|Roy Scheider Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||November 10, 1932|
|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.
Roy Richard Scheider
Chiefy, Grandpa Big Fish (called so by his grandchildren)
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.
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)
Roy’s net worth was $15 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
70 kg or 154 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Roy had dated –
- 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.
- 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.
Race / Ethnicity
He had Irish ancestry on his mother’s side and was of German descent on his father’s side.
His hair had turned gray due to his age.
Roy Scheider’s Favorite Things
- Film Role – Joe Gideon in All That Jazz (1979)
Source – Los Angeles Times
Roy Scheider’s Facts
- He had served in the United States Air Force for 3 years.
- 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.
- His biggest regret was turning down the role of Staff Sergeant Michael Vronsky in the highly-acclaimed film, The Deer Hunter (1978).
- Roy was a vocal advocate against the Vietnam War and Iraq War and also supported several environmental causes.
- In 2004, Roy was identified with multiple myeloma. For cancer treatment, he also got a bone marrow transplant in June 2005.
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