Dan Hedaya

Dan Hedaya

Highest Rated: 100% Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Lowest Rated: 0% Reckless (1984)

Birthday: Jul 24, 1940

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A prolific and versatile character performer in both film and on television, actor Dan Hedaya earned his first widespread recognition as Carla's slimy and manipulative ex-husband on the famed sitcom "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993). Prior to that breakout role, Hedaya had already been in a number of movies like "The Seduction of Joe Tynan" (1979) and "True Confessions" (1981) before landing a leading role in the Coen Brothers' acclaimed feature debut "Blood Simple" (1984). He went on to appear in a number of films, sometimes playing stereotypical cop roles as he did in "Tightrope" (1984) and "Running Scared" (1986), but also branching out to play a demanding boss at a poorly-lit office in "Joe Versus the Volcano" (1990). Following turns in "The Addams Family" (1991) and "Searching for Bobby Fischer" (1993), Hedaya turned up as a wealthy, overprotective father in "Clueless" (1995) and a doubting detective in the acclaimed crime thriller "The Usual Suspects" (1995). He next had pivotal roles in big studio movies like "Alien Resurrection" (1997) and "The Hurricane" (1999) before returning to the small screen for episodes of shows like "Judging Amy" (CBS, 1999-2005), "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) and "Monk" (USA Network, 2002-09). By the time he portrayed Representative Barney Frank in the acclaimed cable movie "Too Big to Fail" (HBO, 2011), Hedaya had cemented his legacy as one of Hollywood's busiest and most sought after character actors.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 45% The Big Take Frank Manascalpo (Character) - 2017
52% 28% The Humbling Asa (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 45% Clutter Walter Bickford (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 62% The Normals Ragnar (Character) - 2012
42% 37% The Extra Man Aresh (Character) $453.1K 2010
No Score Yet 40% Mr. Gibb Unknown (Character) - 2006
64% 53% Robots Mr. Gunk (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet 71% Pizza My Heart Vinnie Montebello (Character) - 2005
52% 55% Strangers With Candy Guy Blank (Character) $2.1M 2005
No Score Yet 8% The Warrior Class Rand (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 49% American Cousins Settimo (Character) - 2003
71% 43% New Suit Muster Hansau (Character) $67.5K 2002
15% 32% Swimfan Coach Simkins (Character) $28.6M 2002
No Score Yet 7% Quicksand General Stewart (Character) - 2001
83% 87% Mulholland Dr. Vincenzo Castigliane (Character) $0 2001
20% 18% Down Lt. McBain (Character) - 2001
20% 34% The Crew Mike 'The Brick' Donatelli (Character) $13M 2000
66% 41% Shaft Detective Jack Roselli (Character) $70.3M 2000
No Score Yet 11% The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave Gil Ruston (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 40% Locked in Silence Dr. Rosenstock (Character) - 1999
83% 87% The Hurricane Detective Vincent Della Pesca (Character) $50.7M 1999
71% 53% Dick President Richard M. 'Dick' Nixon (Character) $6.2M 1999
11% 69% A Night at the Roxbury Kamehl Butabi (Character) $30.3M 1998
54% 39% Alien Resurrection General Perez (Character) $47.7M 1997
No Score Yet 61% The Second Civil War Mel Burgess (Character) - 1997
41% 59% A Life Less Ordinary Gabriel (Character) $4.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Garden of Redemption Capt. Zito (Character) - 1997
27% 37% Daylight Frank Kraft (Character) $32.9M 1996
84% 63% Marvin's Room Bob (Character) $12.8M 1996
75% 62% Ransom Jackie Brown (Character) $136.5M 1996
50% 68% The First Wives Club Morton Cushman (Character) $105.5M 1996
76% 76% Freeway Detective Garnet Wallace (Character) $283.8K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Picture Windows: Trilogy 1 Dan Hedaya (Character) - 1995
89% 96% The Usual Suspects Jeff Rabin (Character) $22.6M 1995
88% 65% To Die For Joe Maretto (Character) $20.5M 1995
82% 76% Clueless Mel Horowitz (Character) $56.2M 1995
74% 74% Nixon Trini Cardoza (Character) $13.7M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Run: Midnight Run for Your Life Eddie Moscone (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Run: Midnight Run-Around Eddie Moscone (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Run: Another Midnight Run Eddie Moscone (Character) - 1994
18% 21% Boiling Point Brady (Character) $9M 1993
76% 85% Benny & Joon Thomas (Character) $23.1M 1993
100% 86% Searching for Bobby Fischer Tournament Director (Character) $7.9M 1993
35% 52% Rookie of the Year Larry Fisher/Fish (Character) $53.1M 1993
37% 45% For Love or Money Gene Salvatore (Character) $10.4M 1993
52% 43% Mr. Wonderful Harvey (Character) $2.1M 1993
No Score Yet 11% Four Eyes and Six-Guns Unknown (Character) - 1992
64% 66% The Addams Family Tully Alford, Addams' Attorney (Character) $111.3M 1991
61% 54% Joe Versus the Volcano Mr. Waturi (Character) $39.1M 1990
50% 52% Tune in Tomorrow... Robert Quince (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Your Pleasure John (Character) - 1989
57% 58% Running Scared Captain Logan (Character) $37.6M 1986
No Score Yet 80% A Smoky Mountain Christmas Harry (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 61% Slow Burn Simon Fleischer (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courage John Fosh (Character) - 1986
31% 40% Wise Guys Anthony Castelo (Character) $7M 1986
71% 67% Commando Arius (Character) $34.9M 1985
94% 88% Blood Simple Julian Marty (Character) $1.7M 1984
68% 69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension John Gomez (Character) - 1984
85% 50% Tightrope Det. Molinari (Character) - 1984
0% 69% Reckless Peter Daniels (Character) - 1984
55% 66% The Hunger Lieutenant Allegrezza (Character) - 1983
33% 50% I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Doctor Klein (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 34% Endangered Species Peck (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 70% Night of the Juggler Sgt. Otis Barnes (Character) - 1980
86% 38% The Seduction of Joe Tynan Alex Heller (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prince of Central Park Hot Dog Vendor (Character) - 1977

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Vincent Rella (Guest Star) 2019 2015
77% 66% Gotham Dix (Guest Star) 2019 2014
No Score Yet 70% Odd Mom Out Jill's Dad (Guest Star) 2016
86% 82% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
58% 67% Golden Boy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
92% 79% Person of Interest Bernie Sullivan (Guest Star) 2011
19% No Score Yet Lipstick Jungle Dimitri Pappademos (Guest Star) 2008
91% 91% Monk Jack Monk (Character) 2006
No Score Yet 80% ER Herb Spivak (Guest Star) 2005 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
42% No Score Yet The $treet Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Home Court Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Lou the Werewolf (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 92% Cheers Nick Tortelli (Guest Star) 1993 1984-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Kate Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1988-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tortellis Nick Tortelli (Character) 1987
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1986 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Ralph Macafee (Guest Star) 1984 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1976

QUOTES FROM Dan Hedaya CHARACTERS

Richard M. Nixon says: Checkers, shut up! Or I'll feed you to the Chinese!

Mel Hamilton says: What's with you, kid? You think the death of Sammy Davis left an opening in the Rat Pack?

Frank Kraft says: I found your heart, and I'll blow it out of your body!!!

Frank Kraft says: I found your heart, and I'll blow it out of your body!

Mr. Frank Watori says: I'm NOT arguing that with you!

Marty says: If I need you again, I know which rock to turn over.

Mel Hamilton says: Do you drink?

Christian says: No, thanks, I'm cool.

Mel Hamilton says: I'm not offering, I'm asking. You think I give alcohol to teenagers taking my daughter out.

Mel Hamilton says: (angry) "Do you know what time it is?"

Mel Hamilton says: [angry] Do you know what time it is?

Cher Horowitz says: "A watch doesn't really go with this outfit daddy..."

Cher Horowitz says: A watch doesn't really go with this outfit daddy...

Mel Hamilton says: "I'd like to see you have a little direction"

Mel Hamilton says: I'd like to see you have a little direction.

Cher Horowitz says: "I have direction!"

Cher Horowitz says: I have direction!

Josh says: "yeah, towards the mall"

Josh says: Yeah, towards the mall.

Mel Hamilton says: "What the hell is that?"

Mel Hamilton says: What the hell is that?

Cher Horowitz says: "A dress!"

Cher Horowitz says: A dress!

Mel Hamilton says: "Says who?"

Mel Hamilton says: Says who?

Cher Horowitz says: "Calvin Klein!"

Cher Horowitz says: Calvin Klein!

Mel Hamilton says: "If anything happens to my daughter, I have forty-five and a shovel. I doubt anyone would miss you."

Mel Hamilton says: If anything happens to my daughter, I have forty-five and a shovel. I doubt anyone would miss you.