Guested on the TV program "A.M. New York".
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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.
As a very young actor, he was an uncredited extra in the dance hall scene from The United States Steel Hour, Season 3, Episode 6, 1955 teleplay of "A Wind from the South," starring Julie Harris.
Often played authority figures such as police officers (i.e. Detective Buddy "Cloudy" Russo in 'The French Connection' and Chief Martin Brody in Jaws
and 'Jaws 2')