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Dan Hedaya is a Actor American born on 24 july 1940 at Brooklyn (USA)

Dan Hedaya

Dan Hedaya
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Birth name Daniel G. Hedaya
Nationality USA
Birth 24 july 1940 (78 years) at Brooklyn (USA)

Daniel G. “Dan” Hedaya (born July 24, 1940) is an American character actor. He often plays sleazy villains or uptight, wisecracking individuals; four of his best-known roles are as Italian Mafia boss Tony Costello in Wise Guys, a cuckolded husband in the Coen brothers' crime thriller Blood Simple, Carla Tortelli's ex-husband Nick on the sitcom Cheers, and Tom Hanks' boss in Joe Versus The Volcano.

Best films

The Addams Family (1991)
(Actor)
Daylight (1996)
(Actor)
The First Wives Club (1996)
(Actor)
Tightrope (1984)
(Actor)
Swimfan (2002)
(Actor)

Usually with

Scott Rudin
Scott Rudin
(12 films)
Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(2 films)
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Filmography of Dan Hedaya (69 films)

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Actor

American Pastoral, 1h48
Directed by Fisher Stevens, Ewan McGregor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Mandy Patinkin, Dakota Fanning, Dan Hedaya, Jennifer Connelly, Ewan McGregor, Rupert Evans
Roles Mendy Gurlik
Rating60% 3.048923.048923.048923.048923.04892
Fin des années soixante, Seymour Levov (Ewan McGregor), un riche homme d'affaires, est marié à une très belle femme (Jennifer Connelly ) et mène une vie paisible... jusqu'au jour où sa fille (Dakota Fanning) devient une militante pacifiste contre la guerre du Vietnam et fait exploser un bureau de poste.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2h13
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler
Roles Red
Rating73% 3.6515053.6515053.6515053.6515053.651505
1926. Norbert Dragonneau rentre à peine d'un périple à travers le monde où il a répertorié un bestiaire extraordinaire de créatures fantastiques. Il pense faire une courte halte à New York mais une série d'événements et de rencontres inattendues risquent de prolonger son séjour. C'est désormais le monde de la magie qui est menacé.
The Humbling, 1h47
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Dianne Wiest, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, Mandy Patinkin
Roles Asa
Rating56% 2.8002052.8002052.8002052.8002052.800205
Simon Axler is an aging actor who suffers from bouts of dementia. He is institutionalized after an incident during a Broadway play, then returns home, where he contemplates suicide. When he embarks upon an affair with a friend's amoral lesbian daughter, his world starts to fall apart. It ends on stage, with even Axler's audience and fellow actors unsure what's real and what's not.
Too Big to Fail, 1h38
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors William Hurt, Edward Asnere, Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti, Topher Grace, Matthew Modine
Roles Rep. Barney Frank (Chairman of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee (D-MA))
Rating72% 3.648643.648643.648643.648643.64864
Too Big to Fail chronicles the 2008 financial meltdown, focusing on the actions of U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (William Hurt) to contain the problems during the period of August 2008 to October 13, 2008. Dick Fuld (James Woods), CEO of Lehman Brothers, is seeking external investment, but investors are wary as Lehman is seriously exposed to toxic housing assets and the Treasury is ideologically opposed to offering any sort of bailout as it did for Bear Stearns.
The Extra Man, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes, John C. Reilly, Dan Hedaya, Patti D'Arbanville
Roles Aresh
Rating59% 2.9510852.9510852.9510852.9510852.951085
A failed playwright, Henry Harrison, develops an odd mentor relationship with Louis Ives, a troubled, cross-dressing, aspiring writer to whom Henry sublets a room in his New York apartment. Henry teaches Louis the art of being an "extra man", accompanying and entertaining wealthy older women in their fanciful social lives. Along the way, Louis encounters an environmentally conscious co-worker, Mary Powell, and a jealous, eccentric neighbor, Gershon.
The Warrior Class
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Anson Mount, Erica Leerhsen, Robert Vaughn, Jamey Sheridan, Jake Weber, Mark Blum
Roles Rand
Rating52% 2.6302052.6302052.6302052.6302052.630205
Rookie lawyer Alec Brno (Mount) has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss (Weber). When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful, but drug-addicted wife (Leerhsen), who is also his key witness, Alec soon realizes that all the legal savvy in the world can not protect him from the dangerous reality of mob violence. In a system where criminals often walk free, sometimes courtroom warriors must take the battle for justice into their own hands.
Strangers with Candy, 1h37
Directed by Paul Dinello
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Dan Hedaya, Joseph Cross, Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Deborah Rush, Maria Thayer
Roles Guy Blank
Rating61% 3.0500253.0500253.0500253.0500253.050025
Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris), a 46-year-old former high school dropout and self-described "junkie whore", is released from prison and returns to her childhood home. She discovers her mother has died, her father, Guy (Dan Hedaya), has remarried to the hateful Sara Blank (Deborah Rush), and she has an arrogant half-brother Derrick (Joseph Cross). To make matters worse, her father is in a "stress-induced coma". Taking the suggestion of the family doctor (Ian Holm) literally, Jerri decides to pick her life back up where she left it, beginning her high school all over again as a freshman at Flatpoint High.
Mr. Gibb
Mr. Gibb (2006)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Timothy Daly, Hayden Panettiere, William Sadler, Dan Hedaya, Paula Devicq, John Gallagher, Jr
Roles Gabe
Rating50% 2.5082952.5082952.5082952.5082952.508295
Mr. Ronald Gibb (Tim Daly) is a high school history teacher. Although he is depicted as a creative if weak-willed teacher, his students lack interest for the subject matter. One of his students, Ally Palmer (Hayden Panettiere) is a popular teenage girl and local celebrity. She was featured in a television commercial for her father's car dealership.
Robots
Robots (2005)
, 1h31
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Chris Wedge
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Robin Williams, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes
Roles Mr. Gunk, Herb Copperbottom's grumpy boss
Rating62% 3.1490853.1490853.1490853.1490853.149085
In Rivet Town, Herb Copperbottom, a dishwasher at Gunk's Greasy Spoon diner, races through the streets, elated that he is going to be a father. He and his wife, Lydia, after 12 hours of "labor", construct the baby. He is named Rodney, and he becomes a young inventor who dreams of making the world a better place. Rodney idolizes Bigweld, a master inventor and owner of Bigweld Industries. During Rodney's adolescence, he invents a gadget, "Wonderbot", intended to help his father clean the dishes at the restaurant. When Herb's supervisor unexpectedly confronts them, Wonderbot breaks dishes, causing Herb to be put in debt and Rodney to be dismissed. Rodney takes his invention to Robot City to see Bigweld and get a job as an inventor at Bigweld Industries, so that he can help his father pay back his supervisor. His father encourages him and confides that he has always regretted not pursuing his dream of becoming a musician. Rodney arrives in Robot City and meets Fender, a ramshackle robot who takes souvenir photos and sells maps to the stars' homes. After a spectacular but harrowing ride on the crosstown express, Rodney arrives at the gate of Bigweld Industries.
American Cousins, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Actors Danny Nucci, Shirley Henderson, Vincent Pastore, Dan Hedaya, Russell Hunter, Olegar Fedoro
Roles Settimo
Rating62% 3.148443.148443.148443.148443.14844
Two New Jersey mobsters are almost killed when a deal in Eastern Europe goes wrong. They take refuge with their law-abiding cousin Bobby, who runs a fish and chip shop in Glasgow, Scotland. But when one of the Americans takes a shine to Bobby's girl and the other clashes with local hoodlums, Bobby realises he has to stand up for himself or risk losing everything he loves.
Quicksand
Quicksand (2002)
, 1h32
Directed by Sam Firstenberg
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Michael Dudikoffi, Brooke Theiss, Richard Kind, Dan Hedaya, Pamela Salem, Sameer Dharmadhikari
Rating48% 2.4418752.4418752.4418752.4418752.441875
When military psychiatrist Bill Turner (Michael Dudikoff) falls for a general's daughter, a dark conspiracy threatens to swallow up everyone involved. Turner's relationship with his new patient, Marine sergeant Randi Stewart (Brooke Theiss), begins to reach well beyond the typical doctor/patient bond, as he soon discovers that she is involved in a far-stretching political conspiracy but can't tell if she is the victim or the perpetrator. Randi's brother, Gordon Stewart is running for political office when their father General Stewart (Dan Hedaya) is murdered and Randi becomes the main suspect. When Turner's feelings toward Randi grow he has to deal with her being a possible murderer. But Turner would more than anything not find out, which leads him getting sucked deeper and deeper into the "Quicksand".
Swimfan
Swimfan (2002)
, 1h25
Directed by John Polson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Erotic films, Political films, Erotic thriller films, Buddy films
Actors Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby, Clayne Crawford, Jason Ritter, Kate Burton
Roles Coach Simkins
Rating50% 2.500662.500662.500662.500662.50066
Ben Cronin (Jesse Bradford) is a star swimmer of his high school's swim team. His coach informs him that Stanford University scouts will appear at next week's swim meet. Ben and his girlfriend Amy (Shiri Appleby) discuss their future plans. Amy has her heart set on going to school in Rhode Island, but explains that she will go to school in California to stay close to Ben. The next day, Ben nearly runs his car into Madison Bell (Erika Christensen) and gives her a ride home as an apology. Later, he realizes that Madison left her notebook in his car. The notebook is filled with music notes, and Ben spots his initials written inside a staff. When he brings the notebook to return it, he meets Madison's cousin, Christopher (James Debello). Madison appears stressed, and explains that she hasn't eaten all day, so Ben offers to take her to dinner. At dinner, Ben tells Madison about his girlfriend, but Madison does not appear too bothered and explains that she has a boy waiting for her in New York City.
Mulholland Drive, 2h26
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Assassinat, Films about films, Les fantasmes, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller, Robert Forster, Brent Briscoe
Roles Vincenzo Castigliane
Rating79% 3.9990253.9990253.9990253.9990253.999025
The story may not be linear and exhibits several instances of temporal disruption. A dark-haired woman (Harring) escapes her own murder, surviving a car accident on Mulholland Drive. Injured and in shock, she descends into Los Angeles and sneaks into an apartment which an older, red-headed woman has just vacated. An aspiring actress named Betty Elms (Watts) arrives at the same apartment and finds the dark-haired woman confused, not knowing her own name. The dark-haired woman assumes the name "Rita" after seeing a poster for the film Gilda (1946), starring Rita Hayworth. To help Rita remember her identity, Betty looks in Rita's purse, where she finds a large amount of money and an unusual blue key.