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  1. Roy Scheider was an exceptionally talented American actor who rose to fame, playing tough guy characters in films like, The French Connection, Jaws, its sequel Jaws 2 and Marathon Man. Son of an auto mechanic, Scheider did not intend to become an actor early in his life.

  2. Roy Scheider biography and filmography. Roy Scheider born 11/10/1932. Born and raised in Orange, New Jersey, Scheider has a classical...

  3. Feb 22, 2008 · BIOGRAPHY. Oscar nominee Roy Scheider rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a string of soulful, streetwise supporting performances in hits like "Klute" (1971) and "The French Connection" (1971). He quickly graduated to leading man status on the strength of his turn as Amity police chief and reluctant shark hunter, Martin Brody ...

  4. Remembering Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss said "He was a wonderful guy," recalling his Jaws (1975) co-star as an actor who "does his job and does it as well as he can". 23 Has played two characters with pet dolphins: Heywood Floyd in 2010 (1984) and Captain Nathan Bridger on SeaQuest 2032 (1993).

  5. Nov 10, 2020 · Captain, My Captain…. Today marks the 88th Birthday of Roy Richard Scheider, known to many as the Police Chief from Jaws, to movie buffs as a leading icon of 1970’s cinema, to fans as one of the most underrated actors of all time, and to his grandkids as simply ‘Grandpa Big Fish’.

  6. Aug 31, 2021 · Roy Scheider was also amazing as the sheriff of the town, Ellen’s husband and father of Michael, who is burdened by his responsibilities and tries his best to save the people of the beach, but for the initial struggles at convincing the Mayor and the businessmen of the real danger.

  7. Jun 01, 2015 · The Jaws 2 set had to contend with a phenomenon that was notably absent from the first movie – a genuine movie star. A relatively unknown character actor in 1974, Roy Scheider was now the star of the biggest movie of all time: an above-the-title marquee-name with directors like William Friedkin and John Schlesinger on his resume .

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