Roy Scheider


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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

Lean, angular-faced and authoritatively spoken lead / supporting actor Roy Scheider obviously never heard the old actor's axiom about "never appearing with kids or animals" lest they overshadow your performance. Breaking that rule did him no harm, though, as he achieved pop cult status by finding, fighting and blowing up a 25-foot-long Great White shark (nicknamed "Bruce") in the mega-hit Der weiße Hai (1975) and then electrocuting an even bigger Great White in the vastly inferior Der weiße Hai 2 (1978).Athletic Scheider was born in November 1932 in Orange, New Jersey, to Anna (Crosson) and Roy Bernhard Scheider, a mechanic. He was of German and Irish descent. A keen sportsman from a young age, he competed in baseball and boxing (his awkwardly mended broken nose is a result of his foray into Golden Gloves competitions). While at college, his pursuits turned from sports to theater and he studied drama at Rutgers and Franklin and Marshall. After a stint in the military, Scheider appeared with the New York Shakespeare Festival and won an "Obie Award" for his appearance in the play "Stephen D."His film career commenced with the campy Z-grade horror cheesefest The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964), and he then showed up in Star! (1968), Paper Lion (1968), Stiletto (1969) and Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970). In 1971 he really came to the attention of film audiences with his role in the Jane Fonda thriller Klute (1971) and then as Det. Buddy Russo (scoring his first Oscar nomination) alongside fiery Gene Hackman in the crime drama French Connection - Brennpunkt Brooklyn (1971). His performance as a tough street cop in that film led him into another tough cop role as NYC Det. Buddy Manucci in the underappreciated Die Seven-Ups (1973), which features one of the best car chase sequences ever put on film.In the early 1970s the Peter Benchley novel "Jaws" was a phenomenal best-seller, and young director Steven Spielberg was chosen by Universal Pictures to direct the film adaptation, Der weiße Hai (1975), in which Scheider played police chief Brody and shared lead billing with Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss in the tale of a New England seaside community terrorized by a hungry Great White shark. "Jaws" was a blockbuster, and for many years held the record as the highest-grossing film of all time. Scheider then turned up as the shady CIA agent brother of Dustin Hoffman in the unnerving Der Marathon-Mann (1976) and in the misfired William Friedkin-directed remake of Lohn der Angst (1953) titled Atemlos vor Angst (1977), before again returning to Amity to battle another giant shark in Der weiße Hai 2 (1978). Seeking a change from tough cops and hungry sharks, he took the role of womanizing, drug-popping choreographer Joe Gideon, the lead character of the semi-autobiographical portrayal of director Bob Fosse in the sparkling Hinter dem Rampenlicht (1979). It was another big hit for Scheider (and another Oscar nomination), with the film featuring a stunning opening sequence to the tune of the funky George Benson number "On Broadway", and breathtaking dance routines including the "Airotica" performance by the glamorous Sandahl Bergman.Returning to another law enforcement role, Scheider played a rebellious helicopter pilot in the John Badham conspiracy / action film Das fliegende Auge (1983), a scientist in the sequel to 2001: Odyssee im Weltraum (1968) simply titled 2010 - Das Jahr, in dem wir Kontakt aufnehmen (1984), a cheating husband who turns the tables on his blackmailers in 52 Pick-Up (1986), a cold-blooded hit man in Hitman (1988) and a CIA operative in the muddled and slow-moving Das Russland-Haus (1990). The versatile Scheider was then cast as the captain of a futuristic submarine in the relatively popular TV series SeaQuest (1993), which ran for three seasons.Inexplicably, however, Scheider had seemingly, and slowly, dropped out of favor with mainstream film audiences, and while he continued to remain busy, predominantly in supporting roles (generally as US presidents or military officers), most of the vehicles he appeared in were B-grade political thrillers such as Red Zone (1997), Executive Target (1997), Chain of Command - Helden sterben nie (2000) and Red Serpent (2003). - IMDb Mini Biography By:

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Roy Scheider’s flixes, followed by Vudu compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Roy Scheider on average has worked on 3 movies per year from 1971 to 2009. See the full graphs of the number of Roy Scheider movies released per year from 1994 till 2009.

Top Genres

Roy Scheider works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Thriller Genre flixes. 22% of Roy Scheider movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Roy Scheider worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Roy Scheider has worked on is 6.0.

6.0 / 10

Roy Scheider's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Jaws (1975)

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

8.1/10124 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Secrets of the Dead (2000)

Mysteries involving notable historical events, people and locations are scientifically examined.

7.9/1056 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

All That Jazz (1979)

Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid career of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

7.8/10123 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

Sorcerer (1977)

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

7.7/10121 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

7.7/10104 min

Available in 12 platform(s).

A documentary history of the development and deployment of the Cold War's ultimate weapon: the nuclear missile submarine. Features interviews with Navy veterans and footage never-before-seen by the public.

7.6/1048 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

Chicago 10 (2007)

Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

7.4/10110 min

Available in 13 platform(s).

Marathon Man (1976)

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

7.4/10125 min

Available in 14 platform(s).