Judd Hirsch

Actor
Typically cast as the sole voice of reason on shows populated with various nut-jobs, actor Judd Hirsch became a household name with his portrayal of the level-headed Alex Reiger on the sitcom classic, "Taxi" (ABC/NBC ... Read more »
Born: 03/15/1935 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (73)

Forever 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Maron 1988 - 1992, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wild Oats 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Caroline in the City 1988 - 1992, 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2008, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dear John 1988 - 1992, 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2008, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 1988 - 1992, 2004 - 2008, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sharknado 2: The Second One 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Zeyda and the Hitman 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Silent Witness 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Red Robin 2012 (Movie)

Nathaniel Shellner (Actor)

This Must Be the Place 2012 (Movie)

Mordecai Midler (Actor)

Damages 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

(Cameo)

Tower Heist 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Simon (Actor)

Polish Bar 2009 (Movie)

Uncle Sol (Actor)

TV's Funniest Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Quill Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brother's Shadow 2005 (Movie)

Leo Groden (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Regular Joe 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

A Beautiful Mind 2001 (Movie)

Professor Helinger (Actor)

Welcome to New York 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

5th Annual ALMA Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Andy Kaufman: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Marilu Henner 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

National Memorial Day Concert (1999) 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Out of the Cold 1999 (Movie)

Leon Axelrod (Actor)

Teen Files: Smoking: Truth or Dare? 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Danny Thomas: Make Room For Danny 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Independence Day 1996 (Movie)

Julius Levinson (Actor)

A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Best of Taxi 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

The 46th Annual Tony Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magical World of Disney (10/09/88) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Running on Empty 1988 (Movie)

Arthur Pope (Actor)

Isaac in America: A Journey With Isaac Bashevis Singer 1986 (Movie)

Narration(Singer's works) (Narrator)

Brotherly Love 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Detective in the House 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Teachers 1984 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

The Comedy Zone 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Goodbye People 1984 (Movie)

Arthur Korman (Actor)

In Our Hands 1983 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Loretta Lynn in the Big Apple 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Taxi 1978 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Without a Trace 1983 (Movie)

Al Menetti (Actor)

I Love Liberty 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Robert Klein Show 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Ordinary People 1980 (Movie)

Dr Tyrone Berger (Actor)

The Halloween That Almost Wasn't 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Sooner or Later 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

King of the Gypsies 1978 (Movie)

Groffo (Actor)

Delvecchio 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Betrayal of Trust (TV Show)

Actor

Color of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Fear on Trial (TV Show)

Actor

First Steps (TV Show)

Actor

Lights (Movie)

(Actor)

Marriage Is Alive and Well (TV Show)

Actor

Rocky Marciano (TV Show)

Actor

She Said No (TV Show)

Actor

Taxi Dreams (TV Show)

Narrator

The Keegans (TV Show)

Actor

The Law (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Valentino (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Typically cast as the sole voice of reason on shows populated with various nut-jobs, actor Judd Hirsch became a household name with his portrayal of the level-headed Alex Reiger on the sitcom classic, "Taxi" (ABC/NBC, 1978-1983), a role that earned him universal critical praise and two Emmy Awards. Having received his start on the stage, Hirsch segued to the screen in the early 1970s with small parts in films like "Serpico" (1973) and guest starring roles before landing on "Taxi" well into his forties. Oscillating easily between comedy and drama, he earned an Oscar nomination for his supporting turn in "Ordinary People" and acclaim for his portrayal of a political radical from the 1960s living underground with his family in the drama "Running on Empty" (1988). Post-"Taxi," he was the star of the popular sitcom "Dear John" (NBC, 1988-1992), all the while earning acclaim and Tonys for his stage work in productions like "I'm Not Rappaport" (1986) and "Conversations with My Father" (1992). After notable supporting roles in blockbusters like "Independence Day" (1996) and "A Beautiful Mind" (2001), Hirsch veered toward more dramatic fare with the mathematics-themed procedural "NUMB3RS" (CBS, 2005-2010) and the dark legal thriller "Damages" (FX/Audience Network, 2007-2012). Whether on stage or screen, in comedy or drama, Hirsch was always a dependable presence, capable of turning in one quality performance after another for decades.

Relationships

Bonni Chalkin

Wife
Married 1992 Divorced 2005

Marilu Henner Actor

Companion
Had a brief relationship at end of first season of "Taxi" in 1979

Joseph Hirsch

Father
Immigrant from Russia

Sally Hirsch

Mother

Elissa Hirsch

Wife
Married 1956 Divorced 1958

Montana Hirsch

Daughter
Born March 29, 1994 mother, Bonnie Hirsch

Alexander Hirsch

Son
Born in 1966 Hirsch was never married to the boy's mother

London Hirsch

Son
Mother, Bonnie Hirsch

EDUCATION

DeWitt Clinton High School

Bronx , New York 1952

City College of New York

New York , New York
Switched from studying physics to acting

Milestones

2011

Joined the fourth season of "Damages" (DirecTV) as a former mentor of Patty’s (Glenn Close)

2011

Teamed with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy in the ensemble comedy "Tower Heist"

2006

Played a producer on the pilot episode of Aaron Sorkin’s "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC)

2005

Cast on the CBS drama "NUMB3RS" as Alan Eppes, father of FBI agent Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) and Professor Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz)

2002

Re-teamed with Herb Gardner for the Broadway play "I'm Not Rappaport"

2001

Appeared in the critically acclaimed film "A Beautiful Mind"

1999

Reprised his role from "Taxi" for the Andy Kaufman biopic "Man on the Moon"

1998

Returned to Broadway for Yasmina Reza's play "Art"; later acted in the London production with Joe Morton in 1999

1997

Co-starred with Bob Newhart on the CBS sitcom "George & Leo"

1996

Portrayed the father of Jeff Goldblum's character in "Independence Day"

1992

Created the role of Eddie Ross, the overpowering bartender in Herb Gardner's play "Conversations with My Father"

1988

Returned to TV to play the title role on the NBC sitcom "Dear John"

1986

Won a Tony for "I'm Not Rappaport," a play written by Herb Gardner

1978

Landed breakthrough role as Alex Reiger on the ABC sitcom "Taxi"

1977

Played George Schneider in Neil Simon's Broadway play "Chapter Two"

1976

Made his series debut playing the title role on CBS' "Delvecchio"

1974

Made his TV-movie debut in "The Law" (NBC)

1973

First film role, a small part in Sidney Lumet's "Serpico"

1962

Made acting debut with a stock company in Colorado

Returned to NYC to work on stage

Appeared in numerous productions on and off-Broadway

Broadway breakthrough, playing the clerk in Lanford Wilson's "Hot l Baltimore"

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