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‘Taxi’ still on a roll as stars of Emmy-winning comedy shine

Former "Taxi" cast member Judd Hirsch currently stars

Former "Taxi" cast member Judd Hirsch currently stars in "Superior Donuts." Credit: CBS / Monty Brinton

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of “Taxi,” which won the Emmy Award for best comedy three of its five seasons. But 2017 looks to be a banner year for many cast members, whose careers just won’t stop.

JUDD HIRSCH, 82, won two Emmy Awards playing beleaguered cabbie Alex Reiger. Now he’s back as a grumpy doughnut shop owner in CBS’ “Superior Donuts,” which debuted in February and returns next season.

DANNY DeVITO, 72, towered as tyrannical taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma (winning an Emmy). This year he debuted on Broadway in Arthur Miller’s “The Price,” picking up a Tony nomination for best featured actor in a play.

CAROL KANE, 64, nabbed two Emmys as Latka’s wife, Simka. Kane is now killing it as wackadoodle landlady Lillian Kaushtupper on the hit Netflix comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” (Season 3 premiered May 19.)

MARILU HENNER, 65, who played cabbie Elaine Nardo, appeared last year on “Dancing With the Stars,” and co-stars in Hallmark’s Aurora Teagarden mystery movies (the latest premiered last week).

TONY DANZA, 66, who graduated from Malverne High School, played boxer-cabbie Tony Banta. Catch him as TV producer Fred de Cordova in “There’s . . . Johnny,” a fictional series by Paul Reiser about Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” premiering on Seeso (NBC’s streaming comedy channel) this summer.

— Joseph V. Amodio

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