Roy Scheider

Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider 2007.jpg
Scheider in 2007
Born(1932-11-10)November 10, 1932
DiedFebruary 10, 2008(2008-02-10) (aged 75)
Other namesRoy R. Scheider
Roy Schneider
EducationRutgers University
Franklin and Marshall College
OccupationActor, boxer
Years active1961–2008
Cynthia Bebout
(m. 1962; div. 1986)

Brenda King
(m. 1989)
Children3, including Christian Scheider
Military career
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchSeal of the United States Department of the Air Force.svg United States Air Force
Years of service1955-58 in USAF
1958-64 in Air Force Reserve Command[1]
RankUS-O2 insignia.svg First lieutenant (USAF)
US-O3 insignia.svg Captain (AFRC)

Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor and amateur boxer.

Scheider gained fame for his leading and supporting roles in several iconic films from the 1970s, playing NYPD Detective Buddy "Cloudy" Russo in The French Connection (1971); NYPD Detective Buddy Manucci in The Seven Ups (1973); Police Chief Martin Brody in Jaws (1975) and Jaws 2 (1978); Doc in Marathon Man (1976); choreographer and film director Joe Gideon (whose character was based on Bob Fosse) in All That Jazz (which was written and directed by Fosse) (1979); and Dr. Heywood R. Floyd in the 1984 film 2010, the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Scheider is also known for playing Captain Nathan Bridger in the science fiction television series seaQuest DSV (1993–1996). Described by AllMovie as "one of the most unique and distinguished of all Hollywood actors",[2] Scheider was nominated for two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award.[3]

Early life

Scheider was born in Orange, New Jersey,[4] the son of Anna (née Crosson) and auto mechanic Roy Bernhard Scheider.[5] Scheider's mother was of Irish descent with an Irish Catholic background, while his father was a Protestant German American.[6][7] As a child, Scheider was an athlete, participating in organized baseball and boxing competitions, for which he was classed as a welterweight, weighing in at 140 lbs. Scheider competed in the Diamond Gloves Boxing Tournament in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, graduating in 1950, and was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 1985. He traded his boxing gloves for the stage, studying drama at both Rutgers University and Franklin and Marshall College, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

Amateur boxing

Between 1946 and 1949, Scheider boxed as an amateur in New Jersey.[8] Scheider said in a television interview in the 1980s that he took up boxing to lose weight. He said he had no desire to fight, but that his trainer, Georgie Ward, encouraged him to compete.[9] In his second bout, at the 1946 Diamond Gloves Tournament (Golden Gloves), Scheider suffered a broken nose and lost by technical knockout in two rounds to Myron Greenberg. He went on, however, to post a 8–1 (6 knockouts) record,[8] reversing the defeat to Greenberg in the process.[8]

Military service

Scheider served three years in the United States Air Force as a First lieutenant in Air Operations from 1955 to 1958. He then became a reservist Captain in the Air Force Reserve Command until 1964.[1]

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