Roy Scheider - Famous Actor

Roy Scheider Net Worth


Roy Scheider, famous for his starring roles in ‘Jaws,’ ‘The French Connection,’ and ‘All That Jazz,’ had a net worth of $30 million at the time of his death in 2008. Almost two-thirds of his net worth was from the $19 million sale of his Hamptons mansion to Billy Joel in 2007.

Key facts:

  • Roy Scheider was a highly acclaimed American actor known for his work in movies and television.
  • Scheider was an accomplished athlete during his younger years and even pursued a career as an amateur boxer.
  • One of his most famous roles was as Chief Martin Brody in the blockbuster hit movie 'Jaws,' where he famously delivered the line "You're gonna need a bigger boat."
  • Throughout his career, Scheider received several award nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role in 'All That Jazz'.
  • In addition to his acting career, Scheider also served for three years in the US Air Force as a first lieutenant.

Basic Information About Roy Scheider

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$30,000,000
Date of birth1932-11-10
Place of birthOrange
Date of death2008-02-10 (aged 75)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksAngular rugged face
Consistently suntan skin
Often played New York City-based characters, though was himself from nearby in Northern New Jersey
Often played the closest thing to a relatable everyman-type in iconoclastic 1970s movies
Often played agonized authority figures (i.e. Detective Buddy "Cloudy" Russo in The French Connection (1971) and Chief Martin Brody in De zomer van de witte haai (1975) and Jaws 2 (1978))
SpouseBrenda Siemer Scheider - (11 FebruaryΒ 1989 - 10 FebruaryΒ 2008)Β (his death)Β (2 children)
Cynthia Scheider - (8 NovemberΒ 1962 - 1989)Β (divorced)Β (1 child)
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Roy Scheider win?


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Roy Scheider awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Golden Globe - Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalNomineeAll That Jazz1980
NSFC Award - Best ActorNomineeAll That Jazz1980
NSFC Award - Best ActorNomineeNosferatu: Phantom der Nacht1980

Roy Scheider roles

Movie / Series Role
The PunisherFrank Castle Sr.
The French ConnectionBuddy Russo
Jaws 2Brody
KluteFrank Ligourin
The RainmakerWilfred Keeley
All That JazzJoe Gideon
Naked LunchDr. Benway
Marathon ManDoc
2010: The Year We Make ContactDr. Heywood Floyd
SorcererScanlon / 'Dominguez'
Jaws: The RevengeBrody (archive footage) (uncredited)
Romeo Is BleedingDon Falcone
Blue ThunderOfficer Frank Murphy
Mishima: A Life in Four ChaptersNarrator (voice)
Family GuyRoy Scheider / ... 2 episodes, 2007-2009
Law & Order: Criminal IntentMark Ford Brady 1 episode, 2007-2011
Saturday Night LiveSelf - Host / ... 1 episode, 1985
American ExperienceSelf - Narrator 1 episode, 1996
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1993
CannonDan Bowen 1 episode, 1971
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1994

Roy Scheider's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Jaws 2Β (1978)$400,000

Roy Scheider's Quotes

  • The important thing is to do good work, no matter what medium you do it in.
  • [1980] You read a lot about movies with budgets of $25 to $30 million. Hell, if a studio can piss away that kind of money, why not let 'em piss on me?
  • [on Bob Fosse] Fosse, I think, came to a high point in his life, with an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy, and asked himself, "Do they think I'm really that good? They don't know I'm really a sham, a hoax, a phony, a lousy human being, not much of a friend to anybody and a flop... they don't know I'm covered with flop sweat." That's an expression Bob uses a lot -- flop sweat.
  • [on working with Jane Fonda in the mystery thriller Klute (1971)] I liked her passion. And her professionalism. You know, Jane worked for years as a silly ingΓ©nue on the stage in New York and, I mean, she was laughable at first. But she stayed with it and, slowly, carefully, learned her craft.
  • [on shooting the troubled Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975)] The hardest thing about that one was working with Jeannie Berlin. You don't do a picture with that one unless you've got a personal stake in it. She's very disturbed, and it was hard for the director.

Interesting Facts about Roy Scheider

  1. Attended and graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He later received an honorary doctorate from the college.
  2. Son, Christian Scheider (born 1990), and daughter, Molly Scheider (born 1995), with wife Brenda Siemer Scheider.
  3. He was originally cast as Michael Vronsky in The Deer Hunter (1978), as the second movie of a three movie deal with Universal Studios. Because he did not believe that the character would travel around the world to find his friend, he quit the picture. Universal executives were furious, but they agreed to let him out of his Universal contract if he made Jaws 2 (1978), which he did. He later regarded pulling out of The Deer Hunter (1978) as the career decision he most regrets.
  4. He was offered the lead role in The Omen (1976) and reportedly was very interested in taking the role, but had to turn in down due to previous commitments. Consequently, his desire to play that type of role (a self-sacrificing, noble hero) led to his accepting the role of Chief Martin Brody in De zomer van de witte haai (1975).
  5. His name was inspiration for Japanese enterprise Toei create television series UchΓ» keiji Shaider (1984).
  6. Underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells. [June 2005]
  7. Attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, home of future graduates Elisabeth Shue and Andrew Shue, Zach Braff, Lauryn Hill and Ahmed Best.
  8. Has played the President of the United States three times: Executive Target (1997), The Peacekeeper (1997) and Chain of Command (2000).
  9. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
  10. On March 4, 2007, Scheider was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the SunDeis Film Festival at Brandeis University, following a screening of his classic film All That Jazz (1979). It was the sixth time that Scheider had seen the film, and the first time for his young daughter, Molly, who accompanied him.
  11. Was in talks to appear in the drama film The Verdict (1982).
  12. His wife, Brenda Seimer, saved the old Art Deco Sag Harbor, New York movie marquee when the owner of the theater was renovating the building, and just tore it down and threw it out. She was threatened with arrest for stealing the sign. Scheider helped organize a community fundraising drive to recreate it, and the theater owner put it back in place.
  13. Had two grandchildren, granddaughter Sascha and and grandson Tanner Orion Emile Connelly. Tanner died on February 8, 2017 at age 25.
  14. When he was shown in the "In Memoriam" segment during the telecast of the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009), his name was spelled incorrectly: Schieder instead of Scheider.
  15. Roy completed all his scenes for Justice/Vengeance (2009) before passing away, but a technical error forced the production to reshoot certain scenes without Roy.
  16. Was cited as one of the most promising movie personalities of 1973 in John Willis' 1974 Film Annual "Screen World" book.
  17. Served in the United States Air Force for three years and rose to the rank of first lieutenant.
  18. His grandchildren called him "Chiefy" and "Grandpa Big Fish".
  19. Was predeceased by his daughter, Maximillia Connelly Lord (B. July 6, 1963), who died on August 2, 2006 at age 43 of leukemia.
  20. Was politically active and participated in protests against the Vietnam and Iraq wars and for environmental issues on Long Island. In March 2003, he was among a group of protesters who laid down on a Long Island highway in a symbolic reference to the casualties of war.

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