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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Your Family or Mine (TV Series) (pre-production)
Ricky
- Pilot (2015) ... Ricky
 2014 Zipper (post-production)
George Hiller
 2014 Squatters (Video)
David Silverman
 2014 Caserta Palace Dream (Short)
Vanvitelli
 2013 Cas & Dylan
Dr. Cas Pepper
 2013 Very Good Girls
Danny
 2012 Coma (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Hillside
 2011 Lone Star Trixie (Short)
Virgil
 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)
Him
- 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)
Narrator
 2007 Tin Man (TV Mini-Series)
Mystic Man
- Tin Man (2007) ... Mystic Man
- Into the Storm (2007) ... Mystic Man
 2007 Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 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)
President
 1999 Lansky (TV Movie)
Meyer Lansky
 1997 Oliver Twist (TV Movie)
Fagin
 1997 The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1996 Mad Dog Time
Vic
 1996 Night Falls on Manhattan
Sam Vigoda
 1995 The Last Word
Larry
 1994 The Great Battles of the Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1993 Another Stakeout
Chris Lecce
 1993 Lost in Yonkers
Louie Kurnitz
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
William Tecumsah Sherman (voice)
 1992 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Johnstown Flood (1992) ... Narrator
 1991 Prisoner of Honor (TV Movie)
Col. Picquart
 1991 Once Around
Sam Sharpe
 1987 Nuts
Aaron Levinsky
 1987 Stakeout
Chris Lecce
 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Dave Whiteman
 1984 The Buddy System
Joe
 1980 The Competition
Paul Dietrich
 1979 Othello (Video)
Iago
 1978 The Big Fix
Moses Wine
 1977 The Sentinel
Man on sidewalk talking to girl in red sweater (uncredited)
 1975 Jaws
Hooper
 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)
Donald
- 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 Untold Damage (TV Movie)
Greg
 1971 You Are There (TV Series)
Riggs
- 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. Tolliver
- First: No Harm to the Patient (1970) ... Dr. 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
Terry
 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)
Rudolph
- 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)
Rodney
- Man's Best Friend (1966) ... Rodney
 1966 Gidget (TV Series)
Durf The Drag
- Ego-a-Go-Go (1966) ... Durf The Drag
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
 1964 Karen (TV Series)
David Rowe III
- Karen's Simplicity Complex (1964) ... David Rowe III
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As preparation for acting the role in the movie of the same name, he played the lead in the stage version of Whose Life is it Anyway at the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Williamstown, MA) in the summer, 1981. John Badham directed both the summer stock stage version and the Hollywood movie. Blythe Danner played the female lead ... See more »

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7 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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(2009, on The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)) I thought I was miscast. He's a character I could empathize with. He's totally human. A physically bigger person should have played him, but it was fun, and it was especially fun because it was true, and it was a really well-written script in that way. But playing him... You know, every actor wants to play the villain. The trick is not to wink at the ... See more »

Trivia:

One of six actors to appear in films directed by both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg (the others are Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Christopher Lee, Richard Dreyfuss and Samuel L. Jackson). Richard Dreyfuss is the only one whose films weren't part of the "Star Wars" or "Indiana Jones" series. See more »

Trademark:

Short stature See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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Looks bad for his Age at 58!!! Weezerboi18
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