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Roy Scheider (1932–2008)

Lean, angular-faced and authoritatively spoken lead / supporting actor Roy Scheider obviously never heard the old actor's axiom about "never appearing with kids or animals" lest they overshadow your performance. Breaking that rule did him no harm, though, as he achieved pop cult status by finding, fighting and blowing up a 25-foot-long Great White ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2007 If I Didn't Care
Linus Boyer
 2007 The Poet
 2005 Love Thy Neighbor
 2003 Red Serpent
 2003 Citizen Verdict
Governor Bull Tyler
 2002 Angels Don't Sleep Here
Mayor Harry S. Porter
 2002 The Good War
Colonel Gartner
 2000/I Daybreak
Stan Marshall
 2000 The Doorway
Professor Lamont
 2000 Falling Through
 2000 Chain of Command
President Jack Cahill
 1998 The White Raven
Tom Heath
 1997 The Definite Maybe
Eddie Jacobson
 1997 The Peacekeeper
President Robert Baker
 1997 Executive Target
President Carlson
 1997 The Rage
John Taggart
 1990 The Fourth War
Col. Jack Knowles
 1989 Night Game
Mike Seaver
 1989 Listen to Me
Charlie Nichols
 1988 Cohen and Tate
 1986 The Men's Club
 1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
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 1976 Marathon Man
 1975 Jaws
 1973 The Seven-Ups
Buddy - Seven-Up
 1972 The Outside Man
 1970 Loving
 1969 Stiletto
 1968 Paper Lion (uncredited)
 1964 The Curse of the Living Corpse
Philip Sinclair (as Roy R. Scheider)
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Other Works:

Broadway theatre: "The Chinese Prime Minister," (understudy), 1964; "Tartuffe," (Clerk, Sergeant), 1965; "Betrayal," (Robert), 1980. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 10 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Roy R. Scheider


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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I've been fortunate to do what I consider three landmark films. The French Connection (1971) spawned a whole era of the relationship between two policemen, based on an enormous amount of truth about working on the job. Jaws (1975) was the first big, blockbuster outdoor-adventure film. And certainly All That Jazz (1979) is not like any old MGM musical. Each one of these films is unique, and I ... See more »


Has played the President of the United States three times: Executive Target (1997), The Peacekeeper (1997) and Chain of Command (2000). See more »


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