Hart Bochner

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Hart Bochner
Born Hart Matthew Bochner
(1956-10-03) October 3, 1956 (age 58)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hart Matthew Bochner (born October 3, 1956) is a Canadian film actor, screenwriter, director, and producer.


Bochner was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Ruth (née Roher), a concert pianist, and actor Lloyd Bochner.[1] His family is Jewish.[2]


Bochner appeared in such films as Islands in the Stream (1977), Breaking Away (1979), Terror Train (1980), Rich and Famous (1981), Supergirl (1984), Die Hard (1988) and Apartment Zero (also 1988). He played antagonist Niles Pender in the 1990 fantasy film Mr. Destiny. In the late 1990s, Bochner had a voice role in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993), starred opposite Susan Sarandon in Anywhere But Here (1999), Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) and Say Nothing (2001). Bochner went on to play Chris Hargensen's father John Hargensen in the 2013 horror film Carrie although his role was uncredited.

On television, Bochner had a key role as Byron Henry in the 1988 ABC miniseries War and Remembrance. More recently, he starred as Zach, boyfriend of Molly Kagan (Debra Messing), on USA Network's short-lived series The Starter Wife (2008).

Among the films he has directed are PCU and High School High.

Bochner is a board member of the Environmental Media Awards.


  1. ^ "On The Air". Drummondville Spokesman. 1950-03-24. p. 4. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Births". Canadian Jewish Review. 1954-08-06. p. 11. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 

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