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Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss is an American leading man, who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers. He was born Richard Stephen Dreyfus in Brooklyn, New York, to Geraldine (Robbins), an activist, and Norman Dreyfus, a restaurateur and attorney. His paternal grandparents were Austro-Hungarian Jewish immigrants, and his ... See full bio »
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 2016 Madoff (TV Movie) (filming)
Bernie Madoff
 2015 Your Family or Mine (TV Series)
- The Vows (2015) ... Louis
- Presents (2015) ... Louis
- 5 Stages (2015) ... Louis
- The Speech (2015) ... Louis
- Christmas in July (2015) ... Louis
 2015 Zipper
George Hiller
 2014 Squatters (Video)
David Silverman
 2014 Caserta Palace Dream (Short)
 2013 Cas & Dylan
Dr. Cas Pepper
 2013 Very Good Girls
 2012 Coma (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Hillside
 2011 Lone Star Trixie (Short)
 2009-2010 Family Guy (TV Series)
Richard Dreyfuss / Narrator
- Peter-assment (2010) ... Richard Dreyfuss (voice)
- Three Kings (2009) ... Richard Dreyfuss / Narrator (voice)
 2009 The Lightkeepers
Seth Atkins / Bascom
 2009 SAG Foundation Conversations (TV Series)
- Richard Dreyfus (2009) ... Him
 2009 Happiness Isn't Everything (TV Movie)
Jerry Hamburger
 2008/I W.
Dick Cheney
 2008/I Signs of the Time (Documentary)
 2007 Tin Man (TV Mini-Series)
Mystic Man
- Tin Man (2007) ... Mystic Man
- Into the Storm (2007) ... Mystic Man
 2007 Ocean of Fear (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 Copshop (TV Movie)
Leonard Manzo
 2004 Silver City
Chuck Raven
 2003 Coast to Coast (TV Movie)
Barnaby Pierce
 2001 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (Video)
Scoop the Snowman (voice)
 2001 The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
Antonio Bolivar
 2000 The Crew
Bobby Bartellemeo / Narrator
 2000 Fail Safe (TV Movie)
 1999 Lansky (TV Movie)
Meyer Lansky
 1997 Oliver Twist (TV Movie)
 1997 The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1996 Mad Dog Time
 1995 The Last Word
 1994 The Great Battles of the Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1993 Lost in Yonkers
Louie Kurnitz
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
William Tecumsah Sherman (voice)
 1992 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- The Johnstown Flood (1992) ... Narrator
 1991 Prisoner of Honor (TV Movie)
Col. Picquart
 1991 Once Around
Sam Sharpe
 1987 Nuts
Aaron Levinsky
 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Dave Whiteman
 1984 The Buddy System
 1980 The Competition
Paul Dietrich
 1979 Othello (Video)
 1978 The Big Fix
Moses Wine
 1977 The Sentinel
Man on sidewalk talking to girl in red sweater (uncredited)
 1975 Jaws
 1973 Me (TV Movie)
 1973 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Tony Injijikian
- Mr. Dazzle (1973) ... Tony Injijikian
 1973 Catch-22 (TV Movie)
Capt. John Yossarian
 1973 A Touch of Grace (TV Series)
- The Accident (1973) ... Donald
 1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Gearshon Gorofsky
- This Golden Land (1973) ... Gearshon Gorofsky
 1970-1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Caleb Dunne / Curtis Bell
- The Night Holds Terror (1973) ... Caleb Dunne
- Mother of Sorrow (1970) ... Curtis Bell
 1972 Two for the Money (TV Movie)
Morris Gap
 1971 You Are There (TV Series)
- The Mystery of Amelia Earhart (1971) ... Riggs
 1971 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Mike Chester
- Down at the House of Truth, Visiting (1971) ... Mike Chester
 1970 Room 222 (TV Series)
Stan Siebert
- The Valediction (1970) ... Stan Siebert
 1970 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Ralph Tolliver
- First: No Harm to the Patient (1970) ... Dr. Ralph Tolliver
 1969 The New People (TV Series)
Dr. Owen Rudd
- Panic in the Sand (1969) ... Dr. Owen Rudd
 1969 Hello Down There
Harold Webster
 1969 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Mark Finley
- Buried on Page One (1969) ... Mark Finley
 1969 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Herbie Aroon
- The Last Man in the World (1969) ... Herbie Aroon
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Larry Corning
- Weep the Hunter Home (1968) ... Larry Corning
 1968 The Young Runaways
 1967 Valley of the Dolls
Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Ben Jr.
- No Experience Necessary (1967) ... Ben Jr.
 1967 Hey, Landlord (TV Series)
Harold / Warren
- Testing, One Two (1967) ... Harold
- Big Brother Is Watching You (1967) ... Warren
 1967 That Girl (TV Series)
Johnny Arthur
- Paper Hats & Everything (1967) ... Johnny Arthur
 1967 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
- Fair Play for Gypsies (1967) ... Rudolph
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Lud Akely
- Boy Into Man (1967) ... Lud Akely
 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
 1966 Bewitched (TV Series)
- Man's Best Friend (1966) ... Rodney
 1966 Gidget (TV Series)
- Ego-a-Go-Go (1966) ... Norman
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
 1964 Karen (TV Series)
David Rowe III
- Karen's Simplicity Complex (1964) ... David Rowe III
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Stage: Appeared in "Whose Life Is It Anyway", Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA. Directed by John Badham. Also in cast: Blythe Danner. NOTE: Dreyfuss did this production in preparation for his role i the movie made from the plan, Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981). See more »

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I'd like to reinvent radio the way Orson Welles did. I'd like to do Hamlet or I'd like to do a master-class in Hamlet, or I'd like to do something with history. See more »


His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Poland and Austria-Hungary, while his maternal grandparents were born in New York, both of them to Russian Jewish families. See more »


Frequently plays characters who see themselves as Intellectuals See more »

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