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Roy Scheider is a Actor American born on 10 november 1932 at Orange (USA)

Roy Scheider

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Birth name Roy Richard Scheider
Nationality USA
Birth 10 november 1932 at Orange (USA)
Death 10 february 2008 (at 75 years) at Little Rock (USA)

Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor and amateur boxer. He gained fame for his leading and supporting roles in several iconic films from the 1970s, playing Police Chief Martin C. Brody in Jaws (1975) and Jaws 2 (1978), NYPD Detective Buddy "Cloudy" Russo in The French Connection (1971), NYPD Detective Buddy Manucci in The Seven Ups (1973), Doc in Marathon Man (1976), and choreographer and film director Joe Gideon in All That Jazz (1979). He 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.


Scheider's first marriage was to Cynthia Bebout on November 8, 1962. The couple had one daughter, Maximillia, before divorcing in 1986. On February 11, 1989, he married actress Brenda King, with whom he had a son, Christian Scheider, and adopted a daughter, Molly. They remained married until his death.

Best films

Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
The Punisher (2004)
Blue Thunder (1983)
The French Connection (1971)
2010 (1984)

Usually with

Sonny Grosso
Sonny Grosso
(3 films)
Bill Hickman
Bill Hickman
(3 films)
Lorraine Gary
Lorraine Gary
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Roy Scheider (61 films)

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Iron Cross
Iron Cross (2011)
, 2h10
Origin United-kingdom
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Roy Scheider, Scott Cohen, Helmut Berger, Mónica Cruz, Sarah Bolger, Anna Polony
Roles Joseph
Rating47% 2.3865852.3865852.3865852.3865852.386585
Joseph (Roy Scheider) a retired New York police officer and Holocaust survivor, travels to Nuremberg to visit his son Ronnie (Scott Cohen) years after turning his back on him for rejecting a promising career in the NYPD and marrying a local artist, Anna (Calita Rainford). No sooner does Joseph attempt to heal the rift with Ronnie then he swears that living in the apartment above, under the false name of Shrager, is the now aging SS Commander (Helmut Berger) who slaughtered his entire family during World War II. With little hope of seeing him stand trial, Joseph talks Ronnie into exacting justice - and vengeance - and together they set out to kill him.
Dark Honeymoon, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Lindy Booth, Roy Scheider, Tia Carrere, Daryl Hannah, Eric Roberts, Wes Ramsey
Roles Sam
Rating40% 2.031412.031412.031412.031412.03141
After a brief courtship, a man marries an enchanting woman, and then things begin to go terribly wrong. During their honeymoon on the foggy Oregon coast, he discovers her shocking secrets as those around them begin to die horrible and violent deaths, one by one. He soon learns that you really don't know someone until you marry them.
Chicago 10
Chicago 10 (2007)
, 1h50
Directed by Brett Morgen
Origin USA
Genres War, Documentary, Historical, Animation
Actors Hank Azaria, Dylan Baker, Nick Nolte, Mark Ruffalo, Roy Scheider, Liev Schreiber
Roles Judge Julius Hoffman (voice)
Rating72% 3.638693.638693.638693.638693.63869
The Poet
The Poet (2007)
, 1h36
Directed by Damian Lee
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Nina Dobrev, Colm Feore, Roy Scheider, Kim Coates, Zachary Bennett, Daryl Hannah
Roles Rabbi
Rating50% 2.5119752.5119752.5119752.5119752.511975
At the dawn of World War II, a rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.
Dracula III: Legacy, 1h30
Directed by Patrick Lussier
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Dracula films, Vampires in film
Actors Jason Scott Lee, Jason London, Craig Sheffer, Stephen Billington, Diane Neal, Roy Scheider
Roles Cardinal Siqueros
Rating46% 2.3098052.3098052.3098052.3098052.309805
Five years after the events of Dracula II: Ascension, Father Uffizi and Luke (Jason London) discover that Dracula (Rutger Hauer) has returned with Elizabeth (Diane Neal) to his castle in the Carpathian Mountains. However, fearing that Uffizi has been tainted by Dracula, Cardinal Siqueros (Roy Scheider) refuses to give Uffizi his blessing for the mission. Uffizi defrocks himself and sets out with Luke to Bucharest.
The Punisher, 2h4
Directed by Jonathan Hensleigh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Punisher films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Gangster films
Actors Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Will Patton, Roy Scheider, Laura Harring, Ben Foster
Roles Frank Castle, Sr.
Rating63% 3.1991953.1991953.1991953.1991953.199195
When Bobby Saint (James Carpinello) and Mickey Duka (Eddie Jemison) meet with European arms dealer Otto Krieg at the Tampa, Florida seaport, the FBI intervenes and Saint is killed while Duka is jailed. "Krieg", supposedly killed in the shootout, is actually undercover FBI agent and former U.S. Army Delta Force operator Frank Castle (Thomas Jane). Shortly thereafter, he retires from the FBI and attends a family reunion at his father's (Roy Scheider) oceanside home in Aguadilla Bay, Puerto Rico. Tampa crime boss Howard Saint (John Travolta) is enraged by the death of his son, and with right-hand man Quentin Glass (Will Patton) bribes the FBI for confidential information about "Krieg". Saint orders Castle murdered, and Saint's wife, Livia (Laura Harring), demands Castle's entire family be killed as well to "settle the score.
Dracula II: Ascension, 1h25
Directed by Patrick Lussier
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Dracula films, Vampires in film, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Jason Scott Lee, Jason London, Craig Sheffer, Stephen Billington, Khary Payton, Diane Neal
Roles Cardinal Siqueros
Rating47% 2.370472.370472.370472.370472.37047
The film focuses on a small group of overzealous scientists who hope to use Dracula's desiccated—but still alive—body to discover the secret of immortality. Elizabeth Blaine, working at the New Orleans morgue, receives Dracula's 'corpse' from her friend and co-worker Luke following the events of Dracula 2000. (This is a departure from the epilogue of the first film, in which Mary Van Helsing explains in a voiceover that she had returned Dracula to London and assumed her father's duties as Dracula's keeper.)
King of Texas, 1h35
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Themes Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Films about royalty
Actors Patrick Stewart, Marcia Gay Harden, Lauren Holly, Julie Cox, Colm Meaney, David Alan Grier
Roles Henry Westover
Rating62% 3.1406153.1406153.1406153.1406153.140615
The film takes the plot of William Shakespeare's King Lear and places it in the Republic of Texas during the 19th century. Stewart stars as John Lear, a wealthy cattle baron and analog to King Lear. In the story, Lear divides his property among his daughters, only to be rejected by them once they have it.
La Dernière Rivale
Directed by Dennis Berry
Origin South africa
Actors Alyssa Milano, Sean Patrick Flanery, Michael Easton, Jolene Blalock, Roy Scheider, Hannes Jaenicke
Roles Jacobus Van der Byl
Rating46% 2.319422.319422.319422.319422.31942
Les Van der Byl forment une puissante famille d'Afrique du Sud. Leur forturne repose sur le commerce de diamants dont Jacobus Van der Byl, le père, est à la tête.
RKO 281
RKO 281 (2000)
, 1h26
Directed by Benjamin Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Films about television
Actors Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, Brenda Blethyn, Roy Scheider
Roles George Schaefer
Rating69% 3.4947953.4947953.4947953.4947953.494795
In 1940, Orson Welles (Schreiber), RKO studio head George Schaefer (Scheider), and screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Malkovich) struggle in making what will be considered as the greatest American film of all time, Citizen Kane.
Chain of Command, 1h36
Directed by John Terlesky
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Roy Scheider, Patrick Muldoon, Michael Biehn, María Conchita Alonso, Lee Sung-hi, Steven Ho
Roles President Jack Cahill
Rating46% 2.314522.314522.314522.314522.31452
New Secret Service agent Mike Connelly, assigned to protect President-elect Jack Cahill, becomes uneasy having to protect a person who is having an affair with a friend's wife. Connelly feels even worse about it after preventing an assassination attempt aboard Cahill's plane where a flight attendant is accidentally killed in the process. Sensing Connelly's discomfort around Cahill, his boss reassigns him to the team that protects the "nuclear football" as soon as Cahill becomes president.
Daybreak (2000)
, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Themes La fin du monde, Transport films, Rail transport films, Disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Roy Scheider, Ted McGinley, Ken Olandt, Adam Wylie, Mark Kiely, Jaime Bergman
Roles Stan Marshall
Rating41% 2.0866552.0866552.0866552.0866552.086655
Un gigantesque tremblement de terre secoue la ville de Los Angeles. Coincés dans une rame de métro, totalement livrés à eux-mêmes et à la merci de nouvelles secousses, plusieurs survivants se regroupent.