Powered by i.TV
September 2, 2014

Roy Scheider dead at 75

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 11th 2008 7:11AM

Roy Scheider - SeaquestHe's best known for his role as Police Chief Martin Brody in the first two Jaws films, but Roy Scheider had a long television career as well.

He played Captain Nathan Bridger on Seaquest DSV in the mid-90s, and also had a regular role on Third Watch. His other TV appearances included spots on Law and Order: CI, Cannon, Saturday Night Live, Coronet Blue, Love of Life, The Edge of Night, and the TV movie Assignment: Munich. His other film roles include All That Jazz (a role that got him a Best Actor Oscar), The French Connection (an Oscar nomination), Klute, Marathon Man, Sorcerer, The Men's Club, Naked Lunch, The Peacekeeper, The Rainmaker, and two movies that are still in production, Dark Honeymoon and Iron Cross.

He died on Sunday in Little Rock, AR at age 75.

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum

10 Comments

Filter by:
Dragulf

Discovery also had a Shark Day marathon yesterday.

February 11 2008 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dave

I liked him in Cohen & Tate.

February 11 2008 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Oreo

Very sad day. I wonder what he died from, I thought he was in pretty good health.

February 11 2008 at 12:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gig

I noticed from a newspaper article that he died in Arkansas. As as an Arkansan I wondering what his tie with the state was.

February 11 2008 at 10:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Gig's comment
LC

He had Myeloa andwas bin treated at the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

February 11 2008 at 11:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
LC

Ugh. I hate typing on small keyboards, but you get the gist of my typos ;)

February 11 2008 at 11:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Scott

He brought class and believability to every role he played. If you haven't seen "2010", go rent it just to watch him (it's actually a pretty good movie, with a very good cast--much more human and understandable than the original "2001", for which many critics hated it.)

February 11 2008 at 9:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
soloboy

Scheider was only nominated for "All That Jazz." He didn't win. Great actor, though.

February 11 2008 at 9:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
laura

We will miss you Roy!

February 11 2008 at 8:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Edd

He never really got over that shark....

RIP

February 11 2008 at 8:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Follow Us

From Our Partners