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Roy Scheider

Roy Scheider


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Also Known As: Died: February 10, 2008
Born: November 10, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Orange, New Jersey Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Iron Cross (2010)
Retired New York police officer and Holocaust survivor Joseph travels to Nuremberg to visit his son Ronnie years after turning his back on him for rejecting a promising career in the NYPD and marrying a local artist named Anna. No sooner does Joseph attempt to heal the rift with Ronnie when he swear
Dark Honeymoon (2008)
A man marries a seductive woman after a brief and passionate relationship. During their honeymoon on the Oregon coast, he uncovers the terrible truth about her as those around them begin to die mysterious and violent deaths.
Poet, The (2008)
In German occupied Poland at the dawn of World War II, Oskar, a young German officer, and Rachel, the daughter of a Rabbi, fall in love. Forced apart by violent village massacres, they embark on a perilous journey to find one another. Pregnant, and resigned to the fact she will never be re-united
Chicago 10 (2007)
At the 1968 Democratic Convention, protestors, denied permits for demonstrations, repeatedly clashed with the Chicago Police Department, who waged a week-long terror campaign that resulted in riots witnessed live by a television audience of over 50 million. The events had a polarizing effect on the
If I Didn't Care (2006)
In the Hamptons, Davis Meyers ill-fated attempt to produce an heir ultimately leads to infidelity, murder and tragic consequences.
Citizen Verdict (2005) as Governor Bull Tyler
Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me," has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict." Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also the jury. If the defendant is voted guilty in a death penalty case, Rockman wi
Dracula III: Legacy (2005)
Father Uffizi and assistant Luke travel to war-torn Romania to rescue Luke's former love, Elizabeth, from the clutches of the evil Count.
Punisher, The (2004)
Frank Castle ia a man who has seen too much death in his life, first as a Delta Force Op and later as an FBI special agent. He has managed to beat considerable odds, and is finally moving out of the field and into a normal life with him wife, Maria, and young son, Will. However, on his final assignm
Dracula II: Ascension (2003) as Cardinal Siqueros
Students try to learn the secrets of life and death by resurrecting the burnt corpse of Dracula. Their teacher hopes to use Dracula's blood to counteract his own failing body. Standing against them is a Vatican-sanctioned vampire hunter who will stop at nothing to contain the vampire menace.
King of Texas (2002)
An adaptation of William Shakespeare's "King Lear," which takes place on a Texas ranch during the revolt against Mexico in the 1840s. A land baron of awesome authority is embroiled in a life and death struggle with the elements, family greed and the violent threat of war.<P>John Lear's legacy is his
Angels Don't Sleep Here (2001)
A man is accused of murder and manipulated into a web of deceit as his thought-to-be dead twin brother plots revenge on those who tried to kill him.
Time Lapse (2001) as Agent Lanova
Clayton Pierce is an agent working under deep cover. Although he is a top agent, he is questioning his loyalty after twenty yeras of service. His devotion has already cost him his wife, family and personal life. During a de-briefing from his last assignment, he is unknowingly administered the drug
Daybreak (2001) as Stan Marshall
When an Los Angeles subway train is caught in a brutal earthquake and the tunnels begin to fill with water, a subway lineman must find a way to save himself and the passengers.
Doorway, The (2000)
Four college students move into an old New England mansion, unaware that the basement doubles as the portal to Hell.
Chain of Command (2000)
A Secret Service agent's duty is to protect the U.S. president's briefcase, which contains the power to launch a nuclear attack. When the President and his team are taken hostage during a meeting with Taiwan's President, the fed risks everything to prevent all-out nuclear war.
RKO 281 (1999)
The clash between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over the production and release of Welles's 1941 film "Citizen Kane," which was a brutal portrait of a publishing magnate who in many ways resembled Hearst.
Rage, The (1998)
FBI agent Nick Travis has been butting heads with superior officer Taggart ever since Taggart interfered in a standoff with gunmen, precipating an unnecessary massacre. When mutilated corpses of tourists start turning up in the Pacific Northwest, Taggart is forced to pair up Travis with up-and-comin
Definite Maybe, The (1998)
A satire about two 25-year-old guys set in the Hamptons.
Evasive Action (1998)
An overprotective mom's worst fears come true when her daughter goes missing during Spring Break. She stops at nothing to find her daughter, even if it means starting her own investigation.
Executive Target (1998) as President Carlson
When his wife is held captive by conspirators, an ace stunt-car driver is forced to participate in the abduction of the U.S. President.
Better Living (1998)
The story of a family living in New York suburbs struggling to stay together in the absence of the father, Tom, who disappeared fifteen years earlier without a trace. The lives of Nora, Tom's wife, and their three very unique headstrong daughters are suddenly interrupted with Tom's reappearance, esp
Silverwolf (1998)
White Raven (1998) as Tom Heath
An American journalist is on the trail of an extremely valuable diamond which disappeared during World War II. Complications arise when the huge diamond also becomes the object of a worldwide search by international terrorists.
Myth of Fingerprints, The (1997) as Hal
Four adult children return for Thanksgiving to their New England home--and their parents--after a three-year absence. Throughout the weekend, the children and their parents realize what they must give up in order to move on with their lives.
John Grisham's The Rainmaker (1997)
Struggling new attorney Rudy Baylor resorts to working for a shady lawyer, where he meets paralegal Deck Shifflet. When the insurance company of Dot Black refuses her dying son coverage, Baylor and Shifflet team up to fight the corrupt corporation, taking on its callous lawyer. Meanwhile, Baylor becomes involved with Kelly Riker, an abused wife, whose husband complicates matters when he confronts Baylor.
John Grisham's The Rainmaker (Theatrical) (1997)
Takes place in the high-fashion salon of a department store in 1960, involving a group of sales ladies and their families.
Peacekeeper, The (1997) as The President
When terrorists seize the President's "black bag" -- and America's secret nuclear launching codes -- the lieutenant assigned to guard it must prevent them from launching missiles at the nation's capital.
Plato's Run (1997)
When he's framed by a ruthless arms dealer for the murder of a rival, a former Navy commando must elude the feds while he takes on the enemy.
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
A New York City police sergeant, whose hunger for sex and money prompts him to cheat on his wife and accept payoffs from the mob, meets his match when he becomes involved with the devious female scion of a Moscow crime family.
Naked Lunch (1991) as Dr Benway
A part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict longs to be a writer. Filled with disillusion and dissatisfaction, he murders his wife and escapes to the fantasy world of Interzone. There, in his altered state, surrounded by half-alien, half bug creatures and other oddities, he finds he can write
The Russia House (1990)
An expatriate Englishmen finds love while doing intelligence work in the Soviet Union.
Fourth War, The (1990)
A Soviet officer and a Vietnam veteran are two protagonists in a war drama which may lead to a major American-Soviet confrontation.
Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (1990)
A photographer is hired to take a pictures of a condemned man at the moment of his death. When the execution is stayed, he gets caught in a race against time to solve a seven-year-old murder.
Listen To Me (1989)
A pair of students fall in love while competing in a college debate.
Night Games (1989) as Seaver
An ex-cop tries to stop a serial killer before he strikes again.
Cohen & Tate (1988)
Brutal killers Cohen and Tate are hired to kidnap a young boy. But once they have him, they realize he's not as innocent as he seems, and the kid soon has the two tough guys pulling their guns on each other.
Men's Club, The (1986) as Cavanaugh
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that the story will hurt his wife's political campaign if
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
The fragments of an autobiography by the self-destructive Japanese writer, Yukio Mishima.
2010 (1984)
In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a U.S.-Soviet crew investigates a mysterious monolith orbiting Jupiter.
In Our Hands (1983)
A chronicle focusing in on the largest peace demonstration in the history of the world, which took place on June 12, 1982. One million people were in New York on what's been described as a magical day, speaking in one voice to "stop the nuclear arms race." There were forty-three volunteer camera te
Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number (1983)
In this dramatization of the story of Argentine newspaper publisher Timerman's experiences and torture in a secret prison, the casting of both Roy Scheider and Liv Ullmann, as Timerman and his wife, raised a good many critical eyebrows and seemed to work against the movie, as did trying to make New
Still of the Night (1982)
A psychiatrist falls for the chief suspect in a patient''''s murder.
Last Embrace (1979)
A government agent can''''t tell whether he''''s going mad or his colleagues are really trying to kill him.
All That Jazz (1979)
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
Jaws 2 (1978)
On the eve of a new resort''''s opening, Amity''''s police captain discovers another giant shark on the prowl.
Sorcerer (1977) as Jackie Scanlon--
An American oil company located in a South American town is looking for drivers to haul nitroglycerine over the rugged terrain. Four expatriated men who have nothing to lose take on the job, for which they''ll each be given $10,000 and the reward of legal citizenship if they live.
Marathon Man (1976)
A covert government group uncovers a criminal plot run by Nazi War criminals.
Jaws (1975) as Chief Martin Brody
The sheriff of an island town takes to the seas when a bloodthirsty shark invades the local waters.
Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975) as Sam
A young working woman in New York vies with her flighty roommate for a doctor''''s heart.
The Seven Ups (1973)
New York City cops wage a war against assorted hoods and criminals after one of their own is brutally killed by a hoodlum.
Outside Man, The (1973) as Lenny
Assignment: Munich (1972)
The story of Jake Webster, a U.S. government undercover agent for the Internal Central Bureau, who operates in Munich, Germany, under the guise of a bar and grill owner. Webster seeks to help Cathy Lange, a beautiful girl who is being pursued by three men seeking $500,000, money stolen by her father, who was killed before he could reveal its location to his three accomplices.
The French Connection (1971) as Buddy ["Cloudy"] Russo
Two New York narcotics cops set out to bust a French drug smuggling ring.
Klute (1971) as Frank Ligourin
A small-town detective searches for a missing man linked to a high-priced prostitute.
Loving (1970) as Skip
A conflicted artist tries to find a sense of purpose in life.
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970) as Mark
Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressfull workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising executive, her friendship with photographer Aaron, and her downward spiral into ruin.
Stiletto (1969) as Bennett
A rich, jet-setting playboy has a secret life: he's also a professional Mafia hitman. When he decides it's time to retire from that life, he finds that his former employers don't like the idea that someone who knows so much about them won't be under their control anymore, and decide to send their own hitmen to eliminate him.
The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964) as Philip Sinclair
Rufus Sinclair was a cranky old millionaire with a terrible fear of being buried alive. After his apparent death, clauses in his will meant to prevent his being buried alive are violated by his uncaring family, and soon a masked figure begins prowling the family's Connecticut estate, slaughtering the family members one by one in a variety of separate, horrible ways.

Cast (special)

Decade Under the Influence, A (2003)
The 1970s was an extraordinary time of rebellion, of questioning every accepted idea: political activism, hedonism, protests, the sexual revolution, the women's movement, the civil rights movement, the music revolution, rage and liberation. Every standard by which we set our social and cultural cloc
Feds: U.S. Postal Inspectors -- Part One, The (2002)
Documentary about the United States Postal Inspection Service. Inspectors at the U.S. Postal Office go undercover to build their cases against mail thieves and mail bombers.
Nazi Prison Escape (2001) as Narration
Colditz Castle in eastern Germany was the ultimate escape-proof prison of World War II, the place where the Nazi high command sent Allied prisoners whom they considered the most troublesome. Since many inmates had already escaped from other POW camps, this fortress of steep-sided battlements was for
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills (2001)
Special that reveals America's 100 most heart-pounding films, as chosen by leaders of the entertainment community.
Making the Connection: Untold Stories of The French Connection (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1971 film, "The French Connection," the story of the police investigation of an international drug smuggling ring. The program recounts the events and interviews the people responsible for the case that inspired the film as well as those who mad
Hitler's Lost Sub (2000)
In 1991, professional diver John Chatterton discovered a sunken German U-boat from World War II, lying undetected only 60 miles off the New Jersey shore, its unexploded torpedoes and the bodies of its crew still aboard. The program follows Chatterton and his dive partners in their quest to identify
Lincoln's Secret Weapon (2000)
The story of an armored combat vessel that opened a new chapter in naval warfare. At a critical moment of the American Civil War in 1861, the Navy commissioned the U.S.S. Monitor to test a daring idea -- that a mechanical fighting machine could inflict a crushing defeat on Confederate forces. Not lo
City of Steel: Carrier (1999)
Documentary that examines two Navy aircraft carriers at various stages in their seven years of construction: the Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), a Nimitz-class carrier commissioned in July 1998, and the Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), whose keel was laid during filming.
Bob Fosse: The E! True Hollywood Story (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of choreographer Bob Fosse.
World's Deadliest Sea Creatures, The (1998)
Special features real-life incidents of man vs. sea beast, from shark attacks to encounters with crocodiles. Includes interviews with survivors of underwater attacks and undersea footage.
Coma (1997)
Special focuses on alternative means of treating head trauma.
Spy in the Sky (1996)
Documentary recounting the story of the U-2, the CIA's top-secret project whereby especially recruited pilots flew spy planes over the USSR deployed to uncover information about the Soviets' military capabilities during the 1950s.
Joe Montana: The Fire Inside (1995)
Documentary on football quarterback Joe Montana. Includes interviews with teammates, coaches, family and Montana himself.
American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg, The (1995)
Tribute to Steven Spielberg, the 23rd recipient of the American Film Institute's career achievement award.
Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects (1994)
A special revealing the secrets behind some of Hollywood's most spectacular special effects. Also includes some never before seen behind-the-scenes footage.
Last African Flying Boat, The (1993)
A documentary chronicling the journey of London journalist Alexander Frater from Cairo, Egypt, to Mozambique in a Catalina flying boat, a vintage seaplane that carried passengers in luxurious comfort throughout British colonies in Africa during the 1930s.
This Is Your Life (1993)
Two celebrity guests (Kathie Lee Gifford and Roy Scheider) are surprised when their lives are retold through the reminiscences of family, friends and associates.
When It Was a Game II (1992)
Sequel to "When It Was a Game," a documentary featuring rare baseball footage from 1934-1960 as well as readings of classic baseball literature and interviews with Hall of Famers, authors and sportswriters.
13th Annual ACE Awards, The (1992)
Live broadcast of the thirteenth annual Ace Awards ceremony honoring excellence in cable television.
When It Was a Game (1991)
A sports documentary featuring rare footage from baseball's "Golden Age," the 1930s to 1950s.
Bob Fosse: Steam Heat (1990)
A documentary profile of director/choreographer Bob Fosse. Includes clips from his films and television specials as well as interviews with Fosse, remembrances from his friends, and commentary by Gwen Verdon. A "Dance in America" presentation, broadcast as part of "Great Performances."
Harold Clurman: A Life of Theatre (1989)
A documentary on the life and career of Harold Clurman, a co-founder (with Stella Adler and Clifford Odetts) of the Group Theatre and the man often credited with introducing method acting to the United States. Includes footage of Clurman rehearsing Joan Hackett, Richard Dysart, and Julie Harris. Als
Inside the Sexes (1988) as Narration
A documentary that examines aspects of human sexuality, including the human reproductive system, the differences in male and female sexual response, and the discoveries science has recently made to help men and women lead more fulfilled lives by finding new ways to fight physiological impotency, pre
Blessings of Liberty, The (1987)
A special tracing the evolution of the Constitution during its 200 years as the foundation of the laws and liberties in the United States. The program is telecast from the National Archives in Washington, and utilizes dramatic interpretation of Constitutional debates, arguments, letters, and pleadi
Follies in Concert (1986)
A concert version of Stephen Sondheim's 1971 Broadway musical about a reunion of performers from the Follies, the top venue for the vaudeville and burlesque acts of the early twentieth century. For the first time, Sondheim's score is presented in its entirety. Included in the program are interviews
Tiger Town (1986)
Billy Young, a fading baseball player, unexpectedly leads his Detroit team to the World Series when Alex, a fatherless boy, puts his amazing powers of concentration to work.
To Be Young, Gifted and Black (1972)
A theatrical adaptation of the autobiography of writer Lorraine Hansberry.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Silver Wolf (1999)
Money Plays (1996)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)


Cast (short)

2010 The Odyssey Continues (1984)
This promotional short for "2010" (1984) shows moviegoers how some of the film''''s visual effects were created.

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