Hedaya, Dan 1940–

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HEDAYA, Dan 1940–

(Daniel Hedaya)


Born July 24, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York, NY. Education: Tufts University, B.A., 1962.

Addresses: Agent—The Gersh Agency, 41 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010 and 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor. Worked as junior high school English and mathematics teacher for seven years; also worked as an abstract painter, waiter, and manager of a floral shop.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a drama series, 1994, for "NYPD Lou," NYPD Blue; National Board of Review Award (with others), best ensemble performance, 1996, for The First Wives Club; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast, 1997, for Marvin's Room; Golden Satellite Award nomination, International Press Academy, best supporting actor in a comedy or musical, 2000, for Dick.


Film Appearances:

(As Daniel Hedaya) Yaacov, The Passover Plot, Atlas, 1976.

Alex Heller, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, Universal, 1979.

Sergeant Otis Barnes, Night of the Juggler (also known as New York Killer), Columbia, 1980.

Howard Terkel (some sources cite Howard Terke), True Confessions, United Artists, 1981.

Dr. Klein, I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, Paramount, 1982.

Peck, Endangered Species, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1982.

Lieutenant Allegrezza, The Hunger, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1983.

Detective Molinari, Tightrope, Warner Bros., 1984.

John Gomez, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension (also known as The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1984.

Julian Marty, Blood Simple, Circle, 1984.

Peter Daniels, Reckless, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1984.

Arius, Commando, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1985.

Anthony Castelo, Wise Guys, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1986.

Captain Logan, Running Scared, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1986.

Frank Waturi, Joe versus the Volcano, Warner Bros., 1990.

Loan officer, Pacific Heights, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1990.

Robert Quince, Tune in Tomorrow (also known as Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter), Cinecom, 1990.

Tully Alford, The Addams Family, Paramount, 1991.

Lenny Bruce, Doubles, 1992.

Brady, Boiling Point (also known as Money Men and L'extreme limite), Warner Bros., 1993.

Gene Salvatore, For Love or Money (also known as The Concierge and Straight to the Top), Universal, 1993.

Harvey, Mr. Wonderful, Warner Bros., 1993.

Larry "Fish" Fisher, Rookie of the Year (also known as King of the Hill), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1993.

Thomas, Benny & Joon (also known as Along Came Sam), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1993.

Tournament director, Searching for Bobby Fischer (also known as Innocent Moves), Paramount, 1993.

Twitchy (riverboat poker player), Maverick, Warner Bros., 1994.

Joe Maretto, To Die For, Columbia, 1995.

Mel Horowitz, Clueless (also known as I Was a Teenage Teenager and No Worries), Paramount, 1995.

Sergeant Geoffrey "Jeff" Rabin, The Usual Suspects (also known as Die Ueblichen Verdaechtigen), Gramercy, 1995.

Tailor, Search and Destroy (also known as The Four Rules), October Films, 1995.

Trini Cardoza, Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995.

(Uncredited) Walter Hollenbach, Fair Game, Warner Bros., 1995.

Bob, Marvin's Room, Miramax, 1996.

Frank Kraft, Daylight, Universal, 1996.

Jackie Brown, Ransom, Buena Vista, 1996.

Morton "Morty" Cushman, The First Wives Club, Paramount, 1996.

Gabriel, A Life Less Ordinary, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.

General Perez, Alien: Resurrection (also known as Alien 4), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.

Military attorney in film, In & Out, Paramount, 1997.

John Riley, A Civil Action, Buena Vista, 1998.

Kamehl Butabi, A Night at the Roxbury, Paramount, 1998.

Detective sergeant Della Pesca, The Hurricane, MCA/Universal, 1999.

President Richard M. "Dick" Nixon, Dick (also known as Dick, les coulisses de la presidence), Columbia/TriStar, 1999.

Paranoia, 1999.

Detective Jack Roselli, Shaft (also known as Shaft 2000 and Shaft—Noch Fragen?), Paramount, 2000.

Gil Ruston, The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2000.

Mike "The Brick" Donatelli, The Crew, Buena Vista, 2000.

Lieutenant McBain, Down (also known as The Elevator and The Shaft), Buena Vista International, 2001.

Vincenzo Castigliane, Mulholland Dr. (also known as Mulholland Drive), Universal, 2001.

The Meyersons (also known as The Myersons), 2001.

Coach Simkins, Swimfan (also known as [email protected] and Tell Me You Love Me), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2002.

General Stewart, Quicksand, Quantum Entertainment, 2002.

Muster Hansau, New Suit, Trillion Entertainment, 2003.

Settimo, American Cousins, Bard Entertainment/Icon Film Distribution, 2003.

Voice, Robots (animated), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Herbie Towers, Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1975.

Nick Tortelli, The Tortellis, NBC, 1987.

Mickey, Mama's Boy, NBC, 1987–1988.

Ernie, One of the Boys, NBC, 1989.

Joey Legs, Lucky, FX Network, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Carl, "Soir Bleu," Picture Windows (also known as Picture Windows: Language of the Heart), Showtime, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Hot dog vendor, The Prince of Central Park, CBS, 1977.

Detective Ralph Corso, Death Penalty, NBC, 1980.

Skyros, The Dollmaker, ABC, 1984.

Captain Bates, That Secret Sunday (also known as Betrayal of Trust), CBS, 1986.

Harry, A Smoky Mountain Christmas, ABC, 1986.

John Fosh, Courage (also known as Mother Courage), CBS, 1986.

Simon Fleischer, Slow Burn, Showtime, 1986.

John Fraser, Double Your Pleasure (also known as Double Trouble, The Reluctant Agent, and Reluctant Spy), NBC, 1989.

Vincent (Vinnie), The Whereabouts of Jenny, ABC, 1991.

Lester Doom, Four Eyes and Six–Guns, 1992.

Caprawolski, Based on an Untrue Story, Fox, 1993.

Eddie Moscone, Another Midnight Run, syndicated, 1994.

Eddie Moscone, Midnight Run for Your Life, syndicated, 1994.

Eddie Moscone, Midnight Run–Around, syndicated, 1994.

(Uncredited) Judge, Because Mommy Works, 1994.

(Uncredited) Betrayal of Trust (also known as Under the Influence), 1994.

Detective Garnet Wallace, Freeway, HBO, 1996.

Captain Zito, The Garden of Redemption (also known as War Stories), Showtime, 1997.

Mel Burgess, The Second Civil War, HBO, 1997.

Dr. Rosenstock, Locked in Silence, Showtime, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Gabe, "The Last Tenant," ABC Theatre, ABC, 1978.

MacReedy & McGraw, Sex, Shock and Censorship in the '90s, Showtime, 1993.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dan Hudson, "A Hair–Trigger Away," Kojak, CBS, 1976.

"Once More for Free," Paris, CBS, 1979.

Carmine Howard, Good Time Harry, NBC, 1980.

Detective Ralph Macafee, "Can World War III Be an Attitude?," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981.

Detective Ralph Macafee, "Double Jeopardy," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981.

Detective Ralph Macafee, "Fecund Hand Rose," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981.

Detective Ralph Macafee, "Politics as Usual," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981.

Herzog, "Trained for Trouble," CHiPs, NBC, 1982.

Joseph Keuhnelian, "After Dark," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983.

Joseph Keuhnelian, "Attack," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983.

Joseph Keuhnelian, "Vanity," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983.

Ben Schroeder, "One Eyed Jack," Miami Vice, NBC, 1984.

Bum, "The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984.

Nick Tortelli, "An American Family," Cheers, NBC, 1984.

Nick Tortelli, "Battle of the Exes," Cheers, NBC, 1984.

Nick (The Devil), "Dealer's Choice," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985.

Nick Tortelli, "If Ever I Would Leave You," Cheers, NBC, 1985.

Frank Donahue, "Unpunished Crimes," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986.

Nick Tortelli, "Save the Last Dance for Me," Cheers, NBC, 1986.

Reuben Reydolfo, "The Payback," Miami Vice, NBC, 1986.

Nick Tortelli, "Spellbound," Cheers, NBC, 1987.

Guest, Regis Philbin's Lifestyles, Lifetime, 1987.

Joe Moore, "Father, Can You Spare a Dime?," Family Ties, NBC, 1988.

Michael Roitman, "Belle of the Bald," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988.

Michael Roitman, "Hey, Lick Me Over," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988.

Joe Moore, "Til Her Daddy Takes the T–Bird Away," Family Ties, NBC, 1989.

Nick, "Father Christmas," Sister Kate, NBC, 1989.

Ralph, "Men Are People Too," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1989.

Uncle Lucky, Just Like Family, The Disney Channel, 1989.

Michael Roitman, "Bound for Glory," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

Detective Al Perry, "In Confidence," Equal Justice, ABC, 1991.

Louis Benato, "Affairs with Death," Veronica Clare, Lifetime, 1991.

Louis Benato, "Veronica's Aunt," Veronica Clare, Lifetime, 1991.

Johnny Ralls, "I'll Be Waiting," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

Lieutenant Brian Torelli, "Jurisdiction," Law & Order, NBC, 1993.

Lieutenant Calender, "Dead End for Delia," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

Lou the werewolf, "NYPD Lou," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993.

Nick Tortelli, "Loathe and Marriage," Cheers, NBC, 1993.

"The Panic in Neil's Park" (also known as "The Picnic in the Park"), Flying Blind, Fox, 1993.

Auger, "Tomorrow I Die," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1995.

Copernik, "Red Wind," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1995.

Judge Walter Ragsdale, "Dog Day Afternoon," The Home Court, NBC, 1996.

Judge Walter Ragsdale, "The Importance of Being Ernie," The Home Court, NBC, 1996.

Attorney Herb Spivak, "Do You See What I See?," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1997.

Attorney Herb Spivak, "Freak Show," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1997.

Attorney Herb Spivak, "Obstruction of Justice," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1997.

Leslie Drake, "Baby, It's You: Part 1," Law & Order, NBC, 1997.

Leslie Drake, "Baby, It's You: Part 2," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1997.

Detective Tarnower, "Unnecessary Roughness," Judging Amy, CBS, 2000.

Don Ludke, "Arm–prins," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2000.

Don Ludke, "Father–in–Law," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2000.

Randy Hoder, "High Yield Bonds," The $treet, Fox, 2000.

Don Ludke, "A Complicated Plot," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2001.

Don Ludke, "Greg: Don't Leave Home without Him," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2001.

Himself, Clueless: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Don Ludke, "We're Having a Baby," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2002.

Don Ludke, "A Bunch of Ice Holes," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2003.

My Big Fat Greek Life, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Cal, The Earthlings, ABC, 1984.

Arthur Willis, The Flamingo Kid, ABC, 1989.

Dr. Robert Smiley, The Rock, CBS, 1990.

Norman Skeets, The Bureau, ABC, 1996.

Gilroys, NBC, 1998.

Joey Legs, Lucky, FX Network, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Dr. Schon/Harlequin, Lulu (Earth Spirit), Sheridan Square Playhouse, New York City, 1970.

Macbeth, New York City, 1973.

Angel Ruz Covarrubias, The Last Days of British Honduras, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Other Stage, New York City, 1974.

Tokio, Golden Boy, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1975.

The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, New York City, 1977.

Peter Ziff and second guard, Museum, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, LuEsther Hall, New York City, 1978.

Smitty, Conjuring an Event, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1978.

"Survivors," Second Annual New Plays Festival, Actors Studio, New York City, 1979.

Pistol, Henry V, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Juror number ten, Twelve Angry Men, Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Also appeared in Scenes from Everyday Life.