Hart Bochner

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Hart Bochner
Hart Matthew Bochner

(1956-10-03) October 3, 1956 (age 66)
  • Actor
  • director
  • screenwriter
  • producer
Years active1977–present
ParentLloyd Bochner (father)

Hart Matthew Bochner (born October 3, 1956) is a Canadian actor, film director, screenwriter and producer. He has appeared in films such as Breaking Away (1979), Terror Train (1980), Rich and Famous (1981), The Wild Life (1984), Making Mr. Right (1987), Die Hard (1988), Apartment Zero (1988), Mr. Destiny (1990), Mad at the Moon (1992), Break Up (1998), Liberty Stands Still (2002) and Spread (2009). On television, he has starred in War and Remembrance (1988–89), Children of the Dust (1995), Baby for Sale (2004), The Starter Wife (2008) and Scandal (2015).

Early life[edit]

Bochner was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Ruth (née Roher; 1925-2017), a concert pianist, and actor Lloyd Bochner.[1] His family is Jewish.[2] Bochner is a board member of the Environmental Media Awards. His grand-uncle was journalist, lawyer and philanthropist Isaiah L. Kenen.[3]


Bochner appeared in such films as Islands in the Stream (1977), Breaking Away (1979), Terror Train (1980), Rich and Famous (1981), Supergirl (1984), Apartment Zero (1988), Die Hard (1988), Mr. Destiny and Fellow Traveller (1989). In the late 1990s, Bochner had a voice role in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) and starred opposite Susan Sarandon in Anywhere But Here (1999). He also appeared in the films Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), and Say Nothing (2001). Bochner had an uncredited role in the 2013 remake of Carrie.

On television, Bochner had a key role as Byron Henry in the 1988 ABC miniseries War and Remembrance. More recently, he starred as Zach, the 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 (1994), High School High (1996), and Just Add Water (2008).



Year Title Role Notes
1977 Islands in the Stream Tom Hudson
1979 Breaking Away Rodney "Rod"
1980 Terror Train "Doc" Manley
1981 Rich and Famous Chris Adams
1984 Supergirl Ethan
The Wild Life David Curtiss
1987 Making Mr. Right Don
1988 Die Hard Harry Ellis
Apartment Zero Jack Carney
1989 Fellow Traveller Clifford Byrne
1990 Mr. Destiny Niles Pender
1992 Mad at the Moon Miller Brown
1993 The Innocent Russell
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Arthur Reeves Voice
1998 Bulworth Hugh Waldron, Bulworth's Political Opponent Uncredited
Break Up Frankie Dade
1999 Anywhere But Here Josh Spritzer
2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut Professor Solomon
2001 Speaking of Sex Felix
Say Nothing Matt
2002 Liberty Stands Still Captain Hank Wilford
Project Redlight Narrator Short film
2009 Spread Will Uncredited
Company Retreat Lonny
2013 Carrie Mr. Hargensen Uncredited[4]
2016 Rules Don't Apply Colonel Willis


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Haywire William "Bill" Hayward TV Movie
1981 East of Eden Aron Trask Miniseries; 3 episodes
1982 Having It All Jess Enright TV Movie
Callahan Callahan TV Movie
1984 The Sun Also Rises Jake Barnes Miniseries
1988–1989 War and Remembrance Byron Henry Miniseries; 12 episodes
1990 Teach 109 Dr. Bonner TV Short
1991 Screen Two Clifford Byrne Episode: Fellow Traveller
And the Sea Will Tell Buck Walker TV Movie
1993 Complex of Fear Ray Dolan TV Movie
The Legend of Prince Valiant Roland (voice) Episode: The Shadows of Destiny
1995 Children of the Dust Shelby Hornbeck TV Movie
2001 Night Visions Jack Episode: Now He's Coming Up the Stairs/Used Car
Silicon Follies Unknown TV Movie
2003 Crossing Jordan Dr. Ben Hothorne Episode: Ockham's Razor
Once Around the Park Nick Wingfield TV Movie
2004 Baby for Sale Steve Johnson TV Movie
2005 The Inside Cole Brandt Episode: Old Wounds
2008 The Starter Wife Zach McNeill 10 episodes
2012 Scruples Ellis Ikehorn TV Movie
Leverage Frank Madigan Episode: The Corkscrew Job
2013 Grey's Anatomy Julian Crest Episode: This Is Why We Fight
Franklin & Bash Patrick Fitzgerald Episode: Shoot to Thrill
2014 Feed Me Will Episode: The Goal of Sexual Intercourse
2015 Scandal Mayor Verrano Episode: I'm Just a Bill
Royal Pains Bruce Beeman Episode: Lending a Shoulder
2017 Criminal Minds Sam Bower Episode: Unforgettable
2019 Too Old To Die Young Lieutenant Recurring


  1. ^ "On The Air". Drummondville Spokesman. March 24, 1950. p. 4. Retrieved August 29, 2010.
  2. ^ "Births". Canadian Jewish Review. August 6, 1954. p. 11. Retrieved August 29, 2010.
  3. ^ Kenen, Isaiah L. (30 October 1985). "All my causes: an 80-year life span in many lands and for many causes, some we won and some we lost but we never gave up". Near East Research – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Franich, Darren (October 29, 2013). "'Carrie' remake includes great 'Die Hard' cameo". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2022-10-31.

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