Hecht, Paul 1941(?)–

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HECHT, Paul 1941(?)–


Born August 16, 1941 (some sources cite 1940), in London, England; married Ingeberg Uta; children: one daughter. Education: Attended McGill University; trained for the stage at the National Theatre School of Canada, 1963.

Addresses: Agent—David Lederman, Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career: Actor and voice artist. Voice artist for commercials and for productions by puppeteer Bil Baird. TACT (The Actors Company Theatre), founder and member.

Member: Screen Actors Guild (president of New York chapter, 1991–95).

Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best supporting or featured actor in a drama, 1967, for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Obie Award, Village Voice, 1990, for Henry IV; Audie Award nomination, best multivoiced performance, 2004, for A Venetian Affair.


Film Appearances:

Narrator, Babine River Story (documentary), National Film Board of Canada, 1961.

Narrator, One Sunday in Canada (documentary), National Film Board of Canada, 1961.

Narrator, Canada: Animal Vaccine (documentary), National Film Board of Canada, 1963.

Narrator, Canada: Beef Cattle (documentary), National Film Board of Canada, 1963.

Narrator, Canada: Fibres, Yarns, and Fabrics (documentary), National Film Board of Canada, 1963.

Narrator, Canada: Human Vaccine (documentary), National Film Board of Canada, 1963.

Narrator, Canada: Pre-Fab Homes (documentary), National Film Board of Canada, 1963.

Narrator, Canada: Swine (documentary), National Film Board of Canada, 1963.

Narrator, Canada: White Goods (documentary), National Film Board of Canada, 1963.

Rabbi Isaac Sherman, Only God Knows, Canart/Queensbury, 1974.

Dr. Samuel Goodman, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, American International Pictures, 1975.

Voice characterization, Poets on Film, No. 1 (animated short film), National Film Board of Canada, 1977.

(Uncredited) Khalid, Rollover, Warner Bros., 1981.

Paul, Tempest, Columbia, 1982.

Fallaci, Threshold, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

Narrator, Ezra Pound/American Odyssey (documentary), New York Center for Visual History, 1984.

Eli Seligson, Joshua Then and Now, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985.

Barry, A New Life, Paramount, 1988.

Walking the Dog (short film), 1991.

Tom, Jack and His Friends, Arrow Releasing, 1992.

Martin, Ride for Your Life, Interfilms, 1995.

Member of A Certain Age cast, The First Wives Club, Paramount, 1996.

Ross Buckingham, Private Parts (also known as Howard Stern's "Private Parts"), Paramount, 1997.

Voice, Young Hercules, 1997.

Voice, Frank the Wrabbit (short animated film), National Film Board of Canada, 1998.

Director, Down to Earth (also known as Einmal Himmel und zurueck), Paramount, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

Himself, Anyone for Tennyson? The Master Poets, PBS, beginning c. 1976.

Charles Lowell, Kate & Allie, CBS, 1984–86.

Cohost, Witness to Survival, syndicated, beginning 1990.

Alexander Cabot, As the World Turns, CBS, 1992–95.

Dr. Weiss, All My Children, ABC, beginning 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jay Gould, The Adams Chronicles, PBS, 1976.

Vernon Markham, Family Reunion, NBC, 1981.

Pavka Meyer, I'll Take Manhattan, CBS, 1987.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Paul, Fear on Trial, CBS, 1975.

Dr. Rufus Carter, The Savage Bees, NBC, 1976.

Joachim, Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (also known as A Story of Faith), NBC, 1979.

Thomas Eichen, Ohms, CBS, 1980.

Michel Genet, Running Out, CBS, 1983.

Chief Darnell, With Hostile Intent (also known as Two Cops: The Long Beach Sexual Harassment Case and With Hostile Intent: Sisters in Black and Blue), CBS, 1993.

Van Dorn, A Silent Betrayal (also known as Janek: The Brownstone Murders and Janek: The Silent Betrayal), CBS, 1994.

Kosinski, Naked City: A Killer Christmas, Showtime, 1998.

Murray Brown, Crime in Connecticut: The Return of Alex Kelly, CBS, 1999.

B. P. Hewitt, Midwives, Lifetime, 2001.

Alex, Scar Tissue, CBC, 2002.

Samuel Kroll, Last Call (also known as Fitzgerald), Showtime, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Centurion, "Neither Are We Enemies," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1970.

Lieutenant F. R. Harris, "Pueblo" (also known as "Pueblo Affair"), ABC Theatre, ABC, 1973.

Narrator, The Selfish Giant, CBS, 1973.

Voice of Duncan Heyward, The Last of the Mohicans (animated), CBS, 1975.

Narrator, "The Pennsylvania Ballet," Dance in America, PBS, 1976.

Mr. Wilson, The Haunted Mansion Mystery, ABC, 1983.

Host, Journey into Sleep, PBS, 1989.

Renaissance, PBS, 1993.

J. P. Cameron, Smoke Alarm: The Unfiltered Truth about Cigarettes, HBO, 1996.

Papa, Dear America: Dreams in the Golden Country (also known as Dear America 02, Dear America: Dreams in the Golden Country; The Story of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903, and Dreams in the Golden Country), HBO, 1999.

Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel, Rembrandt: Fathers & Sons, HBO, 1999.

Voice of Edgar Degas, The Impressionists, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

District attorney Coleman, "Death Ride," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1975.

Miklos, "Listen to the Heartbeat," Lucan, ABC, 1977.

Ashley Feldman, "Steele Trap," Remington Steele, NBC, 1982.

Stefan Kubler, "Psych-Out," Tucker's Witch, CBS, 1983.

Al Margolis, "Heart of Darkness," Miami Vice, NBC, 1984.

Charles Lowell, "What a Wonderful Episode," Kate & Allie, CBS, 1989.

Paulo DePalma, "Godfather of Mimico," Street Legal, CBC, 1990.

Ballard, "Life Choice," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.

James Dunford, "Writer Wrong," Sweating Bullets (also known as Tropical Heat), CBS, 1991.

Dr. Alexander J. Merritt, "Helpless," Law & Order, NBC, 1992.

Dr. Kelman, Side Effects, CBC, 1994.

Dr. Dan Duvall, "Judgment in L.A.: D-Girl," Law & Order, NBC, 1997.

Dr. Dan Duvall, "Judgment in L.A.: Showtime," Law & Order, NBC, 1997.

Dr. Dan Duvall, "Judgment in L.A.: Turnaround," Law & Order, NBC, 1997.

Mr. Deliasa, "Merger," Law & Order, NBC, 1999.

Robert Sodarsky, "A Single Life," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 1999.

Paul Mason, "Winner Take All," The Associates (also known as Young Lawyers), CTV, 2002.

Fenderman, Queer as Folk, Showtime, 2004.

Lorraine's ex-husband, "Flaw," Law & Order, NBC, 2005.

Himself, "Celebrity Edition: Kimberley Locke," Knock First, ABC Family Channel, 2005.

Appeared as Fielding, Remington Steele, NBC; also appeared in episodes of Another World, NBC; and Guiding Light, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Joe Tyler, The Imposter, NBC, 1975.

Carelli, Street Killing, ABC, 1976.

Commissioner, True Blue, NBC, 1989.

Stage Appearances:

Look after Lu Lu, Equity Library Theater, New York City, 1965.

Friar Peter, Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1966.

George (Duke of Clarence), Richard III, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, 1966.

Jacques Dumaine, All's Well That Ends Well, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, 1966.

Pugnacious collier and Walsh, Sergeant Musgrave's Dance, Theatre De Lys (now Lucille Lortel Theatre), New York City, 1966.

John Ken O'Dunc and Wayne of Morse, MacBird!, Village Gate Theatre Upstairs, New York City, 1967.

The player, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Voltore, Volpone, New York Shakespeare Festival, Mobile Theatre, New York City, 1967.

John Dickinson, 1776 (musical), Forty-Sixth Street Theatre, New York City, 1969.

Nathan Rothschild, The Rothschilds (musical), Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Title role, Cyrano de Bergerac, Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN, 1971.

Marcus Antonius, Julius Caesar, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1972.

Antony and Cleopatra, American Shakespeare Festival, 1972.

The Ride across Lake Constance, Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, Forum Theater, New York City, 1972.

Title role, Don Juan, New Phoenix Repertory Company, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1972–73.

Mr. Brown, The Great God Brown, New Phoenix Repertory Company, Lyceum Theatre, 1972–73.

Baron Tito Belcredi, Emperor Henry IV, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Theodor Herzl, Herzl, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Oronte, The Misanthrope, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Rufio, Caesar and Cleopatra, Palace Theatre, 1977.

Rakityin, A Month in the Country, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1978.

Dick Wagner, Night and Day, American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, New York City, 1979–80.

Lloyd Dallas, Noises Off, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1985.

The Three Sisters, Hartman Theatre, Stamford, CT, 1986.

Menenius Agrippa, Coriolanus, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Title role, Enrico V, Roundabout Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Henry IV, off-Broadway production, c. 1990.

Ralph, Moonlight, Roundabout Theatre Company, Laura Pels Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Understudy for Billy, Sidney, and Dr. McMerlin, London Suite, Union Square Theatre, 1995.

The Royal Family, McCarter Theatre, 1996.

Julius, Big Potato, Jewish Repertory Theatre, Duke Theatre, New York City, 2000.

John Ruskin and Jerome K. Jerome, The Invention of Love, Lyceum Theatre, 2001.

Sir Epicure Mammon (the knight), The Alchemist, Cornell University, Risley Theatre, Ithaca, NY, 2001.

Medea (reading), 2001.

Doctor, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 2002.

Wilfred Bond, Quartet, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 2002.

George Pye, Humble Boy, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 2003.

Hekuba (reading), 92nd Street Y Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Select Stories with David Sedaris, Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre, NY, 2004.

The Iliad (reading), 92nd Street Y Theatre, 2005.

The Rage of Achilles (reading), 92nd Street Y Theatre, 2005.

"Learn a Trade," Selected Shorts (reading), Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, 2005.

Appeared as Dick Dudgeon, The Devil's Disciple, Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada; and as Macduff, Macbeth, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City. Appeared off-Broadway in Androcles and the Lion, The Cherry Orchard, Phaedra, and Too Clever by Half; performed in other productions, including Gracious Living and Henry V; performed in staged readings.

Major Tours:

An Enemy of the People, Canadian Players Touring Company, U.S. and Canadian cities, 1963–64.

Henry IV, Part One, Canadian Players Touring Company, U.S. and Canadian cities, 1963–64.

Radio Appearances:

The Chinaman Button, 1974.

The Choice of Witnesses, 1974.

Conspiracy to Defraud, 1974.

Dead for a Dollar, 1974.

Dead Ringer, 1974.

The Horla, 1974.

The Man Who Asked for Yesterday, 1974.

The Golden Cauldron, National Public Radio, 1975.

CBS Radio Mystery Theatre, [Canada], multiple episodes from 1976 to 1988.

"The Man in the Iron Mask," General Mills Radio Adventure Theatre (also known as CBS Radio Adventure Theatre), 1977.

"The Master Thief," General Mills Radio Adventure Theatre (also known as CBS Radio Adventure Theatre), 1977.

"Remember the Alamo," General Mills Radio Adventure Theatre (also known as CBS Radio Adventure Theatre), 1977.

"20,000 Leagues under the Sea," General Mills Radio Adventure Theatre (also known as CBS Radio Adventure Theatre), 1977.

Emperor Cos Palpatine, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, National Public Radio, 1983.

Harry, Madeleine and Harry's Story, 1989.

Emperor Cos Palpatine, Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi, National Public Radio, 1997.

Jerry, National Affairs, 1999.

Flood Show, KCRW, 1999.

"Learn a Trade," Selected Shorts, WUGA, 2000.

The Rocket Man, WUGA, 2000.

Wuthering Heights, National Public Radio, 2000.

The Ceiling, WSUI, 2003.

The Human Drama: Stuart, WNYC (New York City), 2004.

"Boys: What Was It?" (also known as "What Was That?"), Selected Shorts, WNYC, 2005.

"Granta's 25th Anniversary," Selected Shorts, WNYC, 2005.

"Rockets Red Glare," CBS Mystery Theatre, 2005.

Appeared in Hi Brown's Radio Mystery Theatre.

Stage Director:

Madrid 1937: How Can We Forget Those Days, Puffin Room, New York City, 1996.



(With others) 1776 (cast album), CBS Records, 1969.


Stephen Dunning, Poems from Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle … and Other Verse, Scholastic Records, 1967.

The Adventures of Ulysses, Scholastic Records, 1970.

Selections from The Haunted House and Other Spooky Poems and Tales, Scholastic Records, 1970.

Heroes of the Greek Myths, Spoken Arts, 1987.

Various authors, Selected Shorts II, 1989.

Eagles at War, 1991.

Paul Hecht, The Wind Cried: An American's Discovery of the World of Flamenco, 1993.

Chris Crutcher, Ironman, Recorded Books, 1995.

Jack Finney, From Time to Time, Recorded Books, 1995.

E. Annie Proulx, The Shipping News, Audioworks, c. 1995.

Stephen Frey, The Inner Sanctum, Recorded Books, 1997.

Jeffrey Archer, The Eleventh Commandment, Recorded Books, 1998.

James Grippando, The Abduction, Recorded Books, 1998.

Barry Siegel, The Perfect Witness, Recorded Books, 1998.

Clive Barker, Galilee, Recorded Books, 1999.

Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Recorded Books, 1999.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World, Recorded Books, 1999.

Aaron Elkins, Lost, Recorded Books, 1999.

David Lindsey, The Color of Night, Recorded Books, 1999.

Thomas Mann, Death in Venice and Other Tales, Recorded Books, 1999.

Richard and Florence Atwater, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Recorded Books, 2000.

Louis Begley, Mistler's Exit, Recorded Books, 2000.

Loren D. Estleman, Thunder City, Recorded Books, 2000.

Ron Hansen, Hitler's Niece, Recorded Books, 2000.

Michael Palmer, The Patient, Recorded Books, 2000.

William Safire, Scandalmonger, Recorded Books, 2000.

Demolition Angel, 2000.

To Your Scattered Bodies Go, 2000.

Michael L. Dertouzos, The Unfinished Revolution: Human-Centered Computers and What They Can Do for Us, HarperAudio, 2001.

Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man, Recorded Books, 2002.

Michael Sturmer, The German Empire, 1870–1918, Recorded Books, 2002.

Andrea Di Robilant, A Venetian Affair, Recorded Books, 2003.

Stan Pottinger, The Last Nazi, Audio Renaissance, 2003.

Gore Vidal, Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Recorded Books, 2003.

Anton Chekhov, 2003.

Terminal Experiment, 2003.

Alexander McCall Smith, At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, Recorded Books, 2004.

Alexander McCall Smith, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, Recorded Books, 2004.

Alexander McCall Smith, Portuguese Irregular Verbs, Recorded Books, 2004.

Various authors, Getting There from Here: Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story (Selected Shorts series), Symphony Space, 2004.

The Winds of Change, 2004.

Bob Dole, One Soldier's Story CD: A Memoir, HarperAudio, 2005.

Mordecai Richler, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Goose Lane Editions, 2005.

Family Matters, 2005.


Music for the Stage:

'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Cornell University, Risley Theatre, Ithaca, NY, 2000.


The Wind Cried: An American's Discovery of the World of Flamenco, Dial Press, 1968.

Cuentista (Compas Interior), Zoela Ediciones, 2001.