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Roy Scheider

Roy Scheider
Scheider in 2007
Personal information
Birth nameRoy Richard Scheider
Birth dateNovember 10, 1932
Place of birthOrange, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of deathFebruary 10, 2008(age 75)
Death placeLittle Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Other namesRoy R. Scheider
Roy Schneider
Years active1961 2008
SpouseCynthia Bebout (1962 1989)
Brenda Siemer (1989 2008)

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Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 February 10, 2008) was an American actor. He was best known for his role as police chief Martin C. Brody in the first two Jaws movies, as choreographer and film director Joe Gideon in All That Jazz, detective Buddy "Cloudy" Russo in The French Connection and his role as Captain Nathan Bridger in science fiction television series seaQuest DSV. Scheider's final performance was posthumously released in the 2011 thriller Iron Cross. Described by Allmovie as "one of the most unique and distinguished of all Hollywood actors", Scheider was nominated for two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award over the course of his career.

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