Roy Scheider

Actor
Oscar nominee Roy Scheider rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a string of soulful, streetwise supporting performances in hits like "Klute" (1971) and "The French Connection" (1971). He quickly graduated ... Read more »
Born: 11/10/1932 in Orange, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (104)

Angels Don't Sleep Here 2014 (Movie)

Mayor Harry S. Porter (Actor)

Dark Honeymoon 2014 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Dracula III: Legacy 2014 (Movie)

Cardinal Siqueros (Actor)

Love Thy Neighbor 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Iron Cross 2010 (Movie)

Joseph (Actor)

Chicago 10 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Judge Julius Hoffman (Actor)

The Poet 2008 (Movie)

Rabbi (Actor)

If I Didn't Care 2007 (Movie)

Linus (Actor)

Precinct Hollywood 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Citizen Verdict 2005 (Movie)

Governor Bull Tyler (Actor)

The Punisher 2004 (Movie)

Frank Castle Sr (Actor)

A Decade Under the Influence 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dracula II: Ascension 2002 (Movie)

Cardinal Siqueros (Actor)

The Feds: U.S. Postal Inspectors -- Part One 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Good War 2002 (Movie)

Colonel John Gartner (Actor)

Third Watch 2002 (Tv Show)

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AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hitler's Lost Sub 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Lincoln's Secret Weapon 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Nazi Prison Escape 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Better Living 2000 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

City of Steel: Carrier 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Daybreak 2000 (Movie)

Stan Marshall (Actor)

Secrets of the Dead 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Time Lapse 2000 (Movie)

Agent LaNova (Actor)

Bob Fosse: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Falling Through 1999 (Movie)

Earl (Actor)

RKO 281 1999 (Movie)

George Schaefer (Actor)

The Doorway 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Coma 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Definite Maybe 1998 (Movie)

Eddie Jacobson (Actor)

The World's Deadliest Sea Creatures 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

John Grisham's The Rainmaker 1997 (Movie)

Wilfred Keeley (Actor)

The Myth of Fingerprints 1997 (Movie)

Hal (Actor)

The Rage 1997 (Movie)

Taggart (Actor)

Joe Montana: The Fire Inside 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

SeaQuest 2032 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

SeaQuest DSV 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Romeo Is Bleeding 1994 (Movie)

Don Falcone (Actor)

This Is Your Life 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last African Flying Boat 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Narrator

Wild Justice 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual ACE Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

When It Was a Game II 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Naked Lunch 1991 (Movie)

Dr Benway (Actor)

Race to Save the Planet 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Narrator

When It Was a Game 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Bob Fosse: Steam Heat 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fourth War 1990 (Movie)

Colonel Jack Knowles (Actor)

The Russia House 1990 (Movie)

Russell (Actor)

Cohen and Tate 1989 (Movie)

Cohen (Actor)

Inside the Sexes 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Narrator

Listen to Me 1989 (Movie)

Charlie Nichols (Actor)

Night Games 1989 (Movie)

Seaver (Actor)

Portrait of the Soviet Union 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blessings of Liberty 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

52 Pick-Up 1986 (Movie)

Harry Mitchell (Actor)

The Men's Club 1986 (Movie)

Cavanaugh (Actor)

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 1985 (Movie)

English Narration (Actor)

2010 1984 (Movie)

Dr Heywood Floyd (Actor)

Blue Thunder 1983 (Movie)

Frank Murphy (Actor)

In Our Hands 1983 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Still of the Night 1982 (Movie)

Sam Rice (Actor)

Love of Life 1951 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

All That Jazz 1979 (Movie)

Joe Gideon (Actor)

Last Embrace 1979 (Movie)

Harry Hannan (Actor)

Jaws 2 1978 (Movie)

Martin Brody (Actor)

Sorcerer 1977 (Movie)

Jackie Scanlon (Actor)

Marathon Man 1976 (Movie)

Doc Levy (Actor)

Jaws 1975 (Movie)

Brody (Actor)

The Secret Storm 1953 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Seven Ups 1972 (Movie)

Buddy (Actor)

Un Homme Est Mort 1972 (Movie)

Lenny (Actor)

Klute 1971 (Movie)

Frank Ligourin (Actor)

L' Attentat 1971 (Movie)

Howard (Actor)

The French Connection 1971 (Movie)

Buddy Russo (Actor)

Loving 1970 (Movie)

Skip (Actor)

Puzzle of a Downfall Child 1970 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Stiletto 1969 (Movie)

Bennett (Actor)

The Curse of the Living Corpse 1963 (Movie)

Philip Sinclair (Actor)

Assignment: Munich (TV Show)

Actor

Chain of Command (TV Show)

Actor

Executive Target (TV Show)

Actor

Follies in Concert (TV Show)

Narrator

King Of Texas (TV Show)

Actor

Money Plays (TV Show)

Actor

Plato's Run (TV Show)

Actor

Silver Wolf (TV Show)

Actor

Spy in the Sky (TV Show)

Narrator

The Diamond Hunters (TV Show)

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The Peacekeeper (TV Show)

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The White Raven (TV Show)

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Tiger Town (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Oscar nominee Roy Scheider rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a string of soulful, streetwise supporting performances in hits like "Klute" (1971) and "The French Connection" (1971). He quickly graduated to leading man status on the strength of his turn as Amity police chief and reluctant shark hunter, Martin Brody, in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster "Jaws" (1975). Though he enjoyed a successful run in top-notch pictures like "Marathon Man" (1977), and showed impressive range as a pill-popping choreographer in Bob Fosse's autobiographical, "All That Jazz" (1979), Scheider's career waned in the late 1980s and into the 1990s. He turned to television in 1993, with Spielberg's sci-fi/adventure series "Seaquest DSV" (NBC, 1993-96), and appeared regularly in films and on television until his surprising death in 2008 from blood cancer.

Relationships

Brenda Siemer Scheider Director

Wife
Married Feb. 11, 1989 until his death Feb. 10, 2008

Christian Scheider Actor

Son
Born c. 1990 mother, Brenda King

Roy Scheider

Father
German

Cynthia Scheider Editor

Wife

Anna Scheider

Mother
Irish

Maximilia Scheider

Daughter
Born c. 1963 mother, Cynthia Bebout

Molly Scheider

Daughter
Born c. 1995 mother, Brenda King

EDUCATION

Rutgers University

New Brunswick , New Jersey

Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster , Pennsylvania
Member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity; two-time winner of the Theresa Helburn Acting Award

Columbia High School

Maplewood , New Jersey
Inducted into the school's hall of fame in 1985

Milestones

2007

Narrated (also associate producer) of the Jaws documentary "The Shark is Still Working"

2007

Guest-starred in an episode "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC) as a death row inmate

2005

Cast as Governor Bull Tyler in "Citizen Verdict"

2004

Starred with Thomas Jane and John Travolta in "The Punisher"

2002

Cast Marcia Gay Harden in the TV-movie "King of Texas"

1999

Appeared in the HBO original drama "RKO 281"

1997

Played the patriarch of a dysfunctional family in "The Myth of Fingerprints"

1993

TV series debut in a lead role, playing Captain Nathan Bridger on the Spielberg-produced series, "seaQuest DSV" (NBC); left after the second season due to conflicts with the shows direction; had a recurring role in the third season

1990

Starred in the HBO original drama "Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture"

1990

Co-starred in "The Russia House"

1985

Narrated "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters"

1984

Headlined the sequel "2010"

1983

Portrayed real-life Agentine newspaper publisher in the NBC drama "Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number"

1982

Starred opposite Meryl Streep in the thriller "Still of the Night"

1980

Returned to the stage after many years in Harold Pinter's "Betrayal"; starred opposite Blythe Danner and Raul Julia

1979

Earned a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for playing Joe Gideon, the hard-living, exacting choreographer-director (an alter ego for Bob Fosse) in "All That Jazz"

1978

Reprised role of Chief Brody in "Jaws 2"

1977

Re-teamed with "French Connection" director William Friedkin on "Sorcerer" a remake of "The Wages of Fear"

1976

Cast as Dustin Hoffman's brother in "Marathon Man"

1975

Starred as the town police chief in Steven Spielberg's "Jaws"

1972

Played Gene Hackman's partner in "The French Connection"; garnered a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination

1970

Breakthrough supporting role, "Klute"

1964

Screen debut (billed as Roy R. Sheider) in "The Curse of the Living Corpse"

1961

Professional stage debut as Mercutio in the New York Shakespeare Festival's "Romeo and Juliet"

1961

Appeared in more than 80 plays

Returned to college; acted in Shakespeare's "Richard III"

Became a amateur boxer as a teen; broke his nose in a match

Grew up in Orange, New Jersey

Appeared in the TV soaps, "Search for Tomorrow" and "The Secret Storm"

Suffered a severe bout of rheumatic fever as a child

Spent two years with Air Force as air traffic controller

Began acting in comic plays in college

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