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David Julian Hirsh Poster

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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 26 October 1973Montréal, Québec, Canada

Mini Bio (1)

Born and Raised in Montreal, Hirsh studied at McGill and majored in Criminology at The University of Toronto. He left school one credit shy of his degree to train as an actor at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. He has performed both On and Off Broadway.

In Canada, Hirsh is well known to TV audiences as the titular role of Dr. Josh Gould in the hit TV series Naked Josh (Showcase, Oxygen)), playing the loveable professor for three seasons. He starred as the hero (Jake Hersh) in the film adaptation of the iconic Canadian Novel St. Urbain's Horseman by Mordechai Richler for CBC/BBC.

In 2006 Hirsh won the Canadian Gemini Award for producing the critically acclaimed Camp Hollywood (2004) - a film about the residents of dilapidated hotel in Hollywood.

He moved to Los Angeles from Canada in 2008. In 2012, he joined the cast of Weeds (Showtime) for the final season as the witty and spiritual Rabbi Dave, Nancy Botwin's (Mary Louise Parker) love interest and eventual husband. Prior to that, he starred as the sweet and funny nurse Ray Stein, alongside Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan in Hawthorne (TNT) for several seasons. Hirsh can also be seen as recurring and guest starring on Touch (Fox), House of Lies (Showtime), CSI (CBS), CSI:NY (CBS), Flashpoint (CBS), and Ghost Whisperer (CBS) among many. Looking forward to 2013, David will be starring in The Surrogacy Trap (LMN) with Mia Kirshner and in Twist of Faith with Toni Braxton.

His recent film credits include starring as Tom Hayden in The Chicago 8 with Phillip Baker Hall, Gary Cole, and Danny Masterson. The Trotsky, with Jay Baruchel. And Noel, with Penelope Cruz and Alan Arkin.

David currently lives in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lina

Trivia (3)

Studied criminology at Mcgill and University of Toronto.
He won the Gemini Award in 2006 - Best Documentary for his film, Camp Hollywood.
Is fluent in French.

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