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Published On: Fri, Jul 18th, 2014

Hirsch returns to TV in new drama

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Judd Hirsch is going from the ridiculous to the sublime in his newest TV roles.

The 79-year-old actor, best known for Taxi, appears in ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’, about sharks unleashed on New York City, which aired on July 30 on Syfy in the US.

“They told me I was going to be eaten by a shark,” he said, adding: “I said, ‘I’m in.”

Judd’s regular gig will be co-starring on the ABC series ‘Forever’, which begins with a sneak preview for American viewers on September 22. He played the best friend and confidant of Dr Henry Morgan, the medical examiner in New York City who has immortality. Only Judd’s character, Abe, knows his friend’s secret.

“Every once in a while, the intelligence of a show just grabs me,” he said at the summer TV critics’ tour in the US. “To be able to develop a character, that’s a gift in television. To be associated with an experience that is unusual, a life that never seems to end, it’s always something to think about.”

 

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