Dan Hedaya

Dan Hedaya

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

Lowest Rated: 11% A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

Birthday: Jul 24, 1940

Birthplace: Not Available

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 Nick Tortelli. Following studies in literature at Tufts University, Hedaya launched his acting career. He then went on to act in the New York Shakespeare Festival for many years. Hedaya made his feature film debut in The Passover Plot (1975). Since 1980, Hedaya has appeared in over 20 feature films, and is frequently cast as cops, criminals, or rough-edged regular joes. In Blood Simple (1984), he got the opportunity to play a leading role as Marty, the jealous husband who hires a creepy detective to kill his faithless wife. 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.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Big Take Frank Manascalpo 2018
74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Red $234.1M 2016
52% The Humbling Asa 2015
No Score Yet Clutter Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Normals Actor 2012
74% Too Big to Fail Barney Frank 2011
42% The Extra Man Aresh $0.5M 2010
No Score Yet The Good Student Gabe 2008
No Score Yet Warrior Class Actor 2007
No Score Yet Alien Resurrection (Special Edition) Actor 2007
No Score Yet Mr. Gibb Actor 2006
No Score Yet Pizza My Heart Vinnie Montebello 2005
64% Robots Mr. Gunk $128.2M 2005
71% New Suit Muster Hansau 2005
52% Strangers with Candy Guy Blank $2M 2005
No Score Yet The Warrior Class Rand 2005
No Score Yet American Cousins Settimo 2003
15% Swimfan Coach Simkins $28.4M 2002
No Score Yet Quicksand Actor 2002
83% Mulholland Drive Vincenzo Castigliane $7.1M 2001
20% Down (The Shaft) Lt. McBain 2001
20% The Crew Mike `The Brick' Donatelli $12.5M 2000
67% Shaft Det. Jack Roselli $70.4M 2000
No Score Yet The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave Actor 2000
83% The Hurricane Det. Della Pesca 1999
71% Dick Pres. Richard M. Nixon 1999
No Score Yet Locked in Silence Rosenstock 1999
61% A Civil Action John Riley 1998
11% A Night at the Roxbury Kamehl Butabi 1998
56% Alien Resurrection Gen. Perez 1997
39% A Life Less Ordinary Gabriel 1997
72% In & Out Military Attorney 1997
No Score Yet The Second Civil War Mel Burgess 1997
No Score Yet Garden of Redemption Captain Zito 1997
84% Marvin's Room Bob 1996
25% Daylight Frank Kraft 1996
75% Ransom Jackie Brown 1996
49% The First Wives Club Morty Cushman 1996
77% Freeway Wallace 1996
74% Nixon Trini Cardoza 1995
88% To Die For Joe Maretto 1995
89% The Usual Suspects Jeff Rabin 1995
79% Clueless Mel 1995
33% Search and Destroy Tailor $0.4M 1995
No Score Yet Picture Windows Actor 1995
66% Maverick Twitchy 1994
76% Addams Family Values Actor 1993
52% Mr. Wonderful Harvey 1993
37% For Love or Money Gene Salvatore 1993
No Score Yet Based on an Untrue Story Caprawolski 1993
100% Searching for Bobby Fischer Tournament Director 1993
No Score Yet Four Eyes and Six-Guns Lester Doom 1993
18% Boiling Point Brady 1993
71% Benny & Joon Thomas 1993
35% Rookie of the Year Larry `Fish' Fisher 1993
64% The Addams Family Tully Alford 1991
No Score Yet Doubles Actor 1991
50% Tune in Tomorrow... (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter) Robert Quince 1990
46% Pacific Heights Loan Officer 1990
62% Joe Versus the Volcano Waturi 1990
No Score Yet Reluctant Agent John 1989
No Score Yet A Smoky Mountain Christmas Harry 1986
No Score Yet Courage John Fosh 1986
60% Running Scared Capt. Logan 1986
31% Wise Guys Anthony Castelo 1986
No Score Yet Slow Burn Actor 1986
70% Commando Arius 1985
94% Blood Simple Marty 1984
85% Tightrope Det. Molinari 1984
69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai John Gomez 1984
No Score Yet The Dollmaker Skyros 1984
No Score Yet Reckless Peter Daniels 1984
52% The Hunger Lt. Allegrezza 1983
No Score Yet Endangered Species Peck 1982
20% I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Dr. Klein 1982
69% True Confessions Howard Terkel 1981
No Score Yet Night of the Juggler Barnes 1980
86% The Seduction of Joe Tynan Alex Heller 1979
No Score Yet The Prince of Central Park Hot Dog Vendor 1977
No Score Yet The Passover Plot Yaacov 1975


No Score Yet Blue Bloods
Vincent Rella 2019
No Score Yet Odd Mom Out
Alan Kaplan 2016
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Appearing 2015
86% The Mindy Project
Alan Castellano Danny's Father 2015
77% Gotham
Detective Dix 2014
58% Golden Boy
Francis Diaco 2013
90% Monk
Jack Monk 2006
54% The Book of Daniel
Frank 2006
No Score Yet Yes, Dear
Don Don Ludke 2003
No Score Yet Judging Amy
Det. Tarnower 2000
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
Leslie Drake 1997
No Score Yet ER
Herb Spivak Attorney 1997
No Score Yet Law & Order
Torelli Brooklyn Lt. Brian Torelli Leslie Drake 1997
84% NYPD Blue
No Score Yet Cheers
Guest Nick Tortelli 1993
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
Ralph 1989
No Score Yet Family Ties
Joe 1989
No Score Yet The Tortellis
Nick Tortelli 1987
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
Joseph Keuhnelian 1987
No Score Yet Miami Vice
Reuben Reydolfo 1986
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
Macafee 1984
No Score Yet Kojak
Dan Hudson 1976


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.