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Judd Hirsch

Born: 1935

Biography

Judd Seymore Hirsch (born March 15, 1935) is an American actor. He is known for playing Alex Rieger on the television comedy series Taxi (1978–1983), John Lacey on the NBC series Dear John (1988–1992), and Alan Eppes on the CBS series Numb3rs (2005–2010). He 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), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Uncut Gems (2019) and The Fabelmans (2022). He has twice won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, twice won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, and was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Ordinary People (1980) and The Fabelmans (2022), the longest gap between Academy Award nominations in history.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

Resources

Movies

A Beautiful Mind

Helinger in A Beautiful Mind

Independence Day

Julius Levinson in Independence Day

King of the Gypsies

Groffo in King of the Gypsies

Teachers

Roger Rubell in Teachers

Rocky Marciano

Al Weill in Rocky Marciano

Ordinary People

Dr. Berger in Ordinary People

Without a Trace

Al Menetti in Without a Trace

Running on Empty

Arthur Pope in Running on Empty

Tower Heist

Mr. Simon in Tower Heist

Zeyda and the Hitman

Gideon Schub in Zeyda and the Hitman

Silent Witness

Saul Rubin in Silent Witness

Out of the Cold

Leon Axelrod in Out of the Cold

Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer

Self - Narrator (voice) in Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Halloween That Almost Wasn't

Count Dracula in The Halloween That Almost Wasn't

Altered Minds

Dr. Nathaniel Shellner in Altered Minds

Sharknado 2: The Second One

Ben in Sharknado 2: The Second One

Fear on Trial

Saul in Fear on Trial

The Law

Murray Stone in The Law

The Great Escape II: The Untold Story

Capt. David Matthews in The Great Escape II: The Untold Story

Sooner or Later

Bob Walters in Sooner or Later

The Legend of Valentino

Jack Auerbach in The Legend of Valentino

Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen

Quote Reader in Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen

The 1964 World's Fair

Narrator in The 1964 World's Fair

She Said No

Martin Knapek in She Said No

Independence Day: Resurgence

Julius Levinson in Independence Day: Resurgence

The Goodbye People

Arthur Korman in The Goodbye People

Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows

Self in Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows

Brother's Shadow

Leo Groden in Brother's Shadow

Serpico

Cop (uncredited) in Serpico

Brotherly Love

Ben Ryder / Harry Ryder in Brotherly Love

The Muppets

Judd Hirsch in The Muppets

The Meyerowitz Stories

L.J. Shapiro in The Meyerowitz Stories

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

Self in Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

Burning at Both Ends

Bertrand in Burning at Both Ends

Uncut Gems

Gooey in Uncut Gems

Color of Justice

Sam Lind in Color of Justice

Summer Camp Island

Shark / Monster Under the Bed (voice) in Summer Camp Island

The Making of 'Independence Day'

Self (archive footage) in The Making of 'Independence Day'

A Deadly Legend

Carl Turner in A Deadly Legend

Marriage is Alive and Well

Herb Rollie in Marriage is Alive and Well

Lights

Narrator in Lights

Betrayal of Trust

Jules Masserman in Betrayal of Trust

Showing Up

Bill in Showing Up

Night of 100 Stars

Self in Night of 100 Stars

The Fabelmans

Uncle Boris Podgorny in The Fabelmans

Rally Caps

Herb in Rally Caps

iMordecai

Mordecai Samel in iMordecai

This Must Be the Place

Mordecai Midler in This Must Be the Place

Hollywood Stargirl

Mr. Mitchell in Hollywood Stargirl

The Keegans

Lt. Marco Ciardi in The Keegans

Jump

Man (uncredited) in Jump

Another Day: The Making of 'Independence Day: Resurgence'

Self in Another Day: The Making of 'Independence Day: Resurgence'

Resurgence: It's Early Albuquerque

Julius Levinson in Resurgence: It's Early Albuquerque

Man on the Moon

Self (uncredited) in Man on the Moon

I Love Liberty

Self in I Love Liberty

Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger

in Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger

Polish Bar

Uncle Sol in Polish Bar

The Fabelmans: A Family in Film

Self in The Fabelmans: A Family in Film

Coney Island

(voice) in Coney Island

First Steps

Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky in First Steps

Connescence

Walter Rand in Connescence

TV Shows