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Hedaya in ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

About Dan Hedaya (1940 – )

Dan Hedaya was born on July 24, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York. Though he often is cast as an Italian American, he actually is the son of first generation Sephardi Jewish immigrants from Syria. Sometimes Dan Hedaya is credited as Daniel Hedaya.

In 1962, Dan graduated from Tufts University, and taught junior high school students for many years, before deciding to try being a thespian. He wound up studying acting in New York City. Dan Hedaya must of realized that he had ability, as he probably used his natural gifts in acting to teach his classes.

A TV favorite, Dan Hedaya has had guest appearances on several hit shows, including THE BOOK OF DANIEL;(2006), ER;(1997, 2005), LUCKY;(2003),  and YES DEAR;(2003). He was a regular on CHEERS;(1984-1993).

IN 1994, Dan was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his guest appearance on NYPD BLUE;(1993)

In 1995, Dan Hedaya played Trini Cardoza in the Oliver Stone movie, NIXON. Four years later, he played the part of President Nixon himself in the movie, DICK.

For something different, in 1995, he portrayed the character, Mel Horowitz, the litigation lawyer father of Cher;( Alicia Silverstone) in the hit comedy, CLUELESS. His performance was a favorite of a multigenerational audience; introducing himself to the younger generation as well.

In the sci-fi thriller, ALIEN: RESURRECTION;(1997), Dan Hedaya starred as Gen Martin Perez, opposite Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, and Dominique Pinon.

Sigourney Weaver and Hedaya also shared the stage in a production called CONJURING AN EVENT.

Dan Hedaya's notable movie credits include...

DOUGLAS BROWN (2015)
BLACK DOG (2014)

THE HUMBLING (2014)
CLUTTER (2013)

THE EXTRA MAN (2010)
THE WARRIOR CLASS (2008)
THE GOOD STUDENT (2006)
ROBOTS (2005)
STRANGERS WITH CANDY (2005)
AMERICAN COUSINS (2003)
SHAFT (2000)
THE HURRICANE (1999)
A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY (1998)
ALIEN: RESURRECTION (1997)
MARVIN'S ROOM (1996)
RANSOM (1996)
THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (1996)
CLUELESS (1995)
MAVERICK (1994)
FOR LOVE OR MONEY (1993)
searching for bobby fischer (1993)
THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1991)
RUNNING SCARED (1986)
COMMANDO (1985)
BLOOD SIMPLE (1984)
BUCKAROO BANZAI (1984)
THE HUNGER (1983)
i'm dancing as fast as I can (1982)
TRUE CONFESSIONS (1981)
NIGHT OF THE JUGGLER (1980)

Dan Hedaya's television credits include...

THE BOOK OF DANIEL; (TV Series 2006)
ER;(TV Series 1997, 2005)
YES DEAR; (TV Series 2000-2003)
FALLEN ANGELS (TV Series 1993, 1995)
CHEERS (1982)

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Dan Hedaya with Christopher Lloyd in THE ADDAMS FAMILY.



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Dan Hedaya in
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Hedaya in BUCKAROO BANZAI (1984).

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Dan Hedaya in BLOOD SIMPLE (1984).

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Dan Hedaya in CLUELESS.

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Dan Hedaya in THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (1996).

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Dan Hedaya in SHAFT (2000).