Judd Hirsch Biography (1935-)

Born March 15, 1935, in the Bronx, New York, NY; son of Joseph Sidney (an electrician) and Sally (maiden name, Kitzis) Hirsch; married first wife, 1957 (divorced, 1958); married Elissa (marriage ended); married Bonnie Chalkin, December 24, 1992; children: (second marriage) Alexander; (third marriage) Montana Eve. Addresses: Agent: Michael Mann Agency, 121 N. San Vicente Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Provident Financial Management, 10345 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064-2548.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, consultant
Birth Details
March 15, 1935
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Sergeant Dominick Delvecchio (title role), Delvecchio, CBS, 1976-1977
  • Alex Rieger, Taxi, ABC, 1978-1982 then NBC, 1982-1983
  • Press Wyman, Detective in the House, CBS, 1985
  • John Lacey (title role), Dear John (also known as Dear John USA), NBC, 1988-1992
  • Leo Wagonman, George and Leo, CBS, 1997-1998
  • Movies
  • Public defender Murray Stone, The Law, NBC, 1974
  • Jack Auerbach, The Legend of Valentino, ABC, 1975
  • Saul, Fear on Trial, CBS, 1975
  • Lieutenant Marco Ciardi, The Keegans, CBS, 1976
  • Bob Walters, Sooner or Later, NBC, 1979
  • Herb Rollie, Marriage Is Alive and Well, NBC, 1980
  • Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky, First Steps, CBS, 1985
  • Ben Ryder and Harry Ryder, Brotherly Love, CBS, 1985
  • Captain David Matthews, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (also known as The Great Escape II: The Final Chapter), NBC, 1988
  • Martin Knapek, She Said No, NBC, 1990
  • Dr. Jules Masserman, Betrayal of Trust (also known as Under theInfluence), NBC, 1994
  • Sam Lind, Color of Justice, Showtime, 1997
  • Al Weill, Rocky Marciano, Showtime, 1999
  • Miniseries
  • Murray Stone, The Law, 1975
  • Specials
  • Dracula, The Halloween That Almost Wasn't, ABC, 1979
  • The Robert Klein Show, 1981
  • Loretta Lynn in the Big Apple, 1982
  • I Love Liberty, ABC, 1982
  • "Joshua Albook," An American Portrait, CBS, 1984
  • Voice, Coney Island, 1991
  • The Best of Taxi (also known as Hey, Taxi), CBS, 1994
  • Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger, HBO, 1994
  • Himself, A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman, NBC, 1995
  • Narrator and other voices, Sex and the Silver Screen, Showtime, 1996
  • Himself, Brooke Shields: Celebrity Profile, 2001
  • Also appeared as Pontius Pilate, Resurrection; also narrated documentaries for PBS.
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 46th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1992
  • Presenter, The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1997
  • Episodic
  • "Wasteland," Medical Story, NBC, 1975
  • "Two Brothers," Visions, PBS, 1976
  • Rhoda, CBS, 1976
  • "Fringe Benefit," Rhoda, CBS, 1977
  • Mike, "Rhoda Loves Mike," Rhoda, CBS, 1977
  • "The Weekend," Rhoda, CBS, 1977
  • Comedy Zone, CBS, 1984
  • The Magical World of Disney (also known as The Disney Hour), NBC, 1988
  • Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1989, 1990
  • Noel Edmonds's Saturday Road Show, BBC, 1990
  • Ben Karinsky, "Caroline and the Comic," Caroline in the City, NBC,1996
  • Dr. Bob, "Dr. Bob," Welcome to New York, CBS, 2000
  • Daniel Bonner, "Security," Family Law, CBS, 2001
  • Rabbi Nathan Wexler, "The Curse of the Klopman Diamonds," Philly,ABC, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creative consultant, Dear John (also known as Dear John USA), NBC, 1988-1992
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Serpico, Paramount, 1974
  • Groffo Stepanowicz, King of the Gypsies, Paramount, 1978
  • Count Dracula, The Night Dracula Saved the World, 1979
  • Dr. Tyrone Berger, Ordinary People, Paramount, 1980
  • Al Menetti, Without a Trace, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Roger Reubel, Teachers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984
  • Himself, In Our Hands, Almi Classics, 1984
  • Arthur Korman, The Goodbye People, Embassy, 1984
  • Narrator, Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer (documentary), 1986
  • Arthur Pope, Running on Empty, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Julius Levinson, Independence Day (also known as ID4), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • The Virtuoso, Old Town Pictures, 1999
  • Himself/Alex Rieger, Man on the Moon (also known as Andy Kaufman and Der Mondmann), Universal, 1999
  • Leon Axelrod, Out of the Cold, First Look Media, 1999
  • Helinger, A Beautiful Mind, Universal, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • Villain, Crisis in the Old Sawmill, Back Room Theatre, Estes Park,CO, 1962
  • Murray, A Thousand Clowns, summer stock production, 1963
  • Diary of a Madman, Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, NY, 1964
  • The Fantasticks, Woodstock Playhouse, 1964
  • The Threepenny Opera, Woodstock Playhouse, 1964
  • My Fair Lady, Woodstock Playhouse, 1964
  • Lead role, On the Necessity of Being Polygamous, Gramercy Arts Theatre, 1964
  • Telephone repairperson, Barefoot in the Park, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Harold Wonder, Scuba Duba, New Theatre, New York City, 1967-1969
  • Wilson, Harvey, 1971
  • Senator, King of the United States, Westbeth Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Senator, Mystery Play, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Bill, Hot L Baltimore, Circle Repertory Company Theatre, New YorkCity, 1972, then Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Saul Nathan, Prodigal, Circle in the Square Theatre, 1973
  • Wiseman, Knock Knock, Circle Repertory Company Theatre, 1975, thenBiltmore Theatre, 1976
  • George Schneider, Chapter Two, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1977, then Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Matt Friedman, Tally's Folly, Circle Repertory Company Theatre, 1979, then Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1979, later Brooks Atkinson Theatre,New York City, 1980, then Elitch Theatre, Denver, CO, 1981
  • Trigorin, The Seagull, Circle Repertory Company Theatre, 1983
  • Nat, I'm Not Rappaport, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1985, then Booth Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Conversations with My Father, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle,WA, 1991, then Royale Theatre, New York City, 1992, later Los Angeles, 1993,then Scarborough, England, 1994, later London, 1995
  • Willy Lowman, Death of a Salesman, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Chapel Hill, NC, 1994
  • Robbers, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1995
  • Murray, A Thousand Clowns, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • Hanrahan, Below the Belt, John Houseman Theatre, New York City, 1996, then Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1997, later Royal Alexandria Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1997
  • Willy Lowman, Death of a Salesman, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, andRoyal Alexandria Theatre, 1997
  • Art, Broadway production, 1998-1999, then London production
  • Nat, I'm Not Rappaport, Washington, D.C., 2002
  • Also appeared in Life and Death.
  • Stage Director
  • Squaring the Circle, Back Room Theatre, 1962
  • Not Enough Rope and Busy Dyin' (double-bill), Circle Repertory Company, 1974
  • Tally's Folly, Elitch Theatre, Denver, CO, 1981
  • Major Tours
  • Pat, Peterpat, Texas cities, 1970
  • Nat, I'm Not Rappaport, U.S. cities, 1986-1987
  • Art, U.S. cities, 1999-2000
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Himself, TV Land Presents Blast from the Past, 2001
  • WRITINGS
  • Contributor to periodicals, including Rolling Stone.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • American Theatre, May/June, 1994, p. 38
    • Back Stage, July 26, 1996, p. 44

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