Aug. 8th, 1937
Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 5 1/2"
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Actor (segment "Dame Maggie")
Larry's Guide #1
Mr. Bergstrom (Voiced)
Graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955. Went to Santa Monica City College where he dropped out after a year due to bad grades. But before he did, he took an acting course because he was told that "nobody flunks acting." Also received some training at Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. Decided to go into acting because he did not want to work or go into the service. Trained at The Pasadena Playhouse for two years.
- Nominated for the 1990 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "The Merchant of Venice".
- Has known 'Gene Hackman' (qv) since 1956.
- His performance as Raymond Babbitt in _Rain Man (1988)_ (qv) is ranked #88 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
- He is from a family of Polish Jews.
- Is active in a commercial campaign with the Swedish clothing company KappAhl.
- Was in early consideration for the role of Rick Deckard in _Blade Runner (1982)_ (qv). The role eventually went to 'Harrison Ford (I)' (qv).
- Has 6 children: 'Jenna Byrne' (qv) and Karina Hoffman-Birkhead (born 1966 - adopted) with his first wife 'Anne Byrne Hoffman' (qv); 'Jake Hoffman (I)' (qv), 'Rebecca Hoffman' (qv), 'Max Hoffman (III)' (qv) and 'Alexandra Hoffman' (qv) with his second wife 'Lisa Gottsegen' (qv).
- While filming _Finding Neverland (2004)_ (qv) lost the tip of a finger and performed one day of shooting on morphine.