The Info List - Roy Scheider

First lieutenant
First lieutenant
(USAF) Captain (AFRC)

Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor and amateur boxer. Scheider gained fame for his leading and supporting roles in several iconic films from the 1970s, playing NYPD
Detective Buddy "Cloudy" Russo in The French Connection (1971); NYPD
Detective Buddy Manucci in The Seven Ups
The Seven Ups
(1973); Police Chief
Police Chief
Martin C. Brody in Jaws
(1975) and Jaws 2
Jaws 2
(1978); Doc in Marathon Man (1976); choreographer and film director Joe Gideon (whose character was based on Bob Fosse) in All That Jazz (which was written and directed by Fosse) (1979); and Dr. Heywood R. Floyd in the 1984 film 2010, the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Scheider is also known for playing Captain Nathan Bridger
Nathan Bridger
in the science fiction television series seaQuest DSV (1993–1996). Described by AllMovie
as "one of the most unique and distinguished of all Hollywood actors",[2] Scheider was nominated for two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
and a BAFTA Award.[3]


1 Early life

1.1 Amateur boxing 1.2 Military service

2 Acting career 3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television

6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Scheider was born in Orange, New Jersey,[4] the son of Anna (née Crosson) and auto mechanic Roy Bernhard Scheider.[5] Scheider's mother was of Irish descent with an Irish Catholic
Irish Catholic
background, while his father was a Protestant
German American.[6][7] As a child, Scheider was an athlete, participating in organized baseball and boxing competitions, for which he was classed as a welterweight, weighing in at 140 lbs. Scheider competed in the Diamond Gloves Boxing Tournament in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, graduating in 1950, and was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 1985. He traded his boxing gloves for the stage, studying drama at both Rutgers University
Rutgers University
and Franklin and Marshall College, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Kappa Psi
fraternity. Amateur boxing[edit] Between 1946 and 1949, Scheider boxed as an amateur in New Jersey.[8] Scheider said in a television interview in the 1980s that he took up boxing to lose weight. He said he had no desire to fight, but that his trainer, Georgie Ward, encouraged him to compete.[9] In his second bout, at the 1946 Diamond Gloves Tournament (Golden Gloves), Scheider suffered a broken nose and lost by technical knockout in two rounds to Myron Greenberg. He went on, however, to post a 13–1 (13 knockouts) record,[citation needed] reversing the defeat to Greenberg in the process.[8]

Amateur boxing record: Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider

Result Opponent Method Date Round Time Event Location Notes

Win Earl Garrett KO March 17, 1949 1

Elizabeth, New Jersey

Win Ted LaScalza KO March 12, 1949 1

Jersey City, New Jersey

Win Peter Read KO February 17, 1949 1

Elizabeth, New Jersey Scheider suffers nose injury; drops out of tournament.

Win Nick Welling KO July 20, 1948 1

Elizabeth, New Jersey

Win Jerry Gould KO July 2, 1948 1

Orange, New Jersey

Win Alfonse D'Amore KO March 2, 1948 1

Orange, New Jersey

Win Peter Read TKO February 21, 1948 2

Elizabeth, New Jersey

Win Phillip Duncan KO February 19, 1948 1

Elizabeth, New Jersey

Win Stewart Murphy KO April 1, 1947 1 0:16 Golden Gloves New Jersey

Win Myron Greenberg KO January 10, 1947 1

Golden Gloves New Jersey

Loss Myron Greenberg TKO January 11, 1946 2

Golden Gloves New Jersey Scheider's nose was broken.

Win Frank Brayden KO January 9, 1946 2

Golden Gloves New Jersey

Military service[edit] Scheider served three years in the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
as a First lieutenant in Air Operations from 1955 to 1958. He then became a reservist Captain in the Air Force Reserve Command
Air Force Reserve Command
until 1964.[1] Acting career[edit] Scheider appeared with the New York Shakespeare Festival, and won an Obie Award
Obie Award
in 1968. On television, Scheider played running roles on two CBS soap operas, Love of Life
Love of Life
and The Secret Storm, and also played character roles in episodes of Coronet Blue and N.Y.P.D.. Scheider's first film role was in the 1964 horror film The Curse of the Living Corpse. (He was billed as "Roy R. Scheider"). In 1971, he appeared in two highly popular films, Klute
and The French Connection; the latter, in which he played a fictionalized version of New York City detective Sonny Grosso, gained him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.[4] His first starring role came in 1973 in The Seven-Ups, a quasi-follow-up to The French Connection, in which Scheider's character is once again based on Grosso. Two years later, he portrayed Chief Martin Brody in the 1975 Hollywood blockbuster Jaws
which also starred Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss.[4] Scheider's famous movie line, "You're gonna need a bigger boat", ad-libbed by Scheider,[10] was voted 35th on the American Film Institute's list of best movie quotes. In 1976, he appeared as secret agent Doc Levy in Marathon Man, with Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
and Laurence Olivier.[11] Scheider reunited with French Connection director William Friedkin
William Friedkin
in Sorcerer, a remake of the 1953 French film Le Salaire de la peur (The Wages of Fear).[4] He was originally cast in The Deer Hunter, the second movie of a three-movie deal with Universal Studios.[4] However, despite being under contract, Scheider dropped out two weeks before the start of filming. Universal offered him the option of reprising his role as Martin Brody for a Jaws
sequel, and would consider his contractual obligations fulfilled if he accepted. Scheider accepted, and Jaws
2 was released in 1978.[4] In 1979, he received his second Academy Award nomination, this time as Best Actor in All That Jazz, in which he played a fictionalized version of the film's director and co-writer Bob Fosse.[4] In 1983, he starred in Blue Thunder,[4] a John Badham film about a fictitious technologically advanced prototype attack helicopter which provided security over the city of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
during the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. This was followed by a role as Dr. Heywood Floyd in Peter Hyams' 2010, a 1984 sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 1968 science fiction classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which William Sylvester originated the role of Floyd.[12] One of his later parts was that of Dr. Benway in the long-in-production 1991 film adaptation of William S. Burroughs' novel Naked Lunch.[4] In 1990 he co-starred with Sean Connery
Sean Connery
in The Russia House as the smart-talking CIA liaison with MI6. Scheider played a mob boss in the Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
crime film Romeo Is Bleeding
Romeo Is Bleeding
(1994)[4] and a chief executive of a corrupt insurance company cross-examined by Matt Damon's character in 1997's John Grisham's The Rainmaker, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Among his later films, he appeared as the crusty father of hero Frank Castle in The Punisher (2004), and in 2007, starred in The Poet and If I Didn't Care. When Scheider died in February 2008, he had two movies upcoming: Dark Honeymoon, which had been completed, and the thriller Iron Cross. In Iron Cross, Scheider plays the leading role of Joseph, a holocaust survivor with a propensity for justice, which was inspired by director Joshua Newton’s late father Bruno Newton. Iron Cross was ultimately released in 2011. Scheider was lead star in the Steven Spielberg-produced television series SeaQuest DSV
SeaQuest DSV
as Captain Nathan Bridger. During the second season, Scheider voiced disdain for the direction in which the series was heading. His comments were highly publicized, and the media criticized him for panning his own show. NBC made additional casting and writing changes in the third season, and Scheider decided to leave the show. His contract, however, required that he make several guest appearances that season. He also repeatedly guest-starred on the NBC television series Third Watch as Fyodor Chevchenko. Scheider hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
in the tenth (1984–1985) season and appeared on the Family Guy
Family Guy
episode "Bill & Peter's Bogus Journey", voicing himself as the host of a toilet-training video; portions of which were censored on FOX and syndicated broadcast. Scheider provided voiceover on the Family Guy episode "Three Kings" (which was recorded in September 2007 but aired in May 2009, a year and three months after his death in February 2008) which also featured his Jaws
co-star Richard Dreyfuss. Scheider guest-starred in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Endgame" as serial killer Mark Ford Brady, who is identified at the episode's end as being the biological father of series star Vincent D'Onofrio's, character, Detective Goren. Scheider narrated and was associate producer of the 2006 Jaws documentary The Shark is Still Working. In 2007, Scheider received one of two annually-presented Lifetime Achievement Awards at the SunDeis Film Festival in Waltham, Massachusetts. After Scheider's death a biography entitled Roy Scheider: A Life was released as a tribute, compiling reviews, essays, and narration on his life and career. Personal life[edit] Scheider's first marriage was to Cynthia Bebout on November 8, 1962. The couple had one daughter, Maximillia (1963–2006), before divorcing in 1986. On February 11, 1989, he married actress Brenda King, with whom he had a son, Christian Scheider, and adopted a daughter, Molly. They remained married until his death.[4] Death[edit] In 2004, Scheider was found to have multiple myeloma, and he received a bone marrow transplant to treat the cancer in June 2005.[13] He died on February 10, 2008, in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Hospital.[14] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

The Curse of the Living Corpse
The Curse of the Living Corpse
(1964) .... Philip Sinclair Paper Lion (1968) .... (uncredited) Stiletto (1969) .... Bennett Loving (1970) .... Skip Puzzle of a Downfall Child
Puzzle of a Downfall Child
(1970) .... Mark Klute
(1971) .... Frank Ligourin The French Connection (1971) .... Buddy Russo (Academy Award nominee, best supporting actor) The French Conspiracy (1972) .... Michael Howard The Outside Man
The Outside Man
(1972) .... Lenny The Seven-Ups
The Seven-Ups
(1973) .... Buddy - Seven-Up Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York
Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York
(1975) .... Sam Stoneman Jaws
(1975) .... Police Chief
Police Chief
Martin Brody Marathon Man (1976) .... Doc Sorcerer (1977) .... Jackie Scanlon - "Juan Dominguez" Jaws 2
Jaws 2
(1978) .... Police Chief
Police Chief
Martin Brody Last Embrace
Last Embrace
(1979) .... Harry Hannan All That Jazz (1979) .... Joe Gideon (Academy Award nominee, best actor) Still of the Night (1982) .... Sam Rice Blue Thunder
Blue Thunder
(1983) .... Officer Frank Murphy 2010 (1984) .... Dr. Heywood Floyd Terror in the Aisles
Terror in the Aisles
(1984) .... (archive footage; documentary) Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) .... Narrator (voice) The Men's Club
The Men's Club
(1986) .... Cavanaugh 52 Pick-Up
52 Pick-Up
(1986) .... Harry Mitchell Jaws: The Revenge (1987) .... Police Chief
Police Chief
Martin Brody (uncredited; archive footage, photographic cameo) Cohen and Tate
Cohen and Tate
(1989) .... Cohen Listen to Me (1989) .... Charlie Nichols Night Game (1989) .... Mike Seaver The Fourth War
The Fourth War
(1990) .... Col. Jack Knowles The Russia House
The Russia House
(1990) .... Russell Naked Lunch (1991) .... Dr. Benway Romeo Is Bleeding
Romeo Is Bleeding
(1993) .... Don Falcone Plato's Run (1997) .... Senarkian (Video) The Rage (1997) .... John Taggart Executive Target (1997) .... President Carlson The Peacekeeper
The Peacekeeper
(1997) .... President Robert Baker The Myth of Fingerprints
The Myth of Fingerprints
(1997) .... Hal The Rainmaker (1997) .... Wilfred Keeley The Definite Maybe (1997) .... Eddie Jacobsen Better Living (1998) .... Tom The White Raven (1998) .... Tom Heath Evasive Action (1998) .... Enzo Marcelli Chain of Command (2000) .... President Jack Cahill Falling Through (2000) .... Earl The Doorway (2000) .... Professor Lamont Daybreak (2000) .... Stan Marshall Time Lapse (2001) .... Agent La Nova (Video) Texas 46 (2002) .... Colonel Gartner Angels Don't Sleep Here (2002) .... Mayor Harry S. Porter Citizen Verdict (2003) .... Governor Bull Tyler Dracula II: Ascension (2003) .... Cardinal Siqueros (Video) Red Serpent (2003) .... Hassan The Punisher (2004) .... Frank Castle Sr. Dracula III: Legacy (2005) .... Cardinal Siqueros (Video) Love Thy Neighbor (2005) .... Fred Last Chance (2006) .... Cumberland (short) The Poet (2007) .... Rabbi If I Didn't Care (2007) .... Linus Boyer Chicago 10 (2007) .... Judge Julius Hoffman (Voice) Iron Cross (2011) .... Joseph (final film role) The Shark Is Still Working
The Shark Is Still Working
(2012) .... Narrator (Documentary)


Cannon (TV series)
Cannon (TV series)
episode 'No Pockets in a Shroud' (1971) .... Dan Bowen (TV series; 1 episode) Assignment: Munich (1972) .... Jake Webster (TV movie) Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number (1983) .... Jacobo Timerman
Jacobo Timerman
(TV movie) Tiger Town
Tiger Town
(1983) .... Billy Young (TV movie) Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
(1985) .... Host Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture
Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture
(1990) .... Paul Marish (TV movie) Wild Justice (1993) .... Peter Stride (TV movie) seaQuest DSV (1993–1996) .... Captain Nathan Bridger
Nathan Bridger
(TV series; 47 episodes) Money Play$ (1997) .... Johnny Tobin (TV movie) Silver Wolf (1998) .... John Rockwell (TV movie) The Seventh Scroll (1999) .... Grant Schiller (TV mini-series) RKO 281
RKO 281
(1999) .... George Schaefer Diamond Hunters (2001) .... Jacob Van der Byl (TV movie) King of Texas
King of Texas
(2002) .... Henry Westover (TV movie) Third Watch (2002) .... Fyodor Chevchenko (TV series; 6 episodes) Carrier: Arsenal of the Sea (2005) .... Narrator (TV documentary) Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2007) .... Mark Ford Brady (TV series; 1 episode) Family Guy
Family Guy
(2007, 2009) .... Himself (TV series; 2 episodes)


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Roy Scheider
Biography (1935?–)". Filmreference. Retrieved 2009-07-27.  ^ "Obituaries: Roy Scheider". The Telegraph. 11 Feb 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2012.  ^ Kachmar, Diane C. (2002). Roy Scheider: A Film Biography. McFarland. p. 5. ISBN 0-7864-1201-1.  ^ a b c "Roy Scheider". Boxing-scoop.com.  ^ Kachmar D. C. (2002), p. 118 ^ "Obituary: Roy Scheider". BBC. February 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11.  ^ Canby, Vincent (October 7, 1976). "Marathon Man (1976) 'Marathon Man' Thriller of a Film".  ^ Canby, Vincent (December 7, 1984). "2010 (1984) '2010,' PURSUES THE MYSTERY OF '2001'". The New York Times.  ^ Derakhshani, Tirdad (June 21, 2005). " Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
battling multiple myeloma". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved September 24, 2013.  ^ Landsberg, Mitchell (February 11, 2008). "Roy Scheider; star of 'Jaws' and 'All That Jazz'". The New York Times. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 

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