Roy Scheider

Roy Scheider

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

Lowest Rated: Not Available

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.

Highest rated movies

Jaws The French Connection
RKO 281
Klute
All That Jazz
John Grisham's The Rainmaker
Marathon Man
The Seven-Ups

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 56% 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
37% 0% If I Didn't Care Unknown (Character) - 2006
100% 93% The Shark Is Still Working Narrator - 2006
50% 31% Dracula III: Legacy Cardinal Siqueros (Character) - 2005
29% 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% 42% King of Texas Henry Westover (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Serpent Hassan (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Regulus: The First Nuclear Submarines Narrator - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good War Colonel Gartner (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 12% Daybreak Stan Marshall (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 17% Time Lapse Agent La Nova (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diamond Hunters Jacobus Van der Byl (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falling Through Earl (Character) - 2000
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 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
60% 56% The Myth of Fingerprints Hal (Character) $541.1K 1997
0% 19% The Peacekeeper President Robert Baker (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
No Score Yet 20% Plato's Run Senarkian (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 No Score Yet Wild Justice Peter Stride (Character) - 1993
27% 62% Romeo Is Bleeding Don Falcone (Character) $3.3M 1993
69% 77% Naked Lunch Doctor Benway (Character) $2.2M 1991
70% 31% The Fourth War Col. Jack Knowles (Character) $1.2M 1990
68% 50% The Russia House Russell (Character) $22.6M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture Paul Marish (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 71% Listen to Me Charlie Nichols (Character) $3.8M 1989
0% 12% Night Game Mike Seaver (Character) $228.1K 1989
No Score Yet 56% Cohen and Tate Cohen (Character) $45.6K 1988
No Score Yet 25% The Men's Club Cavanaugh (Character) $1.9M 1986
47% 46% 52 Pick-Up Harry Mitchell (Character) $4.3M 1986
66% 61% 2010 Dr. Heywood Floyd (Character) - 1984
78% 52% Blue Thunder Officer Frank Murphy (Character) - 1983
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
63% 49% Still of the Night Doctor Sam Rice (Character) - 1982
57% 32% Last Embrace Harry Hannan (Character) - 1979
87% 86% All That Jazz Joe Gideon (Character) - 1979
61% 38% Jaws 2 Martin Brody (Character) - 1978
79% 84% Sorcerer Jackie Scanlon (Character) - 1977
81% 81% Marathon Man Henry Levy (Character) - 1976
36% 50% Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York Sam Stoneman (Character) - 1975
98% 90% Jaws Police Chief Martin Brody (Character) $260.9M 1975
80% 69% The Seven-Ups Buddy (Character) - 1974
40% 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
93% 80% Klute Frank Ligourin (Character) - 1971
96% 87% The French Connection Det. Buddy "Cloudy"'Russo (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 100% Secrets of the Dead Narrator 2021
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Parole Board Guy (Guest Voice) 2007 2009
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Mark Ford Brady (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 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Dan Bowen (Guest Star) 1971