|Born||November 25, 1953|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||November 8, 1983 (aged 29)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
James Hayden (November 25, 1953 – November 8, 1983) was an American actor from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, married to Barbara Dorin. Apart from starring on Broadway and in various movies, he is perhaps best known for playing Patrick 'Patsy' Goldberg in the 1984 film Once Upon a Time in America.
Life and career
Hayden trained and served as a assistmedic in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Upon his discharge he returned to New York and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began working as an actor.
In 1983, the year of his death, he portrayed a heroin addict in the critically acclaimed play American Buffalo, co-starring with his close friend Al Pacino. James died of a heroin overdose during the production.
|1980||Cruising||Cockpit Coke Man||(scenes deleted)|
|1980||Marilyn: The Untold Story||TV Movie|
|1980||The First Deadly Sin||Young Policeman|
|1981||The Intruder Within||Harry Colman||TV Movie|
|1981||The Nesting||GI #1|
|1981||The Patricia Neal Story||Martin Sheen||TV Movie|
|1984||Once Upon a Time in America||Patrick 'Patsy' Goldberg||(final film role)|
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