Judd Hirsch

Judd Hirsch plays the character of Arthur on CBS’s Superior Donuts. He has forged a distinguished career in television, theater and film that has earned him two Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards and an Academy Award nomination, among other honors. Hirsch is perhaps best known to television audiences for his Emmy-winning role as Alex Rieger in the classic series Taxi. Also, he starred as the title character in Dear John, for which he won a Golden Globe. Other notable television credits include the comedy George and Leo, co-starring Bob Newhart, and the drama Numb3rs, both on CBS, and more recently, Forever, opposite Ioan Gruffudd. In 2016 Hirsch guest-starred as Leonard Hofstadter’s father on The Big Bang Theory.

Hirsch began his career on the stage in A Thousand Clowns at the famed Woodstock Playhouse in 1964. Thirty-three years later, he starred in a production of the same play on Broadway. Hirsch won two Tony Awards for his performances in I'm not Rappaport and Conversations with My Father. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Ordinary People. Other memorable film credits include TeachersThe Goodbye PeopleRunning on Empty, A Beautiful Mind, Independence Day and Independence Day: Resurgence. He will appear in The Meyerowitz Stories, directed by Noah Baumbach.

Hirsch grew up in New York City where he studied engineering at the City College of New York and architecture at Cooper Union.