Roy Scheider in Jaws | 1975
Clip Name: The Indianapolis Story
About this actor
Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor. He was best known for his role as police chief Martin C. Brody in Jaws, as choreographer and film director Joe Gideon in All That Jazz, detective Buddy Russo in The French Connection and his role as Captain Nathan Bridger in science fiction television series seaQuest DSV. Scheider's final performance is to be released posthumously in the 2010 thriller Iron Cross. Described by Allmovie as "one of the most unique and distinguished of all Hollywood actors", Scheider was nominated for two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award over the course of his career. Scheider was born in Orange, New Jersey, the son of Anna Scheider (née Crosson) and auto mechanic Roy Bernhard Scheider. Scheider's mother was of Irish Catholic background and his father was German American and Protestant. As a child, Scheider was an athlete, participating in organized baseball and boxing competitions, for which he was...