Roy Scheider

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Roy Scheider

Scheider in Krakow, Poland on April 28, 2007 during the production of Iron Cross
Born Roy Richard Scheider
November 10, 1932(1932-11-10)
Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died February 10, 2008(2008-02-10) (aged 75)
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Cause of death Multiple myeloma
staph infection
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Alma mater Rutgers University
Franklin & Marshall College
Years active 1961–2008
Spouse Cynthia Bebout Scheider (1962–1989, divorced)
Brenda Siemer Scheider (1989–2008, his death)
Children 2 daughters, 1 son
Parents Roy Scheider
Anna (née Crosson)

Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. He was best known for his role as police chief Martin Brody in the 1975 movie Jaws, his Academy Award nominated role (but he did not win the award) as Joe Gideon in the movie All That Jazz, and as Captain Nathan Bridger in Steven Spielberg's Emmy Award winning television series seaQuest DSV.

Scheider's mother was an Irish-American Roman Catholic; his father was a German-American Protestant. Scheider had a daughter from his first marriage, and a son and daughter from his second marriage. He had a form of cancer called multiple myeloma, and died of an infection, aged 75.

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