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Dan Hedaya



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Red
2016
51% The Humbling
  • Asa
2015
No Score Yet Clutter
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet The Normals
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Too Big to Fail
  • Barney Frank
2011
42% The Extra Man
  • Aresh
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
2005
71% New Suit
  • Muster Hansau
2005
52% Strangers with Candy
  • Guy Blank
2005
No Score Yet The Warrior Class
  • Rand
2005
No Score Yet American Cousins
  • Settimo
2003
14% Swimfan
  • Coach Simkins
2002
No Score Yet Quicksand
  • Actor
2002
82% Mulholland Drive
  • Vincenzo Castigliane
2001
20% Down (The Shaft)
  • Lt. McBain
2001
20% The Crew
  • Mike `The Brick' Donatelli
2000
68% Shaft
  • Det. Jack Roselli
2000
No Score Yet The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave
  • Actor
2000
83% The Hurricane
  • Det. Della Pesca
1999
70% Dick
  • Pres. Richard M. Nixon
1999
No Score Yet Locked in Silence
  • Rosenstock
1999
60% A Civil Action
  • John Riley
1998
11% A Night at the Roxbury
  • Kamehl Butabi
1998
54% 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
80% Marvin's Room
  • Bob
1996
26% Daylight
  • Frank Kraft
1996
75% Ransom
  • Jackie Brown
1996
39% The First Wives Club
  • Morty Cushman
1996
76% Freeway
  • Wallace
1996
75% Nixon
  • Trini Cardoza
1995
87% To Die For
  • Joe Maretto
1995
88% The Usual Suspects
  • Jeff Rabin
1995
81% Clueless
  • Mel
1995
33% Search and Destroy
  • Tailor
1995
No Score Yet Picture Windows
  • Actor
1995
67% Maverick
  • Twitchy
1994
78% Addams Family Values
  • Actor
1993
53% Mr. Wonderful
  • Harvey
1993
32% 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
20% Boiling Point
  • Brady
1993
75% Benny & Joon
  • Thomas
1993
39% Rookie of the Year
  • Larry `Fish' Fisher
1993
60% The Addams Family
  • Tully Alford
1991
No Score Yet Doubles
  • Actor
1991
45% Tune in Tomorrow... (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter)
  • Robert Quince
1990
43% Pacific Heights
  • Loan Officer
1990
59% 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
69% Commando
  • Arius
1985
94% Blood Simple
  • Marty
1984
83% Tightrope
  • Det. Molinari
1984
70% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
  • John Gomez
1984
No Score Yet The Dollmaker
  • Skyros
1984
No Score Yet Reckless
  • Peter Daniels
1984
48% The Hunger
  • Lt. Allegrezza
1983
No Score Yet Endangered Species
  • Peck
1982
No Score Yet I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
  • Dr. Klein
1982
75% True Confessions
  • Howard Terkel
1981
No Score Yet Night of the Juggler
  • Barnes
1980
No Score Yet 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Herb Spivak Attorney
82% Gotham
2014
  • Detective Dix
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
No Score Yet Odd Mom Out
2015
  • Alan Kaplan
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Torelli Brooklyn Lt. Brian Torelli Leslie Drake
Monk
2002-2009
  • Jack Monk
86% The Mindy Project
2012
  • Alan Castellano Danny's Father
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Vincent Rella
No Score Yet Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing
58% Golden Boy
2013
  • Francis Diaco
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor

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