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Hal Linden

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Hal Linden is an American stage and screen actor, television director and musician. Linden began his career as a big band musician and singer in the 1950s. After a stint in the United States Army, he began an acting career, first working in summer stock and off-Broadway productions.

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Original Off-Broadway Production, 2022

[Regional (US)]
US Premiere, 2018
Grandpa Gustafson

[San Diego, CA (Regional)]
Revival at the Old Globe Theatre, 2017

Original Broadway Production, 2001

Roundabout Revival, 1998
Herr Schultz [Replacement]

[US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1997
Billy Flynn [Replacement]

[US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1997
Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Mervyn Kant [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1985
Nat [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1973
Sid Sorokin

Unknown, 1972
Sidney Brustein

Original Broadway Production, 1970
Mayer Rothschild


Closed on the road, 1968

Original Broadway Production, 1968
Yissel Fishbein

Hyman Kaplan (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1967
No Face


Tonio (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1965
Edward Moncrief (Standby)

Dr. Mark Bruckner (Standby)

Original Broadway Production, 1964

Off-Broadway Revival, 1962
Billy Crocker

Original Broadway Production, 1956
Jeff Moss [Replacement]

Jeff Moss [Replacement]

Jeff Moss (Understudy)

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 1982

Hal Linden Movies

[1979]When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? Richard Ethridge

[1980]Deathquake Narrator

[1988]A New Life Mel Arons

[1996]Just Friends Mr. Barton

[1997]Out to Sea Mac Valor

[1997]The Others Principal Richard Meltzer

[1999]Jump Shrink

[2001]Dumb Luck Blaine Mitchell

[2002]Time Changer The Dean

[2005]Freezerburn Roderick Carr the Cult Leader

[2008]Light Years Away Grandpa Sommers

[2016]Stevie D Max Levine

[2018]The Samuel Project Samuel

[2019]Grand-Daddy Day Care Gabe

Hal Linden TV Shows

Jack's Place Jack Evans

The Bold and the Beautiful Jerry Kramer

The Boys Are Back Fred Hansen

Touched by an Angel Dave Price, Sam Brown

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Hal Linden News

Laguna Playhouse To Present LISTEN TO THE SEVENTIES, CARNEY MAGIC, and More This August

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE has announced six special productions this summer.

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS Announced At The El Portal Theatre Begins October 6

JoBeth Williams (“Poltergeist,” “The Big Chill”) and Peter Strauss (“Rich Man, Poor Man,” “The Jericho Mile”) star in the romantic Love Among the Ruins, written by James G. Hirsch and Robert A. Papazian, from a film script by James Costigan. Love Among the Ruins is a Papazian Hirsch presentation  and is directed by Michael Arabian.

David Ellenstein Named Artistic Director & Bill Kerlin Named Managing Director of Laguna Playhouse

North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director David Ellenstein, and Managing Director Bill Kerlin, have been named Laguna Playhouse’s new Artistic and Managing Directors respectively, effective immediately.

Listen To Chris Sarandon Interview Mario Cantone For His COOKING BY HEART Podcast

Academy Award- nominee Chris Sarandon's latest episode of his popular 'Cooking By Heart' podcast featuring his interview with Tony-nominated actor and comedian Mario Cantone ('Sex and the City,' And Just Like That' and 'Better Things') is now available on all major podcast platforms and on YouTube.

Chris Sarandon to Present Live Podcast Taping of COOKING BY HEART With Mario Cantone

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Academy Award nominee Chris Sarandon and Tony-nominated actor and comedian Mario Cantone in a one-night-only live recording podcast episode of “Cooking By Heart” on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 PM.

Joe Spano & More to Star in Rolling Southern California Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES

Laguna Playhouse announced, in association with Gare St. Lazare, Ireland and the Rubicon Theatre Company, Faline England, Sorcha Fox, Conor Lovett and Joe Spano starring in the rolling Southern California premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES, written by Will Eno and directed by Judy Hegarty-Lovett.

Have the Tony Awards Ever Made Exceptions to Their Rules?

This month, the reader question was: There's a lot of talk about Lea Michele's performance in Funny Girl, and how she won't be eligible for a Tony Award since the show opened last season. Is there any history of Tony Awards rules changes/exceptions in the past?

Listen: Chris Sarandon Interviews Hal Linden, Joanna Gleason & More on COOKING BY HEART Podcast

Listen to Chris Sarandon's 'Cooking By Heart' podcast featuring Broadway stars Hal Linden, Joanna Gleason and more!

ONCE to be Presented at Laguna Playhouse in March

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE will present the fourth show of its season, the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE, book by Edna Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, musical direction by Julia Hoffmann, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and directed by Steve Steiner.

Video: The Best Broadway Performances from the Kennedy Center Honors

The 45th Annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming up and we are celebrating the special occasion with some of our favorite videos of past Broadway performances. Check out the full list!

Review: COME BLOW YOUR HORN at New Theatre Restaurant

New Theatre Restaurant’s new production of Neil Simon’s COME BLOW YOUR HORN is a holiday gift to its audiences. It is a charming, gentle entertainment that rekindles a time when you were too busy laughing to worry about anything else.

Laguna Playhouse to Present THE SKIVVIES: SLEIGH MY NAME, THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ & More This Holiday Season

Laguna Playhouse will present four magical ways for you to celebrate the holiday season with four extraordinary holiday experiences; THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ: A HOLIDAY PANTO, THE SKIVVIES: SLEIGH MY NAME, and more.

Josh Mostel and Richard Masur to Join TWO JEWS, TALKING at Theatre at St. Clement's This Month

There are two 'new' Jews talking! Josh Mostel and Richard Masur are in rehearsal preparing to start the conversation on Friday, October 28th when they begin performances in 'Two Jews, Talking', the critically acclaimed new comedy by Ed. Weinberger, directed by Dan Wackerman playing at Theatre at St. Clement's. 

Josh Mostel and Richard Masur Join TWO JEWS TALKING Off-Broadway

There are two “new” Jews talking! Josh Mostel (My Favorite Year, The Boys Next Door) and Richard Masur (Lucky Guy, “Younger”) will keep the conversation going in Ed. Weinberger's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway comedy Two Jews, Talking, directed by Dan Wackerman at Theatre at St. Clement's.


All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new play by multiple-Tony Award winning playwright Rupert Holmes, will launch its 16 city, 2022-2023 National Tour on Oct. 5th in St. Petersburg, FL.  

Photos: First Look at KIM'S CONVENIENCE at Laguna Playhouse

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE has released production photos from the California premiere of the hilarious KIM’S CONVENIENCE, written by Ins Choi and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera. KIM’S CONVENIENCE begins previews on Wednesday, September 21; will open on Sunday, September 25 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, October 9, 2022 at the Laguna Playhouse.

JoBeth Williams & Peter Strauss to Star in LOVE AMONG THE RUINS World Premiere at Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse has announced that JoBeth Williams (“Poltergeist,” “The Big Chill”) and Peter Strauss (“Rich Man, Poor Man,” “The Jericho Mile”) are set to star in the upcoming World Premiere production, based on the 1975 ABC Theatre Presentation that starred Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier, of LOVE AMONG THE RUINS.

BrightSide Theatre to Present SHE LOVES ME in October

BrightSide Theatre Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have announced that they will begin their 10th season with She Loves Me, running from October 14 through 30th. 

Special Offer: See Hal Linden and Bernie Kopell in a New Comedy

Special Offer: See Hal Linden and Bernie Kopell in the new comedy

TV Legends Hal Linden And Bernie Kopell Team Up For TWO JEWS, TALKING Off Broadway This Summer

Tony & Emmy Award Winner Hal Linden (The Rothschilds, Barney Miller) and legendary television star Bernie Kopell (The Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl) will pair up for the world premiere of the new comedy Two Jews, Talking.


Hal Linden has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

Hal Linden has not appeared in the West End

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Rothschilds .

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Rothschilds.

Hal Linden's next show will be Two Jews, Talking which opens on 8/29/2022 on Off-Broadway.

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