 177-foot-tall wind turbine on his 96-acre property, at a cost of $132,000.

Personal Quotes (5)

If you're playing the character, you could say to yourself in 16 different ways, What if that didn't bother me? What if I knew exactly what he was talking about? What if I didn't get excited?
If I'm not moved by what happens at the end of this play, then I've completely failed, and so has the play, and so has our production. And if that's the case then there really isn't any reason to want to do it.
Some stage directions you just simply have to throw away.
People come along and impose their own stuff on plays, and it shows.
I don't think anyone can really make up their mind and say, Now I'm going to be a director.

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