Robert Hegyes

as Juan Epstein in the movie Mr. T and Tina

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Also known as Bob
Was born at 7 May 1951 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA . Died at 26 January 2012, Metuchen, New Jersey, USA (heart attack)

Robert Hegyes was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to anHungarian-American father, Stephen, and an Italian-American mother,Marie Dominica (Cocozza). He is the eldest of their children. Theothers are: Mark Hegyes, MD - Billings, Montana, Ms. Stephanie Hegyes -Princeton, New Jersey, and Ms.

Elizabeth Cocozza - Los Angeles,California. Robert began studying acting in earnest at Metuchen High School underthe direction of Dr. Barton Shepard, Ph. D, in the mid-1960s. He wasaccepted into the Theater Program at Rown University of New Jersey(formerly Glassboro State College) and, in the early 1970s, graduatedwith a BA in Theater & Secondary Education.

Hegyes then ventured intoNew York City to practice his trade, immediately taking up with the"Greenwich Village Children's Repertory Companies", "Theater in aTrunk", and "The NYC Children's Puppet Ensemble". In short order Roberthooked up with his third Greenwhich Village troupe, "Jack LaRumpa'sFlying Drum & Kazoo Band", performing improvisational anti-war comedyin Washington Square and the Provincetown Playhouse. Within a year of graduating from Rowan, Hegyes was cast to co-star inthe Manhattan Theater Club Emsmble's highly-acclaimed drama, "NaomiCourt", which starred another young actor, 'Brad Davis (I)' (of Midnight Express (1978) ). After completing that successfulengagement Robert was tapped to co-star for Tony Award-winningactor/director 'Len Cariou' , A Little Night Music (1977) & Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982) (TV) , inthe Broadway drama, "Don't Call Back", starring 'Arlene Francis' at the 'Helen Hayes (I)' Theater. It was during the run of thatBroadway drama that he was cast by producer 'James Komack' to starin the award-winning comedy series, "Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975) and, at the age of twenty-five,became one of the show's directors.

Robert has guest-starred in over thirty episodic series, including "Saturday Night Live" (1975) with host 'Quentin Tarantino' , "Diagnosis Murder" (1993) with 'Dick Van Dyke' and "The Drew Carey Show" (1995) . He has starred in theaward-nominated "Passat" commercial, "The Chase", for director'Kinka Usher' and in the feature films, Honeymoon Hotel (2004) (V) opposite 'Jane Kaczmarek' , Underground Aces (1981) with 'Melanie Griffith (I)' , Bob Roberts (1992) for director 'Tim Robbins (I)' , Purpose (2002) starring 'Mia Farrow' , and Bar Hopping (2000) (TV) alongside 'Kevin Nealon' . Hegyes made his Los Angeles stage debut to rave notices as'Chico Marx' in 'Arthur Marx' 's play, "An Evening withGroucho", and was shortly thereafter cast as a series regular starringin the award-winning drama, "Cagney & Lacey" (1981) . Robert hasbeen awarded a lifetime artist-in-residence status at his alma materand has taught there and continues to guest lecture regularly. He isalso a California Certified Secondary Education Teacher and teaches forthe Los Angeles Unified School District at Venice High School.

As a long-time resident of Venice, California, Robert and partner'Craig Titley' , ( Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) ) developed theoriginal Internet series, "The Venice Walk". .

There is some small facts about Robert Hegyes:
  • Cousin of 'Jon Bon Jovi'
  • He was born in Perth Amboy but raised in nearby Metuchen, New Jersey, which is also the same hometown of magician 'David Copperfield (I)' .
  • Has four children from his relationship with Cynthia Wylie (1994-2007).
  • Cousin of 'Mario Lanza (I)' .
  • He taught for several years at Venice High School in Venice, California.
  • He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Speech, Theater, and Dance from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in Glassboro, New Jersey before moving to New York City to start his acting career.
  • Was the first of two main cast members of "Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975) to pass away in 2012. The second was 'Ron Palillo' , who coincidentally also passed away from a heart attack.
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There is the list of movies, where Robert Hegyes was taked part:
1 The 9th Annual TV Land Awards movie The 9th Annual TV Land Awards 2011 as Himself
2 The Pandora Project movie The Pandora Project 1998 as Enrique Gutierrez
3 The Hollywood Squares movie The Hollywood Squares 1965 as Guest Appearance
4 The Mike Douglas Show movie The Mike Douglas Show 1961 as Himself - Actor
5 1995 MTV Movie Awards movie 1995 MTV Movie Awards 1995 as Himself
6 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards movie 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 as Himself - In Memoriam
7 A Cry for Love movie A Cry for Love 1980 as Pizza Counterman
8 ABCs 50th Anniversary Celebration movie ABCs 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 as Himself
9 Bar Hopping movie Bar Hopping 2000 as Unseen Customer
10 Battle of the Network Stars movie Battle of the Network Stars 1976 as Himself - ABC Team
11 Bob Roberts movie Bob Roberts 1992 as Ernesto Galleano
12 Cagney & Lacey: The Return movie Cagney & Lacey: The Return 1994 as Esposito
13 Earth and the American Dream movie Earth and the American Dream 1992 as Reader
14 For Lovers Only movie For Lovers Only 1982 as Frankie Spoleto
15 Just Tell Me You Love Me movie Just Tell Me You Love Me 1978 as Ricky
16 Kill Crazy movie Kill Crazy 1990 as Harry Durosa
17 Law and Order movie Law and Order 1976 as Angelo
18 Pee-wees Big Adventure movie Pee-wees Big Adventure 1985 as Biker #5
19 Purpose movie Purpose 2002 as Mexican Police Official
20 Underground Aces movie Underground Aces 1981 as Tico
21 Black Scorpion movie Black Scorpion 2001 as Speedbump
22 Break the Bank movie Break the Bank 1976 as Himself
23 Cagney & Lacey movie Cagney & Lacey 1981 as Manny Esposito
24 Chico and the Man movie Chico and the Man 1974 as Zoltan
25 CHiPs movie CHiPs 1977 as Luther 'Sweets' Collier
26 Diagnosis Murder movie Diagnosis Murder 1993 as Mr. Wolf
27 Dinah! movie Dinah! 1974 as Himself
28 Donny and Marie movie Donny and Marie 1975 as Himself
29 Good Morning America movie Good Morning America 1975 as Himself
30 L.A. Heat movie L.A. Heat 1996 as Joe Goldfield
31 Lewis & Clark movie Lewis & Clark 1981 as Georgie
32 Living in TV Land movie Living in TV Land 2004 as Himself
33 Match Game 73 movie Match Game 73 1973 as Himself
34 Mr. Rhodes movie Mr. Rhodes 1996 as Juan Epstein
35 Mr. T and Tina movie Mr. T and Tina 1976 as Juan Epstein
36 NewsRadio movie NewsRadio 1995 as Al
37 Offshore Television movie Offshore Television 1988 as Himself
38 Saturday Night Live movie Saturday Night Live 1975 as Himself
39 So Little Time movie So Little Time 2001 as Vice Principal Connor
40 The $10,000 Pyramid movie The #10,000 Pyramid 1973 as Himself
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