Dennis Hayden (actor)

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Dennis Hayden
Born (1952-04-07) April 7, 1952 (age 68)

Dennis Hayden (born April 7, 1952) is an American actor, producer and writer, most famous for his role as Eddie, one of the main terrorists in the popular 1988 action film Die Hard.

Early life[edit]

Dennis Hayden was one of five brothers and one sister born in Girard, Kansas on a pig and soybean farm. He worked the wheat harvest during summers off from high school, graduating in 1970. He worked the summer wheat harvests and played football, becoming the number one tackle in Kansas. He attended Fort Scott Junior College for the game, but then, when he was nineteen, decided to head to the West Coast and try out acting. At this point, he got involved in theater, commercials, TV and films.

In popular culture[edit]

Hayden's Die Hard character, Eddie, was parodied in The Cleveland Show's parody episode, "Die Semi-Hard", where he is voiced by rocker Huey Lewis, because actor Dennis Hayden and Huey Lewis look very similar. The character is not given a name, and is called "the guy who looks like Huey Lewis". This is kind of an inside joke between fans because for years, they have been noting the similarities between the two.

Dennis Hayden is the white coach in the new Von Miller Old Spice Commercials 2017.

Filmography[edit]

  • Tomboy (1985) .... Bartender
  • Murphy's Law (1986) .... Sonny
  • Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986) .... Policeman #1
  • Slam Dance (1987) .... Mean Drunk
  • Action Jackson (1988) .... Shaker
  • Die Hard (1988) .... Eddie
  • Another 48 Hrs. (1990) .... Barroom Tough
  • Midnight Witness (1993) .... Cowboy
  • One Man Army (1994) .... Eddie Taylor
  • Beyond Desire (1995) .... Lt. Davis
  • Wild Bill (1995) .... Phil Coe
  • The Random Factor (1995) .... Senator James Lockholt
  • Fatal Choice (1995) .... Jim Kale
  • George B. (1997) .... Tom
  • Wishmaster (1997) .... Security Guard
  • Stageghost (2000) .... Merrill
  • Knight Club (2001) .... Cowboy
  • Echos of Enlightenment (2001) .... Frank Savage
  • Sniper 2 (2003) .... Klete
  • The Negative Pick-Up (2003) .... T (Tall Man)
  • The Librarians (2003) .... Bouncer (uncredited)
  • Purple Hearth (2005) .... Earl
  • Carts (2007) .... Ted
  • Trucker (2008) .... Trucker
  • Light Years Away (2008) .... Launch Guard 1
  • Race to Witch Mountain (2009) .... Ray
  • A Way with Murder (2009) .... T
  • Dead in Love (2009) .... Slim Sheppard
  • Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation .... Tall Zombie
  • A Journey to o Journey (2016) .... President Warren Benchley

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