Scheider's first film role was in a forgettable horror film in 1963 called Curse of the Living Corpse (he was billed as Roy R. Sheider). In 1971 he appeared in two highly popular movies, Klute and The French Connection, the latter garnering him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
In 1975, Scheider starred in Jaws, and in 1978 its first sequel. In 1979, he broke the tough-guy stereotype he had found himself in by starring as musical theater director Joe Gideon in Bob Fosse's autobiographical movie All That Jazz, for which he was nominated for Best Actor.
Scheider has continued to make movies through the years, and also starred in the Steven Spielberg-produced television series SeaQuest DSV.
Roy Scheider Facts
|Roy Richard Scheider
|November 10, 1932
|Orange, New Jersey, USA
|Date of death
|February 10, 2008 (age 75)
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