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Roy Scheider Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Roy Scheider Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth November 10, 1932
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Date of Death February 10, 2008

Roy Scheider was an American actor and amateur boxer whose most notable film credits included All That Jazz (1979), Jaws (1975), The French Connection (1971), Last Embrace (1979), Klute (1971), etc.

Born Name

Roy Richard Scheider

Nick Name

Chiefy, Grandpa Big Fish (called so by his grandchildren)

Roy Scheider seen at Sunset Boulevard in 1987
Roy Scheider as seen at Sunset Boulevard in 1987 (Rockyramacrue / Instagram)


Roy was born on November 10, 1932.


He passed away on February 10, 2008, in Little Rock, Arkansas at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Hospital, after suffering from multiple myeloma, a type of cancer. He was 75 years old.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Orange, New Jersey, United States





Actor, Amateur Boxer


  • Father – Roy Bernhard Scheider (Auto Mechanic) (1903-1976)
  • Mother – Anna Crosson (1906-1984)
  • Sibling – Glenn Scheider (Younger Brother)
  • Others – Minnie Schraft (Paternal Grandmother), Peter Francis Crosson (Maternal Grandfather), Emma Schluker Crosson (Maternal Grandmother)

Net Worth

Roy’s net worth was $15 million according to




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


70 kg or 154 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Roy had dated –

  1. Cynthia Bebout (1961-1986) – Film editor Cynthia Bebout was married to Roy from November 8, 1962, until their divorce in 1986. They had welcomed a daughter named Maximillia Scheider (1963–2006) together.
  2. Brenda Siemer (1989-2008) – On February 11, 1989, Scheider got married for the 2nd time to actress Brenda Siemer. They were parents to a son Christian Scheider and an adopted daughter named Molly Scheider. The couple stayed together until his death in 2008.
American actor Roy Scheider as seen in 2007
American actor Roy Scheider as seen in 2007 (Lukasz Figura / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity


He had Irish ancestry on his mother’s side and was of German descent on his father’s side.

Hair Color


His hair had turned gray due to his age.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Broad nose

Roy Scheider’s Favorite Things

  • Film Role – Joe Gideon in All That Jazz (1979)

SourceLos Angeles Times

Roy Sheider as seen in an image from Jaws
Roy Scheider as seen in an image from Jaws (Phantastiqa / Instagram)

Roy Scheider’s Facts

  1. He had served in the United States Air Force for 3 years.
  2. Roy ad-libbed the iconic line from the blockbuster movie, Jaws (1975). ‘You’re gonna need a bigger boat’ was listed at #35 in the ‘100 Years…..100 Movie Quotes’ list by the American Film Institute in 2005.
  3. His biggest regret was turning down the role of Staff Sergeant Michael Vronsky in the highly-acclaimed film, The Deer Hunter (1978).
  4. Roy was a vocal advocate against the Vietnam War and Iraq War and also supported several environmental causes.
  5. In 2004, Roy was identified with multiple myeloma. For cancer treatment, he also got a bone marrow transplant in June 2005.

Featured Image by Rockyramacrue / Instagram

Did we miss anyone?


  1. He weighed 70 kg as he got older.
    In Jaws he weighed at least 68 kg. But he died at 75 before his 76th birthday. So he had to have been at least 70 kg or something when he was in his 70s. Unless he lost some weight.


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