Roy Scheider

Roy Scheider

Highest Rated: 100% The Shark Is Still Working (2006)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Peacekeeper (1997)

Birthday: Nov 10, 1932

Birthplace: Orange, New Jersey, USA

Known to movie fans the world over as Chief Martin Brody in the blockbuster hit "Jaws" (1975), Roy Scheider was one of the most prolific and respected journeyman actors to emerge from the 1970s auteur movement. Born in 1932 in Orange, New Jersey, Scheider studied acting at Rutgers University and later at Franklin and Marshall College before embarking on a professional career, landing his first screen role on the popular soap opera "The Secret Storm" (CBS, 1954-1974) in 1954. Though his first film role would be in the obscure horror movie "The Curse of the Living Corpse" (1964), Scheider would eventually begin establishing his reputation as a serious actor with roles in the acclaimed drama "Klute" (1971) and the hugely popular crime drama "The French Connection" (1971). Scheider would make his famous turn in "Jaws" in 1975, and he followed it with appearances in other iconic films of the period like "Marathon Man" (1976) and Bob Fosse's autobiographical musical drama "All That Jazz" (1979), as well as the '80s action thriller template "Blue Thunder" (1983). He played Dr. Heywood Floyd in the "2001" (1968) sequel "2010: The Year We Made Contact" (1984), and starred alongside Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer in the drama "The Russia House" (1990), before returning to television for a starring role on the iconic science fiction series "SeaQuest 2032" (NBC, 1993-96) in 1993. Scheider remained just as relevant in the 1990s, co-starring in films like "The Myth of Fingerprints" (1997) and "The Rainmaker" (1997). Scheider would make his final film appearance in the thriller "Iron Cross" (2009) before he passed away in 2008. He was 75 years old.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 50% Iron Cross Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 24% Dark Honeymoon Sam (Character) - 2008
81% 77% Chicago 10 Judge Julius Hoffman (Voice) $176.5K 2007
100% 93% The Shark Is Still Working Narrator - 2006
37% 0% If I Didn't Care Unknown (Character) - 2006
50% 31% Dracula III: Legacy Cardinal Siqueros (Character) - 2005
28% 63% The Punisher Frank Castle Sr. (Character) $33.7M 2004
20% 22% Citizen Verdict Bull Tyler (Character) - 2003
0% 30% Dracula II: Ascension Cardinal Siqueros (Character) - 2003
50% 44% King of Texas Henry Westover (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Serpent Hassan (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good War Colonel Gartner (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diamond Hunters Jacobus Van der Byl (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 12% Daybreak Stan Marshall (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 17% Time Lapse Agent La Nova (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 30% Chain of Command President Jack Cahill (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 0% Angels Don't Sleep Here Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falling Through Earl (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 21% The Doorway Professor Lamont (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Living Tom (Character) $1.4K 2000
No Score Yet 57% Silver Wolf John Rockwell (Character) - 1999
93% 76% RKO 281 George Schaefer (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Money Plays Johnny Tobin (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 20% Evasive Action Enzo Marcelli (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 25% The White Raven Tom Heath (Character) - 1998
0% 19% The Peacekeeper President Robert Baker (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Definite Maybe Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 10% Executive Target President Carlson (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 27% The Rage John Taggart (Character) - 1997
82% 78% John Grisham's The Rainmaker Wilfred Keeley (Character) $45.9M 1997
60% 56% The Myth of Fingerprints Hal (Character) $541.1K 1997
No Score Yet 20% Plato's Run Senarkian (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Justice Peter Stride (Character) - 1993
26% 62% Romeo Is Bleeding Don Falcone (Character) $3.3M 1993
69% 77% Naked Lunch Doctor Benway (Character) $2.2M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture Paul Marish (Character) - 1990
72% 50% The Russia House Russell (Character) $22.6M 1990
78% 33% The Fourth War Col. Jack Knowles (Character) $1.2M 1990
No Score Yet 71% Listen to Me Charlie Nichols (Character) $3.8M 1989
No Score Yet 14% Night Game Mike Seaver (Character) $228.1K 1989
No Score Yet 57% Cohen and Tate Cohen (Character) $45.6K 1988
47% 45% 52 Pick-Up Harry Mitchell (Character) $4.3M 1986
No Score Yet 22% The Men's Club Cavanaugh (Character) $1.9M 1986
66% 61% 2010 Dr. Heywood Floyd (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 82% Tiger Town Billy Young (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number Jacobo Timerman (Character) - 1983
77% 52% Blue Thunder Officer Frank Murphy (Character) - 1983
63% 49% Still of the Night Doctor Sam Rice (Character) - 1982
85% 86% All That Jazz Joe Gideon (Character) - 1979
29% 32% Last Embrace Harry Hannan (Character) - 1979
58% 38% Jaws 2 Martin Brody (Character) - 1978
79% 84% Sorcerer Jackie Scanlon (Character) - 1977
81% 81% Marathon Man Henry Levy (Character) - 1976
98% 90% Jaws Police Chief Martin Brody (Character) $260.9M 1975
No Score Yet 50% Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York Sam Stoneman (Character) - 1975
78% 69% The Seven-Ups Buddy (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 77% The Outside Man Lenny (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 83% French Conspiracy Michael Howard (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment: Munich Jake Webster (Character) - 1972
98% 87% The French Connection Det. Buddy "Cloudy"'Russo (Character) - 1971
93% 80% Klute Frank Ligourin (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 61% Puzzle of a Downfall Child Mark (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 21% The Curse of the Living Corpse Philip Sinclair (Character) - 1964

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Parole Board Guy (Guest Voice) 2009 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seventh Scroll Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet seaQuest DSV Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Dan Bowen (Guest Star) 1971

QUOTES FROM Roy Scheider CHARACTERS

Joe Gideon says: It's showtime folks!

Joe Gideon says: How dare you use my phone to call someone who's not gay!

Chief Martin Brody says: Smile, you son of a bitch.

Chief Martin Brody says: You're gonna need a bigger boat!

Chief Martin Brody says: Smile, you son of a bitch.

Frank Murphy says: Catch ya later.

Chief Martin Brody says: You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Chief Martin Brody says: Smile You Son Of A BITCH!!

Chief Martin Brody says: Smile you son of a bitch!

Matt Hooper says: (After light on Orca goes out) He ate the light!

Matt Hooper says: He ate the light!

Chief Martin Brody says: Terrific!

Ellen Brody says: What am I gonna tell the kids?

Chief Martin Brody says: Tell 'em I'm going fishing.

Chief Martin Brody says: (handing Sean to Ellen) Wanna take him home?

Chief Martin Brody says: [handing Sean to Ellen] Wanna take him home?

Ellen Brody says: Back to New York?

Chief Martin Brody says: No... home here.

John Rockwell says: What scares you is the same thing that makes you stronger.

Chief Martin Brody says: I can do anything; I'm the chief of police.

Chief Martin Brody says: Smile, you son of a-

Dr. Benway says: Speaking of new uses for old technology, we could use a man of your calibre. A 32, wasn't it?

Dr. Benway says: Oh it's all natural, made from giant braziallian centrepedes or some such outlandish thing....

Chief Martin Brody says: Smile you son of a.. (shoots the scuba tank in the shark's mouth, the tank explodes and the shark is blown to pieces, laughs manically)

Chief Martin Brody says: Smile you son of a.. [shoots the scuba tank in the shark's mouth, the tank explodes and the shark is blown to pieces, laughs manically]

Chief Martin Brody says: i used to hate the water.

Chief Martin Brody says: I used to hate the water.

Matt Hooper says: i cant imagine why.

Matt Hooper says: I cant imagine why.

Martin Brody says: Alright, you big bastard! Come On! I've got something for ya' now! That's it! Attaboy, come one! Right over here! Open wide OPEN WIDE! SAY AAH!

Matt Hooper says: You were on the Indianapolis?

Chief Martin Brody says: What happened?

Quint says: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte... just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by looking from the dorsal to the tail fin. What we didn't know, was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin', so we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know, it was kinda like old squares in the battle like you see in the calendar named "The Battle of Waterloo" and the idea was: shark comes to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark will go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand. I know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday morning, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boatswain's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water just like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon, the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us. He swung in low and he saw us... he was a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and he come in low and three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and starts to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened... waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.

Chief Martin Brody says: It's only an island if you look at it from the water.

Chief Martin Brody says: I can do anything I'm the chief of police.

Chief Martin Brody says: That's some bad hat Harry.

Mrs. Kintner says: Chief Brody?

Chief Martin Brody says: Yes?

Mrs. Kintner says: (SLAPS him, starts crying) I just found out...that a girl got killed here last week...and you knew it! You knew there was a shark out there! (starts crying harder) You knew it was dangerous, but you let people go swimming anyway? You knew all those things. But still my boy is dead now. And there's nothing you can do about it. My boy is dead. I wanted you to know that. (leaves with her father)

Mrs. Kintner says: [slaps him, starts crying] I just found out...that a girl got killed here last week...and you knew it! You knew there was a shark out there! [starts crying harder] You knew it was dangerous, but you let people go swimming anyway? You knew all those things. But still my boy is dead now. And there's nothing you can do about it. My boy is dead. I wanted you to know that. [leaves with her father]

Mayor Larry Vaughn says: I'm sorry, Martin. She's wrong.

Chief Martin Brody says: No, she's not.

Matt Hooper says: "The tide is with us today."(after the death of the shark and as they are paddling to shore)

Matt Hooper says: The tide is with us today. [after the death of the shark and as they are paddling to shore]

Chief Martin Brody says: "I never liked the water"

Chief Martin Brody says: I never liked the water.

Matt Hooper says: "I can't imagine why." (last line in the movie)

Matt Hooper says: I can't imagine why. [last line in the movie]

Joe Gideon says: Don't bullshit the bullshitter

Joe Gideon says: Don't bullshit the bullshitter.

Chief Martin Brody says: Come here (to his son). Give me a kiss.

Chief Martin Brody says: Come here. [to his son] Give me a kiss.

Michael Brody says: Why?

Chief Martin Brody says: Because I need it.

Ellen Brody says: Mikey sure enjoyed his present.

Chief Martin Brody says: What's he doing?

Ellen Brody says: He's sitting in it.

Chief Martin Brody says: (Alarmed) Dear God!

Chief Martin Brody says: [alarmed] Dear God!

Chief Martin Brody says: Slow ahead...I can go slow ahead! Why don't you come down here and chum of this shit?!

Chief Martin Brody says: I can go slow ahead. Come on down here and chum some of this shit.

Chief Martin Brody says: You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Chief Martin Brody says: Smile you son of a bitch!!!

Chief Martin Brody says: Smile you son of a bitch!

Chief Martin Brody says: I'm chief of police, I can do anything...

Chief Martin Brody says: I can do anything; I'm the chief of police.

Chief Martin Brody says: You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Joe Gideon says: It's showtime!

Chief Martin Brody says: You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Chief Martin Brody says: Smile you son of a....

Chief Martin Brody says: I think we need a bigger boat!

Quint says: We need a bigger boat!