Dan Hedaya


Miami Vice Characters
July 24, 1940, Brooklyn, New York

Dan Hedaya (born July 24, 1940) is an American actor, who appeared in the show Miami Vice as Metro-Dade IAD Officer Ben Schroeder in the episode "One Eyed Jack" and Reuben Reydolfo, right-hand man to drug dealer Mario Fuente in the episode "Payback".

Early Life/CareerEdit

Hedaya was born in Brooklyn, New York. Before pursuing his acting career he was a junior high teacher. He got his start in an uncredited role in the movie Myra Breckenridge. He then went into television on the daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope, then a host of TV movie roles followed, including Commando (with David Patrick Kelly and Bill Paxton). He also appeared in guest roles in the series Kojak, Hill Street Blues, and St. Elsewhere, before getting one of his most known roles, as Nick Tortelli, ex-husband of Carla Tortelli in the comedy Cheers and the spin-off The Tortellis (which lasted 13 episodes). Hedaya also had guest roles in Family Ties, One of the Boys, and L. A. Law. He returned to the movies in Rookie of the Year, For Love or Money (with Bob Balaban), Maverick, Clueless, Ransom (with Evan Handler), Nixon (with John Diehl), and Dick. He also appeared in Alien Resurrection, during which he met a grisly end at the hands of the titular monsters. He returned to the police/mystery genre in the series Law and Order and as the title character's father in Monk. His most recent appearances were in the 2010 movie The Extra Man (with Patti D'Arbanville and John Pankow, the 2014 movie The Humbling (with Kyra Sedgwick), the TV series' The Mindy Project and Blue Bloods.

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