Judd Hirsch Bio-Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Kids, Taxi and Net Worth

Judd Hirsch Biography

Judd Hirsch is an American actor known for playing Alex Rieger on the television comedy series Taxi of 1978 to 1983. He has also played as John Lacey on the NBC series Dear John of 1988 to 1992, and Alan Eppes on the CBS series NUMB3RS (2005–2010).

Judd is also well known for his career in theatre and for his roles in films such as Ordinary People (1980), Running on Empty (1988), Independence Day (1996), and A Beautiful Mind (2001). Hirsch also starred as Arthur Przybyszewski in the CBS situation comedy Superior Donuts.

He attended DeWitt Clinton High School where he graduated in 1952. He also earned a degree in physics from City College of New York. After his graduation from college, Judd served a tour in the United States Army. He worked as an engineer for Westinghouse before he found work in the theater.

Over the last several decades, Judd has distinguished himself in film, television, and theatre. The Los Angeles Times noted that he is “one of the very few actors who slips effortlessly from TV series to Broadway to feature films and back again, racking up awards and favorable reviews wherever he performs.”

Judd Hirsch Age

Judd Seymore Hirsch was born on March 15, 1935, in The Bronx, New York, U.S. He is 83 years old as of 2018.

Judd Hirsch Family

Hirsch was born to Sally and Joseph Sidney Hirsch, an electrician. His father was born in New York to a German-Jewish father, Benjamin Hirsch, and an English-born mother, Rosa Hirsch, whose parents were Dutch Jews. His mother was born in Russia to a Jewish family too.

Judd has a brother named Roland Hirsch. He grew up in both The Bronx and Brooklyn.

Judd Hirsch Wife

Judd married Elisa Sadaune in 1963 and had a son born in 1966, they later divorced in 1967. In 1992, he married Bonni Sue Chalkin, a fashion designer and they divorced in 2005. Hirsch and Bonni have two children together.

Judd Hirsch Children

Hirsch has three children, Alex Hirsch Music from his first marriage and  Montana, and London from his second marriage.

Judd Hirsch Net Worth

The American actor has an estimated net worth of $12 million.

Judd Hirsch Taxi | Judd Hirsch Sitcom

After appearing regularly on television in the 1970s, he gained stardom for his lead role of Alex Rieger in the popular sitcom Taxi, which ran from 1978 to 1983. For his performance in the series, in 1981 and again in 1983, he won the Emmy Award for Lead Actor In a Comedy Series.

Dear John Judd Hirsch

Judd went on to play the title character on the modestly successful sitcom Dear John and also in 1989 won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series in a Comedy or Musical for this role. He later teamed with Bob Newhart in the short-lived comedy George and Leo. Judd had also previously starred for one season in the series Delvecchio where he was playing a man called Eric (1976–1977).

In the film, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the drama film Ordinary People (1980). Hirsch’s other 1980s films include the 1983 drama Without a Trace, the 1984 dramedies, Teachers and The Goodbye People, and the 1988 drama Running on Empty, directed by Sidney Lumet and also co-starring River Phoenix.

Judd Hirsch Independence Day

He portrayed the father of Jeff Goldblum’s character in the blockbuster Independence Day in 1996, and he played a professor in the acclaimed A Beautiful Mind in 2001.

Judd co-starred on the CBS Television drama, NUMB3RS (2005–2010), as Alan Eppes, father of FBI agent, Don Eppes (Rob Morrow), and Professor Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz). When David was 13, he played son to Judd’s father role in Conversations with My Father, a Herb Gardner play for which Judd won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. David credits Hirsch with jump-starting his career after he chose him during the audition process for Conversations.

More recently, Judd guest-starred on episodes of Warehouse 13, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and The Whole Truth (which saw him reunite with Numb3rs co-star Rob Morrow), among others, and also lent his voice to the animated programs Tom Goes to the Mayor and American Dad! In 1999, Judd reprised his role from Taxi for a brief moment in Man on the Moon, the biopic of his co-star from Taxi, Andy Kaufman which was portrayed by Jim Carrey. Hirsch has also appeared several times on the television show Maron as comedian Marc Maron’s father.

Judd appeared as a series regular on the ABC television series Forever from 2014 to 2015.

He appeared on the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory portraying Leonard’s (Johnny Galecki) father in 2016.

Judd Hirsch Now

Judd starred in the CBS comedy Superior Donuts from 2017 to 2018. He will guest star in the NBC thriller series The Blacklist in 2019.

Judd Hirsch Movies

Year

Title

Role

2019

Uncut Gems

2017

The Meyerowitz Stories

L.J. Shapiro

2016

Independence Day: Resurgence

Julius Levinson

2013

Altered Minds

Dr. Nathan Shellner

2011

Tower Heist

Mr. Simon

The Muppets

Himself

This Must Be the Place

Mordecai Midler

2006

Brother’s Shadow

Leo Groden

2004

Zeyda and the Hitman

Gideon Schub

2001

A Beautiful Mind

Dr. Helinger

1999

Out of the Cold

Leon Axelrod

Man on the Moon

Alex Rieger

1996

Independence Day

Julius Levinson

1988

Running on Empty

Arthur Pope/Paul Manfield

1984

The Goodbye People

Arthur Korman

Teachers

Roger Rubell

1983

Without a Trace

Detective Al Manetti

1980

Ordinary People

Dr. Tyrone C. Berger

1978

King of the Gypsies

Groffo

1973

Serpico

Cop

1971

Jump

Unknown

Judd Hirsch Tv Shows

Year

Title

Role

2017–2018

Superior Donuts

Arthur Przybyszewski

2016

The Big Bang Theory

Dr. Alfred Hofstadter

Family Guy

Himself (voice)

2015–2016

The Goldbergs

Ben “Pop-Pop” Goldberg

2014

Sharknado 2: The Second One

Ben

2014–2015

Forever

Abraham “Abe” Morgan

2013–2015

Maron

Larry Maron

2012

The Good Wife

Judge Harrison Creary

2011–2012

Damages

Bill Herndon

2010

Warehouse 13

Isadore Weisfelt

2009

American Dad!

Rabbi (voice)

2006

Tom Goes to the Mayor

Prisoner (voice)

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Wes Mendell

2005

Family Guy

Himself (voice)

2005–2010

Numb3rs

Alan Eppes

2003

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Dr. Judah Platner

Regular Joe

Baxter Binder

Street Time

Shimi Goldman

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Ben Elkins

Who Killed the Federal Theatre

Narrator

2002

\Philly

Rabbi Nathan Wexler

2001

\Family Law

Daniel Bonner

2000

\Welcome to New York

Dr. Bob

1999

Rocky Marciano

Al Weill

1997

Color of Justice

Sam Lind

1997–1998

George and Leo

Leo Wagonman

1996

Caroline in the City

Ben Karinsky

1994

Betrayal of Trust

Dr. Jules Masserman

1990

She Said No

Martin Knapek

1988–1992

Dear John

John Lacey

1988

The Great Escape II: The Untold Story

Capt. David Matthews

1985

Detective in the House

Press Wyman

First Steps

Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky

Brotherly Love

Ben Ryder/Harry Brand

1983

Lights: The Miracle of Chanukah

Unknown

1981

The Robert Klein Show

Unknown

1980

Marriage Is Alive and Well

Herb Rollie

The Last Resort

Unknown

1979

Sooner or Later

Bob Walters

The Halloween That Almost Wasn’t

Count Dracula

1978–1983

Taxi

Alex Rieger

1977

Rhoda

Mike

1976

The Keegans

Lieutenant Marco Ciardi

Visions

Joe Morris

1976–1977

Delvecchio

Sergeant Dominick Delvecchio

1975

The Law

Murray Stone

Fear on Trial

Saul

Medical Story

Dr. Joe Dempsey

The Legend of Valentino

Jack Auerbach

1974

The Law

Murray Stone

Judd Hirsch Theatre and Awards

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2004

Sixteen Wounded

Hans

1996

A Thousand Clowns

Murray Burns

1992–1993

Conversations with My Father

Eddie

Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play

1985–1988

I’m Not Rappaport

Nat

Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play

1980

Talley’s Folly

Matt Friedman

Nominated – Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play
Nominated – Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

1977–1978

Chapter Two

George Schneider

Nominated – >Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

1976

Knock Knock

Multiple roles

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

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