Judd Hirsch stars in the critically acclaimed FX series "Damages," opposite Glenn Close, as Bill Herndon. Hirsch also recently co-starred as Alan Eppes opposite Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz in the CBS series "Numb3rs" for six seasons from 2005 – 2010.

On the big screen, Judd Hirsch stars in "Tower Heist," directed by Brett Ratner, alongside an ensemble cast that includes Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Judd Hirsch and Téa Leoni, as Mr. Simon.

Bronx-born actor Judd Hirsch studied engineering at the City College of New York and architecture at Cooper Union before studying acting at New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts and HB Studio. A blossoming fascination with the theater convinced Hirsch that his future lay in acting. He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and worked with a Colorado stock company before his 1966 Broadway debut in "Barefoot in the Park." He spent many years at New York's Circle Repertory Company, where he appeared in the first-ever production of Lanford Wilson's "The Hot L Baltimore." He also starred in "Knock Knock" (1976) and Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" (1977).

After an auspicious bow in the well-received television movie "The Law" (1974), Hirsch landed his first weekly series assignment playing the title character in the cop drama "Delvecchio," from 1976 to 1977.

Hirsch is probably best known for his portrayal of Alex Rieger in the classic television series "Taxi," a role that earned him two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and nominations during every season of the show's run from 1978 to 1983.

While occupied with "Taxi," Hirsch found time to act off-Broadway, winning an Obie award and earning Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for the 1979 production "Talley's Folly." The following decade, Hirsch was honored with two Tony Awards for his Broadway efforts "I'm Not Rappaport" and "Conversations with My Father." For the latter show, he also won the Outer Circle Critics Award. More recent Broadway credits include "A Thousand Clowns" (1996), "Art" (1998) and "Sixteen Wounded" (2004).

After starring in "Taxi," Hirsch was the lead in the television series "Detective in the House" in 1985, before starring as John Lacey in the series "Dear John," for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy. He then starred opposite Bob Newhart in the CBS comedy series "George & Leo."

Hirsch's motion-picture credits include his Academy Award-nominated performance in the critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film "Ordinary People," starring Timothy Hutton, Mary Tyler Moore and Donald Sutherland. He also played Russell Crowe's mathematics mentor in Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind" and was seen playing Jeff Goldblum's father in the movie blockbuster "Independence Day." Other films include "King of the Gypsies," "Teachers" and "Man on the Moon." Most recently, Hirsch starred with Sean Penn in "This Must Be the Place," which garnered rave notices at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Hirsch lives in New York City.


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Age: 82 years old
Birthday: March 15, 1935
Height: 6' 0"
Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Current Residence: New York, NY
Wife: Bonni Chalkin (12/24/1992 - 2005, divorced, 2 children)
Elissa (1956 - 1958, divorced)

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