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James Hayden (I) (1953–1983)

James Hayden was born on November 25, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Cruising (1980) and The Patricia Neal Story (1981). He was married to Barbara Daniels. He died on November 8, 1983 in New York City, New York. See full bio »

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Once Upon a Time in America
Once Upon a Time in America Patrick 'Patsy' Goldberg
Cruising Cockpit Coke Man
The Patricia Neal Story
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 1981 The Patricia Neal Story (TV Movie)
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 1981 The Nesting
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 1981 The Intruder Within (TV Movie)
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 1980 The First Deadly Sin
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 1980 Marilyn: The Untold Story (TV Movie)
 1980 Cruising
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 1984 The Pope of Greenwich Village (dedication: Mickey Rourke's performance)

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Starred with Al Pacino and J.J. Johnston in 1983 stage production of David Mamet's "American Buffalo". Hayden played the character of 'Bobby'. See more »

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Was very close friends with Al Pacino. Pacino tried very hard to get him the role of "Manny Ribera" in Scarface (1983), which eventually went to Steven Bauer. When he failed to get the part, Hayden auditioned for Once Upon a Time in America (1984), instead, and won the role of "Patsy" Goldberg. See more »

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