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Roy was born under the official name Scheider, Roy Richard on November 10th, 1932. He died on February 10th, 2008 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA (multiple myeloma). He has been a credited actor since the 1971 film The French Connection.
Roy Scheider was a bankable leading actor on the silver screen. He has starred in seven films including the 2009 drama film Justice/Vengeance as the character Joseph, the 2002 drama movie Texas 46 playing Colonel Gartner and the 1984 mystery release 2010 cast as Dr. Heywood Floyd.
Roy was a recognizable supporting cast member who's acting range makes him the top choice for a variety of roles. He has appeared in seven films including: the 2003 action film Red Serpent as the character Hassan, the 2003 drama movie Citizen Verdict playing Bull Tyler and the 2002 thriller release Angels Don't Sleep Here cast as Mayor Harry S. Porter.
His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1971 action film The French Connection, which brought in $52,000,000 at the box office.
Roy is a fan favorite, having been featured on the cover of at least two magazines, captured in more than four pictorials, interviewed in over four publications and featured in ten magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one book.He has been the subject of at least one biographical film.
As an actor Roy Scheider has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of Buddy Russo in the 1971 film The French Connection. Roy Scheider was also nominated for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Joe Gideon in the 1979 movie All That Jazz .