Judd Hirsch

Actor and Writer
Born Mar 15, 1935

Judd Hirsch is an American actor most known for playing Alex Rieger on the television comedy series Taxi, John Lacey on the NBC series Dear John, and Alan Eppes on the CBS series Numb3rs.

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1935 Birth Born on March 15, 1935.


1952 17 Years Old He grew up in both Brooklyn and the Bronx, but graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School, located in The Bronx, in 1952, and later earned a degree in physics from City College of New York. … Read More


1978 43 Years Old After appearing frequently on television in the 1970s, Hirsch gained stardom for his lead role of Alex Rieger in the popular sitcom Taxi, which ran from 1978 to 1983.
1981 46 Years Old For his performance in the series, in 1981 and again in 1983, Judd Hirsch won the Emmy Award for Lead Actor In a Comedy Series. … Read More
1983 48 Years Old His other 1980s films include the 1983 drama Without a Trace, the 1984 dramedies, Teachers and The Goodbye People, and the 1988 drama, Running on Empty, directed by Sidney Lumet and co-starring River Phoenix. … Read More


1986 51 Years Old Other noteworthy stage performances include The Hot l Baltimore, Talley's Folly, and his starring role in I'm Not Rappaport, for which Hirsch also won a Tony Award in 1986. … Read More
1992 57 Years Old …  He was married to his second wife, fashion designer Bonni Sue Chalkin, from 1992 to 2005. … Read More


1999 64 Years Old In 1999, he reprised his role from Taxi for a brief moment in Man on the Moon, the biopic of his co-star from Taxi, Andy Kaufman (portrayed by Jim Carrey). … Read More
2014 79 Years Old From 2014 to 2015, he appeared as a series regular on the ABC television series Forever.
2016 81 Years Old In 2016 Hirsch appeared on the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory portraying Leonard's (Johnny Galecki) father.
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