Dan Hedaya


Born: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA


Daniel G. Hedaya (born July 24, 1940) is an American character actor. He often plays sleazy villains or uptight, wisecracking individuals; four of his best-known roles are as Italian Mafia boss Tony Costello in Wise Guys, a cuckolded husband in the Coen brothers' crime thriller Blood Simple, Carla Tortelli's ex-husband Nick on the sitcom Cheers, and Tom Hanks's boss in Joe Versus the Volcano. He also played Mel Horowitz, the father of Cherilyn "Cher" Horowitz, played by Alicia Silverstone, in the film Clueless.

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