Dan Hedaya

Actor, Junior high school teacher, Waiter
A prolific and versatile character performer in both film and on television, actor Dan Hedaya earned his first widespread recognition as Carla's slimy and manipulative ex-husband on the famed sitcom "Cheers" (NBC ... Read more »
Born: 07/24/1940 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (115)

Blue Bloods 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2015 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

The Mindy Project 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gotham 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Student 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Humbling 2014 (Movie)

Asa (Actor)

The Meyersons 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Golden Boy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Normals 2012 (Movie)

Ragnar (Actor)

Person of Interest 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Extra Man 2010 (Movie)

Aresh (Actor)

Monk 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strangers with Candy 2006 (Movie)

Guy Blank (Actor)

ER 1997, 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robots 2005 (Movie)

Mr. Gunk (Voice)

American Cousins 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Big Fat Greek Life 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

New Suit 2003 (Movie)

Muster Hansau (Actor)

Swimfan 2002 (Movie)

Coach Simkins (Actor)

The Elevator 2002 (Movie)

Lt McBain (Actor)

Fallen Angels 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Homicide: Life on the Street 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1988 - 1990, 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mulholland Drive 2001 (Movie)

Vincenzo Castiglianne (Actor)

NYPD Blue 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The $Treet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Yes, Dear 1992 - 1993, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shaft 2000 (Movie)

Jack Roselli (Actor)

The Crew 2000 (Movie)

Mike 'The Brick' Donatelli (Actor)

Dick 1999 (Movie)

President Richard Nixon (Actor)

Extreme Adventures of Super Dave 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hurricane 1999 (Movie)

Della Pesca (Actor)

A Civil Action 1998 (Movie)

John Riley (Actor)

A Night At the Roxbury 1998 (Movie)

Kamehl Butabi (Actor)

A Life Less Ordinary 1997 (Movie)

Gabriel (Actor)

Alien Resurrection 1997 (Movie)

General Perez (Actor)

In & Out 1997 (Movie)

Military Attorney (Actor)

Paranoia 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Second Civil War 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Daylight 1996 (Movie)

Frank Kraft (Actor)

Freeway 1996 (Movie)

Detective Wallace (Actor)

Marvin's Room 1996 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Picture Windows 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Ransom 1996 (Movie)

Jackie Brown (Actor)

The Bureau 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The First Wives Club 1996 (Movie)

Morty Cushman (Actor)

The Home Court 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Clueless 1995 (Movie)

Mel Hamilton (Actor)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

Trini Cardoza (Actor)

Search and Destroy 1995 (Movie)

Tailor (Actor)

The Usual Suspects 1995 (Movie)

Jeff Rabin (Actor)

To Die For 1995 (Movie)

Joe Maretto (Actor)

Another Midnight Run 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Maverick 1994 (Movie)

Twitchy (Actor)

Midnight Run-Around 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex, Shock and Censorship in the 90's 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Benny & Joon 1993 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

Boiling Point 1993 (Movie)

Brady (Actor)

Flying Blind 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

For Love Or Money 1993 (Movie)

Gene Salvatore (Actor)

Law & Order 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mr. Wonderful 1993 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

Rookie of the Year 1993 (Movie)

Larry 'Fish' Fisher (Actor)

Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 (Movie)

Tournament Director (Actor)

Doubles 1991 (Movie)

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The Addams Family 1991 (Movie)

Tully Alford (Actor)

Veronica Clare 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 (Movie)

Waturi (Actor)

Pacific Heights 1990 (Movie)

Loan Officer (Actor)

The Rock 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Tune in Tomorrow... 1990 (Movie)

Robert Quince (Actor)

One of the Boys 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Ryan's Hope 1974 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Flamingo Kid 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Mama's Boy 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Courage 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Regis Philbin Show 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Tortellis 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Cheers 1984, 1986 (Tv Show)

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Running Scared 1986 (Movie)

Captain Logan (Actor)

Slow Burn 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Wise Guys 1986 (Movie)

Anthony Castelo (Actor)

Blood Simple 1985 (Movie)

Julian Marty (Actor)

Commando 1985 (Movie)

Arius (Actor)

Reckless 1984 (Movie)

Peter Daniels (Actor)

The Earthlings 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Tightrope 1984 (Movie)

Detective Molinari (Actor)

The Hunger 1983 (Movie)

Lieutenant Allegrezza (Actor)

Endangered Species 1982 (Movie)

Peck (Actor)

I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can 1982 (Movie)

Doctor Klein (Actor)

True Confessions 1981 (Movie)

Howard Terkel (Actor)

Good Time Harry 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of the Juggler 1980 (Movie)

Sergeant Otis Barnes (Actor)

The Seduction of Joe Tynan 1979 (Movie)

Alex Heller (Actor)

The Prince of Central Park 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Passover Plot 1975 (Movie)

Yaacov (Actor)

A Smoky Mountain Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Another Midnight Run (Movie)

Eddie Moscone (Actor)

Based on an Untrue Story (TV Show)

Actor

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

Death Penalty (TV Show)

Actor

Double Your Pleasure (TV Show)

Actor

Four Eyes and Six-Guns (TV Show)

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Locked in Silence (TV Show)

Actor

Midnight Run For Your Life (TV Show)

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Odd Mom Out (Tv Show)

Actor

Pizza My Heart (TV Show)

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That Secret Sunday (TV Show)

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The Dollmaker (TV Show)

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The Garden of Redemption (TV Show)

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The Whereabouts of Jenny (TV Show)

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Too Big to Fail (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A prolific and versatile character performer in both film and on television, actor Dan Hedaya earned his first widespread recognition as Carla's slimy and manipulative ex-husband on the famed sitcom "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993). Prior to that breakout role, Hedaya had already been in a number of movies like "The Seduction of Joe Tynan" (1979) and "True Confessions" (1981) before landing a leading role in the Coen Brothers' acclaimed feature debut "Blood Simple" (1984). He went on to appear in a number of films, sometimes playing stereotypical cop roles as he did in "Tightrope" (1984) and "Running Scared" (1986), but also branching out to play a demanding boss at a poorly-lit office in "Joe Versus the Volcano" (1990). Following turns in "The Addams Family" (1991) and "Searching for Bobby Fischer" (1993), Hedaya turned up as a wealthy, overprotective father in "Clueless" (1995) and a doubting detective in the acclaimed crime thriller "The Usual Suspects" (1995). He next had pivotal roles in big studio movies like "Alien Resurrection" (1997) and "The Hurricane" (1999) before returning to the small screen for episodes of shows like "Judging Amy" (CBS, 1999-2005), "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) and "Monk" (USA Network, 2002-09). By the time he portrayed Representative Barney Frank in the acclaimed cable movie "Too Big to Fail" (HBO, 2011), Hedaya had cemented his legacy as one of Hollywood's busiest and most sought after character actors.

Relationships

Family
has 39 nieces and nephews

EDUCATION

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts 1962

Milestones

2000

Cast as a corrupt policeman in "Shaft"

2000

Co-starred in "The Crew"

1999

Played Nixon in Andrew Fleming's comedy "Dick"

1995

Joined cast of NBC sitcom "Home Court"

1987

Starred as Nick Tortelli on the "Cheers"-spinoff, "The Tortellis"

1984

Acted with Kevin Kline in "Henry V" at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park (summer)

1984

Received excellent notices for a rare lead in "Blood Simple", the first film from the Coen Brothers

1979

American film debut, "The Seduction of Joe Tynan"

1977

TV-movie debut, "The Prince of Central Park"

1977

Performed on the NY stage with Al Pacino in "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel"

1976

Feature debut (under the name Daniel Hedaya), "The Passover Plot", an Israeli-produced Biblical suspense movie

1973

Returned to stage full-time with an appearance in a Joseph Papp production of "Macbeth"

Began acting during his undergraduate years at Tufts

Taught junior high school English and math in NYC for seven years

Stage debut in a small part in a college production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

Appeared in recurring role of Nick Tortelli, Carla's (Rhea Perlman) first ex-husband, on the popular 80s TV sitcom, "Cheers"

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