Roy Scheider

Roy Richard Scheider (1932 - 2008)

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Roy Richard Scheider
Born in New Jersey, United Statesmap
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Died in Little Rock, Arkansas, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jan 2017
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American actor and amateur boxer.

Scheider gained fame for his leading and supporting roles in several iconic films from the 1970s, playing NYPD Detective Buddy "Cloudy" Russo in The French Connection (1971); NYPD Detective Buddy Manucci in The Seven Ups (1973); Police Chief Martin Brody in Jaws (1975) and Jaws 2 (1978); Doc in Marathon Man (1976); choreographer and film director Joe Gideon (whose character was based on Bob Fosse) in All That Jazz (which was written and directed by Fosse) (1979); and Dr. Heywood R. Floyd in the 1984 film 2010, the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Scheider is also known for playing Captain Nathan Bridger in the science fiction television series seaQuest DSV (1993–1996). Described by AllMovie as "one of the most unique and distinguished of all Hollywood actors", Scheider was nominated for two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award.

Played Chief Brody in the iconic movie "Jaws". Starred with Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfus, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey Kramer, Susan Backlinie. Writer Peter Benchley played a cameo role in the film as an Interviewer.


  • Roy Scheider on Wikipedia. (click name for link to wiki article)
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 January 2017), Roy Scheider in household of Roy Scheider, Ward 1, Irvington, Irvington Town, Essex, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 7-162, sheet 5A, line 39, family 127, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2334.
  • "Gene Hackman's Sidekick Makes His Own Connection In 'Seven-Ups.'" The Philadelphia Inquirer 25 Mar 1973: 1G. Print.

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