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Richard Dreyfuss Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Net Worth

Richard Dreyfuss Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth October 29, 1947
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Spouse Svetlana Erokhin

Richard Dreyfuss is an American actor, producer, and writer who won an Academy Award for “Best Actor” for his portrayal of Elliot Garfield in The Goodbye Girl (1977).

Born Name

Richard Stephen Dreyfus

Nick Name


Richard Dreyfuss as seen in a picture taken on December 12, 2021
Richard Dreyfuss as seen in a picture taken on December 12, 2021 (DreyfussCivic / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States





Richard studied at Beverly Hills High School. He began acting at the Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Arts Center and the Westside Jewish Community Center, under the watchful eye of drama teacher Bill Miller.

Richard attended San Fernando Valley State College, now California State University, Northridge for a year.


Actor, Producer, Writer


  • Father – Norman Dreyfus (Restaurateur, Attorney)
  • Mother – Geraldine Robbins (Activist)
  • Siblings – Lorin Dreyfuss (Older Sister) (Actor, Writer, Producer) (b. December 4, 1944 – d. August 21, 2021)
  • Others – Justin Dreyfuss (Nephew), Natalie Dreyfuss (Niece)

Net Worth

Richard Dreyfuss’s net worth was $5,000,000 according to Celebrity Net Worth.




5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Richard has been romantically involved with –

  1. Jeramie Rain -Richard tied the knot with writer and producer Jeramie Rain in early 1980. Together, the couple has three children: Emily (b. 1983), Benjamin (b. 1986), and Harry (b. 1990). His son Benjamin was born with Peters Anomaly, which is a rare genetic eye disorder that, despite many operations, left him completely blind in his left eye. The couple divorced in 1995.
  2. Janelle Lacey (1999-2005) – Richard tied the knot with Janelle Lacey in 1999 and divorced in 2005.
  3. Svetlana Erokhin – He married Russian citizen Svetlana Erokhin in 2006 and has been residing in San Diego, California as of February 2020. In February 2008, the couple bought a $1.5 million house in Encinitas, California, intending to renovate the 1970s structure with green technologies.
Richard Dreyfuss and wife Svetlana at Cannes in 2013
Richard Dreyfuss and wife Svetlana at Cannes in 2013 (DreyfussCivic / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity


Richard has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Hair Color

Salt and pepper

As a result of his age, his once light brown hair has turned gray.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • His short stature
  • He had often worked with Steven Spielberg.
  • His low-pitched nasal voice
  • He mostly played characters that were wisecracking and fast-talking.
Actor Richard Dreyfuss at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C in 1997
Actor Richard Dreyfuss at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C in 1997 (John Mathew Smith & www / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Richard Dreyfuss Facts

  1. He resided in the Bayside area of Queens, New York. At the age of nine, his family relocated to Los Angeles, California.
  2. Richard suffered from a huge drug addiction during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The side effects of this resulted in memory damage, as a result of which he still has no memory of filming the movie, Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981).
  3. He made his debut TV production appearance in In Mama’s House at the age of 15.
  4. Richard has won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award. On the other hand, he was also nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2002; for his work in CBSThe Education of Max Bickford, and for his portrayal of Alexander Haig in the Showtime film The Day Reagan Was Shot.
  5. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2006.
  6. His film credits include American Graffiti, Dillinger, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Inserts, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Big Fix, The Competition, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Stand by Me, Always (1989), Once Around…, What About Bob?, Lost in Yonkers, Silent Fall, The American President, Book Club, and Murder at Yellowstone City.
  7. He was born on the same day as other popular Hollywood celebrities such as Rufus Sewell, Winona Ryder, Gabrielle Union, Dan Castellaneta, Joely Fisher, Tracee Ellis Ross, India Eisley, Ben Foster, and many others.

Featured Image By DreyfussCivic / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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