Judd Hirsch, who plays Arthur
What’s his deal? Judd grew up in the Big Apple, studying engineering at the City College of New York and architecture at Cooper Union.
However, his distinguished career in acting began on the stage and, later, led him to television and film, where he earned two Emmys, two Tonys, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award nomination. Not too shabby for a no-nonsense New Yawker.
Résumé: TV credits include Taxi, Dear John, Numb3rs, and, most recently, the role of Leonard's dad on The Big Bang Theory; film credits include Independence Day and A Beautiful Mind.
Words to live by: "As I get older I expect people to remember everything I’ve done, though most people remember just the most current, not the thing you loved the most, which for me was theater." (Judd Hirsch in an interview with Forward)