Last Updated: May 16, 2024
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$5 Million
Jul 24, 1940 (83 years old)
5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Actor, Teacher
United States of America
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What is Dan Hedaya's net worth?

Dan Hedaya is an American actor who has a net worth of $5 million. Dan Hedaya is a character actor who often plays the role of a sleazy veteran or wisecracker.

Dan Hedaya has more than 120 acting credits to his name. He starred as Herbie Towers in the television series "Ryan's Hope" in 1975. In 1987 he stared as Nick Tortelli in the TV series "The Tortellis". Hedaya has had recurring roles in the TV series "St. Elsewhere", "Hill Street Blues", "Mama's Boy", "Family Ties", "One of the Boys", "L.A. Law", "Cheers", "Lucky", "Yes, Dear", "ER", and "The Book of Daniel". He has starred in several films including "Wise Guys", "Blood Simple", "Joe Versus The Volcano", "Clueless", "The Addams Family", "The Mighty Ducks", "Benny & Joon", "Rookie of the Year", "Searching for Bobby Fischer", "The Usual Suspects", "The First Wives Club", "Ransom", "Alien: Resurrection", "A Life Less Ordinary", "A Night at the Roxbury", and "Mulholland Drive". Hedaya has been nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for "NYPD Blue" and for a Screen Actors Guild Award for "Marvin's Room".

Hedaya was born in New York City on July 24, 1940. His parents are Sephardic Jewish and are originally from Aleppo, Syria. He was raised in Bensonhurst. After finishing high school, he enrolled at Tufts University where he began performing at the campus theater. After finishing university, he worked as a junior high school teacher for many years before he decided to pursue acting full-time. He then studied acting at HB Studio in New York City.

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Hedaya has had a successful career in both film and television. He began his career in 1970 when he landed an appearance in "Myra Breckinridge," minor role which was ultimately uncredited. He didn't appear on screen again until being cast in an episode of "Ryan's Hope" in 1975. From there, his career in television grew steadily. In 1976, he had a role in an episode of "Kojack." The following year, in 1977, he appeared in "The Andros Targets" and "The Prince of Central Park." In 1978, he was cast in the television film "The Last Tenant" and then in 1979 appeared in "Paris."

He began the 1980s by appearing in the television film "Death Penalty." He then landed multiple roles in "Hill Street Blues," appearing in five episodes of the show from 1981 to 1984. In 1982, he appeared in "CHiPs" and "Report to Murphy." In 1984, he had roles in "St. Elsewhere," "The Dollmaker," and "Hot Pursuit." He also was cast as character Nick Tortelli in "Cheers" in 1984 and went on to appear in six episodes of the show until 1993. He appeared in two episodes of "Miami Vice" in 1984 and 1986. In 1986, he was quite busy, appearing in "Slow Burn," "The Equalizer," "Courage," That Secret Sunday," and "A Smokey Mountain Christmas." In 1987, he was cast in "The Tortellis" as Nick Tortelli, appearing in 13 total episodes. He rounded out the 1980s by being cast in recurring roles in "Mama's Boy," "Family Ties," "One of the Boys," and "L.A. Law."

Tortelli's career in television remained busy in the 1990s. He appeared in shows like "Equal Justice," "Veronica Clare," "Flying Bird," "NYPD Blue," "Fallen Angels," and "Law & Order." He appeared in four television films in 1994 – "Another Midnight Run," "Midnight Runaround," "Midnight Run for Your Life," and "Because Mommy Works." He also had roles in "Picture Windows," "The Home Court," "The Second Civil War," "Homicide: Life on the Street," and "ER." In the 2000s, he landed roles in episodes of "Judging Amy," "Yes, Dear," "Lucky," "The Book of Daniel," "Monk," "Lipstick Jungle," "Person of Interest," "Golden Boy, "Gotham," "The Mindy Project," "Blue Bloods," and "Odd Mom Out."

Dan Hedaya net worth

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In parallel to his developing television career, Hedaya also had a successful film career beginning in the mid-1970s. In 1976, he appeared in "The Passover Plot." His next film role came in 1979 when he was cast in "The Seduction of Joe Tynan." The following year, he appeared in "Night of the Juggler." In 1981, he had a role in "True Confessions." He appeared in two films in 1982 – "I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can" and "Endangered Species." In 1983, he was cast in "The Hunger" followed by four films in 1984 – "Reckless," "Blood Simple," "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension," and "Tightrope." In 1985, he appeared in "Commando" and then had roles in "A Smoky Mountain Christmas," "Wise Guys," and "Running Scared" in 1986.

Hedaya's next film role was in 1990 when he was cast in "Joe Versus the Volcano." The same year, he appeared in "Tune in Tomorrow" and "Pacific Heights." In 1991, he was cast in "The Addams Family" and "Doubles." Hedaya appeared in "Four Eyes and Six Guns" in 1992 and then in six films in 1993, including "Boiling Point," "Benny & Joon," and "Rookie of the Year." In 1994, he was cast in "Maverick." He appeared in "Clueless," "To Die For," "Fair Game," and "Nixon" in 1995. The following year, he appeared "Ransom," "The First Wives Club," and "Marvin's Room." For his work in the latter film, he was nominated along with the rest of the cast for a Screen Actros Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In 1997, Hedaya appeared in "A Life Less Ordinary," "Alien: Resurrection," and "In & Out." The following year, he had a role in "A Night at the Roxbury." In 1999, he appeared in both "The Hurricane" and "Dick."

In the 2000s, Hedaya continued to regularly appear in films. Some of these include "Shaft," The Crew," "Down," "Mulholland Drive," "Quicksand," American Cousins," "Strangers with Candy," "Robots," "Pizza My Heart," and "The Warrior Class." In 2012, he appeared in "The Normals." In 2016, he was cast in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." He appeared in both "Slapface" and "The God Committee."

Personal Life

Hedaya has been successful in keeping his personal life private and out of the public eye. He did once make an appearance at the premiere of "The First Wives Club" in 1996 accompanied by his son and daughter, though their identities are not known. The identity of their mother is also not known. Hedaya is known to maintain a residence in New York City.

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