Date of Birth: July 24, 1940
Dan Hedaya has played a wide variety of characters on the stage, screen, and television.
Fans of the
long-running sitcom Cheers will remember Hedaya for his portrayal of barmaid Carla's grease bag husband
Following studies in literature at Tufts University in 1962, the Brooklyn, NY native launched his
acting career. He began to act in the New York Shakespeare Festival and stayed on for many years.
stage credits include Henry V, Hamlet, Golden Boy, Awake and Sing and The Basic Training of Pavlo
Hedaya made his feature film debut in The Passover Plot (1975) and has since appeared in over 40 feature
films. Due to his tough Italian appearance and thick Brooklyn accent, Hedaya is frequently cast as
cops, criminals, or rough-edged regular joes.
Some of his better known credits include The Addams
Family, Blood Simple, Marvin's Room, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Maverick, To Die For, The Usual
Suspects, Nixon, Clueless and The First Wives Club.
However, it is on television that Hedaya has found most of his work.
He has guest-starred on numerous
shows ranging from police and courtroom dramas like Hill Street Blues and Law and Order,
to sitcoms such as Family Ties and Cheers.
His television movie credits include Second Civil War, Bounty Hunters, Fallen Angel, Betrayal of
Trust and The Whereabouts of Jenny.
Strangers with Candy(2005)
Robots (2005) (voice)
The Warrior Class (2004)
American Cousins (2003)
New Suit (2002)
The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave (2000) (V)
A Civil Action(1998)
A Night at the Roxbury(1998)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
In & Out (1997)
Marvin's Room (1996)
The First Wives Club (1996)
Fair Game (1995) (uncredited)
To Die for (1995)
The Usual Suspects(1995)
Search and Destroy(1995)
Benny & Joon(1993)
Boiling Point (1993)
For Love or Money (1993)
Mr. Wonderful (1993)
Rookie Of The Year(1993)
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
The Addams Family(1991)
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
Pacific Heights (1990)
Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)
Wise Guys (1986)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension(1984)
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)
Endangered Species (1982)
True Confessions (1981)
Night of the Juggler (1980)
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
The Passover Plot (1976)