Roy Scheider

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  • Birth Name: Roy Richard Scheider
  • Birth Place: Orange, New Jersey, United States
  • Died: February 10, 2008
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Graduated as a history major from Franklin & Marshall College with the intention of going to law school.
  • Served three years in the U.S. Air Force after college, rising to the rank of first lieutenant.
  • Earned his distinctive broken nose in the New Jersey Diamond Gloves Boxing Competition.
  • Made his professional acting debut as Mercutio in a 1961 New York Shakespeare Festival production of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Breakthrough part came in Jaws (1975), uttering the immortal line: "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Awards

  • 1979, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1980, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1981, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1998, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 1971, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Maximillia Scheider — Daughter
  • Brenda King — Wife
  • Cynthia Scheider — Ex-wife
  • Molly Mae Scheider — Daughter
  • Glenn Scheider — Brother
  • Anna (Crosson) Scheider — Mother
  • Christian Verrier Scheider — Son
  • Roy Bernhard Scheider — Father

College

  • Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States (1955); attended Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden, New Jersey, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Roy Richard Scheider
  • Birth Place: Orange, New Jersey, United States
  • Died: February 10, 2008
  • Profession: Actor

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