Judd Hirsch - Updated May 2023

Judd Hirsch is a popular American actor. Judd Hirsch is widely known for playing the role of Alex Rieger on the television comedy series Taxi, John Lacey on the series Dear John, and Alan Eppes on the series Numb3rs.

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Judd Hirsch

Early Life and Childhood

Judd Hirsch was born on March 15, 1935, in the city of The Bronx, New York, United States. As of 2023, his age is 88 years and his full name is Judd Seymore Hirsch.

Similarly, he is American by nationality and follows the Christian religion. Moreover, he belongs to the German-English ethnicity and his birth sign is Pisces. He was raised in Brooklyn and The Bronx.

He was born to an electrician Joseph Sidney Hirsch (father) and a housewife Rosa Hirsch Benjamin (mother). Likewise, he has one brother named Roland Hirsch.

Judd Hirsch – Education

In 1952, he graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx. Following that, he earned a physics degree from City College in New York.

Later, he attended HB Studio in New York City and studied acting. In addition, he graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1962.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to his career, he started his acting career in theatrical roles. He is best known for his roles in popular TV shows such as “Taxi” and “Dear John”. He also acted in popular films like “Ordinary People” and “Independence Day”.

In 1958, he served in the United States Army Reserve at Fort Leonard Wood for six months as a surveyor. Following that he also worked as an engineer for Westinghouse before he started to work in the theater.

He began his acting career in the early 1960s, appearing in various off-Broadway productions and on Television shows such as “The Doctors” and “Search for Tomorrow.” He gained fame for his role as Alex Rieger in the hit TV show “Taxi”.

For his performance, he received two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. After “Taxi”, he continued to act in both TV and film. He played the lead role in the TV series “Dear John” from 1988 to 1992, and appeared in movies such as “Running on Empty”, “Independence Day”, and “A Beautiful Mind”.

Furthermore, he has also made guest appearances on various TV shows, including “The Good Wife” and “The Goldbergs”. He is a very hard-working actor who rose to fame quickly as his acting was loved by many of his fans along with that Judd has also done good things for the people of his society.

Throughout his career, he has received several awards and nominations for his performances. In addition, he received an Emmys award for “Taxi” and he has been nominated for a Tony Award for his work on Broadway, as well as has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Caption: Judd Hirsch featured in a movie. Source: Vanity Fair

More about his career

From 2014 to 2015, he was featured as a series regular on the ABC television series titled Forever. From 2017 to 2018, he played in the comedy series Superior Donuts for two seasons.

Similarly, in 2016, he played on the CBS comedy series titled The Big Bang Theory. Likewise, in 2020, he starred as  Simon Wiesenthal in season 1 and episode 8 of the series Hunters.

Recently, in 2023, he became the second-oldest acting nominee for an Academy Award for his role in the age drama film The Fabelmans.

Brand Endorsements

Judd has always moved forward in his career and hasn’t endorsed a brand nor is he promoting or collaborating with any products or companies. Furthermore, we may see him associated with some popular brands and supporting their products in the coming days.

Awards and Nomination

Judd was nominated and has won several awards in his career. He won two Primetime Emmy Awards, the Movies for Grownups Award, Beverly Hills Film Festival, Golden Globe, Indie Series Awards, Chairman’s Vanguard Award, Medallion Award, and many more.

Similarly, he was nominated for two Oscar awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, Awards Circuit Community Awards, CinEuphoria Awards, Critics Choice Awards, and Denver Film Critics Society.

Likewise, he was nominated for GAFCA Awards, four Gold Derby Film Awards, six Golden Globes, INOCA awards, NTFCA Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, SLFCA Awards, Sunset Film Circle Awards, and many more.

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Caption: Judd Hirsch getting an award. Source: Historic Elitch Theatre

Net Worth 2023

Judd has an estimated net worth of around $12 million and his annual salary is $253k. Moreover, he has worked very hard since childhood to achieve this fame and it is seen that he was very active in his career during his days.

Relationship Status

Judd married his first wife Elisa Sadaune in 1963 but they divorced in 1967. They both together have one son named Alex Hirsch who was born in 1966.

Later, in 1992, he married his second wife Bonni Sue Chalkin who was a fashion designer by profession but they both divorced in 2005. They both together have one daughter named Montana and one son named London.


In November 2013, he was in a controversy with his neighbors in Denning, New York when he wanted to build a 177-foot-tall wind turbine on his private 96-acre property.

However, he always tries to avoid the public and media and stays far away from situations that can damage his reputation.

Body Measurements

Talking about his height Judd is 5 Feet 10 inches tall and weighs 75kg. Similarly, he has a good physique that measures 37-32-36 inches and has beautiful black eyes and hair. Likewise, his suitable dress size is 7 and his shoe size is 10.5(US).

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Caption: Judd Hirsch giving a pose. Source: Wikipedia

Judd Hirsch – Social Media

Judd is not available on social media sites coz in those days social media weren’t as popular as now. The only medium of communication was the telephone and letters but he has a lot of fans so there are some of his fan-created profiles.