Fast Facts

  • First professional stage appearance was in the 1964 summer stock production of Herb Gardner's A Thousand Clowns; Broadway debut, two years later, was in Barefoot in the Park.
  • Originally wanted to play the role of Latka, not Alex, on Taxi.
  • Reprised his Taxi character, Alex, in 1999's Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon.
  • David Krumholtz, who played Hirsch's son on NUMB3RS, appeared as Hirsch's son in the 1992 Broadway play Conversations with My Father, when Krumholtz was 13.

Awards

  • 1980, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1986, Tony — Actor (Play): Winner
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1981, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1992, Tony — Actor (Play): Winner
  • 1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1980, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1980, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Elissa Hirsch — Ex-wife
  • Montana Eve Hirsch — Daughter
  • Alexander Hirsch — Son
  • Bonnie Chalkin Hirsch — Wife
  • Joseph Sidney Hirsch — Father
  • Sally Kitzis Hirsch — Mother

College

  • Attended Cooper Union, New York, NY; City University of New York, City College, New York, NY (BS in Physics, 1960)

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  • Birth Place: Bronx, NY
  • Birthday: March 15, 1935, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor, Director
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