"The Chinese Prime Minister," (understudy), 1964; "Tartuffe," (Clerk, Sergeant), 1965; "Betrayal," (Robert), 1980.
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Roy R. Scheider
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on how his career was affected by The French Connection
(1971)] I got inundated with cop scripts after that. It was the same role over and over, and every cop movie was a cheap imitation. I'd get this script and every one had a chase sequence, every scene was either set in a garage or a vacant lot or a warehouse with everybody getting gunned down.
1950(Feb.14th): Won - Roy Scheider knocked out Peter Read in 3-rounds in a New Jersey amateur boxing match.
Often played New York City-based characters, though was himself from nearby in Northern NJ