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Dan Hedaya


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Birth Name: Dan Hedaya
Born: 07/24/1940
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Born on July 24, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY, Hedaya was raised in a large family headed by his immigrant father, who came to America after emigrating from Aleppo, Syria. He first came into contact with performing on stage while studying literature at Tufts University, from which he earned his bachelor's degree in 1962. Though he made his stage debut in a college production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," Hedaya turned to teaching English and math at a junior high school in New York City to make ends meet. But the pull of performing proved too great and Hedaya left his teaching position to pursue acting fulltime with a return to the stage in a 1973 production of "Macbeth." He went on to accumula... Continue Bio >>


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