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Roy Scheider

Roy Scheider

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Also Known As: Died: February 10, 2008
Born: November 10, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Orange, New Jersey Profession: Cast ...
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Grew up in Orange, New Jersey
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Suffered a severe bout of rheumatic fever as a child
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Became a amateur boxer as a teen; broke his nose in a match
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Began acting in comic plays in college
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Spent two years with Air Force as air traffic controller
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Returned to college; acted in Shakespeare's "Richard III"
1961:
Professional stage debut as Mercutio in the New York Shakespeare Festival's "Romeo and Juliet"
1961:
Appeared in more than 80 plays
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Appeared in the TV soaps, "Search for Tomorrow" and "The Secret Storm"
1964:
Screen debut (billed as Roy R. Sheider) in "The Curse of the Living Corpse"
1971:
Breakthrough supporting role, "Klute"
1972:
Played Gene Hackman's partner in "The French Connection"; garnered a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination
1975:
Starred as the town police chief in Steven Spielberg's "Jaws"
1976:
Cast as Dustin Hoffman's brother in "Marathon Man"
1977:
Re-teamed with "French Connection" director William Friedkin on "Sorcerer" a remake of "The Wages of Fear"
1978:
Reprised role of Chief Brody in "Jaws 2"
1979:
Earned a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for playing Joe Gideon, the hard-living, exacting choreographer-director (an alter ego for Bob Fosse) in "All That Jazz"
1980:
Returned to the stage after many years in Harold Pinter's "Betrayal"; starred opposite Blythe Danner and Raul Julia
1982:
Starred opposite Meryl Streep in the thriller "Still of the Night"
1983:
Portrayed real-life Agentine newspaper publisher in the NBC drama "Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number"
1984:
Headlined the sequel "2010"
1985:
Narrated "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters"
1990:
Starred in the HBO original drama "Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture"
1990:
Co-starred in "The Russia House"
1993:
TV series debut in a lead role, playing Captain Nathan Bridger on the Spielberg-produced series, "seaQuest DSV" (NBC); left after the second season due to conflicts with the shows direction; had a recurring role in the third season
1997:
Played the patriarch of a dysfunctional family in "The Myth of Fingerprints"
1999:
Appeared in the HBO original drama "RKO 281"
2002:
Cast Marcia Gay Harden in the TV-movie "King of Texas"
2004:
Starred with Thomas Jane and John Travolta in "The Punisher"
2005:
Cast as Governor Bull Tyler in "Citizen Verdict"
2007:
Guest-starred in an episode "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC) as a death row inmate
2007:
Narrated (also associate producer) of the Jaws documentary "The Shark is Still Working"

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