Judd Hirsch Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameJudd Seymore Hirsch
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Judd Hirsch was born on March 15, 1935 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Judd Seymore Hirsch. He is known for his work on Taxi (1978), Independence Day (1996) and Ordinary People (1980). He was previously married to Bonni Chalkin and Elisa Sadaune.

Spouse (2)

Bonni Chalkin (24 December 1992 - 2005) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Elisa Sadaune (1963 - 1967) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

The role of Alex Rieger on the TV show "Taxi"

Trivia (24)

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. [2008]
Starring in Yasmina Reza's play, "Art", on Broadway, opposite George Wendt and Joe Morton. [1999]
Stars as Willy Loman in "Death Of A Salesman" in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada [1997]
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.
He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Ordinary People (1980) and A Beautiful Mind (2001).
Friends with Danny DeVito.
Plays the piano.
Was a member of an improv trio with Peter Boyle and Trent Gough in the late 1960s that performed at Hillys On The Bowery (run by Hilly Kristal of CBGBs fame) which was located on 9th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues in Greenwich Village.
He was awarded the 1993 Drama-Logue Award for Performance for the play, "Conversations with My Father" in presented by the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson at the James A. Doolittle (University of California) Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 1979 Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "Talley's Folly" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 1979 Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "5th of July" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
In Running on Empty (1988) and Numb3rs: Protest (2006), he played a character named Alan who had a history of protesting the Vietnam War.

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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