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Dan Hedaya

Personal information
Birth dateJuly 24, 1940(age 76)
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1970 present

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Dan Hedaya (born July 24, 1940) is an American character actor. He often plays sleazy villains or uptight, wisecracking individuals; three 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, and the scheming Nick Tortelli on the sitcom Cheers.


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