Roy Scheider (Performer) | Playbill

Roy Scheider

Performer

He won international stardom as the police chief of a small harbor town trying to grapple with the arrival of a killer shark in the blockbuster "Jaws." Playing opposite Robert Shaw's deranged seaman and Richard Dreyfuss' excitable scientist, Mr. Scheider's realistic performance anchored the horror thriller in a humane reality. He also appeared in "Jaws II" three years later.

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  • Also Known As: Roy R. Scheider
  • Born: Nov 09, 1932 in Orange, NJ, USA
  • Death: Feb 09, 2008 in Little Rock, AR

Roles (4)

Betrayal Playbill - Jan 1980 Betrayal
Opened January 05, 1980
  • as Robert (Original)
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 4, 1978 The 32nd Annual Tony Awards - 1978
Opened June 04, 1978
  • as Participating Artist (Original)
The Chinese Prime Minister Playbill - Jan 1964 The Chinese Prime Minister
Opened January 02, 1964
  • as Oliver (Original)
  • as Tarver (Original)
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