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Judd Hirsch Biography
Judd Hirsch is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in TV shows and movies such as “Taxi,” “Ordinary People,” and “Independence Day. “Throughout his career. Hirsch has received numerous awards and nominations for his work. Including four Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award for “Taxi.” John continues to act in both film and television. With recent roles in the TV series “The Goldbergs” and the movie “Uncut Gems.”
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.
Judd Hirsch Age
Judd Seymore Hirsch was born on March 15, 1935 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. He is 88 years
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 Hirsch has been married twice. His first wife was Elisa Sadaune, a fashion designer. With whom he was married from 1956 until their divorce in 1958.
His second wife was Bonni Sue Chalkin, whom he married in 1992. Bonni Sue Chalkin is a production designer and art director. Who has worked on films such as “The Big Lebowski” and “The Royal Tenenbaums”. They have a son together named Alex Hirsch.
Judd Hirsch Children
Judd has three children, Alex Hirsch Music from his first marriage and Montana, and London from his second marriage.
Actor Judd Hirsch
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 Taxi | Judd Hirsch Sitcom
After appearing regularly on television in the 1970. He gained stardom for his lead role of Alex Rieger in the popular sitcom Taxi, it 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. Judd later teamed with Bob Newhart in the short-lived comedy George and Leo.
John had also previously starred for one season in the series Delvecchio where he was playing a man called Eric (1976–1977).
In 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
Hirsch is an American actor who played the role of Julius Levinson in the 1996 science fiction film “Independence Day”. In the movie, Hirsch’s character is the father of David Levinson, a cable technician who discovers a hidden signal embedded in the Earth’s communication systems that turns out to be a countdown to an alien invasion.
Julius Levinson is a neurotic, paranoid Jewish man who is initially reluctant to believe that aliens are attacking the Earth. However, he eventually joins forces with his son and other characters in the film to help save the planet from the alien threat.
Hirsch’s portrayal of Julius Levinson was praised by critics and is considered one of the standout performances in the film. The movie was a commercial and critical success and helped establish Hirsch as a recognizable character actor in Hollywood.
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.