Dan Hedaya

by ethnic on July 7, 2009

Dan Hedaya

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 24, 1940

Ethnicity: Syrian Jewish

Dan Hedaya is an American actor. His parents were Syrian Jews. His father was from Aleppo.

Source: http://query.nytimes.com

Photo by prphotos

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phaedra May 15, 2016 at 12:27 am

Didn’t expect that. Thought he was a dark Italian or Spaniard.

cwm85 July 30, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Wow.. he’s Jewish and ancestry is from Syria, yet he plays all of these Italian, European roles… interesting. He loos mad in this pic… lol

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 11:44 pm

Um, Syrians and Italians kinda lookalike, since they lay on the Mediterranean.

No need to be surprised…

andrew October 10, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Modern Syrians don’t look like Italians, they’re Arabs. And Dan Hedaya is not an ethnic Syrian. He looks like a mix between Nixon and Oliver Stone.

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 4:54 pm

The Syrians who have Arab ancestry (Gulf Arabs, who are darker) don’t, yes. But those who are of pure Levant ancestry would.

It depends on the Syrian.

Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 11:48 pm

Stereotypical they are brown.

Ardor May 11, 2017 at 1:18 am

He does look Sicilian, though. His look wouldn’t be so foreign in southern Italy and Greece.

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