skip navigation
Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt


TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here


TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs


Dune DVD ... Director David Lynch shot for the stars in this wildly ambitious take on the... more info $12.98was $12.98 Buy Now

Kindergarten... An undercover cop inia class by himself.Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as an... more info $5.98was $5.98 Buy Now

Family Comedy... Gather up the kids and prepare to laugh yourselves silly with the "Family Comedy... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Twenty Bucks... This fascinating chronicle of the life and times of a twenty dollar bill was... more info $14.99was $14.99 Buy Now

Silverado DVD ... This rousing Western is a modern day classic about a group of gunslingers who... more info $14.99was $14.99 Buy Now

The Singing... A documentary about survival, heroism and retaining the rich tradition of their... more info $26.95was $26.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Lydia Susanna Hunter Died:
Born: April 2, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Morristown, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ... actor voice actor director


Despite her diminutive 4-foot, 9-inch frame, actress Linda Hunt emerged as a prominent, Oscar-winning performer in only her second film, playing doomed Chinese-Australian photojournalist Billy Kwan in Peter Weir's "The Year of Living Dangerously" (1982), which marked the first time in Academy Award history that an actor won for playing a character of the opposite sex. Her triumphant win led to a Tony-nominated performance in Arthur Kopit's "End of the World" (1983) and a supporting role as a saloon keep in the revisionist Western, "Silverado" (1985), though opportunities later became few and far between. While she logged numerous film and television roles over the years, including a long-running recurring role as a judge on "The Practice" (ABC, 1996-2004), Hunt developed a second career as a busy voiceover artist. She lent her surprising baritone as a narrator on environmental specials, while voicing characters in both video games - most notably on the "God of War" series - and various animated projects like Disney's "Pocahontas" (1995). By the time she was seen with regularity on such hit procedurals as "Without a Trace" (CBS, 2002-09) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2009- ), Hunt was a familiar presence in several different mediums; a testament to both her talent and her ability to overcome the odds.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute