Judd Hirsch Biography

Updated On Nov 19, 2017 Published On Jul 06, 2016
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Date of Birth: 1935 , March-15
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
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In 1956, Judd married his first wife. He tied the knot with Elisa Sadaune during the time. Their married life lasted for only two years. During this short time, they welcomed a child together. They dissolved this married life in 1958.

Judd lived a single life for several years. On 24th of December 1992, Judd got married to Bonni Chalkin. Bonni Chalkin is a fashion designer. The lovely married couple has already welcomed two children together. His nationality is American and he is of mixed ethnicity.

Judd was raised in Brooklyn and the Bronx. He received his formal education from DeWitt Clinton High School; he graduated from there in 1952. Later on, he got enrolled at City College of New York with a major in Physics. After earning a degree from there, he joined a United States Army and served there for several years. He also worked at Westinghouse as an engineer. He has been active in the film industry since the early 1970s. He made his acting debut by starring the minor role in the movie Jump. Two years later, he played the role of Cop in an American neo-noir crime drama film Serpico. In the mid-1970s, he appeared in several TV movies and series like The Law, Fear on Trial, Medical Story and so on. 

In 1976, he acted in the theater play Knock Knock. For this role, he was honored with Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play. He rose to fame as an actor after he portrayed the role of Mike in the American sitcom Rhoda. He is critically acclaimed for starring the role of Alex Rieger in an American sitcom Taxi. In 2016, he played the role of Dr. Alfred Hofstadter in an American sitcom The Big Bang Theory. 

He is now aged 81 years old and his net worth is $12 Million.

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Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York

March 15 , 1935

Best known for his towering height and acting talent, Judd Hirsch was born as Judd Seymore Hirsch in the early 1935 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States of America to Sally Kitzis Hirsch and Joseph Sidney Hirsch. He is of German, Dutch and Russian descent.

Graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School

1952

Judd was raised in Brooklyn and the Bronx. He received his formal education from DeWitt Clinton High School, he graduated from there in 1952. Later on he got enrolled at City College of New York with a major in Physics.

Began his acting career

1971

He has been active in the film industry since the early 1970s. He made his acting debut by starring the minor role in the movie Jump. Two years later, he played the role of Cop in an American neo-noir crime drama film Serpico.

Appeared in the theater play, Knock Knock

1976

In 1976, he acted in the theater play Knock Knock. For this role, he was honored with Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play. Next year he starred the role of George Schneider in the play Chapter Two. 

Appeared in the television series, Taxi

1978

He got his rise in fame as an actor after he began portraying the role of Mike in an American sitcom Rhoda. He appeared in this TV series for about half a decade. In the mid 1980s, he appeared in the TV series Detective in the House. 

Appeared in the movie, Independence Day

1996

An avid pianist, Judd Hirsch is an actor from United States. In 1996, he played the role of Julius Levinson in the movie Independence Day. He is also popular for playing the role of Dr. Helinger in an American biographical drama film A Beautiful Mind. 

Married to Elisa Sadaune

1956

In 1956, Judd got married to his first wife. He was married to Elisa Sadaune during that time. This married life lasted for only two years. During this short time, they welcomed a child together. They dissolved this married life in 1958.

First child, Alex Hirsch

1966

He became father for the first time in his life in 1966. He and his ex partner Bonni Chalkin welcomed their first child together that year and that time it was a son and they named him Alex Hirsch. 

Married to Bonni Chalkin

December 24 , 1992

Judd lived a single life for several years. On 24th of December 1992, Judd got married to Bonni Chalkin. Bonni Chalkin is a fashion designer. As a married couple, they have already welcomed two children together. 

Third child, Montana Eve Hirsch

1994

He became father for the third time in his life in 1994. He and his ex wife Bonni Chalkin welcomed their second child together that year and that time it was a daughter and they named her Montana Eve Hirsch. 

Won Golden Globes, USA

1989

Golden Globes, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor if any one wins this. He has been honored with award once and that was in 1989 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical. 

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

1981

He has been nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for several times in his life but he has been honored with this award for two times. He was honored with this award in 1981 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. 

Won TV Land Awards

2007

In 2003, he got nominated in TV Land Awards for the first time in his life. He got nominated in this award that year for Working Stiff of the Year. He won this award only in 2007 and that was for his role on the television comedy series Taxi.