David Hedison Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 30, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Aug 24, 2022
David Hedison in the later years of his life.
Age: 1-99
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About David Hedison

David Hedison is an American television actor and film actor who was billed as 'Al Hedison' in his early film work almost until 1959 due to his role as Victor Sebastian.

David Hedison began his acting career with Sock and Buskin Players at Brown University. Sadly the veteran actor passed away in 2019 in Providence, Rhode Island.

David Hedison graduated from Brown University and moved to New York. He sold his family business of Fuller brushes and jewelry and also worked as a busboy for Waldorf Astoria's Empire Room. However, his Hollywood career began as a contract player. He worked for 20th Century Fox in 1956.

David Hedison Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is David Hedison’s net worth?

David Hedison has a net worth of $1 million.

How much does David Hedison earn per year?

The per year income of David Hedison was $ 4,00,000

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is David Hedison?

David Hedison is about 6 ft (184 cm) tall.

How old is David Hedison?

David Hedison was born on May 20, 1927, in Providence, Rhode Island, and passed away on 
July 18, 2019, Los Angeles, California, the US at 92 years of age.

Childhood And Education

David Hedison was born on May 20, 1927, in Rhode Island to Albert David Hedison (Heditsian) Sr. and Rose Boghosian. Both of his parents were of Armenian descent.

David Hedison decided that he wants to become an actor after seeing Tyrone Power in the movie Blood and Sand. He shifted to New York in order to study with Martha Graham and Sanford Meisner. They were also a part of Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater accompanied by Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is David Hedison’s partner?

David Hedison married Bridget Hedison in 1968. However, Bridget Hedison sadly passed away in 2016 of breast cancer. The couple has two daughters together. Alexandra Hedison the oldest daughter is an actor, director, and photographer whereas the younger daughter Serena Hedison is an editor and producer. Alexandra Hedison appeared in the television series 'The L Word' and married Jodie Foster.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

David Hedison started his career as an actor when he got cast in the television series 'Five Fingers' by NBC in the role of Victor Sebastian. However, he rose to stardom for his role in the science fiction drama 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea'. 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' went on from 1964-1968. David Hedison also acted as CIA agent Felix Leiter in two James bond movies. Felix Leiter appeared in both 'Live and Let Die' and 'License to Kill.'

David Hedison also acted in the Actor's Studio West for the show 'I Never Sang for My Father' in Los Angeles in 2009.

Other Interesting David Hedison Facts And Trivia

  • While Struggling to make a living and get cast, David Hedison worked as a radio announcer in North Carolina for a local station to make ends meet.
  • David Hedison also completed military service in the Navy as a Seaman 2nd Class, working on mothballing decommissioned warships.
  • Albert and Rose Hedison owned a jewelry enameling business and it was expected that David Hedison would also go into the same business later.
  • David Hedison has his name incorporated into The Statler Brothers' top ten songs 'The Movies' along with just four other celebrities.
  • David Hedison's Armenian grandfather altered their family name to Hedison from Heditsian as most people mispronounced it as Hedison.

David Hedison Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

David Hedison

Date of Birth

1927-05-20

Date of Death

2019-07-18

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Rhode Island

Height

184 cm

Occupation

Film, Television, Stage Actor

Net Worth

1000000

Partner

Bridget Hedison

Parents

Albert David Hedison (Heditsian) Sr., Rose Boghosian

Annual Earnings

400000
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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