Judd Hirsch: Five Questions Answered

Judd Hirsch

It doesn’t matter if he was making a TV or a Broadway appearance, or if he is making a movie appearance or cameo, Judd Hirsch knows how to make film critics write less. The thespian has been in the acting business for close to five decades with an impressive list of acting credits to show for it. Writing about him, in many ways, seems like writing a large chunk of the history of Hollywood in the last century and of this century. What do you know about the movie star? How much is it possible to know of him? We will see about answering these questions in question format. We go.

1. How old is Judd Hirsch?

Judd Hirsch was born in The Bronx, New York City on March 15, 1935. His father Joseph Sidney Hirsch was an electrician while his mother’s occupation is unknown. Judd Hirsch has a brother named Roland Hirsch whom he grew up with in The Bronx and Brooklyn.

Judd Hirsch attended DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx after which he proceeded to the City College of New York where he studied Physics. He later studied acting at HB Studio in New York. Judd, however, did not start his acting career immediately after he graduated from college. He served in the United States Army and later worked as an engineer for Westinghouse before he landed a job in the theater.

Judd Hirsh is 84 years old.

2. Does he have a son?

Judd Hirsch has a son named Alexander from his first marriage to Elisa Sadaune. The marriage, however, lasted for only four years (1963-1967) ending in divorce. Their son Alex was born in 1966. His first marriage could have left him with a bad taste as he remained unmarried till December 24, 1992, when he married fashion designer Bonni Sue Chalkin. Together they welcomed a daughter, Montana, and son, London.

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Unfortunately, they got divorced in 2005 and the reason for their divorce wasn’t made public.  Judd waited 25 years after his first divorce before marrying another wife. It’s been 27 years after his second marriage collapsed and he has not made any plans of marrying again. He is currently Eighty-four years and the thought of getting married at this age might not sit with him very well.

3. When did he make his acting debut?

Judd Hirsch made his acting debut in 1974 when he appeared in the TV series “The Law” as Murray Stone. Prior to this, he appeared in one or two films in an uncredited role. Judd Hirsch later appeared in 2 episodes of the television sitcom “Rhoda” which aired on CBS.  Judd portrayed the role of Mike and was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in the Series.

Judd later starred in 22 episodes of the series “Delvecchio” which aired on CBS on Sundays. His major breakout role was in American sitcom “Taxi” as Alex Rieger. The series first aired on ABC from September 1978, to May 1982, before going on NBC. The series tells the story of the everyday life of New Yorkers and it won so many awards but most especially, Judd won an Emmy Award for his outstanding role in the series twice.

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Judd Hirsch was in the NBC American sitcom “Dear John” as John Lacey. He appeared in 90 episodes of the series which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.  Judd registered his name in theater plays starring as Nat in “I’m Not Rappaport”. Judd earned a Tony Award for his role. He also earned a Tony Award for his role in another theater play “Conversations with my Dad”. He is also a Drama Desk Award winner for his role in the theater play “Knock Knock”. Judd Hirsch is tired of winning awards.

4. How much is Judd Hirsch worth?

A career that started in 1974 has seen Judd appeared in films, TV series and plays. Judd has made a name in acting and has also made some money too. What is the net worth of the thespian? According to Celebritynetworth, Judd is worth $12 million. A big deal.

There are hundreds and hundreds of his colleagues who started their career at about the same time with him but can boast of one-tenth of this and this doesn’t make them worse, nor him better. It is what it is.

5. Does Judd Hirsch have a glass eye?

It is not called a glass eye; it is referred to as Anisocoria. Study reveals that it is a medical condition of the eye which affects approximately 20% of the human population. Judd was not born with Anisocoria, he happened to see these changes in his eye during his adulthood. Anisocoria Though is said to be non-toxic to the eyes but it can trigger other medical problems.

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