‘Taxi’ cast reunites 40 years after classic sitcom ended: see them today

Taxi stood out as one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed sitcoms of the 1970s, boasting one of the finest ensemble casts in television history, featuring luminaries such as Danny DeVito, Tony Danza, Carol Kane, and Christopher Lloyd.

Recently, several stars from Taxi reunited for a special gathering, marking 40 years since the show aired its final episode — take a look at them today!

Airing for five seasons on ABC from 1978 to 1982, Taxi enjoyed both critical acclaim and commercial success, earning its place as one of the most celebrated sitcoms ever and securing 18 Emmy Awards, including three for Best Comedy Series.

Just yesterday, four of the main cast members came together again, four decades later. Photos capture Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd, Judd Hirsch, and Carol Kane sharing drinks and reminiscing.

Danza and Lloyd each posted the reunion snapshot on social media. “Love these people so much!” tweeted Tony Danza, while Christopher Lloyd, on Instagram, humorously pondered, “What the hell is going on here? #taxi.”

In addition to this recent gathering, Tony Danza also shared another photo on Twitter depicting a more comprehensive cast reunion. The snapshot was taken at the premiere of the Broadway production “Honeymoon in Vegas” in 2015, where Danza had a starring role.

The sight of these former castmates reuniting warms the heart and serves as a poignant reminder of the illustrious careers launched by Taxi.

Christopher Lloyd, now 84, notably clinched two Emmys for his portrayal of the iconic character The Reverend Jim “Iggy” Ignatowski.

Today, Christopher Lloyd is most renowned for his portrayal of Doc Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, along with memorable roles in movies such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Clue, and The Addams Family.

Carol Kane, who achieved fame as Simka Gravas and earned two Emmy Awards, recently starred in the main cast of Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Her extensive filmography includes notable works like Annie Hall, Scrooged, The Princess Bride, and Hester Street, which garnered her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She is now 70 years old.

Tony Danza, aged 72, is fondly remembered for his portrayal of the kind-hearted yet slow-witted Tony Banta on Taxi. Following the conclusion of the beloved sitcom, he continued to charm audiences on the long-running series Who’s the Boss?

Judd Hirsch, who portrayed Alex Rieger on Taxi, is currently 88 years old and still active in the industry. Last year, he received an Academy Award nomination for his role in Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, adding to his impressive filmography, which includes titles like Ordinary People, Independence Day, and A Beautiful Mind. Hirsch clinched two Emmy Awards for his performance on Taxi.

Notably absent from the recent reunion were Danny DeVito, celebrated for his portrayal of dispatcher Louie De Palma. DeVito, now 78, has enjoyed a prolific career in Hollywood and currently stars in the long-standing series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

DeVito’s former on-screen partner Rhea Perlman, who had a recurring role on Taxi, was also not in attendance. The couple is now separated.

Marilu Henner, known for her role as Elaine on Taxi, was another notable absentee. Since her time on the sitcom, she has appeared in numerous films and television shows.

Tragically, two key members of the Taxi cast have since passed away: Andy Kaufman, the innovative comedian who portrayed Latka Gravas, died in 1984.

Jeff Conaway, remembered for his portrayal of struggling actor Bobby Wheeler, passed away in 2011 at the age of 60 due to pneumonia with sepsis. Conaway, also famous for his role as Kenickie in Grease, had battled drug addiction for many years.

Even four decades after its conclusion, Taxi remains a beloved television classic and continues to enjoy popularity in syndication. All seasons of the show are also available for streaming on Paramount Plus.